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Recently I discovered the fantastic package tufte-latex. I have to write an assignment for college, and I thought that it would be a good idea to use the handout class include in this package.

It works great, but I have a little problem: I don't live in an English-speaking country, but when I insert the date with \today or a table, a figure, etc. with a caption, the output is something like "Table 1: ...", that is, in English.

If I use other standard document class such as article, the output is in my language.

I think that I have to modify the file tufte-common.def, but I am not sure, and I don't want to screw it up.

Any advice on how to be able to translate this package?

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tufte-latex can be 'switched' to another language the usual way. Put

\documentclass{tufte-handout}
\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}

in the header of your document and the language is switched, in this case to german. For spanish you could use \usepackage[spanish]{babel}. I am not sure which parts won't work for you. If you provide a MWE, I could look further into that.

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You are completely right. I made a typo calling the language package and, as it was the first time I was using tufte-latex, my first thought was that it had some problem handling other languages. Thank you. –  Daniel González Nov 25 '11 at 7:13
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