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I was looking for a clue on how to use cyrillics in an english text and vice versa. Finally I found a solution here: Cyrillic in (La)TeX

The solution looks like this

\documentclass[article, 12pt]{article} 

\usepackage[russian, english]{babel}

However it does not hyphenate the russian part of the text. How can I help this?

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closed as too localized by Joseph Wright Nov 21 '12 at 8:37

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Welcome to TeX.sx! Have you changed the language in-document with \selectlanguage{russion} or the otherlanguage environment? – Qrrbrbirlbel Oct 19 '12 at 7:54
no...i am not sure it will do...i wrote an article in english, now i would like to render it in russian...so that it is not a fragment of the text that is to be in cyrillics but the whole text. however, while translating it an moving back and forth i d like to have both laguages active...but i ll try your tip about \selectlanguage thanks – shep Oct 19 '12 at 8:12
well, i m answering my own question...It's the order in babel that matters. with english first, russian second the hyphenation defect has gone....I found this in the \selectlanguage discussion...Thanks, Qrrbrbirlbel! – shep Oct 19 '12 at 8:34
This is a very basic part of how babel works: I doubt the question will help others, so closing. – Joseph Wright Nov 21 '12 at 8:38

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