{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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Why can't sectsty change the chapter font when it's used with babel package?

I'm using Latex to write my thesis in Hungarian, so I include in the preamble the following: \usepackage[magyar]{babel} Once this is loaded, I get "Chapter", "Figure", etc. in Hungarian and with ...
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Counter of nested enumerate environment isn't displayed

I am using two nested enumerate environments and the 6th's counter isn't displayed although I get no errors or warnings. Why is that? How do I fix it? MWE \documentclass{article} ...
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How to use apostrophe ' with babel french loaded?

The french apostrophe is the following ’, when babel french is loaded it automatically turns typed apostrophes ' into ’. How to preserve the apostrophe ' in some cases (quote for example) but not in ...
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Turkish characters does not appear

I am new to latex and I wish to use turkish characters but it does not seem to appear though. (ğ, ı, ş). I am using Miktex and TeXnicCenter 2.02 Stable Whenever I tried compiling, the pdf file ends up ...
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How to use one type of quotation mark in a multilingual document?

I want to create a personal template for theses etc. in which I would like to use Guillemets. Since I do not want them to be in the way of >>lorem<<, but << lorem>>, I decided to use the ...
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Why “Missing \endcsname inserted.” when importing a csv with csvsimple with babel set to spanish?

After figuring out why my MCVE wasn't working as expected, I think I've found a bug in either babel or csvsimple package. This compiles: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} ...
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\@ifpackagelater equivalent for babel's lan­guage def­i­ni­tion files?

It is possible to make conditional constructs based on the version ⟨date⟩ of a ⟨package⟩, thanks to \@ifpackagelater{⟨package⟩}{⟨date⟩}{⟨yes⟩}{⟨no⟩}. So far, so good. But this doesn't work for ...
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LyX Hyphenation Not Working

I need a little bit of help troubleshooting this. I'm also not too sure on what I can provide and how to provide it, but here's what I have: LyX 2.1.2, with options in "Preferences>Language>Language ...
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Lyx :- Package babel Error: You haven't specified a language option

I get the following error in Lyx when I try to generate the pdf file. Package babel Error: You haven't specified a language option I have tried using the information in similar questions for TeX ...
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Latex, using Babel

I recently started to work under Xubuntu 16.04, and I'm facing problems with the Polish Babel package, though it worked before. I prepared a very simple latex example to show the problem: ...
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APS template with package italian babel

I'm trying to use \usepackage[italian]{babel} with this journal template: https://it.sharelatex.com/templates/journals/aps But i get errors on \maketitle (4 errors): ! Missing $ inserted. ! Please ...
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Problem compiling when I use symbols less than or greater than

I am writing a document with Texmaker and when I write some equation with the less than (<) or greater than (>) symbols, then it doesn't compile (it doesn't end compiling and I don't get error ...
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footnotebackref does not work with babel or polyglossia for french

Whether I use the french language with babel or polyglossia, irrespective of the engine, the back references for the footnotes are missed. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ifpdf,ifxetex,ifluatex} ...
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BibTeX still using the wrong language

I've tried the advice given here: Bibtex using the wrong language! and here: Format references in German (not only the title) and I have read the babelbib manual. But still I do not get the desired ...
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XeLaTeX French guillemets non-breaking space best practice

What is the best approach to get a non-breaking space just before the closing French guillemet » ? I wish to be able to type in the natural style, which in French is « bonjour » with non-breaking ...
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XeLaTeX ligatures clash with package xesearch

I am using XeLaTeX to compile a document in French, using the fontspec package (with the Ligatures=TeX} option) and babel package (with the french option on). The problem: the endash and emdash ...
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Abstract page of babel[magyar] undefined

I am working on a document that uses a custom class. I want to change the class so that it would use the babel[magyar] instead of the english version. However, when I try to do so, I get the ...
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Conflict between babel magyar and scrlayer-scrpage

My [magyar]{babel} and scrlayer-scrpage packages seem not to be working together… This is a minimum example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[magyar]{babel} \usepackage{scrlayer-scrpage} ...
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1 Figure instead of Figure 1 in caption?

Maybe someone know how to change caption name of figure and number of figure order? Lithuanian standard is 1 Figure, but LaTex gives me Figure 1. The problem is, that when I use ...
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Texmaker doesn't find french babel

I've installed TexLive 2015 from tug.org. When I try to compile my file using Texmaker including : \usepackage[french]{babel} Texmaker returns : ! Package babel Error: Unknown option `francais'. ...
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Improper \spacefactor after switching to babel?

After switching from ngerman package to babel with ngerman option, I get a "improper \spacefactor" error on this text part: $\glq$Kostendeckungsprinzip$\grq$ Any idea where this error comes from? ...
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Whats the difference between the ngerman package and the babel-package with ngerman? [duplicate]

i use the package ngerman, which works well and transforms umlaut, i.e. \o" to ö, etc. Many people seem to use the babel package with the option ngerman, however. Whats the difference, which one is ...
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Exercise package with Babel

About two years ago, I used the Exercise package with Babel to obtain a document of exercises in French. Now, I can't get it to work : it's always in English, with the exercise header as "Exercise" ...
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right to left arabic characters in tables

How to get right to left arabic characters inside a tabular environment with the arabi package without to have to insert the \AR command in each cell ? \documentclass[A4,12pt]{article} ...
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Single letter with a different language

in my report I have to write the city word Umeå once. I have included \usepackage[english,swedish]{babel} but the result is Not exactly right :/ Is it possible to just write the letter Å without ...
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Tikz default arrow style and babel

I was trying to follow the instructions on this answer, but I cannot make it work, because babel. My MWE: \documentclass[justified]{tufte-handout} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to change table name using IEEEconf?

I'm trying to change the table name from "TABLE" to "Tabla" so I wrote: \documentclass[a4paper, 10pt, conference]{ieeeconf} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[spanish, es-tabla]{babel} ...
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Babel or Polyglossia with LuaLatex?

what is actually better to use with LuaLaTex: Babel or Polyglossia? I read everywhere that we should prefer Polyglossia over Babel when using LuaLaTex because LuaLaTex did not completely support ...
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Disable certain babel accented operators

I must confess I don't know much about how babel really works, so maybe someone can help me with a quick solution. I have the following line in my LaTeX preamble: \usepackage[spanish]{babel} By ...
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Conflict between standard BibLatex and Babel [closed]

The following minimalistic document produces an "Undefined control sequence" error at \begin{document}. When I put \usepackage[english]{babel}in comments the error disappears. The compilation steps I ...
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Latexerror: Option clash for package babel [duplicate]

I tried to compile my LaTeX file into a PDF, but I received an error message saying: "option clash for package babel" and a second message telling: "Missing $ inserted" PS: I think, the error is ...
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Option clash for package babel

J'ai essayer de compiler mon fichier latex en pdf mais j'ai reçu ce message d'erreur:"option clash for package babel" avec d'autre message d'erreur telque: "missing $ inserted. Ps: je crois que ...
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Problem using autostyle from csquote with multi languages macros

I get some macros to enable me to generate a document in three different languages from the same .txt file (for example a CV). But the format of the quote is dependent of the order in which I load the ...
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Problem with Spanish Babel

I have a problem with Spanish babel. I use PCTeX V6.1 and Windows 10 Pro. \usepackage[spanish,es-lcroman,es-uppernames]{babel} \decimalcomma \unaccentedoperators but I get the following errors: ...
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Fail to redefine enumerate when babel used

I wish to redefine the enumerate environment to have a continuous numbering through the different lists. I managed to do this, but my solution fails when using the babel package. Here is my ECM: it's ...
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Inserting hyphenation file into \babelhyphenation

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[british]{babel} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{english.yp} hom-ony-mous gene-ral-ly \end{filecontents*} \makeatletter ...
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\selectlanguage does not change itemize style

I have some trouble with the LaTeX babel package. As you may know, depending on the language, say french or english, it is a normal fact that itemize lists are not displayed in the same style (French ...
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tex4ht breaks bibliography punctuation with 'american' language and biblatex-chicago

To follow the guidelines of The Chicago Manual of Style, the package biblatex-chicago will put trailing punctuation inside closing quotation marks in bibliographic notes (like this "end,"--not like ...
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Cyrillic hyphenation with lualatex using luainputenc

It seems the Cyrillic hyphenation with lualatex using \usepackage[lutf8x]{luainputenc} does not work. Is any solution of this? % !TeX program = lualatex % !TeX encoding = utf8 % !TeX spellcheck = ...
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Failing to translate the Number of the chapter with Babel [closed]

I'm using sphinx and latex to generate my documentation. I need to translate the document in another language and I use tha package babel (added to the conf.py file). While babel translates ...
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\vref uses wrong language in LyX as soon as I use two languages

I am using LyX fro writing a bi-lingual document, for wich I use the following custom package definition under "Settings -> Language": \usepackage[english,ngerman]{babel} As soon as I add the ...
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No autorefname for appendices when using babel with ngerman and appendix package

When using the appendix package together with [ngerman]{babel} changing appendixautorefname or Appendixautorefname has no effect. The error message No autoref name for 'Anhang' [...] persists. How ...
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Enable extra hyphenation points for compound words that already contain a hyphen character?

Friends :), I would like to have compound words that contain hyphen characters, such as "Baden-Württemberg", to be permitted to be hyphenated at all points in the component words as well (here: ...
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babel parameters french and frenchb cause compile error

\documentclass{minimal} %\usepackage[french,english]{babel} %ERRORs %\usepackage[frenchb,english]{babel} %ERRORs \usepackage[english]{babel} %=================== END PREAMBLE ...
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Russian text goes beyond the fields

I have some problems with russian text wrapping to a new line. How to set width alignment and correct text wrapping? This is my try \documentclass[a4paper,14pt,russian]{extreport} ...
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Installing custom hyphenation in Tex Live

I found a Macedonian hyphenation definition online, but I cannot find a way to install it on my Windows machine. I'm using Tex Live. The description on the link is in Macedonian an says: Unpack ...
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How to get around a problem with \usetikzlibrary{babel}?

I am currently working on an update of tkz-euclide and new documentation but I just met the following problem. If I compile this code with pdflatex or lualatex and pgf 2.1 (The library babel does not ...
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Problems combining packages newlfm with babel[spanish]

I am writing a letter with package newlfm and babel[spanish], and some construction from spanish do not work commands from newlfm. Here is a minimal working example: ...
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Babel Spanish.ldf error

I have Windows 8.1 operation system and I installed Miktek 64 bits version for windows and TeXnicCenter 64 bits version. These is basically the main file: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{quotes} ...
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Wrong hyphenation of simple German words using babel with option [ngerman]

I recently had to switch from OS X to Ubuntu and am having trouble with babel's German hyphenation since. I am running texlive 2015 on Ubuntu 15.10. I installed both TeX and the German language ...