{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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moderncv and babel spanish cause “Missing \endcsname…” error

When I run the following code it compiles as expected: \documentclass[% 11pt ,a4paper ,sans ]{moderncv} \moderncvstyle{classic} \moderncvcolor{blue} \usepackage[scale=0.75]{geometry} ...
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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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Undefined control sequence \bbljan

I'm writing a bibliography for an article in Russian. Using \bibliographystyle{plain} is not an option, since it uses e.g. conjunction "and" when listing authors. So I'm sticking to ...
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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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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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What's the difference between \usepackage{ngerman} and \usepackage[ngerman]{babel}

Is there something additional that \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} does that a simple \usepackage{ngerman} won't be able to do?
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 + 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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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} ...
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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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\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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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} ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Using the cleveref package with hebrew and babel

I am trying to use the cleveref package with babel and Hebrew. I get the following error (on the second run of Latex): ERROR: Missing number, treated as zero. --- TeX said --- <to be read ...
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Decimal comma: extract one feature from babel-spanish

\usepackage[spanish]{babel} makes $12.34$ to print "12,34", not "12.34". It doesn't change dot to comma if one says for example $x.y$. Can I use only that feature from babel package, and still use ...
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Colon in bibliography keys incompatible with babel, biblatex and tex4ht

Keys are labeled as author:year in my BibTeX file. For example, @article{John:2000, author={John}, year={2000}, ...}. This scheme works well with pdftex, biblatex and mk4ht oolatex. But if in ...
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German hyphenation does not work

My babel configuration includes ngerman and english ... \documentclass[ oneside, openright, titlepage, dottedtoc, numbers=noenddot, headinclude, footinclude=true, cleardoublepage=empty, abstractoff, ...
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Removing spaces before command

When using French guillemets with TeX4HT, the resulting symbols are not followed/preceded by non-breaking spaces like they should, resulting in wrong line-breaking in HTML. I tried resetting \og and ...
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Can't get babel and amsthm to play nice once Hebrew is loaded

I am working in LaTeX, and I am trying to get babel and amsthm to play nice together. I produced a minimal example (which gives a different error than the full project, but getting this to work could ...
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How to pass definitions to \AtBeginDocument?

I need to delay execution of a chuk of code to the time when other packages are loaded so I wrap it into \AtBeginDocument: \AtBeginDocument{% \def\reserved@a#1#2{% \edef\reserved@b{#1}% ...
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thin unbreakable space

As you maybe know, in French typography, "big" punctuation marks (!?;») must be preceded by a thin undividable space (obviously « must be followed by a thin unbreakable space, and as a matter of ...
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IfLanguageName versus iflanguage

The babel package recommends using the command IfLanguageName of the iflang package to test for a language. It is explained that the command iflanguage is too coarse, because it is only based on the ...
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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 ...