{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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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 ...
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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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pgfgantt not working with babel

In this example month names are printed in English even the babel package is loaded with French language. \documentclass{article} %\usepackage[pdftex,active,tightpage]{preview} ...
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Using language Portuguese on Appendices throws unsupported control sequence [duplicate]

I am trying to compile my work under MikTex 2.9 windows 7 and/or Kyle 2.1.2 The appendices are throwing an unsupported control sequence error when I try to compile with the langage set to Portuguese. ...
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Removing the bibliography name

I use the »babel« package with option bahasa . For bibliography purposes, I make the section "Daftar Pustaka", but thebibliography environment produced "Pustaka". So there are two titles. How to ...
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Problem with title languages from thesis template

I'm using LaTeX in order to write my thesis and to make a good impression to the reader. As long as I'm not a very experienced user I use a template from Master/Doctoral Thesis from LaTeX Templates. ...
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Change headings to another language when using elsarticle

After downloading the article template of Elsevier (elsarticle) and using it, I discovered that babel is not working. \documentclass[preprint,a4paper,12pt]{elsarticle} \usepackage[dutch]{babel} ...
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How does one change the babel language with the ClassicThesis style?

It's all in the title. The issue is simple, I just wish to change the language so that I can type in french using babel. The original languages are ngerman and american. I just want to replace the ...
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babel's \foreignlanguage works for Russian, but not for Serbian

I was trying to write the Serbian alphabet using: \usepackage[serbian, english]{babel} ... \foreignlanguage{serbian}{D d} But I get nothing. When I try this with e.g: \usepackage[russian, ...
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How to change the order of algorithm number and name in algorithm2e?

I have to write an algorithm in Hungarian, where the caption must look like: 1.3. Algoritmus: caption of alg instead of the usual style Algorithm 1.3: caption of alg. Until now I had no ...
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How to change my bibliography title using bibtex and miktex 2.9

I have a problem changing the title of my bibliography using bibtex and miktex 2.9. I've read varius sources already and tried different things, but the answer that popped up most and should be ...
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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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Adding language to MiKTeX installation

My native language is Serbian and it is included in MiKTeX distribution for Windows. However, there is only latin version of it, and I'd like to use cyrillic Serbian. I tried searching the Internet ...
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oscola and babel

Using pdfLaTeX 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) with different versions of biblatex+biber+oscola, including the latest available, I get several errors when I include babel[italian] ...
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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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biblatex autolang=other breaks authortitle layout

Here's a MWE for autolang=other breaking something with the citation and bibliography layout: you will notice that the author but the first one name aren't capitalized. To me, it would be alright if ...
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Using Babel inside my own package produces option-clash error

I want to write my own package which provides an \affidavit command which produces some standard text in two languages (ngerman and english). Minimal working example of this package: ...
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Why does adding shorthands to language extras no longer work?

It used to be that this worked: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[main=american,ngerman]{babel} \addto\extrasamerican{\languageshorthands{ngerman}} \begin{document} ...
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Elegant way to write multilingual document

We want to generate a document that contains parts in different languages (e.g. Dutch, French and English). The problem is that these languages have different hyphen patterns and notations (e.g. in ...
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Babel Error: Undefined Control Sequence

I'm running into a bizarre issue with the Babel package that I haven't seen before and would love some help figuring out a solution. First, I'll give an example of something that does compile ...
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Problem with language, book class, and Table of Contents

I have this simple piece of code here: \documentclass[11pt]{book} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \clearpage \section{Dummy section 1} \section{Dummy section 2} \end{document} And every time I ...
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using the chronology package with babel french option

I'm trying to use the chronology package and it works fine with the english option in the babel package but if I use \usepackage[french]{babel} It doesn't work anymore. I've found a solution ...
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Set the number of inverted commas automatically based on document language

For some languages, babel would automatically interpret the inverted commas and convert it to the proper form of the selected language. For example, with Hungarian, when one begins a quotation and ...
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Wrong names for theorems/lemma/etc. in LyX

I am using LyX 2.0.3, and I usually type my documents (my lecture notes, mainly) in french. Now, I have to write a paper in english, I can't get the label names of the AMS Theorems package to be in ...
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tracking of fonts in small capital with frenchb from babel+ microtype

I have a problem in enabling tracking of small caps [whether the font has small caps or not] when I load french babel plus microtype. The problem appears only in my titles for the section and only ...
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Problem with natbib and french babel after migrating to El Capitan

After migrating to Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan), I have a problem using citations in my document. I have the following warning: No errors. Warnings: ./Thesis_LP.tex:100: Package frenchb.ldf Warning: ...
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Babel hebrew and koma-script letter

When I try to use babel hebrew together with the Komascript letter class there is a sequence of errors. After looking at the file hebrew.ldf, I think the reason is that babel hebrew checks for a list ...
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Some frenchb switches taken in account in \iflanguage conditional, but not all

As shown by the following MWE, some frenchb switches (e.g. \FBFrenchFootnotestrue) are taken in account in (babel's) \iflanguage conditional, but not all of them (e.g. \FBStandardItemLabelsfalse): the ...
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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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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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Hungarian babel makes English headers strange

I am writing a book mainly in English but it contains substantial Hungarian text, so I would use \usepackage[magyar,english]{babel} However, this makes chapter numbers in the headers look weird. ...
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Reference in Spanish and English language in BibTeX

I'm typing my thesis and I'm using LaTeX for it. I've found one problem in my references. I'm using two language for my references: Spanish and English, but for the last language , I can't change 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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Command containing babel shorthand not expanding [duplicate]

Greetings to the distinguished gathering of TeXperts! My problem is: if a macro is defined with a babel shorthand containing the quote mark (") as an active character, it does not expand when ...
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frenchb/babel has no effect [closed]

As the title indicates, loading the frenchb/babel with \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} does not properly format my document for french typography and special characters ('é' is replaced with 'é', etc...) ...
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Cannot produce greek with utf8 and babel [closed]

I am creating a document in greek, using babel and utf8 encoding. I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and TeXMakeR. When trying to produce a document I get the error Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:Γ not ...
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[spanish]{babel} and circuitikz [duplicate]

When i use \usepackage[british]{babel} everything works fine, but when i do \usepackage[spanish]{babel} everything brakes... I reduce the code and find out that the part with scope is the problem, but ...
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Text Editor to Keep Bilingual Versions of Text in Sync [closed]

I'm going to write two versions of a book simultaneously in two different languages, with math, data, and figures thrown in. The end product will consist in two books, each written in a single ...
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Error using \ref in captions with Tufte and Babel

I am using the tufte-book class. When referencing with \ref within a caption using the babel package I get two errors: "Argument of \@iiminipage has an extra }." and "Paragraph ended before ...
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Is it a bug? (LuaLaTeX AND [russian](Polyglossia OR Babel) AND Cleveref) => ERROR [duplicate]

So, with the following code \documentclass[12pt, russian]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures={TeX},Renderer=Basic} \setmainfont[Ligatures={TeX,Historical}]{Linux Libertine ...
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\today and internationalization

I am writing a LaTeX document with internationalization support as explained on Wikibooks. Here is my minimal file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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! Package frenchb.ldf Error: frenchb requires babel v.3.9i [closed]

I have this message error : ! Package frenchb.ldf Error: frenchb requires babel v.3.9i. I hadn't it few days ago. I rebooted, reinstalled Miktex, reinstalled babel, rebuilt pdflatex. Here is a minimal ...
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babel problems: “Unknown option `danish'” [duplicate]

have problems with the babel options. I use Texmaker and: \usepackage[danish]{babel} and get this failure: ! Package babel Error: Unknown option `danish'. Either you misspelled it What to do? ...
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bbm.sty not found, unknown option 'ngerman'

there is a piece of my header.tex: \documentclass[paper=a4,toc=bibliography,chapterprefix,parskip=true}{scrreprt} % ------------------------------------------------------------------- %%% Laden ...
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Can't Compile Because I haven't loaded Babel - But I'm not using Babel? [duplicate]

I tried compiling a document with an included Hebrew word. I copy and pasted the \usepackage example loading English and French as an example. Since then, my document will not compile no matter what I ...
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natbib - Citation in English and German [closed]

I am writing a document, which combines a German chapter (the intro) with several English chapters (the main document). Hence I would like to use the natbib in the intro, to provide a citation which ...
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babel arabic changes enumeration level

I am trying to add a few short words of Arabic to my English document. This is working, by and large: \documentclass[fontsize=12pt,paper=a4]{scrartcl} \usepackage[LAE,T1]{fontenc} ...
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What to do about error message about extra \else in greek.ldf? [closed]

I get this error since I upgraded to texlive 2013: (/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/luatex/hyph-utf8/luatex-hyphen.lua))) ! Extra \else. l.74 \else ? Posting this question directly in case ...