{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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TikZ and babel in Finnish

I have been trying to include the TikZ pie chart example from here to a Finnish language TeX-document. However, I get the error ! Argument of \language@active@arg" has an extra }.<inserted text&...
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Language detection and condition

My problem is quite simple. I use the babel package and depending on the language I want to display something with respect to the active language. Therefore I use the package xstring. My code is the ...
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“! Missing \endcsname inserted” with babel and natbib

This is puzzling, at least for me. I get a "! Missing \endcsname inserted" error in the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[UKenglish,italian,french]{babel} \usepackage{natbib} \begin{...
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Slight package bug about Babel/efrench

I was writing in LaTeX, and when I'm trying to complie with MikTex, this prints: ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\e-french\french.cfg" ! Undefined control sequence. I believe it ...
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Question marks instead of cyrillic on Mac

I need to include one sentence in Russian to an English-only document. I use TexShop on MacOS. I do have the following commands in my document: \usepackage[T2A,T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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tilde between Figure (or Table) and number when \ref{…} with chemstyle and babel spanish

When I reference a figure or table in the text using \ref{something} it appears a tilde between Figura (or Tabla) and the number (something like Figura~1), but I realized it's only when using packages ...
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How to use both “et al.” and other lang. “et al.” in one bibliography? [duplicate]

I am using biblatex with custom biblatex-chem style in my paper like this: \usepackage[backend=biber,style=chem-angew,articletitle,maxbibnames=5,minbibnames=4,bibencoding=utf8]{biblatex} Also I use \...
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Some non-english alphabets are missing after compilation

There are some non-English alphabets in my document, and these alphabets displays well in my Emacs (Ubuntu). But after i compiled using pdflatex, these alphabets are missing. I tried in the Window, ...
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Make \usepackage{polski} and \texttt work in the same document

I would like to use Polish language in a part of my Acknowledgements. In order to do it I introduced in the preamble: \usepackage{polski} \usepackage[polish, english]{babel} And later on, to ...
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Babel Package Installation Problems

At an earlier time babel package is functioning normally. But now, when compiling tex files, MikTeX asked to install the babel package, even after it's installed again and again. The required file ...
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Right-to-left languages as Abstracts on IEEE article

fellows. My concern is about getting different languages in an IEEE document, the following code is working, but I need to get Arabic and Hebrew abstracts too, the issue is getting appropriate ...
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Babel problem. Writing in greek

I am using fedora 20 and note that I am using latexila. I have a problem with greek text. I would like either typesetting greek characters from keyboard or typesetting english letters and get them to ...
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Possible bug in babel-greek, TexLive 2014

Apologies for bug reporting here, but thought I might as well. My current banner is: $ pdflatex -version | grep 'TeX Live' pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) The problem seems to be ...
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How to install Thai fonts?

I am using MiKTeX 2.9, WinEdt 5.5 and Windows 7. What is the easiest way to install the Thai fonts so that I can use the package thai babel? The error message that I got is: No file LTHnorasi....
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\LR for long text

How can I use Left to Right command, \LR, for long text in a right to left document. It should exist some think like \begin{something} \end{something} but I cannot found it! My problem is in the ...
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Language problems when building bibliography [duplicate]

I'm having trouble making my bibliography. Between multiple authors it shows "and" in stead of the dutch "en". I've been searching for solutions and most answers state this should do the job: \...
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pgfgantt create a blank page

I have this code that create a Gantt chart using pgfgantt package. I have two problems : This code create two pages (the first is blank) There's untranslated words (e.g. Today) Here's the code : \...
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Babel Multilingual Hyphenation Order of Precedence?

When I use multiple languages with Babel (e.g., with \usepackage[german,french,latin,english]{babel}), I realize that english is the default language because it is the last listed, but what does Babel ...
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Using doublequotes in bibtex fields and babel

I have autocreated (Mendeley - so editing by hand will be rendered useful on the next autocreation of the file) bib-files, which contain e.g. ". Unfortunately, those " are treated as the LaTeX ...
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How to compile Bulgarian in my Fedora 19 distribution?

I am completely new to TeX. LaTeX is already installed in my environment: pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013) Saying \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[bulgarian]{babel} , as ...
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subfigure numbering parentheses flipped with babel + right-to-left language + subfig

Eyal's babel incompatibility of the week... this time a question due to H.R. on the IVRITEX mailing list. The babel is incompatible with the subfig package. If you add a subfig with a caption: \...
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Change default text of numbered \part [duplicate]

I have a large document with lector notes. And each lector I'm separating by \part. I would like to change the default numbering text from "part" to "Lecture". Example: \documentclass[a4paper,...
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Undefined control sequence Error with moderncv+Hebrew

I would like to use modernv to create a right-to-left CV document in Hebrew. I have downloaded and installed culmus-latex, and Hebrew+English LaTex documents compile without a problem. I took ...
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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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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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Texmaker doesn't find french babel

I've installed TexLive 2015 from tug.org. When I try to compile my file using Texmaker including : \usepackage[french]{babel} Texmaker returns : ! Package babel Error: Unknown option `francais'. ...
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Whats the difference between the ngerman package and the babel-package with ngerman? [duplicate]

i use the package ngerman, which works well and transforms umlaut, i.e. \o" to ö, etc. Many people seem to use the babel package with the option ngerman, however. Whats the difference, which one is ...
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Babel or Polyglossia with LuaLatex?

what is actually better to use with LuaLaTex: Babel or Polyglossia? I read everywhere that we should prefer Polyglossia over Babel when using LuaLaTex because LuaLaTex did not completely support ...
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Option clash for package babel

J'ai essayer de compiler mon fichier latex en pdf mais j'ai reçu ce message d'erreur:"option clash for package babel" avec d'autre message d'erreur telque: "missing $ inserted. Ps: je crois que l'...
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Bibliography. Book edition not appearing correctly with babelbib

I am writting a document in Kile with TexLive using the babelbib package (with the spanish language) and it isn't displaying book editions correctly: if in the edition field I put on "2" I get as ...
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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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how to update language.dat.lua without tlmgr

I'm running W32TeX, and though it is also TL2015 based, it doesn't seem to include tlmgr, which seems to be required to regenerate language.dat.lua. How can I regenerate it with, say, a lua script? ...
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Invalid Latex preamble (in lyx)? [closed]

I'm running into an error while trying to preview my document created in lyx: after adding the language setting as described here. My preamble is as follows:
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ModernCV babel and bold text issue [closed]

i had an issue with moderncv and greek language so a user told me to add these lines in my code (see here) \usepackage{xpatch} \makeatletter % provide an expandable version of \roman \newcommand{\...
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Hyphenation in danish LaTeX

I can't really make a minimal working example who shows the problem, because the problem just are there sometimes. But here is the code used: \documentclass[twocolumn, a4, 12pt]{article} \usepackage[...
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pt space between left and right sides of frame? [closed]

I edit the footline width in beamer. but it not comes what i need solution. i need spaces between left and and right side frame some pt space.
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Problems with Babel italian in TeXLive-2015 [closed]

I met with problems with Babel italian after upgrading to TeXLive-2015 on a iMac 27 (OS X Yosemite 10.10.5). The very same file runs smoothly if using TeXLive-2014. Any suggestion? My preamble: \...
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Babel package error

I have tried the options you have already mentioned (removing .aux file) but the error remains. Here is what I wrote: \documentclass[a4paper,openright,12pt]{book} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \...
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Problem with portuguese babel

Could you help me? I'm using these packages for portuguese babel:\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} and \usepackage[portuges]{babel} In all thesis it reconise the accentuation. but not in the Appendix. ...
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Incompatibility with french option in babel after last upgrade of Texlive [duplicate]

After upgrading just now my TexLive with TexUtility, I got an incompatibility with french in babel Here is my MWE \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,oneside]{amsart} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \usepackage[...
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Is UTF-8 and the Babel package sufficient for Swedish?

Me and a pal both have Macbooks with TeXShop. He writes to me in Swedish and when I render his code all the Swedish charachters go wrong on my preview PDF/screen. When I send him back the code and he ...
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How to set up LaTeX to write in Hebrew on Ubuntu [closed]

I went through multiple guides and explanations until I finally managed to compile documents with mixed English and Hebrew. However, because of the multitude of methods I saw, I am now unsure whether ...
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Where can I find lists of non-US-English hyphenation exceptions? [closed]

As I learned from Where can I find a list of English hyphenation exceptions?, using the fine collection ushyphex.tex takes care of some of the known wrong hyphenation for US-English. It also includes ...
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Use of Spanish in Babel results in unwanted text in final document [closed]

I'm trying to use Babel for Spanish with TeXnicCenter and MikTeX. I have a beautiful 3-page article, my code works fine except for when I try to load Babel. When I add \usepackage[spanish,...
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Default text for babel

Is there a default language definition for babel texts, so I don't have to define all possible languages? At the moment, I define \addto\captionsenglish{\def\listofchangesname{List of changes}} ...
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use dots instead of comma in math mode with babel package use [duplicate]

hi i started to use math mode for lab reports but when i use the babel package (\usepackage[spanish]{babel}) the dots changes by comma, i been tried to use \DeclareMathSymbol and \mathcode.="8000` ...
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use path with spaces in listings fails when \usepackage[dutch]{babel} is used

EDIT: I just discovered that it is not due to the spaces but the " ": {"E:/Cloud storage/GitHub/JS_PCI/afronden2.js"} this line works if Babel is disabled and this one: {E:/Cloud storage/GitHub/...
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translate tikz calendar names to persian?

I see the quastion How to translate tikz calendar names? and I try to make farsi calendar wti this code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[farsi]{babel} \usepackage[farsi]{translator} \...
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problems finding correct language.dat

I have installed the portable version of miktex 2.9 on a pc without administrator rights. I try to use the package dutch babel, but it gives the common error of Package babel Warning: No hyphenation ...
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Missing hyphenation patterns in XeLaTeX [closed]

I'm using tlmgr to manage packages, I have installed babel-hungarian and hyphen-hungarian, but hyphenation is not working. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage[hungarian]{babel} \...