{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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Babel: Add german language shorthands

I want to use the German language shorthands provided by babel with other languages; the main language of the document is German. In following MWE the shorthands "= and /"" don't work when the ...
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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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Hyphenation when using non breaking space for names like in `F.\,Fugmann`

I place a small non-breaking space between abbreviated forenames and the surnames, e.g. I write F.\,Fugmann. (A German name.) I noticed that F.\,Fugmann now doesn't get hyphenated, even when using ...
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Incompatibility between french babel and fnpct \multfootnote

I would like to use babel with the french option and the multiple footnotes provided by the fnpct package (\multfootnote). But when I do, only one footnote is created instead of multiples. \...
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XeLaTeX: Using japanese.ldf for babel causes invalid characters errors

I'm trying to typeset a Japanese book with LaTeX. I want to use Japanese for chapter titles, so instead of "Chapter 1 ジャン・バルジン", I get "第1章 ジャン・バルジャン". I got the Japanese option for babel with the ...
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Very multilingual work

I've used pdfLaTeX for one year but I've got a specific issue and I'm considering switching to XeTeX or LuaTeX. I've seen several questions about pros and cons of each option but they don't really ...
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Use for-loop in LuaTeX to include many subchapters

I have many files called 1.tex, ..., 85.tex which I want to include into my document like this: \include{chapters/text/1} [...] \include{chapters/text/85} As I use LuaLaTeX, I thought I could use ...
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nomenclature does not print, possibly because of hebrew babel distrupting makeindex

I have been trying to print an automated nomenclature using nomencl in a multilingual document. It does not work, here is a MWE. Removing everything hebrew from it (from the babel definition and ...
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Makeindex and Hyperref in Spanish

Following this answer I was given, about how to add small caps roman numbers in the index with babel in Spanish, I have a new problem. With the hyperref package, the links don't go to the right page ...
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nbconvert-generated labels fail with babel, work without it or with large margins

I'm using ipython nbconvert (which uses pandoc) to transform an IPython notebook and the document code contains the following lines \subsection{Vytvářeni polí čísel}\label{vytvuxe1ux159eni-poluxed-...
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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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Why the output Portuguese characters came out wrong?

I have a Word document that I want to translate into LaTeX, so it is a matter of copy & paste along with LaTeX code. But when I do that some of the characters come out wrong. For example this is ...
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\usetikzlibrary{babel} does not work in exsheets’ question environment

I am trying to type math exercises by using XeLaTeX, the tikz-cd package for commutative diagrams, the babel package for German, and the exsheets package for formatting and organizing the questions ...
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Do I only have english-Babel-package?

I am writing a Tex document in German so I am trying to use \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} unfortunately, only \usepackage[english]{babel} seems to be working on my system. I wrote a file ...
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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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Modifying a bibtex entry using apacite

I'm currently writing a long document in French and I use apacite in order to classify my references according to APA 6th. When I compile my bib file, I obtain the following sentence : "consulté sur" ...
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How to modify a bibtex entry in APA 6 style?

I am a french Latex user and I am searching for a way to modify the following short sentence "retrieved from" into "récupéré de" in a bibtex file. How could I do that?
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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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tikz declare function and babel french option

I would like to declare functions in tikz for multiple uses of the same function within the code. Sadly, it seems that the tikz "declare function" is not compatible with the french option in babel. ...
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Babel, active chars, ifthenelse and tikz

This question is a build-up on the "classical" Problem with babel and tikz using \draw; it is known that the babel package, in some language, make ><' actives and wreak havoc with tikzpicture ...
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Why does babel not work in Tikz?

Adding child nodes to child nodes in TikZ Mindmap has some example code, where German words are not hyphenated correctly. I was trying to fix it by using inputenc (for Umlaute) and \usepackage[ngerman]...
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Get translated LaTeX captions like \pagename with babel

I'm currently adding a feature to my own class file: automatic translation of the footer according the main language that has been defined in my document. \DeclareTranslationFallback{pageOfPages} {\...
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How to change language to English in presence of a foreign language

In my docs, I use a 'bilingual' set through using \ifx\MainEnglish\undefined \usepackage[english,foreign]{babel} \selectlanguage{foreign} \else \usepackage[foreign,english]{babel} \...
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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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MiKTeX and babel: missing file and useless package installation required

After not updating my MiKTeX 2.9 for a very long time, I did it a few days ago. I had pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16, LaTeX2e <2014/05/01>, babel <3.8m>, and now I have pdfTeX 3.14159265-...
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csquotes messes up babel language selection for printing bibliography

In the following example, enabling the csquotes packages wrongly uses German quotation marks in the bibliography, although I told babel that this is English: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[...
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Standard LaTeX fonts, babel, and font encoding

I seem to have stumbled upon a clash between the standard (non-Latin Modern LaTeX) fonts, the L7x (Lithuanian) font encoding and the babel package. If try to use several languages (e.g., Lithuanian ...
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Package babel Error: Unknow option `brazilian'

When trying to compile any document containing the line: \usepackage[brazilian]{babel} I get the following error: ! Package babel Error: Unknow option `brazilian'. Either you misspelled it (babel) ...
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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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Creating multi-language document

I am trying to write a document in both English and French (like the ones you can find on some planes). I use following declaration to use babel: \usepackage[english,frenchb]{babel} \babeltags{en = ...
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babel ngerman interfering with longtable pagebreaks

I have a longtable environment and want pagebreaks only after certain rows which can be achieved putting * at the end of the rows that must not be broken (see this post). This does work as long as ...
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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} \usepackage{...
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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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babel: “No hyphenation patterns were loaded for the language 'Portuguese'”

I put in the preamble of my document: \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} When I compile as a PDF, I receive the output: "No hyphenation patterns were loaded for(babel) the ...
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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} \begin{...
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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 babel-*...
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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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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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Can't 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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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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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 -interaction=...
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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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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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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 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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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} \begin{...
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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 ...