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Currently, I write a report in LaTeX. Everything goes well except a small problem that bothers me really. The report is written in English except for a summary in French that has to be written in French, for this reason I have imported the \usepackage[french, english]{babel}.

By creating the table of Contents with the command \tableofcontents, the generated document shows Table des Matières instead of Table of Contents. It translated the phrase into French!

The packages I used:

\documentclass[english]{report}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
\usepackage{epstopdf}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{url}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage[colorlinks,breaklinks]{hyperref}
\usepackage[acronym]{glossaries}
\usepackage{algorithm}
\usepackage{minitoc}
\usepackage[toc,page]{appendix}
\usepackage{afterpage} %
\usepackage{microtype} % makes pdf look better
\usepackage[caption=false]{subfig}
\usepackage[french,english]{babel}
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Just after \begin{document} put \selectlanguage{english}; then switch back to French just before the French part of the text: \selectlanguage{french}.

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See this description of the babel package.

Just after \begin{document} switch to english with

\selectlanguage{english}

This will create a Table of Contents, not a Table des Matières.

Then, just before your summary in french, add

\selectlanguage{french}

And just after it, switch back to english

\selectlanguage{english}
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