{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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problems finding correct language.dat

I have installed the portable version of miktex 2.9 on a pc without administrator rights. I try to use the package dutch babel, but it gives the common error of Package babel Warning: No hyphenation ...
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Using Babel inside my own package produces option-clash error

I want to write my own package which provides an \affidavit command which produces some standard text in two languages (ngerman and english). Minimal working example of this package: ...
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Corrupted NFSS tables \select@language{greek}

Recently I installed Fedora 20 in my desktop. I installed TeX Live for LaTeX. For Greek language support, I installed the Kerkis font package and texlive-babel-greek. When I tried to compile a greek ...
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Right-to-left languages as Abstracts on IEEE article

fellows. My concern is about getting different languages in an IEEE document, the following code is working, but I need to get Arabic and Hebrew abstracts too, the issue is getting appropriate ...
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French “Tableau” and English “Table” captions in tables in one LaTeX document

In my thesis I have french resume part, but main text is in English. I need to have in the resume French tables naming (Tableau) in table captions and in the main part instead of Tableau the English ...
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Custom \thebibliography with alphabetic numbering for scrltt2 not working in presence of babel

I want to use an alphabetically numbered bibliography in a letter class that does not provide bibliographies (scrlttr in my case, but the example provided below works with letter, too). Based on this ...
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2 Arabic words just using Babel Arabic and Roman letters

I need to put the Arabic words for deaf and restoration into an English language book review. I know what these should look from the book under review, but I can't find a guide for the Roman letters ...
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Set hyphenation with polyglossia

If babel doesn't know how to hyphenate a word, I can inform it of good line breaks with \babelhyphenation: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[nynorsk]{babel} ...
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package babel causes compilation error after OS X 10.10 Yosemite installation

I had TeX Live installed when I recently installed Yosemite. The progress bar was stalled for hours at the "2 minutes remaining" stage, which led me to think that the computer was not responding. Thus ...
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No support for American-style punctuation in csquotes?

I was under the impression that csquotes provides support for American-style punctuation, whereby a punctuation mark adjacent to a closing quotation mark is moved inside, not outside, the quotation ...
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Why does adding shorthands to language extras no longer work?

It used to be that this worked: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[main=american,ngerman]{babel} \addto\extrasamerican{\languageshorthands{ngerman}} \begin{document} ...
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Localize fields in biblatex

I'm trying to write a document using a .bib as a database of entries, and then formatting them. However, I need to have some entries in multiple languages. So, is there an easy way to localize fields ...
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Vietnamese babel: font consistency

I am writing a document in English, but want my name written in Vietnamese. I am using babel and mathpazo. The problem is that when I switch font to Vietnamese as in this minimal example: ...
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Missing hyphenation patterns in XeLaTeX [closed]

I'm using tlmgr to manage packages, I have installed babel-hungarian and hyphen-hungarian, but hyphenation is not working. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage[hungarian]{babel} ...
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Package babel Error: Unknown option `polish' [duplicate]

Compiler can't find 'polish' package. - I have no idea what is happening, I was editing the same document a week ago and everything worked perfectly fine. Another error that occurs is "l. 299 ...
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Babel error using Wiley book class: “Language not defined yet”

I am using a rather complex and custom template made by Wiley and try to translate it for a journal project published in french. If I understand well, babel translates the value of common class ...
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Babel's \selectlanguage{} resets \frenchspacing

I know that \frenchspacing is the way I ought to typeset documents today, but I happen to like the double spacing after periods. To enable them, I use \nonfrenchspacing. But if I use babel and issue a ...
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PyX with Chinese Characters / Xetex / encoding

I've been struggling with getting PyX to output some Chinese characters. The routes I have been trying are: Getting PyX to use Xetex changing my encoding using ...
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thin unbreakable space

As you maybe know, in French typography, "big" punctuation marks (!?;») must be preceded by a thin undividable space (obviously « must be followed by a thin unbreakable space, and as a matter of ...
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Problems with acro package and greek babel?

Well, I need to create an acronym list in my thesis, I was using the acronympackage before for that. Since I updated several package and my old preamble had too much error, I decided to create another ...
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Babel problem. Writing in greek

I am using fedora 20 and note that I am using latexila. I have a problem with greek text. I would like either typesetting greek characters from keyboard or typesetting english letters and get them to ...
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pdfLaTeX problems with figures in Arabi package (Farsi)

I have searched the site with different keywords regarding the aforementioned problem and it seems that I am the first guy with this problem. I am new to Arabi package. I will use it to typeset Farsi ...
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Bibliography string 'by' undefined in Canadian

I use babel with the canadian language, and biblatex-chicago. If I use a @inbook reference with a bookauthor field, I get the following error: Bibliography string 'by' undefined at entry 'smith' on ...
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Error when using Greek babel, mparhack and \pagenumbering{roman}

Using: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded format=pdflatex) ... I compile the following MWE: \documentclass[10pt,twoside,openright]{book} ...
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How can I pass babel options through class options?

I built a class upon the article class. This class load a package where the \maketitle command is define. If I do not load babel inside the class, the title of the document is always in english (the ...
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Problem with babel package

In the following code when I am using \usepackage[greek,english]{babel} everything works fine until I try to use \selectlanguage{greek} then I get that error and those warnings: ! Corrupted NFSS ...
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utf8 inputenc vs. babel

I'm using TeXLive 2014 on FreeBSD. Every LaTeX-files produce the following warning: LaTeX Warning: Please use \usepackage[latin2]{inputenc} with \usepackage[magyar]{babel}. "Magyar" is ...
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Can \GetFileInfo read \ProvidesLanguage?

I am not sure but it seems to me that \GetFileInfo used for documentation of .dtx files ignores \ProvidesLanguage from the babel system. Why?
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Possible bug in babel-greek, TexLive 2014

Apologies for bug reporting here, but thought I might as well. My current banner is: $ pdflatex -version | grep 'TeX Live' pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) The problem seems to be ...
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Error with gnuplot and babel greek

In my preample i use the babel to load the greek language along with the txfontsb package for greek letters. In order to create a plot using gnuplot, i use the following code : -synctex=1 ...
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Why can't I use babel package?

I'm using TexMaker in Xubuntu. I wrote these lines: \documentclass{article} % \title{Os devaneios da pós-graduação de Luís Muniz} \author{Luís Augusto Muniz Telles} \date{\today} ...
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Tikzcd conflict with babel and cd

I have this problem: when I try to compile a diagram I get the following message: I think the culprit is a tikzcd arrow in ell 1-1 But I have not problem when, in the tikzlibrary, I just use cd, ...
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Strange output when writing \texttt{“avg”} in spanish

I'm using pandoc, which parses markdown into LaTeX. In this case I configured pandoc to use babel in spanish and wrote `"avg"` which is translated by pandoc as \texttt{"avg"}. When I do this I obtain ...
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datetime causes incorrect date format even when babel is loaded first

According to the package manual, datetime supports language-sensitive date formats provided that babel is loaded first. The example on page 2 is: \usepackage[francais]{babel} \usepackage{datetime} ...
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Cannot produce greek with utf8 and babel

I am creating a document in greek, using babel and utf8 encoding. I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and TeXMakeR. When trying to produce a document I get the error Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:Γ not ...
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problem with package babel, french [duplicate]

I am using the Miktex distribution. Recently, I wanted to install the package babel, french but I didn't manage to, either by writing \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} or \usepackage[francais]{babel}... ...
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Babel for hebrew

I am not able to write in Hebrew with latex. Every time I try to compile the process ends with a question mark. The following is an example of the document I am using: \documentclass[dvips, a4paper, ...
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[spanish]{babel} and circuitikz [duplicate]

When i use \usepackage[british]{babel} everything works fine, but when i do \usepackage[spanish]{babel} everything brakes... I reduce the code and find out that the part with scope is the problem, but ...
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How can I contribute to translation of a CTAN package

I would like to translate the package invoice to polish language. How can I contribute? Since I need this package (and it really is great for invoices) I will translate this into polish, but I ...
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How to change between languages without using a command?

I am using LaTeX to produce texts containing both English and Greek characters, with the aid of the babel package. My approach up to now, in declaring the use of another language, is to use a ...
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How to fix this interaction bug between pgfplots and babel-french module?

Here is an example of a minimum non-working case which is generating the bug: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{luatextra} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} ...
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Does SIunits package correctly manage the typography according to the language of document?

when I use SIunits with \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,oneside,french]{book} and \usepackage[frenchb,french,francais]{babel} as preamble, could I be sure the commands like \kilo\meter will be print as ...
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\makefirstuc from glossaries clashes with \foreignlanguage from babel

I write a document, whose primary language is English. But I have some glossary entries whose names (aka label) are in German, but the description, etc. is in English again. I use the packages ...
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Spanish.ldf error

I just installed MiKTeX 2.9 x64 on my windows 8.1 laptop. I use Texmaker as a TeX editor. I'm trying to compile a document with these packages: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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babel - define language synonym

I use \usepackage[english]{babel}, but I am keeping getting error: Package babel Error: You haven't defined the language EN yet. while parsing bibliography with \bibliographystyle{apsrev4-1} ...
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How to install Thai fonts?

I am using MiKTeX 2.9, WinEdt 5.5 and Windows 7. What is the easiest way to install the Thai fonts so that I can use the package thai babel? The error message that I got is: No file ...
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Brazil Language problem in the TikZ diagram

I have a problem with TikZ diagram, I don't get to make the diagram with babel under the brazil language. I used the code with french and everything is OK! \documentclass[a4paper,12pt, ...
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print hour & minutes in french style

I'm using babel, datetime & siunitx but I don't see an automatic way to mark and to write time in the french style. It's possible with plain hour with datetime: SI{18}{\hour} -> 18 h. But for ...
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bad Itemize environment with babel and StandardItemLabels

Using the StandardItemLabels options of babel, itemize bullets are in the margins. How is it possible to set up properly bullet item and right spacing ? \documentclass[french]{article} ...
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How to install Babel English?

I use MikTex Update to install, some security configurations make me can only install package in Update, not Package Manager. I install all package in the Update, but the system show error that I do ...