I'd like to write a book using the memoir class - is it possible to change the main language of the document to something else than English, e.g. German?
This is done in the same way as for the standard classes: Add the line
to your document preamble. Among other things, this will change the hyphenation patterns to German (new orthography) and use German labelings for the Table of Contents heading, figures, tables etc. (This assumes you're compiling your document with pdfLaTeX; for XeLaTeX, the
Note that while the
Also have a look at section 2.5 "International Language Support" of the (Not So) Short Introduction to LaTeX2e.
As lockstep already answered.
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