{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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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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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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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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French typography: space before percent sign

I have come across another specific typography rule in French: one must put a non-breaking space before the percentage sign (see this handy cheat-sheet). This is also true for colons, semi-colons, ...
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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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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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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: ...
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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 ...
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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} ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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pdfLaTeX problems with figures in Arabi package (Farsi)

I have searched the site with different keywords regarding the aforementioned problem and it seems that I am the first guy with this problem. I am new to Arabi package. I will use it to typeset Farsi ...
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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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Wrong autoref names when using babel's `main=` feature

I have just tried out the main=<language> package option to babel and found that it seemingly does not play nicely with hyperref's \autoref. Using the traditional syntax works nicely: ...
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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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Status of Babel vs. Polyglossia [duplicate]

Lately I've been trying both Babel and Polyglossia against each other to see if there are any advantages either way. But to my untrained eye there is no significant difference in regards to output ...
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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} ...