{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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Why does the non-breaking space produce a double space with babel and \og and how to use both \og and non-breaking space?

I am wondering if this is a normal situation or a bug! \documentclass{article} \usepackage[french]{babel} \begin{document} Ceci est \og entre guillemets \fg. Ceci est aussi \og~entre guillemets~\fg,...
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Problem with babel and fontspec

I've just had a problem on using babel with lualatex (or xelatex as well) and fontspec in the context of latin and cyrillic alphabets. Here is a minimal example: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \...
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How to determine which languages have been loaded by babel or polyglossia?

I am trying to find a way of determining, say at the end of the preamble, which languages have been loaded by babel and polyglossia, including the main language and all others. There are ways to ...
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xelatex + frenchb introduce extra spaces before some characters in lstlisting blocks

When using babel 'frenchb' with xelatex, spaces are introduced before colons and other characters. This is great for prose, but this is also being applied to code snippets. This yields an unacceptable ...
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Biblatex customization: author name format defined by hyphenation (localization)

I try to use biblatex (to be customized) with Hungarian babel language definition files. The babel language for Hungarian is called magyar (means: Hungarian). I am writing a text in which I cite ...
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Why memoir does not respect babel when printing \thedate

Why does memoir fail to recognize language specific dates (with \today) outside its own \maketitle? It works fine when I add such metadata after \begin{document}, but I've never done this before (...
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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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\usepackage[turkish]{babel} and \includegraphics inconcistency

Here is my document : \documentclass[12pt]{book} % must-have packages \usepackage[turkish]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % This package will support Turkish chars % must-have packages \...
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Line breaking with `and/or` + babel

I have continuously come up with the problem of overfull hboxes because sometimes I write and/or in my papers. For example, this phrase: To design and implement a biofeedback system for alerting ...
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Why the packages subfig, babel-slovene and TikZ don't like each other?

Consider the MWE below. \documentclass{memoir} %---------------------------------------------------------------% \usepackage[english,slovene]{babel} %---------------------------------------------...
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how to disable Babel for some text

I want to write this : (username:password) this : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \begin{document} (username:password) \end{document} give me : (username :password) % ...
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getting an option clash with Babel, [english,greek]

I am getting an option clash for babel using: \usepackage[greek,english]{babel}. Here is the output: ! LaTeX Error: Option clash for package babel. Does anyone know what might be causing this? I'...
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Hyphenation command does not work with Greek words

I am relatively new to LaTex. I am struggling to write a report that contains mixed Greek and English words. The main language of the report is Greek. Therefore, I use the babel package. However, ...
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Babel warns of lack of hyphenation patterns for Hebrew

I use TeX Live including the Hebrew package. I've tried to produce a simple TeX file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage [english,hebrew]{babel} \begin{document} שלום \end{document} but I keep ...
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best practice international template

I would like to have a template which can be internationalised (i.e. is suited for latin script languages) and uses the microtype package. I suppose that we therefore need the following packages: ...
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Language dependent custom command

I would like to define a command that slightly differs depending on the currently selected language in my document. My code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[english,french,german]{babel} \...
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How can I contribute to translation of a CTAN package

I would like to translate the package invoice to polish language. How can I contribute? Since I need this package (and it really is great for invoices) I will translate this into polish, but I ...
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Elegant way to define a package with translations

A problem that sometimes arises with constructing packages, is enabling translations. Currently I maintain two packages foo-nl.sty (Dutch version) and foo-en.sty (English version). A problem with ...
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Specifying a different font for polytonic Greek in pdfTeX with Babel

I am writing my master’s thesis with the ulthese class, which is now part of MiKTeX and TeX Live. This class is based on memoir and is fairly flexible, but assumes the use of pdfTeX and sets the font ...
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How to workaround conflict between greek and titlecaps?

I need to load greek with babel to support Greek text, but I am also using titlecaps to capitalise certain heading text. Unfortunately, it seems this combination is not compatible but I'm having ...
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How to fix this interaction bug between pgfplots and babel-french module?

Here is an example of a minimum non-working case which is generating the bug: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{luatextra} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \...
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Simple transliteration in LaTeX (for Latin)

I would like to typeset the same latin text in two or more "spellings". My source is a modernized spelling (distinguishing i/j, u/v) and I would like to display it both with and without this ...
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Error when using \begin{RÉSUMÉ}

I write a paper in French, I add a package \usepackage[english,francais]{babel} to use a French but when I write: \begin{RÉSUMÉ} abstract in french \end{RÉSUMÉ} I get the error: ! LaTeX Error: ...
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German quotation marks are broken in XeLaTeX

Although I known nothing about German, I have to complie some German TeX documents. The German quotation marks "' or \grqq and "' or \grqq in my document are replaced by cmr font and the PDF file is ...
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Bug in swedish-babel?

When I use the Swedish babel package, the header on the even sides of the table of contents is written "INNEHåLL" (note the lower-case å which should be an Å). If I use the English version, it ...
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Brazil Language problem in the TikZ diagram

I have a problem with TikZ diagram, I don't get to make the diagram with babel under the brazil language. I used the code with french and everything is OK! \documentclass[a4paper,12pt, brazil]{...
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Conflict between my modified .sty file and babel's ngerman?

There is some conflict or error I don't understand. I can skip it and nothing visible happens. The output is okay and everything seems to be fine. Still I would like to get rid of the error message. ...
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How to define a new command for guillemets marks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: babel shorthand "| doesn’t work in macros I would like to define a new command for guillemets marks. I know how to obtain them in LaTeX and those I would like to use ...
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French and English text in one document with a single style of footnote

I have a book containing essays variously in English and French and wish hyphenization and other aesthetic issues to match whatever language is in use at the moment, but I want footnotes to follow a ...
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How to use non-breaking space (~) with \usepackage[spanish]{babel}?

I just realized that when I \usepackage[spanish]{babel} I can no longer use ~ as a non-breaking space before n or N. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[spanish,notilde]{babel} \begin{document}...
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Error with chronology and babel packages : “! Paragraph ended before \pgffor@next was complete.” [closed]

I am trying to use the chronology package in a report that includes babel. My distribution : pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) On below my MWE : \documentclass{article} \...
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Why does media9 need babel?

I wonder why the media9 package, a new replacement for movie15, needs babel? And what will happen if I would want to load polyglossia instead of babel as it is required for XeLaTeX to compile Russian ...
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How can I retrieve (and conditionally act on) the language of my document?

I have a collection of documents that share a common style file that has all the functions and templating shared by this particular collection. The majority of these are all in the same language, but ...
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Babel - Romanian ' or \c

I want to use some shortcuts to produce special character in Romanian. One of them is to use the command \c but also I know that is possible to use the following character: ' . example \c si or 'si ...
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Babel + Hebrew + lipsum incompatibility

With: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[hebrew,english]{babel} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum \end{document} You get: ! Missing \endcsname inserted. <to be read again> ...
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Why can't sectsty change the chapter font when it's used with babel package?

I'm using Latex to write my thesis in Hungarian, so I include in the preamble the following: \usepackage[magyar]{babel} Once this is loaded, I get "Chapter", "Figure", etc. in Hungarian and with ...
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Typesetting in Tamil on ShareLaTeX

My main goal is to display Tamil script in LaTeX using ShareLaTeX. I would be happy to figure out a minimal working code to display வணக்கம் in ShareLaTeX. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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How to obtain proper justification with XeLaTeX and fontspec package?

I'm trying to obtain a justified paragraph with greek text using XeLaTeX and fontspec package, but there is always a word that exceed the right alignment. Note that with LaTex and the default greek ...
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pdflatex endless loop and page headings wrong aligned with dateiliste/babel [closed]

In the following code the heading is wrong aligned if babel and dateiliste are loaded together. Furthermore the whole MWE goes into an endless loop if the first line is removed. % remove to let ...
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enumitem conflicts with galician

The following code: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[galician]{babel} \usepackage[shortlabels]{enumitem} \begin{document} \chapter{Preguntas ...
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amsbook improvement

Today it was the first time I tried amsbook class and I noticed a (possible?) bug (or should I say incompatibility?) babel with brazil option translates Chapter to Capítulo. So note the accented ...
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datetime causes incorrect date format even when babel is loaded first

According to the package manual, datetime supports language-sensitive date formats provided that babel is loaded first. The example on page 2 is: \usepackage[francais]{babel} \usepackage{datetime} ...
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\MakeUppercase does not work with Ukrainian in Xelatex

\MakeUppercase does not work only with Ukrainian in XeLaTeX \documentclass{book} \usepackage{titlesec} \usepackage[english,russian,ukrainian]{babel} \usepackage{xecyr} \usepackage{...
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How to write “a” in semiverbatim environment with ngerman without writing “{}a”?

\documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{frame}[fragile]{Umlauts} \begin{semiverbatim} ...
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Automatic hyphenation of compound words

When I was learning to drive a typewriter (shortly after the death of my pet sabre-tooth), I picked up the habit of using a double hyphen when splitting compound words, thus: The system has a high-...
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The changes package and british babel: Undefined control sequence

Using the changes package, whenever I use the babel package with the british option, I get an "Undefined control sequence" error that points to the line where I want to use the changes markup. However,...
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Question marks instead of quotation marks in references

I am using BibLaTeX and Babel (catalan) and I get a weird error in the bibliography:the quotation marks are replaced by question marks. If a deactivate Babel everything works. Babel: 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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How to set a global setting for hyphenation of already hyphenated words using XeLaTeX?

Please consider the MWE below, I want to globally invoke hyphenation of already hyphenated words using Babel package, Hyphenat package in English, to get the same effect when using <word1>-\...
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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} \...