{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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tex4ht breaks bibliography punctuation with 'american' language and biblatex-chicago

To follow the guidelines of The Chicago Manual of Style, the package biblatex-chicago will put trailing punctuation inside closing quotation marks in bibliographic notes (like this "end,"--not like ...
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Unrecognized special character with comment package [duplicate]

Why are the character with accent not recognized ? \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage{comment} \...
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How to disable non-breaking space

I have a document written partly in French, partly in another language. For various reasons, I want to use babel and the document class roughly as shown. But I want to disable the French orthographic ...
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List of Figures and Tables won't get translated in the Table of Contents using Babel [closed]

Possibly a newbie question but here we go: I'm using Babel to translate titles automatically in my project. When focusing on my Table of Contents I realized that the texts for the List of Tables, ...
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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} \usepackage[...
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Localize fields in biblatex [duplicate]

I'm trying to write a document using a .bib as a database of entries, and then formatting them. However, I need to have some entries in multiple languages. So, is there an easy way to localize fields ...
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Spanish.ldf error [closed]

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} \usepackage[spanish]{...
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Biblatex Customization and Problem with Babel [closed]

When I try to change the order of url and url date in biblatex via renewing url+urldate macro, errors arise. But it works fine when I disable babel. Errors: ./mwe.tex:43: Use of \\blx@imc@bibstring ...
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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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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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Babel for hebrew

I am not able to write in Hebrew with latex. Every time I try to compile the process ends with a question mark. The following is an example of the document I am using: \documentclass[dvips, a4paper, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (...