{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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Problem when running babel [closed]

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) \documentclass{article}...
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Showing last accessed / urldate field with babelbib

Apparently babelbib displays the last accessed/urldate field by default, but it doesn't seem to work for me. I tried to change the bibliographystyle, but that didn't fix it either. In addition I can't ...
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LaTeX hyphenation problems in Spanish [closed]

I am using this preamble on my document, edited with TeXStudio/MiKTeX and I am getting several words not hyphenated and past the margin limits on the right side. As you can probably see, I am very new ...
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Package babel Error: You haven't loaded the language french yet [duplicate]

I just got LaTeX up and running and started following some basic instructions. The first time I followed the beginning over here: http://ftp.ctex.org/pub/tex/tools/editors/TeXworks/manual.pdf \...
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Unknow option `ngerman' babel [closed]

I'm using LaTeXila on Fedora 19. I switched from MikTeX on Windows to that and I want to work with the files I created there. But every time I compile my .tex it gives me the error Package babel ...
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LuaLatex: Showing nonexisting errors [closed]

I am trying to use LuaLatex for printing plots (as PdfLaTeX doesn't have enough memory) but I have a problem with it. I am using TeXLive 2013 with TeXMaker. I was trying to compile a file once with ...
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! Undefined control sequence. \bibrangedash ->\bibendash [closed]

This code exemplifies the problem: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,catalan]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[catalan]{babel} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \...
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LaTeX Kurdish Kurdi / كوردی (Sorani) problems

I'm trying to use arabic script but it seems I run into trouble, the output is just a mess of question marks, literally. I took this code from this page (I'm on Macbook Pro Yosemite, TeXLive, ...
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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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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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How to remove an unwanted tilde in the citations?

I'm inserting citations with bibtex and getting an unwanted tilde before the author's names. How could I prevent this behavior? The headers of my document are \documentclass{sig-alternate} \...
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French babel trouble: 1\ier{}, 2\ieme{}, etc

I'm having an issue with French babel. Whenever I use any of the 1\ier{}, 2\ieme{} and so on constructs (to obtain 1er, 2e, etc.), the spacing following it behaves very strangely. So, for example, if ...
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fmtcount problems with french & newcommand

I built & used a complex command \qd this spring who requires datetime package and therefore fmtcount. I start again to use my command these days, but occurred some changes. I suspect updates of ...
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Strange hyphenation behaviour with babel's italian option

As an odd recurrence with many previous documents (and by subsequent trials and errors), I noticed that with this default, reduced MWE: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} % \usepackage[OT1]{fontenc} \...
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special characters not showing (mathexam+babel)

I am trying to edit a exam using a template I found on internet (article using mathexam package) but since I have to use special characters of Brazilian portuguese (like á, à, ç, ã, õ, ô, â, ê) my ...
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Hyperref font selection problem with babel and french

How one can change font in the text form? \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[english,russian,french]{babel} \usepackage{...
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Scaling tikzpicture with Babel spanish package

I have the following code: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{matrix,shapes,arrows,positioning,chains} \usepackage[spanish,...
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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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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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babel's active " making problems in math mode

MWE \documentclass[norsk]{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} \usetheme{Warsaw} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ``forkaster hypotesen om at $P(\text{"mynt"})=0,5$''. \end{frame} ...
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Hyphenation, apostrophes and a bi-language document

It would appear pdflatex (with [frenchb,english]{babel}) does not do hyphenation of words with an apostrophe. For example, I wrote "l'arithmétique" which was not hyphened, and the commands \...
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2 Arabic words just using Babel Arabic and Roman letters

I need to put the Arabic words for deaf and restoration into an English language book review. I know what these should look from the book under review, but I can't find a guide for the Roman letters ...
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How can I pass babel options through class options?

I built a class upon the article class. This class load a package where the \maketitle command is define. If I do not load babel inside the class, the title of the document is always in english (the ...
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soul package does not work with user-defined language shorthands

Using \caps from the soul package with user-defined language shorthands generates an error. However, it works fine with language shorthands defined by babel itself, e.g. by using \usepackage[ngerman]{...
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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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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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Babel, tikz and Beamer do not work together

The following code fails to build with the message ! Argument of \language@active@arg" has an extra }. \documentclass[dvipsnames,unknownkeysallowed,12pt]{beamer} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \...
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Referencing an URL: Change “Retrieved from” to “Available here”

I have some URLs in my references. When using \usepackage[ngerman]{babel}, "Retrieved from [some URL]" turns into "Zugriff auf [some URL]", e.g. I would like to change "Zugriff auf" into "Verfügbar ...
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How to reduce number of hyphenation patterns preloaded in MikTeX?

MikTeX comes with 69 languages preloaded as reported at compilation time: This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99992 (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit) (preloaded format=xelatex 2015.11.9) 13 NOV 2015 10:35 ...
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Is in babel [canadian]=[USenglish]?

I'm currently writing a letter to canada and therefore use \usepackage[canadian]{babel}. But would it be the same to use [USenglish]?
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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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Beamer with ragged2e and babel results in “command \selectfont has changed” warning

I am preparing a presentation in beamer and trying to get rid of warnings – but there is one that I cannot remove. In the MWE below there's empty beamer document with babel in Polish and ragged2e ...
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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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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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Main text and bibliography in two languages but with alternate date format

I'm writing a text in American English and German (new orthography), so I use \usepackage[ngerman,USenglish]{babel}. The biblatex bibliography also contains English and German references. I need the ...
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Problem with Swedish hyphenation using apa6 with \usepackage[swedish]{babel} [duplicate]

I can't seem to get Swedish hyphenation to work within the document when using the apa6 document class, though I am using the Swedish babel package. The problem is not citation related, but concerns ...
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how to change the word 'preface' in Scientific Workplace 5.5

I'm having a problem with the language in SWP 5.5. I am writting a text in spanish, so I am using the \usepackage[spanish]{babel} sentence at the beginning of the document and it works perfectly with ...
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babel and \contentsname, how to add extra customization?

This is what I'm trying to do: \renewcommand{\contentsname}{ \vspace{-8mm} {\Huge Table of Contents}\vspace{-3mm} \rule{\linewidth}{0.5mm} \\[-4mm] } Using babel, I can get this code to work: \...
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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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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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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: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,...
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How to get babel's language shorthands work inside biblatex entries with autolang=hyphen and langid fields?

I'm writing a German document, where I frequently cite works in English and other languages. Used to babel’s shorthands in ngerman for easily modifying hyphenation symbols in compound words or names (...
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It is possible to load babel with a default language if none is specified in the class?

I would like to write a class that loads the package babel with a default language but that this language could be overridden by a language specified in the class options. MWE: \RequirePackage{...
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Setting [frenchb]{babel} with biblatex puts author names in small capitals. How to get back to first letter capitalized? [duplicate]

I am confused by the way the authors' names are capitalized when both biblatex and frenchb in bbel are used. There is no reference to this behavior in either documentation and I don't know how to make ...
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Chicago Template Bib(La)Tex [Biber] convert to XeLaTeX for Hebrew support

%runs in texmaker with Quickbuild = pdflex->biblatex->pdflatex(x2)->view pdf %that makes all the citekeys hook up to the .bib file and makes ibid work and all that stuff Adding little bit of ...
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moderncv and babel greek cause “Missing \endcsname…” error

I am trying to create my CV by using Overleaf: %% start of file `template.tex'. %% Copyright 2006-2013 Xavier Danaux (xdanaux@gmail.com). % % This work may be distributed and/or modified under the % ...
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Arabic support in Babel switches the TOC page numbering style

My thesis format requires that pages appear before the first chapter to be numbered with Roman numerals and the main content of the thesis to be numbered with Arabic numbers. It seems that the arabic ...
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How to make hyperref work with bibitem keys containing a colon and using babel french option?

As seen in this thread, the \cite command bugs when the selected language is French and a bibitem key contains a :, which is an active character in babel french. Indeed, concerned hyperlinks always ...
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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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Bibliography string 'by' undefined in Canadian

I use babel with the canadian language, and biblatex-chicago. If I use a @inbook reference with a bookauthor field, I get the following error: Bibliography string 'by' undefined at entry 'smith' on ...