{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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Spanish language not working after update [on hold]

I've recently updated my Lyx to the new 2.1 version. But when I try to compile my documents (in spanish language), I obtain the following "Undefined control sequence" error: \StartBabelCommands ...
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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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No enumerate in [turkish]{babel} package

MWE \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[turkish]{babel} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate}[label=\Roman*)] ...
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Hyphenation doesn't work and lines overflow with French Babel (Lyx)

I'm using texlive-babel-french (on Fedora) with Lyx, and text overflows instead of having clear cuts because of hyphenation. When I change language from French to English in Document > Preferences > ...
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Babel: two languages, active shorthands

I'd like to use multiple languages in my document (babel), and both ngerman and british should have the nice shorthands active ("` and "'). The british language environment should turn "` into “ and ...
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Arabic Support in Babel Mess up Chapter referencing

\documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[arabic,main=english]{babel} \begin{document} \chapter{Introduction} \label{ch:intro} We talked about the second chapter ...
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Reference in Spanish and English language in BibTeX

I'm typing my thesis and I'm using LaTeX for it. I've found one problem in my references. I'm using two language for my references: Spanish and English, but for the last language , I can't change the ...
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Babel breaks maketitle on moderncv's casual and banking templates

I'm working on my CV and I started using the classic theme. After finishing the document, I trried to switch to the casual theme (also happens in the banking theme), but I get the following error: ! ...
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Problem with title languages from thesis template

I'm using LaTeX in order to write my thesis and to make a good impression to the reader. As long as I'm not a very experienced user I use a template from Master/Doctoral Thesis from LaTeX Templates. ...
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Some non-english alphabets are missing after compilation

There are some non-English alphabets in my document, and these alphabets displays well in my Emacs (Ubuntu). But after i compiled using pdflatex, these alphabets are missing. I tried in the Window, ...
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How to install language modules for the glossaries package

I've updated to the latest version (v 4.12) of the glossaries package on a miktex installation under windows. Now I get two warnings from the glossaries package: Package glossaries Warning: No ...
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Usepackage, babel,polish,french,germany

This is my first time in latex editor. I'm using texmaker + miktex 2.9 and i have problem with first document. I tried do something like this : \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} ...
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Problem with babel and tikz using \draw

I'm trying the next code: \documentclass[pdftex,spanish]{article} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} Simple arrow: \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[->] (-1.5,0) -- (1.5,0); ...
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Biblatex - using two languages in one reference entry

I'm trying to learn biblatex and have small problem. according of czech style for academic writings, some fields in bibliographic record, like volume, edition or issue, should be in language of source ...
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Package babel Error: Unknown option `francais'

I recently updated my Operating system from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. Since then, I am facing difficulties compiling my tex code in which the french babel package is called. Please note that all ...
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Conflict between mdframed and arabic babel

I'm trying to make a template for an Arabic book. I wish to use the babel package with pdflatex as I'm not familiar with xelatex. I was hoping to arabianize the legend orange template ...
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Undefined control sequence \babeltags

I'm a beginner with LaTeX but I couldn't find anything on this problem: I have the following document: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} % Default font size and paper size \usepackage[german, ...
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Multilingual document: Problem between babel and csquotes: \MakeOuterQuote{"}

: Line 5 is my problem... I want to use simple quotation marks in a multilingual document with csquotes AND babel, with the help of \MakeOuterQuote{"}, and I need the command \selectlanguage{ngerman} ...
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How to configure (tweak) babel's hyphenation?

I found out that I can tweak hyphenation settings by writing: \righthyphenmin=6 \lefthyphenmin=6 \usepackage{hyphenat} I like this, because it hyphenates only really long words, leaving all others ...
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frenchb/babel has no effect

As the title indicates, loading the frenchb/babel with \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} does not properly format my document for french typography and special characters ('é' is replaced with 'é', etc...) ...
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Make \usepackage{polski} and \texttt work in the same document

I would like to use Polish language in a part of my Acknowledgements. In order to do it I introduced in the preamble: \usepackage{polski} \usepackage[polish, english]{babel} And later on, to ...
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Use of Spanish in Babel results in unwanted text in final document [closed]

I'm trying to use Babel for Spanish with TeXnicCenter and MikTeX. I have a beautiful 3-page article, my code works fine except for when I try to load Babel. When I add ...
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Latex with Hebrew

The babel attempt The following code, that contains Hebrew, is successfully imported to pdf using pdflatex: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage[T1, OT1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} ...
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Failure with [greek] babel and lastpage, \frontmatter?

I have a large document, for which I wanted to generate "precompiled headers" (TikZ's externalization and mylatex (note, \jobname should be the same)) and thought I'd use mylatexformat for it ...
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suspended hyphen without linebreak between word and hyphen

I have a word combination like this metallo-porphyrins and -phthalocyanines which eventually gives a linebreak between the hyphen and the word phthalocyanines. I tried to include the ngerman package ...
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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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Why is XeLaTeX Pushing British English Text into the Margins?

I'm running into issues whereby TeX/LaTex/XeLaTex can't seem to calculate line breaks properly in regular paragraphs. This came about when I was experimenting with different fonts—in particular, Linux ...
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Adding a comma after “et al.” in citations doesn't work for a different language “et al.”

In an assignment, I am required to have citations formatted in the following manner: in the authoryear style with a comma after the andothers-string (normally "et al.") with "et al." translated to ...
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How can I retrieve (and conditionally act on) the language of my document?

I have a collection of documents that share a common style file that has all the functions and templating shared by this particular collection. The majority of these are all in the same language, but ...
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babelbib styles format first and second author names differently

I use babelbib and I have a source with two authors. Contrarily to when using the plain bib style, as soon as I switch to babplain, the author names are formatted like this: [1] Müller, Jan und Eva ...
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hyperref links break with babel + hebrew (or right-to-left language)

It's time for Eyal's babel + Hebrew incompatibility of the week. And this time: hyperref... :-( Basically, you can't get links with right-to-left text. It's about the direction rather than the ...
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Incompatibility between package [francais]{babel} and refcheck

Below is an example that fails, giving, at compilation: ! Missing \endcsname inserted. <to be read again> \penalty l.10 On identifie \ref{eq:xx} With ...
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Writing Greek text [duplicate]

I am trying to compile some Greek text in PDF. I get it compiled using babel package, but text in Greek renders as complete gibberish. Only if I write Latin text does it convert it into Greek letters, ...
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How to localize package siunitx to spanish?

I'm writing a report where I use units inside a table. In few cases I need to use a range with units. But since I'm writing not in English (actually in Spanish) The result of a range using the ...
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Interaction between babel [turkish] option and rotating package

MWE: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{rotating} %\usepackage[turkish]{babel} \begin{document} \newcommand{\olok}{\rotatebox[origin=c]{135}{$\twoheadrightarrow$}} ...
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Hyphenation Problem with german

i have a problem with hyphenation and i could not find a solution. \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[german,ngerman]{babel} \selectlanguage{ngerman} \usepackage{cite} ...
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\usepackage[english,ngerman,hebrew]{babel}: No file HE8pplx.fd. on input line <number> (with custom .cls)

I'm trying to use Hebrew in my document, but there seems to be a conflict (probably with some of the packages) which prevents me from doing so. The .tex I'm writing is using a custom .cls, which looks ...
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'Missing $ inserted' error after adding Slovak language

I am creating derivative work of classic thesis template from Andre Miede (http://www.miede.de/index.php?page=classicthesis). What I have done was adding option for slovak language into the document ...
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Tables with fixed column widths and language switching

I'm trying to typeset a German-Slovak vocabulary list and some grammar. Since table entries might get long, I'm using tables with p-columns. For correct hyphenation, I want to switch to Slovak in the ...
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Default text for babel

Is there a default language definition for babel texts, so I don't have to define all possible languages? At the moment, I define \addto\captionsenglish{\def\listofchangesname{List of changes}} ...
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The changes package and british babel: Undefined control sequence

Using the changes package, whenever I use the babel package with the british option, I get an "Undefined control sequence" error that points to the line where I want to use the changes markup. ...
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\usetikzlibrary should be used only in preamble in case of french babel

The compilation of the following MWE (Edit: The babel library is now loaded in the preamble, as needed (thanks to an @egreg's comment), and another one, no matter which one, is loaded after the ...
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Problem when running babel

I am using babel installation (used Miktex 2.9 package manager to install) and the Culmus MiKTeX package (retrieved from http://www.ma.huji.ac.il/~sameti/tex/culmusmiktex.html) ...
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Math comma issue with babel and MinionPro/MinionMath: typeset as an inverted E

The following code typesets an inverted E instead of the math comma on my system (texlive 2014, OSX) \documentclass{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[onlytext]{MinionPro} ...
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amsbook improvement

Today it was the first time I tried amsbook class and I noticed a (possible?) bug (or should I say incompatibility?) babel with brazil option translates Chapter to Capítulo. So note the accented ...
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use dots instead of comma in math mode with babel package use [duplicate]

hi i started to use math mode for lab reports but when i use the babel package (\usepackage[spanish]{babel}) the dots changes by comma, i been tried to use \DeclareMathSymbol and \mathcode.="8000` ...
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Question marks instead of quotation marks in references

I am using BibLaTeX and Babel (catalan) and I get a weird error in the bibliography:the quotation marks are replaced by question marks. If a deactivate Babel everything works. Babel: Code: ...
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How to install a language package in Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm having problems with the babel language package with TeXmaker could someone propose a fix I've typed in \usepackage[french]{babel} and I get the following error: Package babel Warning: No ...
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Conflict between mdframed and amsthm packages with the use of czech babel

I would like to have theorems in boxes. I am working with amsthm and mdframded packages (I use the syntax utilized in Legrand Orange template). It works well with different babels (english, spanish, ...
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Wrong hyphenation with \usepackage[croatian]{babel}

The words 'izoliran' and 'kostur' in the MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage[croatian]{babel} \begin{document} mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm izoliran ...