{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 option for babel

I recently updated my Miktex 2.9 and when I try to compile my files I get the following error, which I didn't have... package babel error: unknown option spanish. Either you misspelled it or ...
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Polyglossia vs Babel

Could someone summarize features which are (1) common and (2) different for the babel and polyglossia packages? I know that babel 3.8 (current version) fails to run for some languages (eg, Russian) ...
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Status of Babel vs. Polyglossia

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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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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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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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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Highlight a specific author name in bibliography using babelbib

I want to highlight (more precisely make bold) a specific author name in bibliography using bibtex. There are several answers to this question, like this, this, this, this or this one. However, I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"| 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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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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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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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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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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Xindy and german babel shorthands “-, ”= etc

I'm using XeLaTeX, imakeidx and xindy, and I'd like to use shorthand like "- and "= in the index entries (soft and hard hyphen allowing hyphenation within component words, from [ngerman]babel). I ...
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German hyphenation does not work

My babel configuration includes ngerman and english ... \documentclass[ oneside, openright, titlepage, dottedtoc, numbers=noenddot, headinclude, footinclude=true, cleardoublepage=empty, abstractoff, ...
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Trouble with \usepackage [german] {babel}

All I wanted was to use an umlaut here and there in my paper, so I loaded the above package. I still did not get a decent umlaut. Since I saw that german was popping up in places where it shouldn't ...
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LaTeX Templates in Russian

I am using LaTeX template for a thesis in English. Now I need to write my thesis in Russian using the same template. I added: \documentclass[11pt, a4paper, oneside]{Thesis} \usepackage{cmap} ...
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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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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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Russian and Japanese and biblatex oh my

I'm trying to typeset a book with bibliography entries in English, Russian and Japanese. Getting the bibliography to work right is driving me mad. I have got pretty close (I think) by cobbling ...
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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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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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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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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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Problems typing in Russian (MiKTeX)

I'm trying to make a LaTeX file in Russian. I wrote the following in the preamble: \usepackage[cp1251]{inputenc} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[russian]{babel} However, when I try to make ...
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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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hyperref links break with babel + hebrew (or right-to-left language)

Using the babel package to write Hebrew text exposes incompatibilities with all sorts of other packages. This questions is about the incompatibility with hyperref. Basically, you can't get links with ...
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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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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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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 ...