{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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Switching first paragraph indentation rules with babel

I am aware that many questions have already appeared here regarding the indentation of the first paragraph, but I did not find any on this precise problem. I am writing a document with some portions ...
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Latex use other languages in section title

I am writing in english, greek babel and I have custom commands to change between languages. The problem is that I can change to english for example, anywhere in my text except in \chapter{}, ...
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Xindy and german babel shorthands “-, ”= etc

I'm using XeLaTeX, imakeidx and xindy, and I'd like to use shorthand like "- and "= in the index entries (soft and hard hyphen allowing hyphenation within component words, from [ngerman]babel). I ...
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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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Unable to get rid of error babel: You haven't defined the language en yet? [closed]

! Package babel Error: You haven't defined the language en yet I am getting the above error - no matter what I do... I have tried everything from the other answers and am sure now that its not ...
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The french babel gives me a missing \begin{document}

My impression is that is an already answered question. However, I am really stuck with this: This code: \documentclass[french]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} ...
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\foreignlanguage in tabular environment

\foreignlanguage does not work in tabular. How to switch language in tabular? \documentclass[spanish,russian]{scrbook} \usepackage[T1,T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} ...
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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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Why \shorthandon and \shorthandoff cannot be embedded in other macros?

Surrounding \title macro with \shorthandon{;:!?} and \shorthandoff{;:!?} gives the expected result with babel's french language (space added before the '?', '!', ':' and ';'): ...
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TikZ and Babel disagree when Hebrew is loaded

As with most things related to LaTeX, when Hebrew (and I assume other RTL languages too) tend to completely break everything. \documentclass[10pt]{article} %\usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} ...
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Define a \dots-aware command

edit: changed the MWE to show the problem with french babel So, I was wondering about in TeX.sx and came upon this question How do magic \dots work in amsmath?, I wanted to do the same thing (have a ...
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Package babel Error: Unknown option `ngerman' [duplicate]

I've tried to create German quotation marks in LaTeX, but after compiling with \usepackage[ngerman]{babel}, I get this error: ! Package babel Error: Unknow option `ngerman'. Either you misspelled it ...
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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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Problem with babel and tikz using \draw

I'm trying the next code: \documentclass[pdftex,spanish]{article} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} Simple arrow: \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[->] (-1.5,0) -- (1.5,0); ...
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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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Russian and Chinese in the same document

I'm writing a document that is going to required having Russian, Chinese characters, and English. I'm using CJK and babel and example code is below: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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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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Chemfig - command arrow - alignment doesn't work

I'm writing my bachelor thesis. I wanted to insert a chemical equation, but the reactant and the product are not horizontally aligned well. I found in Chemfig manual a solution to this problem but ...
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Pleaseinsertintopreamble in ToC and header

I wanted to style chapter headings, found out about titlesec and wrote the document like this: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Listings and Babel (with some languages) are breaking hyphenation

In the following document \documentclass{article} %\usepackage[german]{babel} % also try english, ngerman and dutch \usepackage{listings} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \begin{minipage}{1em} ...
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Tikz shortandoff-on newcommand problem

Usually I have no problem with babel and !:, and I don't use shortandoff-on switch. But since I made a command using !#1 parameter, the problem comes up again. The same synthax used outside the ...
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Problem when running babel

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) ...
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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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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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pdf option for pstricks conflicts with babel french option

Today I had this error message on compiling a document: ! Package babel Error: The character '"' is not a shorthand character in french After commenting a lot of things I finally identified the ...
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\newgeometry doesn't work with Turkish babel package

\newgeometry is a nice feature of geometry package. I found out that it doesn't work (together with many other problems) when \usepackage[turkish]{babel} is also used with many errors stating: ...
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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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Babel breaks maketitle on moderncv's casual and banking templates

I'm working on my CV and I started using the classic theme. After finishing the document, I trried to switch to the casual theme (also happens in the banking theme), but I get the following error: ! ...
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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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Using "= in preamble with babel [duplicate]

I have noticed a strange behaviour when switching between the packages german and babel with the german option. There is obviously a difference in how "= is handled in the preamble: ...
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Problem between unicode-math and babel option frenchb in LuaLaTeX

I've got a strange problem in LuaLaTeX with both babel, option frenchb, and unicode-math. My TeX Distribution is TeX Live 2013 (installed with MacTeX on a OS X.8.5 system). If I run the following ...
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Fontspec with bibtex with accents give me a bug : “Missing \endcsname inserted. \char”

i try to get out of a 3 days trouble, hope for your help ! I just want to find my bibliography in my font without bug... I'm using \documentclass{scrbook}, & {Adobe Garamond Pro} font with ...
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Why does a different font appear on Greek and different on English?

I'm trying to create a pdf that contains both English and Greek. But the two different languages appear in different fonts. Can someone tell me why? This is my code: ...
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Very strange biblatex style in french archeology

I have many problems with a bibliography style with biblatex. And excuse my english, I'm a French student. I would like a style like this: but after a lot of research I obtained: It is almost ...
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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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Spanish Babel causes accents in start of sentence to stretch cell height

When the first letter of a sentence in a table cell has an accent, the cell height is stretched and it looks strange. This only happens when I use the Babel package (with Spanish) so I think it may be ...
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Changing the writing language

I write in greek (having before load all the necessary packages and own commands - babel etc). In order to change the language and write a word in english I type \gre and the letters appear with ...
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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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How to suppress the space before the colon, in French language?

I would like to suppress the space before the colon, when using [french]babel. I only want to change this locally (that is not everywhere in the document, but just at some place). ...
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Pgfplots, problem with pin and [francais]{babel}

When I don't use babel package, pins are ok. I suspect there is a problem with the colon, in french we put a space before and after, but how to tell pgfplot not to do it? \documentclass{standalone} ...
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Enable portuguese language in babel in a gentoo linux system

How can a language be enabled in babel on a gentoo linux system? texlive has been installed using the system package management software.
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Foreign language quotation marks with babel and csquotes on pdfLaTeX

I haven't been able to switch the quotation marks from Spanish to English in the document resulting from the MWE below. What, if anything, am I doing wrong or missing? And, yes, I've also tried by ...
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Command \maketitle with cyrillic and Times New Roman

I am trying to output the title of the document using font Times New Roman with Bulgarian language. If I use \documentclass[14pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times New Roman} ...
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Multilingual document: Problem between babel and csquotes: \MakeOuterQuote{"}

: Line 5 is my problem... I want to use simple quotation marks in a multilingual document with csquotes AND babel, with the help of \MakeOuterQuote{"}, and I need the command \selectlanguage{ngerman} ...
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Conflict between stackengine and babel with spanish option

When pdfLaTeXing the MWE below I get a Missing \endcsname inserted error message. The compilation proceeds with no errors as soon as the babel package is not loaded with the spanish option (well, to ...
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Adjusting biblatex bibliography style

I previously asked a question about adjusting the style of natbib 1, but gave up an switched to biblatex. I am working on my bachelor's thesis and need help adapting the bibliography and citation ...
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Several questions about migrating to XeLaTeX

I am using LaTeX for years now but I am considering to migrate to XeLaTeX. The main reason for this change is the babel package which change a lot the layout of my documents according to my language ...
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How to translate tikz calendar names?

TikZ-calendar uses English names like Monday, Mon, Tuesday, January, February etc. How to I automatically translate them to - say - German? Looking at the pgfcalendar.code.tex file I see all those ...
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Should babel package call be placed at the end of the preamble?

I remember to have read few year ago1 that babel line2 should be placed at the end of the preamble in order to avoid problems with other packages. (I believe hyperref package should also be placed at ...
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Can I proofread babel hyphenation rules for a specific language?

I wonder where I can find and proofread the babel hyphenation rules. Would it be possible to learn from those hyphenation rules (for example for a student of a language) where to place a hyphen?