{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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Loading hyphenation patterns in Texmaker [closed]

I've got problems making TexMaker / MikTeX 2.9 use polish hyphenation rules. As from what I've read on this forum (e.g. here), babel package should automatically load polish hyphenation rules after ...
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Dashes and hyphens in Hebrew

I'm trying to use hyphens in a Hebrew document, but they do not appear in the resulting file. I've created this example to test the error. It seems only the unicode en-dash letter renders correctly ...
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lualatex error with Brazilian Portuguese babel option

It seems that lualatex does not known the Brazilian dialect of the Portuguese language with the babel package. When compiling the simple document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} ...
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Changing “prefixes” in the Harvard bibliography

I am using the harvard-package for the bibliography of my reports, who are written i Norwegian. In my preamble i have the babel-package. However, when I use i.e. the @inbook entry in my .bib-file, ...
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enumitem conflicts with galician

The following code: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[galician]{babel} \usepackage[shortlabels]{enumitem} \begin{document} \chapter{Preguntas ...
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Problem with spanish and babelbib

I'm not an English native speaker. All the documents I write are in Spanish. To handle this I use some packages like babel and babelbib for bibliographies. However, this can cause some troubles of ...
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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 ...
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Babel in ConTeXt(LuaTeX)

I am interesting in ConTeXt(LuaTeX) but my biggest problem is that I could not translate a simple program from LuaLaTeX, that uses babel, to a corresponding ConTeXt(LuaTeX) one. The code is the ...
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Language dependent custom command

I would like to define a command that slightly differs depending on the currently selected language in my document. My code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[english,french,german]{babel} ...
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Why is babel loading all these languages?

The following document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \begin{document} Something \end{document} Produces the following .log file: Running `LaTeX' on `mwe' with ``pdflatex ...
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How can I make AUCTeX spell check in the language specified by babel and csquotes macros?

It is possible to make AUCTeX load the spelling dictionary of the language which babel is loaded with. One further convenience would be for it to appropriately react to changes of language within a ...
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Using breakable hyphen "= in \newcommand

I want to use a breakable hyphen "= in a command: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \newcommand{\TT}{Test"=Text } \begin{document} This is a test whether the hyphen in \TT ...
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How can I make AUCTeX use the spelling dictionary in the same language as babel is loaded with?

Is it possible to setup AUCTeX so that it loads the spelling dictionary in the same language as the language used by babel? For example, is it possible to load the Danish ispell dictionary when a ...
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AUCTeX's csquotes integration does not work together with babel

I use the AUCTeX feature to expand " into csquotes macros. To enable it I have put the following in my .emacs: ;; " expands into csquotes macros (setq LaTeX-csquotes-close-quote "}" ...
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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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Right-to-left text in LaTeX - reversed numbers and parentheses

Finally I got my Hebrew working on LaTeX. Everything's working great except for two issues - numbers and parentheses. Numbers are written the other way around (one hundred would be written 001), and ...
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How to use non-breaking space (~) with \usepackage[spanish]{babel}?

I just realized that when I \usepackage[spanish]{babel} I can no longer use ~ as a non-breaking space before n or N. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[spanish,notilde]{babel} ...
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Extra space behind month for \today with \usepackage[norsk]{babel} in December

When using \today and \usepackage[norsk]{babel} (babel <v3.8l>) in December there is an extra space behind the month name. How do I get around this? \documentclass{article} ...
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babel \L command reverses letters, inserts Ł symbol

It's time for Eyal's babel+Hebrew (or right-to-left) incompatibility of the week; and this time, it's hyperref again. If you have: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[hebrew,english]{babel} ...
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Babel[french] adds \ier commands, why doesn't Babel[english] add \th?

I recently realized that when called with the option [french], the babel package adds a number of useful commands such as ier{} for "1er" read "premier", \no or \degres. Yet it seems to get similar ...
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Multiple-language document - babel - selectlanguage vs begin/end{otherlanguage}

What's the difference in babel package, between : \selectlanguage{languageA} and \begin{otherlanguage}{languageB} Text in language B. \end{otherlanguage} ? I'd like to write two langauge ...
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French internationalisation, override babel default spacing

I'm writing my thesis paper in French. In the document I use the name of the ISO27001:2005 norm name, and by babel conventions this is rewritten as ISO27001 :2005 with a extra space before the ...
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How do I get babel to use the same typeface for regular and bold Hebrew text?

According to the babel package documentation (section 64), the default font used for Hebrew is Jerusalem which is a Metafont. Bold text is set in Dead Sea. This results in weird looking text, such as ...
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LaTex i18n (integrate a new package's strings with babel)

Suppose I'm preparing LaTeX package to give the abstraction of admonition boxes (warning, error, tip, note, fyi, ...). I'd like to have theses strings internationalized. I wouldn't appreciate the ...
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Automatic hyphenation of compound words

When I was learning to drive a typewriter (shortly after the death of my pet sabre-tooth), I picked up the habit of using a double hyphen when splitting compound words, thus: The system has a ...
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babel shorthand "| doesn't work in macros

The package babel with the ngerman option (and most other languages as well, but not english) provides the shorthand "|, which prevents a ligature at the given position (see p. 81 of the babel ...
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Russian, Cyrillic in TeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cyrillic in (La)TeX I want to add a quote in Russian to my thesis. It is pretty long, so I wouldn't like to use as input any transliteration based method, basically ...
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How to get LuaLaTeX to work with babel's \textgreek?

I'm completely at a loss with how to get LuaLaTeX to output Greek text. I have tested the following MWE with PDFLaTeX and LuaLaTeX on both TeXlive 2009 (Linux) and TeXlive 2011 (Win32) and in both ...
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babel package and lstlisting caption incompatibility

I am using babel package for Turkish language and I also use listings package. A code sample for one of my listings is as follows: \begin{lstlisting}[label=some-code,caption=Poo Class] public class ...
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What is a good strategy to internationalize a document class?

I am busy with a new document class and I have been trying my hand in internationalizing some of the contents. I have tried using translator from Beamer. Is this a good strategy? Can the code shown ...
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Is babel a proper place to reset document layout?

The babel package, when called with some language options, changes global document layout. For exapmle, \usepackage[french]{babel} forces first paragraph after sectioning command to be intented, ...
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British hyphenation with either xelatex or lualatex

For several reasons, I am working on a source file that should be compilable by either xelatex or lualatex. I would like British hyphenation for the text and am using csquotes and biblatex with ...
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LaTeX Hyphenation

Could you please guide me to load the Oxford Dictionary in LaTeX? I am using MikTeX 2.5 with \usepackage[english]{babel}. Yes, I need to load the Oxford Dictionary hyphenation patterns in LaTeX.
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No tracking with Microtype + russian babel + mathdesign

I'm trying to compile the following code based on "more realistic example" from microtype.sty manual, Sect. 5.3. It works without babel (or with, say, french option) or without mathdesign. But with ...
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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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algorithmicx + babel + Hebrew incompatibility

When trying to create any document with babel and algorithmicx, e.g.: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[hebrew,english]{babel} \usepackage{algorithmicx} \begin{document} Hello, world. ...
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\usepackage[turkish]{babel} and \includegraphics inconcistency

Here is my document : \documentclass[12pt]{book} % must-have packages \usepackage[turkish]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % This package will support Turkish chars % must-have packages ...
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Macro included via \include

I have a macro to define a text: \def\Title{Mein Titel und Langes"=Wort"=Beispiel} The dash "= is defined in babel/German and is used to activate the hyphenation in concatenated words. In ...
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How to pass definitions to \AtBeginDocument?

I need to delay execution of a chuk of code to the time when other packages are loaded so I wrap it into \AtBeginDocument: \AtBeginDocument{% \def\reserved@a#1#2{% \edef\reserved@b{#1}% ...
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Is babel breaking my labels?

I'm wondering if the babel package is breaking my labels. I'm calling babel with this: % Russian \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[english,russian]{babel} \addto{\captionsrussian}{% ...
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Who maintains babel now?

Who manages babel now? It is said on CTAN that Johannes L. Braams is no longer active on this package. I'd like to contribute babel's support for Russian in LuaLaTeX.
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What is the implication of the warning in the fontspec manual with respect to babel and LuaTeX?

In the fontspec manual, there is a section on LuaTeX that states: babel   The babel package is not really supported! Especially Vietnamese, Greek, and Hebrew at least might not work ...
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biblatex-apa and babel losing the ampersand with option spanish

I'm trying to use the package biblatex-apa with babel. It is working except that the APA style requires that parenthetical citations and bibliography references separate the last author by "&" and ...
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Pass keyval string option to babel

How to pass a keyval string option given to my package to babel? I load my package with \usepackage[languages={ngerman,english}]{mylang} In package mylang I want to handle this optional languages ...
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“ with tipa and babel's ngerman / \shorthandoff{”} in a macro

TL;DR see below at "core problem" Problem I'm trying to solve a conflict between the packages tipa (Fonts and macros for IPA phonetics characters) and babel with the ngerman option. The problem ...
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Loading babel with the 'hungarian' (magyar) option breaks 'pygments' code highlighting

Given the following TeX file everything works as expected: the (Hungarian) text Árvíztűrő Tükörfúrógép typesetted as expected and the code snippet also formatted brilliantly. \documentclass{article} ...
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Disable babel's shorthands

I want to disable babel's shorthands in my own sty file. But since I can use \shorthands{off} only inside the document environment, I struggle with this. Is there a way to disable babel's shorthands ...
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How to change the title of ToC?

I need to change default title of ToC. Is it possible with titlesec package? Here is my MWE: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{titlesec} ...
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efrench vs frenchb

What are the differences between efrench and frenchb? Are they compatible with one another (for example the use of \og and fg in frenchb)? Why is efrench not in TeXLive even though its documentation ...
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What's the benefit of loading babel when writing in English?

When writing in English what is the benefit of loading babel, by \usepackage[english]{babel}, except for the possibility of setting it to use specific English dialects as described in babel: english, ...