{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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\LR for long text

How can I use Left to Right command, \LR, for long text in a right to left document. It should exist some think like \begin{something} \end{something} but I cannot found it! My problem is in the ...
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Formatting back references in bibliography [BibTeX]

I'm using the option pagebackref in hyperref package and I get just the links list at the end of each reference name. It should print something like "Cited on page/s ", but I don't manage it even to ...
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\today and language (babel, xepersian)

I'm using xepersian for my article but in one page I need to add Gregorian calendar date. so I add: \usepackage[british]{babel} and then where I want the date: \selectlanguage{british} {\large ...
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How to remove an unwanted tilde in the citations?

I'm inserting citations with bibtex and getting an unwanted tilde before the author's names. How could I prevent this behavior? The headers of my document are \documentclass{sig-alternate} ...
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! Package frenchb.ldf Error: frenchb requires babel v.3.9i [closed]

I have this message error : ! Package frenchb.ldf Error: frenchb requires babel v.3.9i. I hadn't it few days ago. I rebooted, reinstalled Miktex, reinstalled babel, rebuilt pdflatex. Here is a minimal ...
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Problems with danish symbols in chapter

I tried to use this code but have problems with the danish symbol "å": \documentclass[ 11pt, pagesize=auto, version=last, chapterprefix=true ]{scrbook} \usepackage[danish]{babel} ...
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Language problems when building bibliography [duplicate]

I'm having trouble making my bibliography. Between multiple authors it shows "and" in stead of the dutch "en". I've been searching for solutions and most answers state this should do the job: ...
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ShareLaTeX fails to compile quotes

The following document is compiled incorrectly in ShareLaTeX but works perfectly in my LaTeX installation. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[russian]{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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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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Is there any automatic way to detect hanging text on the right in LaTeX?

I wonder if there is any automatic approach to detect hanging text all throughout the 200-page thesis, mostly due to hyphenation issues. Consider the output below, there is like a subtle hanging text ...
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Strange hyphenation behaviour with babel's italian option

As an odd recurrence with many previous documents (and by subsequent trials and errors), I noticed that with this default, reduced MWE: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} % \usepackage[OT1]{fontenc} ...
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special characters not showing (mathexam+babel)

I am trying to edit a exam using a template I found on internet (article using mathexam package) but since I have to use special characters of Brazilian portuguese (like á, à, ç, ã, õ, ô, â, ê) my ...
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How to install `babel` in Texmaker?

How do I install babel language pack in Texmaker? I want to use \usepackage[swedish]{babel} in Texmaker. At the moment, Jag är bäst in Texmaker gives Jag r bst in the PDF. I use Windows 8.
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glossaries in French

I try to get a glossary in French. So I started with a sample (in english) from glossaries package. I run latex then makeglossaries then latex (x2), everything was fine with the sample. I run the same ...
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Czech characters are wrongly typeset

I am witing a document that is almost entirely in English but abstract will be in Czech as well as my name on the title page so I need the support of Czech characters. Until now I never had problems ...
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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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blindtext, unicode-math, and babel won't play nice because of setmathfont (in LyX)

Usng unicode-math, I am trying (in LyX) to use a font for my main font, and also for math Latin and Greek characters, while keeping the rest as is. At the same time, I want to use blindtext. ...
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Eliminating the action of babel from a given point onwards

I'd like to use the Babel package to reproduce italian titles ONLY in the very first part of the document. I'm writing my thesis and I'm expected to introduce the work by writing the title page ...
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Why the language selection of babel affects the page number format? [duplicate]

I writing a report in spanish, and I would like the page numbers in the \frontmatter to be numbered with lowercase roman numbers. However, the selection of spanish in the babel package changes the ...
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Conflicting packages in presentation (beamer vs. ethiop)

I'm making a presentation and I have to include some text in Ethiopic script. For documents, the ethiop-package is a great help, but when in beamer mode, I get an error: ...
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“You are using two French options for Babel” due to the use of \theendnotes with frenchle?

While compiling to pdf a LyX document that uses packages frenchle and endnotes, I get: "You are using two French options for Babel" when I try to generate the pdf. The solution is given here for ...
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After an update a document stopped compiling due to babel [closed]

I've written a document in my laptop (I have Debian and I use KDE and Kile as my latex editor) This is my header: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Which languages defined in babel repeat hyphen at start of line after hyphenation?

Babel (v3.9k) states that: \babelhyphen{repeat} inserts a hard hyphen which is repeated at the beginning of the next line, as done in languages like Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. I checked ...
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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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pgfgantt create a blank page

I have this code that create a Gantt chart using pgfgantt package. I have two problems : This code create two pages (the first is blank) There's untranslated words (e.g. Today) Here's the code : ...
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pgfgantt not working with babel

In this example month names are printed in English even the babel package is loaded with French language. \documentclass{article} %\usepackage[pdftex,active,tightpage]{preview} ...
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Language selection for \maketitle

I am writing a document in English but when I use \maketitle, it inserts the date in Czech (my mother language I normally use when writing other text documents). I have set my IDE (TexWorks) to ...
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babel problems: “Unknown option `danish'” [duplicate]

have problems with the babel options. I use Texmaker and: \usepackage[danish]{babel} and get this failure: ! Package babel Error: Unknown option `danish'. Either you misspelled it What to do? ...
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Reducing space before chapter works with english but not with hungarian babel package

I write my thesis recently and I want to reduce the spaces before chapters. I find the solution, but it isn't working for me with \usepackage[magyar]{babel} I use the following codes: ...
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To write Latvian in Babel

I know this thread about Changing language in babel, but I do not see any aux file generated in my case. So cannot delete them. My file \documentclass{letter} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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Error with chronology and babel packages : “! Paragraph ended before \pgffor@next was complete.”

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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Pdf bookmark error in beamer [closed]

Hi. I've compiled a Persian language beamer file by both luapersian and persian babel package using LuaLaTex, and in both I've the same problem in pdf bookmark as shown in the figure (some strange ...
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Package babel error: Unknow option [duplicate]

I just installed pdfTeX (Tex Live 2013/Debian) on by Ubuntu 13.10 laptop, but I have problems with the babel package. My code: \documentclass[12ptk a4paper]{article} \usepackage[danish]{babel} ...
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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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Contributing to Babel or Polyglossia language support

I want to contribute language support for Babel or Polyglossia, so that I can type in my native language and use LuaTex or LuaLaTeX. Lithuanian support at the moment is using L7x font encoding and if ...
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Babel Multilingual Hyphenation Order of Precedence?

When I use multiple languages with Babel (e.g., with \usepackage[german,french,latin,english]{babel}), I realize that english is the default language because it is the last listed, but what does Babel ...
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Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?

Now I know there are hyphenation differences between British and American English but in no dictionary, British or American, could I find the word "alternate" to be broken down to al·tern·ate instead ...
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Contents page in two different languages

I'm currently writing a report where all of my titles are in French and hence my table of contents is also in French. I however need to also include a contents table in English and I was wondering if ...
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Automatically Detect Foreign Language for Hyphenation?

Is there a LaTeX package that automatically detects which foreign language a particular part of a multi-language TeX document is so that it can hyphenate it appropriately, or do I have to manually ...
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Problem with babel [brazil] and tikz-cd's phantom arrows

I'm trying to draw the following diagram using tikz-cd \documentclass[11pt]{article} %\usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage{amssymb, tikz-cd} \tikzset{commutative diagrams/.cd} \begin{document} ...
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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 ';'): ...