{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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Citing russian article with Texmaker(Windows) provides an error

I am writing an article in English, but I want to cite something using Russian in the bibliography. At the moment I need Russian only in the .bib File. I installed the babel package, but if I try to ...
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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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English / German APA reference fails partly - “retrieved from” and “origyear” untranslated

I have a problem with my multilingual APA reference. I use LuaTeX, BibLaTeX and biber. I use the BibLaTeX option babel=other to activate language switching. Switching gets done by adding an ...
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Problems typing in Russian (MiKTeX)

I'm trying to make a LaTeX file in Russian. I wrote the following in the preamble: \usepackage[cp1251]{inputenc} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[russian]{babel} However, when I try to make ...
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Dynamically change language for datetime

I am building a fairly complex letter template as article-extending class, which needs to be able to understand two languages (English and German). This is implemented via babel (with both ngerman and ...
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French internationalisation, override babel default spacing

I'm writing my thesis paper in French. In the document I use the name of the ISO27001:2005 norm name, and by babel conventions this is rewritten as ISO27001 :2005 with a extra space before the ...
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[Babel/Polyglossia]: wrong hyphenation?

Consider the following MWE; say you save it in foo.tex. \documentclass{article} \setcounter{secnumdepth}{0} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{english} \setkeys{english}{variant=british} % \...
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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} \usepackage[...
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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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How to install a language package in Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm having problems with the babel language package with TeXmaker could someone propose a fix I've typed in \usepackage[french]{babel} and I get the following error: Package babel Warning: No ...
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biblatex-apa and babel losing the ampersand with option spanish

I'm trying to use the package biblatex-apa with babel. It is working except that the APA style requires that parenthetical citations and bibliography references separate the last author by "&" and ...
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\@ifpackagelater equivalent for babel's lan­guage def­i­ni­tion files?

It is possible to make conditional constructs based on the version ⟨date⟩ of a ⟨package⟩, thanks to \@ifpackagelater{⟨package⟩}{⟨date⟩}{⟨yes⟩}{⟨no⟩}. So far, so good. But this doesn't work for babel-*...
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babelbib styles format first and second author names differently

I use babelbib and I have a source with two authors. Contrarily to when using the plain bib style, as soon as I switch to babplain, the author names are formatted like this: [1] Müller, Jan und Eva ...
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LuaTeX cyrillic hyphenation problems

I am trying to use LuaTeX (LuaLaTeX) in MiKTeX 2.9 and I'm stuck with getting it to load cyrillic hyphenation patterns. I'm quite new to LuaTeX, so maybe there's something special about hyphenation ...
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letter document class and babel/magyar not compatible any more?

I am recently having trouble with combining the letter document class with the magyar language option of the babel package. The weird thing is that the last time when I had to use this combination (...
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Change hyphenation patterns only for a chapter

I am currently writing a book in Italian using LyX and I use \usepackage[italian]{babel} in the preamble. However, I need to write a chapter of this book in a different language. How can I change ...
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Conflicts with Datatool and babel (french)

I am having trouble compiling a latex document using an external CSV file with datatool and using the french language from the babel package. The content of my latex file is: \documentclass[...
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English minitoc entry within a Greek utf8 document

In a document set up as shown in the question Greek pdf bookmarks, the interesting bits are: \documentclass[greek,english]{scrbook} \usepackage[LGRx,T1]{fontenc} % define LGR and T1 encodings \...
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How to get chapter numbers to work in sections with memoir pagestyle{headings} and using babel?

I have a very strange behavior which I have managed to get boil downed into this minimal example. It's probably a bug report for either memoir or babel developers (where should that be sent?) but I ...
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Babel fails to hyphenate when the word contains periods

babel can hyphenate disputas: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[nynorsk]{babel} \begin{document} \parbox{0pt}{\hspace{0pt}disputas} \end{document} But it fails when the word contains a period: ...
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Arabic Support in Babel Mess up Chapter referencing

\documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[arabic,main=english]{babel} \begin{document} \chapter{Introduction} \label{ch:intro} We talked about the second chapter \ref{ch:...
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TikZ and Babel disagree when Hebrew is loaded

As with most things related to LaTeX, when Hebrew (and I assume other RTL languages too) tend to completely break everything. \documentclass[10pt]{article} %\usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} %\usepackage[...
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multilang with babel problem

I've loaded babel in my .sty file like this: \RequirePackage[ukrainian,russian,english]{babel} Then at .tex or at the same .sty file I am trying to: \selectlanguage(X) \languagename \iflanguage{...
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hyperref bad references

After cleaning up my project and compiling a tex file 10 times in a row: rm temp.toc temp.pdf temp.out temp.html temp.aux xelatex temp.tex # executed 10 times! I still get bad references with ...
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Babel, active chars, ifthenelse and tikz

This question is a build-up on the "classical" Problem with babel and tikz using \draw; it is known that the babel package, in some language, make ><' actives and wreak havoc with tikzpicture ...
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XeLaTeX French guillemets non-breaking space best practice

What is the best approach to get a non-breaking space just before the closing French guillemet » ? I wish to be able to type in the natural style, which in French is « bonjour » with non-breaking ...
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russian option for babel breaks Inconsolata

OK: \documentclass[14pt]{extarticle} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{zi4} \begin{document} \Huge \texttt{I need only latin here} % I see Inconsolata here \end{...
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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} \usepackage{...
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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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Chemfig - command arrow - alignment doesn't work

I'm writing my bachelor thesis. I wanted to insert a chemical equation, but the reactant and the product are not horizontally aligned well. I found in Chemfig manual a solution to this problem but ...
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Changing the writing language

I write in greek (having before load all the necessary packages and own commands - babel etc). In order to change the language and write a word in english I type \gre and the letters appear with ...
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Writing Greek text [duplicate]

I am trying to compile some Greek text in PDF. I get it compiled using babel package, but text in Greek renders as complete gibberish. Only if I write Latin text does it convert it into Greek letters, ...
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Error caused by interaction between minted, footnotes, babel and "(double quote)

I'd like to put some inline code using minted but when I try to typesent the empty string "" I get an "undefined control sequence" error. Sample code: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \...
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efrench vs frenchb

What are the differences between efrench and frenchb? Are they compatible with one another (for example the use of \og and fg in frenchb)? Why is efrench not in TeXLive even though its documentation ...
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Conflict between babel and TikZ quotes library

The MWE below gives error language@active@arg" has extra }. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english,slovene]{babel}% \usepackage{...
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Hyphenation Problem with german

i have a problem with hyphenation and i could not find a solution. \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[german,ngerman]{babel} \selectlanguage{ngerman} \usepackage{cite} ...
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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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Babel breaks maketitle on moderncv's casual and banking templates

I'm working on my CV and I started using the classic theme. After finishing the document, I trried to switch to the casual theme (also happens in the banking theme), but I get the following error: ! ...
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babel \L command reverses letters, inserts Ł symbol

It's time for Eyal's babel+Hebrew (or right-to-left) incompatibility of the week; and this time, it's hyperref again. If you have: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[hebrew,english]{babel} \...
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Creating multi-language document

I am trying to write a document in both English and French (like the ones you can find on some planes). I use following declaration to use babel: \usepackage[english,frenchb]{babel} \babeltags{en = ...
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Adding a comma after “et al.” in citations doesn't work for a different language “et al.”

In an assignment, I am required to have citations formatted in the following manner: in the authoryear style with a comma after the andothers-string (normally "et al.") with "et al." translated to "...
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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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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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Babel and csquotes Language Problem in Biblatex

I have spent a lot of time customizing the biblatex style to my needs. Just when I thought it's finally ready, I can't seem to work biblatex properly. I need to use babel for correct hyphenation. But ...
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What causes this \discretionary error?

I would like to compile my old LaTeX thesis to PDF. The text was created in 1999 (emTeX, I believe) when the computers and the tools were a bit different -- read it, I am returning to LaTeX after 14 ...
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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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\textit doesn't work with babel’s russian and mathptmx

\textit doesn't work in a LaTeX template for a thesis in English. Now I am writing my thesis in Russian using the same template. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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Changing “prefixes” in the Harvard bibliography

I am using the harvard-package for the bibliography of my reports, who are written i Norwegian. In my preamble i have the babel-package. However, when I use i.e. the @inbook entry in my .bib-file, ...
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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: /usr/share/texlive/texmf-...
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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} ...