{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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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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babel - define language synonym

I use \usepackage[english]{babel}, but I am keeping getting error: Package babel Error: You haven't defined the language EN yet. while parsing bibliography with \bibliographystyle{apsrev4-1} ...
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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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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? ...
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Bad interaction between babel and xypic?

I'm writing an elaborate in Italian, and I'm using XY-pic to draw some diagrams. Unfortunately it seems that babel is interacting with XY-pic, making it impossible to group elements. Here is a MWE: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to change hyphenation language without Babel?

I would like to change hyphenation pattern in pdlatex without using babel, because babel kills my document class in my language (hungarian). Unfortunately I cannot find a way to change the pattern ...
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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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Problem with spanish and babelbib

I'm not an English native speaker. All the documents I write are in Spanish. To handle this I use some packages like babel and babelbib for bibliographies. However, this can cause some troubles of ...
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Tikzcd conflict with babel and cd

I have this problem: when I try to compile a diagram I get the following message: I think the culprit is a tikzcd arrow in ell 1-1 But I have not problem when, in the tikzlibrary, I just use cd, ...
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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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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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Babel[french] adds \ier commands, why doesn't Babel[english] add \th?

I recently realized that when called with the option [french], the babel package adds a number of useful commands such as ier{} for "1er" read "premier", \no or \degres. Yet it seems to get similar ...
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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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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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Something's wrong with tocloft

I want the right margin of TOC to be straight. Instead of this Latex violates the bound (Pic. 1). If babel is commented out (with the last \addcontentsline), the result is still buggy (Pic. 2). ...
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polutonikogreek with lmodern 12pt

Within a document in ngerman or english, I'd like to have some Greek text using babel's polutonikogreek. It seems there are two options for including greek text: \textgreek{mikra'iti mouse~ion} ...
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biblatex + biber + babel: configuration for polish language and style of bibliography (missing polish.sty)

This problem is probably trivial, but it's very important to me. After hours spent on searching the solution I couldn't find it. My LaTeX document works very well with biblatex, biber and babel, but ...
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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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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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LaTex i18n (integrate a new package's strings with babel)

Suppose I'm preparing LaTeX package to give the abstraction of admonition boxes (warning, error, tip, note, fyi, ...). I'd like to have theses strings internationalized. I wouldn't appreciate the ...
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How to configure (tweak) babel's hyphenation?

I found out that I can tweak hyphenation settings by writing: \righthyphenmin=6 \lefthyphenmin=6 \usepackage{hyphenat} I like this, because it hyphenates only really long words, leaving all others ...
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part number (1, 2, 3) as word (one, deux, trois)?

Can someone please explain to me, why I get: Part ONE but then: Part DEUX Part TROIS In addition to an explanation, any successful solution to this rather odd phenomenon would be highly ...
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algorithmicx + babel + Hebrew incompatibility

When trying to create any document with babel and algorithmicx, e.g.: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[hebrew,english]{babel} \usepackage{algorithmicx} \begin{document} Hello, world. ...
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How to pass parameters in a class file to different packages?

I'm writing a new class file that is based on book, and thought of making it available both in an English and in a Dutch version. Easiest to do seemed passing the arguments, so I constructed following ...
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Fix nested section numbers in RTL languages with polyglossia.

The third subsection in the second subsection of the first section should be numbered 1.2.3. This holds also for RTL languages, since numbers, including Dewey numbering is still LTR even in an RTL ...
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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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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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Command to uppercase the first letter of a maths command

This question is a bit similar to Command to uppercase the first letter of each word in a sentence. What I want is to build a new command for being used just at math mode, using the ...
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Caption formatting with babel French

I have a problem override the default formatting of float captions when using babel’s French option. When babel’s francais setting is chosen, captions are formatted with the label (“Figure X”) in ...
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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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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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Strange output when writing \texttt{“avg”} in spanish

I'm using pandoc, which parses markdown into LaTeX. In this case I configured pandoc to use babel in spanish and wrote `"avg"` which is translated by pandoc as \texttt{"avg"}. When I do this I obtain ...
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Does SIunits package correctly manage the typography according to the language of document?

when I use SIunits with \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,oneside,french]{book} and \usepackage[frenchb,french,francais]{babel} as preamble, could I be sure the commands like \kilo\meter will be print as ...
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spanish option for babel

I recently updated my Miktex 2.9 and when I try to compile my files I get the following error, which I didn't have... package babel error: unknown option spanish. Either you misspelled it or ...
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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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Babel not working on OS X? [closed]

I'm using a MacBook Air, with OS X, and I have great difficulties in using Latex in my native language (serbian). If I use the standard babel package in TexShop: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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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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Memoir appendix

At the moment I have Appendix A when I start the appendix page. In the table of contexts I see the item A. How can I replace the "A" by "Appendix". I'm using the memoir class and I'm also using babel ...
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Bad interaction between alltt package and babel with the italian option

Given the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[italian]{babel} \usepackage{alltt} \begin{document} \begin{alltt} \(\sb{1,1}\) \end{alltt} \end{document} I get the error: TeX ...