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{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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BibLaTeX and babel - strange errors

I' m writing my MA thesis using LaTeX + BibLaTeX for bibliography. Sadly it seems that BibLaTeX paired with babel results in a number of strange errors: \extraspolutonikogreek ...unct ...
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biblatex: change name of author according to language?

Usually a name stays the same in whatever language. So, whenever I quote a work by Knuth -- be it in an English article or a German one -- I will quote him as Donald E. Knuth. This is not always the ...
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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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Keystrokes have miraculously switched to French using Beamer [closed]

Hi I'm using Beamer to prepare a presentation and for some weird reason the keystroke has decided to switch to French (it worked fine in the coursebook that I have already prepared). As far as I can ...
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Acro package: \printacronyms translation

While using acro package, I get the following message: Package translations Warning: Translation for `acronym-list-name' in portuguese unknown. on input line 67. Package translations ...
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Specifying a different font for polytonic Greek in pdfTeX with Babel

I am writing my master’s thesis with the ulthese class, which is now part of MiKTeX and TeX Live. This class is based on memoir and is fairly flexible, but assumes the use of pdfTeX and sets the font ...
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“in” untranslated for French incollection and artcle bibliography entries

Instead of showing the French word dans, BibLaTeX is putting in to introduce booktitles and journals. For example @incollection{rodgers99, Address = {London}, Author = {Roders, C.}, ...
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How does one change the babel language with the ClassicThesis style?

It's all in the title. The issue is simple, I just wish to change the language so that I can type in french using babel. The original languages are ngerman and american. I just want to replace the ...
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Set biblatex smartand to small caps

I want to apply small caps to the final name delimiter using BibLaTeX. I tried the following \documentclass{article} \usepackage[spanish,es-minimal]{babel} \usepackage[style=american]{csquotes} ...
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Hyphenating words with archaic spellings

I often work with texts from the 17- to 1800s that (in addition to now obsolete words) contain familiar words in slightly different spelling. The language of these texts, and of the ones I'm writing, ...
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language in latex and in particular in biblatex [duplicate]

I write my thesis in French but some of my references are in German, English, and French. I use babel for the French but English titles are in French format! My document is this one: ...
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soul package does not work with user-defined language shorthands

Using \caps from the soul package with user-defined language shorthands generates an error. However, it works fine with language shorthands defined by babel itself, e.g. by using ...
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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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babel's \foreignlanguage works for Russian, but not for Serbian

I was trying to write the Serbian alphabet using: \usepackage[serbian, english]{babel} ... \foreignlanguage{serbian}{D d} But I get nothing. When I try this with e.g: \usepackage[russian, ...
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Hyperref font selection problem with babel and french

How one can change font in the text form? \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[english,russian,french]{babel} ...
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Hyphenation of words connected with a double/triple dash

I can't hyphenate the words Cam•bri•an--Or•do•vi•cian because they are connected with an endash. The same probably happens when using the emdash. I tried this ...
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babel: adding language shorthands to work inside glossaries

I added ngerman shorthands to my english babel as described here. But they do not work for glossaries, and probably in other macors as discussed here. I load all the acronyms as a separate file in the ...
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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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Change default text of numbered \part [duplicate]

I have a large document with lector notes. And each lector I'm separating by \part. I would like to change the default numbering text from "part" to "Lecture". Example: ...
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Package babel Error: You haven't loaded the option english yet [duplicate]

Sorry for the less-than-descriptive title, but I'm new to LaTeX and have no idea how to debug or make sense of errors. I've modified an invoice template from here to suit my needs, but I'm getting ...
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How to define a new command for guillemets marks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: babel shorthand "| doesn’t work in macros I would like to define a new command for guillemets marks. I know how to obtain them in LaTeX and those I would like to ...
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Using babel and cleveref causes unnecessary horizontal space in header

Update This bug has been fixed with version 0.18.9 of cleveref, which is currently on ctan. Question Babel and cleveref do not seem to work flawlessy together when they share the same language ...
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How do I discover the shorthands defined by babel in my language?

The reason I want to do it is that I want to set brazilian language in babel and I want to use xy-pic package, but I have to use it inside an environment in which the shorthands are off.
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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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autoref in French documents incompatible with TeX4ht

I'm currently using MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7 and can't get to compile a French document correctly. Here is a very minimal example: \documentclass[francais]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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How to change the order of algorithm number and name in algorithm2e?

I have to write an algorithm in Hungarian, where the caption must look like: 1.3. Algoritmus: caption of alg instead of the usual style Algorithm 1.3: caption of alg. Until now I had no ...
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Combination of Subfiles, Apacite and Babel packages result in LaTeX error

For my bachelor thesis, I want to write my chapters in separate files and be able to compile them separately. To combine them, I use the subfiles package. For citations, I have to use Apa style via ...
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LaTeX Templates in Russian

I am using LaTeX template for a thesis in English. Now I need to write my thesis in Russian using the same template. I added: \documentclass[11pt, a4paper, oneside]{Thesis} \usepackage{cmap} ...
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hyperref autoref capitalization problems with babel

I have already read some similar qustions, but the solution over there does not work if I add the 'babel' package. The thing is change the autorefname of one specific, say Figure, and I just want to ...
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Clash between TIKZ and French Babel [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: tikz declare function and babel french option I'm working on a document requiring both tikz and [french]Babel. There is a clash between [french]Babel, and TIKZ: No ...
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Date declaration in datenumber

In the following MWE, \today prints the date in British format, e.g. 14th January 2013. However, \datedate prints the date as January 28, 2013. I wonder how the latter can be changed to the former. ...
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I would like to Change “Inhaltsverzeichnis” to “Contents” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the name of document elements like “Figure”, “Contents”, “Bibliography” etc.? In order to fix overruns I have used the following code: ...
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How to automatically adjust the emdash length according to current language?

In Russian typography the emdash, which is typed as the ligature --- in LaTeX, is 20% shorter than the standard emdash. The babel package cares this difference so that --- prints a shorter emdash if ...
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What is the difference between \declare@shorthand and \defineshorthand in babel?

What is the difference between \declare@shorthand and \defineshorthand in babel (v.3.9)? Which of the two macros is preferable in a language definition file? babel.pdf manual (v.3.9) provides an ...
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Using “German” quotation marks inside \newcommand [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: babel shorthand "| doesn’t work in macros I know there is a deeper non-understanding of LaTeX mechanics at work here, but I have no idea how to phrase my question ...
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Classicthesis in Chinese?

I wish to compile my dissertation in the beautiful classicthesis. My setting: Mac OX 10.6.8, TeX Live 2012 + LyX 2.0.5. I am able to work and produce document in Chinese elsewhere including in book, ...
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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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Language problems with biblatex and babel

I am trying to use biblatex with IEEEtran and babel, however I am having an error: Package babel Error: You haven't defined the language ENGLISH yet.. With regular Bibtex everything works as usual. ...
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Polyglossia vs Babel

Could someone summarize features which are (1) common and (2) different for the babel and polyglossia packages? I know that babel 3.8 (current version) fails to run for some languages (eg, Russian) ...
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Undefined control sequence \bbljan

I'm writing a bibliography for an article in Russian. Using \bibliographystyle{plain} is not an option, since it uses e.g. conjunction "and" when listing authors. So I'm sticking to ...
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TeX fails to generate output with Hebrew text: Jerusalem font metric file missing

I have MiKTeX installed on a Windows machine. I have this simple document, where I'm trying to use Hebrew: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{ucs} % package to add unicode support ...
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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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Using \selectlanguage with csquotes

As per this question, I am using csquotes to convert quotationmarks to typographical-quotes. However, when changing language through \selectlanguage the quotationmarks no longer gets converted. (I ...
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tikz declare function and babel french option

I would like to declare functions in tikz for multiple uses of the same function within the code. Sadly, it seems that the tikz "declare function" is not compatible with the french option in babel. ...
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Babel warns of lack of hyphenation patterns for Hebrew

I use TeX Live including the Hebrew package. I've tried to produce a simple TeX file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage [english,hebrew]{babel} \begin{document} שלום \end{document} but I keep ...
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Why do I get this error when using babel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: \tableofcontents encoding issue with lualatex I tried adding babel package to my file - to get proper hyphenation for my language. But I get strange error, related ...
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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 and \contentsname, how to add extra customization?

This is what I'm trying to do: \renewcommand{\contentsname}{ \vspace{-8mm} {\Huge Table of Contents}\vspace{-3mm} \rule{\linewidth}{0.5mm} \\[-4mm] } Using babel, I can get this code to work: ...
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Babel and the decimal separator

I'm using Babel for writing a document in spanish. However, it uses a comma instead of a period as a decimal marker (i.e. 3,14 instead of 3.14). Is there any way to reverse the behaviour? I prefer ...
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Punctuation in bibliography with multiple languages

In a document written in a given language (in my case French but it may not matter so much) I have a bibliography mixing entries in different languages (in this case French, English and German). I ...