{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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\usetikzlibrary should be used only in preamble in case of french babel

The compilation of the following MWE (Edit: The babel library is now loaded in the preamble, as needed (thanks to an @egreg's comment), and another one, no matter which one, is loaded after the ...
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Math comma issue with babel and MinionPro/MinionMath: typeset as an inverted E

The following code typesets an inverted E instead of the math comma on my system (texlive 2014, OSX) \documentclass{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[onlytext]{MinionPro} ...
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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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Highlight a specific author name in bibliography using babelbib

I want to highlight (more precisely make bold) a specific author name in bibliography using bibtex. There are several answers to this question, like this, this, this, this or this one. However, I'm ...
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Failure with [greek] babel and lastpage, \frontmatter?

I have a large document, for which I wanted to generate "precompiled headers" (TikZ's externalization and mylatex (note, \jobname should be the same)) and thought I'd use mylatexformat for it ...
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use dots instead of comma in math mode with babel package use [duplicate]

hi i started to use math mode for lab reports but when i use the babel package (\usepackage[spanish]{babel}) the dots changes by comma, i been tried to use \DeclareMathSymbol and \mathcode.="8000` ...
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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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Conflict between mdframed and amsthm packages with the use of czech babel

I would like to have theorems in boxes. I am working with amsthm and mdframded packages (I use the syntax utilized in Legrand Orange template). It works well with different babels (english, spanish, ...
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Wrong hyphenation with \usepackage[croatian]{babel}

The words 'izoliran' and 'kostur' in the MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage[croatian]{babel} \begin{document} mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm izoliran ...
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use path with spaces in listings fails when \usepackage[dutch]{babel} is used

EDIT: I just discovered that it is not due to the spaces but the " ": {"E:/Cloud storage/GitHub/JS_PCI/afronden2.js"} this line works if Babel is disabled and this one: {E:/Cloud ...
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How to add borders to all pages, while using Parallel for a mirrored/bilingual text?

I'm working on a A6 book that consists of mirrored bilingual text (left page in English, right page in French). In order to achieve this, I'm using Babel and Parallel on a A5 landscape page: ...
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Command containing babel shorthand not expanding [duplicate]

Greetings to the distinguished gathering of TeXperts! My problem is: if a macro is defined with a babel shorthand containing the quote mark (") as an active character, it does not expand when ...
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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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unwanted vertical spacing in supertabular with babel

I have a question regarding supertabular and babel. Whenever I'm using different language specifications inside a cell, there is a slight vertical space, which is not there when there is no language ...
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What is difference Indonesian babel with Bahasa babel ?

I'm reading Babel manual page 18 and there are bahasa, indonesian, indon, and bahasai babel. I want ask " What is difference it?". I am from Indonesia and I confused use it for hyphenation better. ...
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qtree and babel - escaping character no caught

I started using the package qtree to draw (simple) trees with LaTeX This package uses the ! to escape some commands/macros. I tried framing part of the tree, copy/pasting the example in the ...
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How to install language modules for the glossaries package

I've updated to the latest version (v 4.12) of the glossaries package on a miktex installation under windows. Now I get two warnings from the glossaries package: Package glossaries Warning: No ...
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betababel: You haven't defined the language polutonikogreek yet

For many years I used the package betababel to combine Latin and Greek letters in one document, but since version 2014.20141024-1 of texlive-lang-greek, the simple example \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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biblatex autolang=other breaks authortitle layout

Here's a MWE for autolang=other breaking something with the citation and bibliography layout: you will notice that the author but the first one name aren't capitalized. To me, it would be alright if ...
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Greek Text (babel) and English Code Text (listings): Problem

I use the babel package in order to write in greek with font "kerkis". I want to add code in english ("courier new" font) to my latex document but I get some difficulties. Can anybody help me, ...
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translate tikz calendar names to persian?

I see the quastion How to translate tikz calendar names? and I try to make farsi calendar wti this code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[farsi]{babel} \usepackage[farsi]{translator} ...
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Tex does not compile when jointly using longtable, appendix, hyperref, and babel (spanish). Error: “! Argument of \@let@token has an extra }”

I have a problem with hyperref, longtable, appendix and babel (spanish) all together. TeX does not compile, with the following error: ! Argument of \@let@token has an extra }. <inserted text> ...
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Russian in document with Japanese as main language (LuaLaTeX + ltjsarticle)

I need to use some Russian text fragment in ltjsarticle class, which provides the Japanese settings like Japanese caption for LuaLaTeX. In the current MWE, There are big intervals between Russian ...
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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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Search in pdf and babel

I noticed that in my PDF-files search does not work if there is an ukrainian letter "i" in the word. Nevertheless, the search is works well in the words with the two other specific for ukrainian ...
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Error when writing the chapter number fifteen of the appendices (the letter ñ in the Spanish alphabet), when using the babel package spanish

I am currently doing a very long document in LaTeX (my thesis), and the structure of the document I'm writing the number Appendix fifteen, but as we know in Spanish the number letter fifteen is the ñ, ...
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Babel Package Installation Problems

At an earlier time babel package is functioning normally. But now, when compiling tex files, MikTeX asked to install the babel package, even after it's installed again and again. The required file ...
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Hyphenation, apostrophes and a bi-language document

It would appear pdflatex (with [frenchb,english]{babel}) does not do hyphenation of words with an apostrophe. For example, I wrote "l'arithmétique" which was not hyphened, and the commands ...
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Turkish characters to uppercase then another problem [duplicate]

My MWE \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[turkish]{babel} \addto\extrasturkish{% \uccode`i=\string"9D ...
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babel disable quotation mark translation

I am using the babel ngerman package and my inputenc is set to utf-8, so I only need the translation strings for things like the \tableofcontents. How can I disable the Umlaut translation like ...
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frenchb/babel has no effect [closed]

As the title indicates, loading the frenchb/babel with \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} does not properly format my document for french typography and special characters ('é' is replaced with 'é', etc...) ...
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how to use babelbib

I am using sharelatex.com and having problems with the package babelbib. I suppose it's just a problem of placing of the different items. This is my code: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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problems finding correct language.dat

I have installed the portable version of miktex 2.9 on a pc without administrator rights. I try to use the package dutch babel, but it gives the common error of Package babel Warning: No hyphenation ...
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Using Babel inside my own package produces option-clash error

I want to write my own package which provides an \affidavit command which produces some standard text in two languages (ngerman and english). Minimal working example of this package: ...
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Right-to-left languages as Abstracts on IEEE article

fellows. My concern is about getting different languages in an IEEE document, the following code is working, but I need to get Arabic and Hebrew abstracts too, the issue is getting appropriate ...
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French “Tableau” and English “Table” captions in tables in one LaTeX document

In my thesis I have french resume part, but main text is in English. I need to have in the resume French tables naming (Tableau) in table captions and in the main part instead of Tableau the English ...
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Custom \thebibliography with alphabetic numbering for scrltt2 not working in presence of babel

I want to use an alphabetically numbered bibliography in a letter class that does not provide bibliographies (scrlttr in my case, but the example provided below works with letter, too). Based on this ...
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2 Arabic words just using Babel Arabic and Roman letters

I need to put the Arabic words for deaf and restoration into an English language book review. I know what these should look from the book under review, but I can't find a guide for the Roman letters ...
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Set hyphenation with polyglossia

If babel doesn't know how to hyphenate a word, I can inform it of good line breaks with \babelhyphenation: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[nynorsk]{babel} ...
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package babel causes compilation error after OS X 10.10 Yosemite installation

I had TeX Live installed when I recently installed Yosemite. The progress bar was stalled for hours at the "2 minutes remaining" stage, which led me to think that the computer was not responding. Thus ...
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No support for American-style punctuation in csquotes?

I was under the impression that csquotes provides support for American-style punctuation, whereby a punctuation mark adjacent to a closing quotation mark is moved inside, not outside, the quotation ...
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Why does adding shorthands to language extras no longer work?

It used to be that this worked: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[main=american,ngerman]{babel} \addto\extrasamerican{\languageshorthands{ngerman}} \begin{document} ...
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Localize fields in biblatex [duplicate]

I'm trying to write a document using a .bib as a database of entries, and then formatting them. However, I need to have some entries in multiple languages. So, is there an easy way to localize fields ...
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Vietnamese babel: font consistency

I am writing a document in English, but want my name written in Vietnamese. I am using babel and mathpazo. The problem is that when I switch font to Vietnamese as in this minimal example: ...
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Missing hyphenation patterns in XeLaTeX [closed]

I'm using tlmgr to manage packages, I have installed babel-hungarian and hyphen-hungarian, but hyphenation is not working. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage[hungarian]{babel} ...
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Package babel Error: Unknown option `polish' [duplicate]

Compiler can't find 'polish' package. - I have no idea what is happening, I was editing the same document a week ago and everything worked perfectly fine. Another error that occurs is "l. 299 ...
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Trouble with \usepackage [german] {babel}

All I wanted was to use an umlaut here and there in my paper, so I loaded the above package. I still did not get a decent umlaut. Since I saw that german was popping up in places where it shouldn't ...
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Babel's \selectlanguage{} resets \frenchspacing

I know that \frenchspacing is the way I ought to typeset documents today, but I happen to like the double spacing after periods. To enable them, I use \nonfrenchspacing. But if I use babel and issue a ...
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PyX with Chinese Characters / Xetex / encoding

I've been struggling with getting PyX to output some Chinese characters. The routes I have been trying are: Getting PyX to use Xetex changing my encoding using ...
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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 ...