{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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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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[Babel/Polyglossia]: wrong hyphenation?

Consider the following MWE; say you save it in foo.tex. \documentclass{article} \setcounter{secnumdepth}{0} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{english} \setkeys{english}{variant=british} % ...
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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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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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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} ...
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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 ...
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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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babel: Unknow option `slovene'

I would like to know how to install support for language "slovene" in Babel? I am using TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) on Ubuntu 13.10 version, Linux 64-bit. This question was asked before, but ...
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Bibliography title

I can't change the "Bibliography" to "Βιβλιογραφία" \documentclass[11pt]{report} \usepackage[english,greek]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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force biblatex (biber) to use english even \usepackage[french]{babel} is used

My biblio.bib file is: @article{D-V, author = {David, Wu and Vitas, Vang}, title = {XXX.}, journal = {YYY}, year = {2006}, volume = {12}, %%% number={1}, pages={78--102}, ...
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Babel fails to hyphenate when the word contains periods

babel can hyphenate disputas: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[nynorsk]{babel} \begin{document} \parbox{0pt}{\hspace{0pt}disputas} \end{document} But it fails when the word contains a period: ...
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amsthm with \usepackage[french]{babel}

When I use amsthm with \usepackage[french]{babel}, I got Proof becoming Démonstration. In general, it is good, but in a special case of mine, I need it to be Proof. Could you help me to get this? ...
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Conflict using babel and standalone's convert-Option

I recently started using standalone to compile a tikzpicture and convert it to PNG. Thus I use the following type of Document together with \documentclass[convert,tikz]{standalone} ...
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Status of Babel vs. Polyglossia [duplicate]

Lately I've been trying both Babel and Polyglossia against each other to see if there are any advantages either way. But to my untrained eye there is no significant difference in regards to output ...
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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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Cant change the language of the title Bibliography

I am writing my PhD thesis. The entire document is in Greek with exception of some words in English while the entire bibliography is in English. The issue that I have is that the title of my ...
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frenchb in babel produces compilation error with \NewDocumentCommand

Not sure if this is a LaTeX3 issue or not, but in the code below the presence of frenchb in the babel parameters causes a compilation error. The MWE below has been boiled down from a large chunk of ...
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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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Missing number, treated as zero. \ldf@finish\CurrentOption file English.ldf

i will need your precious help. I am doing my final report for my school and i am writing in LaTeX. I want to write it in greek and i am using babel package. But when i complile it, display the title ...
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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} ...
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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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alphalabel in multilanguage bibliography in biblatex with biber and babel

I search and found no similar question. I know XeLatex is a one of the solution, but it seems is doable in Babel also My setup: Miktex 2.9 with Babel 2015/08/03 3.9m and Biber 2.1 This is MWE ...
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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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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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Package babel Error: You haven't loaded the option spanish yet. Deleting .aux does not work [closed]

So, I am getting this error yet again, I can't figure out what I did before on another system (same .tex file) that worked. Using TeXStudio 2.9.4. I have babel-spanish installed. I tried deleting ...
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varioref: change default “on the facing page” string

I would like to be able to change the varioref strings. In particular, the on the facing page one. It should not be a problem. The documentation clearly states various macros used, and I would think ...
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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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russian option for babel breaks Inconsolata

OK: \documentclass[14pt]{extarticle} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{zi4} \begin{document} \Huge \texttt{I need only latin here} % I see Inconsolata here ...
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Wrong autoref names when using babel's `main=` feature

I have just tried out the main=<language> package option to babel and found that it seemingly does not play nicely with hyperref's \autoref. Using the traditional syntax works nicely: ...
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Getting Swedish letters to work in LaTex

Problem: Issue 1 (solved): The Swedish letters ÅÄÖ/åäö do not print out correctly when used with listings package. Issue 2: How can it be solved so that the Swedish letters also get orange color ...
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"| shortcut no longer available in babel?

In the answers to this question, people recommend using the "babel shorthand" command "| to break the ligature in the word shelfful. Am I doing this wrong or is this command no longer available in ...
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pgf-pie and babel incompatibility? [duplicate]

I'm having a rather strange problem with pgf-pie: it seems not to work very well when using the babel package... See for yourself: Without babel With babel Here is the code: ...
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How to get proper German hyphenation?

Code: \documentclass[paper=3.5cm:5cm]{scrbook} \usepackage{german} \usepackage[german]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} Andere übertragen das am besten den Geschwistern. ...
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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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Why is babel loaded automatically in my document?

I’m currently writing my thesis in LaTeX, using the scrreprt class and xetex for better language support. With xetex, I’m supposed to use polyglossia instead of babel. I did not load the babel package ...
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Inputenc/Fontenc conflict

I am freaking out with this problem. I am writting a beamer presentation in spanish, and compiling with PDFLaTeX. My input encoding has to be UTF-8. So I write: \documentclass[12pt]{beamer} ...
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pgf inside macro

I'm trying to create a macro that conditionnaly print whatever it's given as argument. However, when such argument is a tikzpicture with a function definition, I get Paragraph ended before ...
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Problem with babel + Greek and endnote package

I am typesetting a document which includes both French text (the main language) and some Greek. It's a kind of scholarly work and I would like to have both footnotes and endnotes. I would like to use ...
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tikz error with `\draw` command and babel package [duplicate]

I'm compiling a document with class article, in which I use tikz library with this libraries: \usetikzlibrary{arrows,automata,positioning} And I have this picture (and nothing more in the ...
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babel/plain.def : ! Illegal parameter number in definition of \@yargdef

I tried to generate plain TeX cyrillic format files using makefmts.sh script from cyrplain package, here is the content of this script: #!/bin/sh tex -ini -fmt=cyrtex -progname=tex cyrtex.ini tex ...
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Biblatex-apa not replacing ampersand for citations and references with Spanish options

I have read that the spanish-apa.lbx file contains the command \setcounter{smartand}{0} to prevent the ampersand from showing up and uses y instead. However, I can't seem to manage to get this right ...
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Conflict between babel and TikZ quotes library

The MWE below gives error language@active@arg" has extra }. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english,slovene]{babel}% ...
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Problem with referencing to the the number of an equation when using arabic support of babel

Unfortunately, I have a problem when using babel with arabic. When deferring to the number of an equation, the digits are reversed. In the below document when using (\ref{eq:10}) it gives (01) instead ...
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tkz-fct, babel and tabular compiling issue

I want to draw a function using pkz-fct and to save the picture with a "savebox" here is a minimal example : \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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English language [closed]

I really don't understand why LaTeX still doesn't recognize English language when I write and in this way it doesn't check spelling or grammar mistakes. I've installed the babel package using English ...
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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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Chinese, Russian and English (and Arabic, and Thai, if possible) in LuaLaTeX

following up on THIS QUESTION, I want to embed the solution in a document (Beamer presentation) I compile (in English) with LuaLaTeX, but I just don't find the way. I just want to include a slide with ...
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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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How do I define a list of strings with the babel package and the ngerman option?

I try to make a pie chart, but can't get the labels right: This is the MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{tikz} \definecolorseries{colorser}{rgb}{last}{blue}{green} ...
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Load babel using language synonyms

How can synonyms be defined to allow loading babel with, e.g., \usepackage[nl-NL,en-GB]{babel} rather than \usepackage[dutch,english]{babel}?