{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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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?
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footnote and autocite=footnote don't behave the same under fnpct

This may sound like a crazy scenario, but whilst using fnpct (and the after-punct-space option especially) and the \autocite command from biblatex (using the option autocite=footnote), I realized the ...
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Missing space after “guillemets”

I have a problem with the \og and \fg characters for opening and closing "guillemet". The closing guillemet is always too close to whatever follows, in other words, there is missing space between \fg ...
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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 ...
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Doubts for customize classicthesis

I downloaded the classicthesis from its site and I was analysing the contents of the class, the manual, examples and all that. But I have few doubts yet about how to customize well the classic thesis ...
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\endcsname error with nag and newest babel/greek update

Did I miss something with babel and polutonikogreek? I just updated my TeX distribution on my mac through TeX Live Utility, and now I get the error: ./document.tex:5: Missing \endcsname inserted. ...
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Usepackage english babel - default.sty not found?

I am totally new to latex. I have downloaded Miktex (for Windows) and installed it to the root directory of my local hard drive. I have a predefined latex template. When I try to compile this ...
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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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How to use pstool and babelbib in the same document?

I'm trying to use the pstool package and the babelbib package in my document. I couldn't manage to process an .eps image, when one of the languages loaded by babel is english. Here's an example, with ...
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catoptions destroys french active characters ! and :

A user of my menukeys package reported, that there’s an issue with the activ characters in french, i.e. !, ;, ? and :. I found out that it’s not a bug in menukeys but catoptions seems to interferre ...
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Package babel Error: You haven't loaded the language french yet [duplicate]

I just got LaTeX up and running and started following some basic instructions. The first time I followed the beginning over here: http://ftp.ctex.org/pub/tex/tools/editors/TeXworks/manual.pdf ...
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biblatex/babel autolang= doesn't work with idemtracker

Although I was glad to discover that biblatex integrates with babel for bibliography formatting, I might have found a bug that prevents it to work with idem (not ibidem) entries. Same goes with ...
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xcolor \color command affects the wrong word in a Hebrew sequence

When compiling \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[hebrew,english]{babel} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} \sethebrew ראשונה \color{red} שניה \color{black} שלישית ...
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suspended hyphen without linebreak between word and hyphen

I have a word combination like this metallo-porphyrins and -phthalocyanines which eventually gives a linebreak between the hyphen and the word phthalocyanines. I tried to include the ngerman package ...
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using csquotes' shorthands in English

Is there a special reason why csquotes' shorthands cannot be used in English text or am I overlooking something? The \enquote command works fine. It's true that English style quotes are amongst the ...
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babel arabic changes enumeration level

I am trying to add a few short words of Arabic to my English document. This is working, by and large: \documentclass[fontsize=12pt,paper=a4]{scrartcl} \usepackage[LAE,T1]{fontenc} ...
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Prevent biblatex from printing the language name and use language only for hyphenation

In my .bib-file the language field is filled out in all entries. As MWE, they all look (as expected) like: @Collection{Bakker:Grammar, editor = {Egbert J[an] Bakker}, gender = {sm}, title ...
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Unknow option `ngerman' babel [closed]

I'm using LaTeXila on Fedora 19. I switched from MikTeX on Windows to that and I want to work with the files I created there. But every time I compile my .tex it gives me the error Package babel ...
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Problem with lstlinsting biblatex utf8 T1 and babel

I am a Spanish speaker. I have in my TeX file all the usual stuff for my language. Also I use lstlistings and now I want to use biblatex (ex bibtex user). However I can not get working together this ...
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Faroese language package

I am working on a project in faroese, where I need to use the localization features offered by babel. I cannot find a faroese babel package, and when searching for it, there seems to be some ...
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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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How to cite with biblatex in spanish with english quotes?

I'm making an essay in Spanish, so I use \usepackage[spanish]{babel} and \usepackage[style=mla]{biblatex} with biber for bibliography. Everything does what it should, but when citing, style required ...
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Removing the bibliography name

I use the »babel« package with option bahasa . For bibliography purposes, I make the section "Daftar Pustaka", but thebibliography environment produced "Pustaka". So there are two titles. How to ...
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Package babel Error: Unknown option `francais'

I recently updated my Operating system from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. Since then, I am facing difficulties compiling my tex code in which the french babel package is called. Please note that all ...
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Help getting started with Hebrew in babel

I want to write a document that will contain only Hebrew text (and some diagrams). I understand that babel is probably the best way to do it but I am getting utterly confused and haven't been able to ...
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Problem with title languages from thesis template

I'm using LaTeX in order to write my thesis and to make a good impression to the reader. As long as I'm not a very experienced user I use a template from Master/Doctoral Thesis from LaTeX Templates. ...
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Combining dashes from babel with xspace

Assume we have some mathematical object that is used in formulae as well as in "natural" language (in my case, complexity classes). When defining a macro for such an object, I like to use \xspace so ...
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Nonbreaking dash that allows hyphenation

The babel package provides useful dash variants, e.g. "~ for a non-breaking dash that forbids hyphenation in the parts, and "= for a breaking dash that allows hyphenation in the parts. However, ...
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What is the proper way to implement language options in a multilanguage package?

I'm writing a multilingual LaTeX2e package to be used with pdflatex containing several macro and environment definitions. The main language of the document--a thesis--is English, Finnish or Swedish. ...
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Document title with Cyrillic and babel

I'm writing a document in Russian using \babel, and everything in the body of the document seems to work fine. However, when I try to make a Cyrillic title using \maketitle, I get errors saying that ...
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How to pass a macro as the argument to \selectlanguage

The following mwe throws the error You haven't defined the language lang yet. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[american]{babel} \newcommand{\lang}{american} \selectlanguage{\lang} \begin{document} ...
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glossaries \leftmark and \rightmark not translated

I was trying to make an article in french with a glossary (glossaire in our weird tongue), and I noticed that, even if I did manage to set the translation right for the body, the \leftmark (or ...
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how to change language within the .cls file

The problem is this: I want to use in the custom class file (named thesis.cls), a different language than English, Greek to be specific. In the .tex file I loaded the babel package with the command ...
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Babel in Basque

I am new to this and I would like to get what's needed to use Babel in basque. I've tried sudo apt-get install texlive-lang-basque, emulating an answer in this site but it doesn't work. Any help ...
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Workflow to write article with orgmode/babel when knowing LaTeX

I know LaTeX pretty well and I am used to write articles with it. I know orgmode and use it to manage my todo list and research notes. I am trying to learn the babel module of orgmode, so that to ...
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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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Can anyone provide me with a simple example?

I want to write in urdu with nastaleeq font. I have done quite a few things but i dont know how to write it. Plus i dont know how to use xetex. So can anyone give me a simple example writing urdu in ...
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Russian and Japanese and biblatex oh my

I'm trying to typeset a book with bibliography entries in English, Russian and Japanese. Getting the bibliography to work right is driving me mad. I have got pretty close (I think) by cobbling ...
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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? ...