{babel} is a package that manages culturally-determined typographical (and other) rules, and hyphenation patterns for a wide range of languages.

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force biblatex (biber) to use english even \usepackage[french]{babel} is used

My biblio.bib file is: @article{D-V, author = {David, Wu and Vitas, Vang}, title = {XXX.}, journal = {YYY}, year = {2006}, volume = {12}, %%% number={1}, pages={78--102}, ...
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Babel fails to hyphenate when the word contains periods

babel can hyphenate disputas: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[nynorsk]{babel} \begin{document} \parbox{0pt}{\hspace{0pt}disputas} \end{document} But it fails when the word contains a period: ...
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amsthm with \usepackage[french]{babel}

When I use amsthm with \usepackage[french]{babel}, I got Proof becoming Démonstration. In general, it is good, but in a special case of mine, I need it to be Proof. Could you help me to get this? ...
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Conflict using babel and standalone's convert-Option

I recently started using standalone to compile a tikzpicture and convert it to PNG. Thus I use the following type of Document together with \documentclass[convert,tikz]{standalone} ...
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Status of Babel vs. Polyglossia [duplicate]

Lately I've been trying both Babel and Polyglossia against each other to see if there are any advantages either way. But to my untrained eye there is no significant difference in regards to output ...
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Babel package error

I have tried the options you have already mentioned (removing .aux file) but the error remains. Here is what I wrote: \documentclass[a4paper,openright,12pt]{book} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} ...
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Cant change the language of the title Bibliography

I am writing my PhD thesis. The entire document is in Greek with exception of some words in English while the entire bibliography is in English. The issue that I have is that the title of my ...
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frenchb in babel produces compilation error with \NewDocumentCommand

Not sure if this is a LaTeX3 issue or not, but in the code below the presence of frenchb in the babel parameters causes a compilation error. The MWE below has been boiled down from a large chunk of ...
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Problem with portuguese babel

Could you help me? I'm using these packages for portuguese babel:\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} and \usepackage[portuges]{babel} In all thesis it reconise the accentuation. but not in the Appendix. ...
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Missing number, treated as zero. \ldf@finish\CurrentOption file English.ldf

i will need your precious help. I am doing my final report for my school and i am writing in LaTeX. I want to write it in greek and i am using babel package. But when i complile it, display the title ...
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Incompatibility with french option in babel after last upgrade of Texlive [duplicate]

After upgrading just now my TexLive with TexUtility, I got an incompatibility with french in babel Here is my MWE \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,oneside]{amsart} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} ...
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Is UTF-8 and the Babel package sufficient for Swedish?

Me and a pal both have Macbooks with TeXShop. He writes to me in Swedish and when I render his code all the Swedish charachters go wrong on my preview PDF/screen. When I send him back the code and he ...
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alphalabel in multilanguage bibliography in biblatex with biber and babel

I search and found no similar question. I know XeLatex is a one of the solution, but it seems is doable in Babel also My setup: Miktex 2.9 with Babel 2015/08/03 3.9m and Biber 2.1 This is MWE ...
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tilde between Figure (or Table) and number when \ref{…} with chemstyle and babel spanish

When I reference a figure or table in the text using \ref{something} it appears a tilde between Figura (or Tabla) and the number (something like Figura~1), but I realized it's only when using packages ...
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babelbib “disables” substitution in English, but not in German

I have a really weird problem: When changing the babel language in combination with the use of babelbib, certain substitutions stop working altogether. It took me hours to track down this cause. ...
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Package babel Error: You haven't loaded the option spanish yet. Deleting .aux does not work [closed]

So, I am getting this error yet again, I can't figure out what I did before on another system (same .tex file) that worked. Using TeXStudio 2.9.4. I have babel-spanish installed. I tried deleting ...
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varioref: change default “on the facing page” string

I would like to be able to change the varioref strings. In particular, the on the facing page one. It should not be a problem. The documentation clearly states various macros used, and I would think ...
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babel french + compilation issue

Since yesterday I'm using polyglossia for one of my documents. Today I opened another document in which I use babel and that worked just fine yesterday morning. Suddenly I can't compile it anymore : ...
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russian option for babel breaks Inconsolata

OK: \documentclass[14pt]{extarticle} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{zi4} \begin{document} \Huge \texttt{I need only latin here} % I see Inconsolata here ...
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Wrong autoref names when using babel's `main=` feature

I have just tried out the main=<language> package option to babel and found that it seemingly does not play nicely with hyperref's \autoref. Using the traditional syntax works nicely: ...
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Getting Swedish letters to work in LaTex

Problem: Issue 1 (solved): The Swedish letters ÅÄÖ/åäö do not print out correctly when used with listings package. Issue 2: How can it be solved so that the Swedish letters also get orange color ...
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"| shortcut no longer available in babel?

In the answers to this question, people recommend using the "babel shorthand" command "| to break the ligature in the word shelfful. Am I doing this wrong or is this command no longer available in ...
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pgf-pie and babel incompatibility? [duplicate]

I'm having a rather strange problem with pgf-pie: it seems not to work very well when using the babel package... See for yourself: Without babel With babel Here is the code: ...
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How to get proper German hyphenation?

Code: \documentclass[paper=3.5cm:5cm]{scrbook} \usepackage{german} \usepackage[german]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} Andere übertragen das am besten den Geschwistern. ...
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Setting an \abnormalparskip with memoir and babel french [closed]

I'm experiencing an issue trying to set a non-zero \abnormalparskip using the memoir class with chapterstyle ell and the french (or francais, or frenchb) babel package. Doing so moves chapter titles ...
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Why is babel loaded automatically in my document?

I’m currently writing my thesis in LaTeX, using the scrreprt class and xetex for better language support. With xetex, I’m supposed to use polyglossia instead of babel. I did not load the babel package ...
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Inputenc/Fontenc conflict

I am freaking out with this problem. I am writting a beamer presentation in spanish, and compiling with PDFLaTeX. My input encoding has to be UTF-8. So I write: \documentclass[12pt]{beamer} ...
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pgf inside macro

I'm trying to create a macro that conditionnaly print whatever it's given as argument. However, when such argument is a tikzpicture with a function definition, I get Paragraph ended before ...
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Problem with babel + Greek and endnote package

I am typesetting a document which includes both French text (the main language) and some Greek. It's a kind of scholarly work and I would like to have both footnotes and endnotes. I would like to use ...
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tikz error with `\draw` command and babel package [duplicate]

I'm compiling a document with class article, in which I use tikz library with this libraries: \usetikzlibrary{arrows,automata,positioning} And I have this picture (and nothing more in the ...
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babel/plain.def : ! Illegal parameter number in definition of \@yargdef

I tried to generate plain TeX cyrillic format files using makefmts.sh script from cyrplain package, here is the content of this script: #!/bin/sh tex -ini -fmt=cyrtex -progname=tex cyrtex.ini tex ...
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Biblatex-apa not replacing ampersand for citations and references with Spanish options

I have read that the spanish-apa.lbx file contains the command \setcounter{smartand}{0} to prevent the ampersand from showing up and uses y instead. However, I can't seem to manage to get this right ...
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Conflict between babel and TikZ quotes library

The MWE below gives error language@active@arg" has extra }. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english,slovene]{babel}% ...
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Problem with referencing to the the number of an equation when using arabic support of babel

Unfortunately, I have a problem when using babel with arabic. When deferring to the number of an equation, the digits are reversed. In the below document when using (\ref{eq:10}) it gives (01) instead ...
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tkz-fct, babel and tabular compiling issue

I want to draw a function using pkz-fct and to save the picture with a "savebox" here is a minimal example : \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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English language

I really don't understand why latex still doesn't recognize English language when I write and in this way it doens't check spelling or grammar mistakes. I've installed the babel package using english ...
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Arabic support in Babel switches the TOC page numbering style

My thesis format requires that pages appear before the first chapter to be numbered with Roman numerals and the main content of the thesis to be numbered with Arabic numbers. It seems that the arabic ...
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Chinese, Russian and English (and Arabic, and Thai, if possible) in LuaLaTeX

following up on THIS QUESTION, I want to embed the solution in a document (Beamer presentation) I compile (in English) with LuaLaTeX, but I just don't find the way. I just want to include a slide with ...
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oscola and babel

Using pdfLaTeX 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) with different versions of biblatex+biber+oscola, including the latest available, I get several errors when I include babel[italian] ...
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How do I define a list of strings with the babel package and the ngerman option?

I try to make a pie chart, but can't get the labels right: This is the MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{tikz} \definecolorseries{colorser}{rgb}{last}{blue}{green} ...
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Load babel using language synonyms

How can synonyms be defined to allow loading babel with, e.g., \usepackage[nl-NL,en-GB]{babel} rather than \usepackage[dutch,english]{babel}?
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How to make a custom \crefformat dependent on language chosen with babel?

For my custom class I use the cleveref package and define new custom reference styles: \crefformat{figure}{Meine tolle Abbildung ~#2#1#3} Is there a way to make this command consider the language ...
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Hungarian babel makes English headers strange

I am writing a book mainly in English but it contains substantial Hungarian text, so I would use \usepackage[magyar,english]{babel} However, this makes chapter numbers in the headers look weird. ...
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OrnementsADF and babelbib font problem

Consider the following code: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage{babelbib} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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babel, beamer and nag conflict

With the MWE below, I experience some problem. As shown, the MWE compiles fine. If I change from book to beamer, I receive the "TeX capacity exceeded" error. If I comment out either nag or babel, it ...
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How to use both “et al.” and other lang. “et al.” in one bibliography? [duplicate]

I am using biblatex with custom biblatex-chem style in my paper like this: \usepackage[backend=biber,style=chem-angew,articletitle,maxbibnames=5,minbibnames=4,bibencoding=utf8]{biblatex} Also I use ...
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datenumber: define \dateshortmonthname

I am working with datenumber package with spanish option, \usepackage[spanish]{datenumber} and I want to define a command similar to \datemonthname, but each month with the first 3 letters, I mean ...
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List of Figures and Tables won't get translated in the Table of Contents using Babel [closed]

Possibly a newbie question but here we go: I'm using Babel to translate titles automatically in my project. When focusing on my Table of Contents I realized that the texts for the List of Tables, ...
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Conflict with limit , font, babel

I have the following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{gfsartemisia-euler} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} $$\lim_{t\to ...
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How to use foreign language in pdflatex?

I use pdflatex for my thesis which is written mostly in English. For that purpose I use \usepackage[english]{babel} in the preamble. However, I must provide also Czech version of the abstract. Even ...