{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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How to write “dumb” quotes?

I need to cite a part of a string, which contains "dumb" quotes, and I want to keep them like this. When I write the quotes like they are, I face two problems: The spacing behind a quote is missing ...
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How can I define bullet style for itemize with french option babel?

I would like to use itemize environment with the bullet style before each item. I found out that the french option with the babel package seems to define the dash style for the itemize environment. It ...
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Memoir, babel[french] and @makecaption

I'm having a problem with the memoir, the babel, and caption packages: when compiling a document, the log returns the warning: Package frenchb.ldf Warning: The definition of \@makecaption has been ...
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subfigure numbering parentheses flipped with babel + right-to-left language + subfig

Eyal's babel incompatibility of the week... this time a question due to H.R. on the IVRITEX mailing list. The babel is incompatible with the subfig package. If you add a subfig with a caption: ...
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Set the number of inverted commas automatically based on document language

For some languages, babel would automatically interpret the inverted commas and convert it to the proper form of the selected language. For example, with Hungarian, when one begins a quotation and ...
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Polutoniko Greek in TexLive 2013

I can no longer compile files with the polutonikogreek language option to babel in TexLive 2013. Everything was fine in TL2012. There is another question showing the same problem: Ancient Greek ...
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How to write “a” in semiverbatim environment with ngerman without writing “{}a”?

\documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{frame}[fragile]{Umlauts} \begin{semiverbatim} ...
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Is \AfterEndPreamble really executing code after any \AtBeginDocument code?

The babel package loads the (last) language at begin document, thanks to an \AtBeginDocument command (lines 12.256 and 12.257 of its kernel): \AtBeginDocument{% ...
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hyperref, babel and subequations conflict [closed]

I am trying to use subequations in a document. Playing around with my preamble I found out that if I use babel and hyperref package at the same time, a fatal error is occured and no .pdf is produced. ...
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Biblatex 2.7 and \DefineBibliographyStrings

I downloaded the latest version 2.7. If I use \DefineBibliographyStrings{brazil}{% namedash={---------},% volumeof={de},% url={Disponível em: },% shorthands={Abreviaturas} } ...
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Package babel Error: Unknow option `brazilian'

When trying to compile any document containing the line: \usepackage[brazilian]{babel} I get the following error: ! Package babel Error: Unknow option `brazilian'. Either you misspelled it (babel) ...
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Biblatex: Multilingual proceedings - bibliography does not reflect language changes [closed]

I'm typesetting the proceedings of a conference with texts either in German or in English with bibliographies at the end of each text. In English texts I'd like to have the bibliography in English and ...
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Fmtcount and Australian Babel

How can I get fmtcount to work when babel is loaded with the Australian option? Consider the following code which doesn't compile, due to babel australian not being supported: ...
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Use of spanish babel in beamer [closed]

I downloaded a beamer template from http://cameron.bracken.bz/beamer-template/comment-page-1#comment-734 and I want to use it for a presentation in Spanish but when I try to use accents it doesn't ...
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Accented operators using babel

I'm using the es-minimal option in babel which, among other things, disables accents on operators. Since I want accented operators I used the \accentedoperators command however the operators remain ...
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Using the cleveref package with hebrew and babel

I am trying to use the cleveref package with babel and Hebrew. I get the following error (on the second run of Latex): ERROR: Missing number, treated as zero. --- TeX said --- <to be read ...
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Babel - Romanian ' or \c

I want to use some shortcuts to produce special character in Romanian. One of them is to use the command \c but also I know that is possible to use the following character: ' . example \c si or 'si ...
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Simple transliteration in LaTeX (for Latin)

I would like to typeset the same latin text in two or more "spellings". My source is a modernized spelling (distinguishing i/j, u/v) and I would like to display it both with and without this ...
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Hyphenation command does not work with Greek words

I am relatively new to LaTex. I am struggling to write a report that contains mixed Greek and English words. The main language of the report is Greek. Therefore, I use the babel package. However, ...
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xelatex + frenchb introduce extra spaces before some characters in lstlisting blocks

When using babel 'frenchb' with xelatex, spaces are introduced before colons and other characters. This is great for prose, but this is also being applied to code snippets. This yields an unacceptable ...
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Tikz and babel error

This code works correctly: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{positioning,calc} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \tikzset{ every picture/.prefix style={ ...
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Line breaking with `and/or` + babel

I have continuously come up with the problem of overfull hboxes because sometimes I write and/or in my papers. For example, this phrase: To design and implement a biofeedback system for alerting ...
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Translation of words according to babel language

I've got a template that is to be used in french or english, is there a name in babel defining the "of" of "page x of yy" than I want to translate automaticaly to "page x sur y" If not, is there a ...
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Wrong names for theorems/lemma/etc. in LyX

I am using LyX 2.0.3, and I usually type my documents (my lecture notes, mainly) in french. Now, I have to write a paper in english, I can't get the label names of the AMS Theorems package to be in ...
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Infinite Loop in Babel with Rotating Sidewaystable [closed]

I don't know whether this is a babel or a rotating bug, and I have filed a report with Debian (http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=710031), but perhaps someone knows a workaround. The ...
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! Undefined control sequence. \bibrangedash ->\bibendash [closed]

This code exemplifies the problem: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,catalan]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[catalan]{babel} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} ...
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Using csquotes and babel with option “british” reverses order of single and double quotes [duplicate]

I have the following: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[british]{babel} % <-- problematic line \usepackage[english=british]{csquotes} \begin{document} \enquote{outside \enquote{inside} outside ...
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Titlesec and Babel incompatibility?

I cannot find a way to change chapter style with babel included (for hungarian language). Here is the example: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage[magyar]{babel} \usepackage{titlesec} ...
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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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Decimal comma: extract one feature from babel-spanish

\usepackage[spanish]{babel} makes $12.34$ to print "12,34", not "12.34". It doesn't change dot to comma if one says for example $x.y$. Can I use only that feature from babel package, and still use ...
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Typesetting a bilingual English-Hebrew book with facing pages in each language [closed]

How would one go about setting, say, a bilingual novel with the English translation on the left side of the book binding (the verso) and the original Hebrew text on the right side of the book (the ...
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Beamer, TOC other language [closed]

In this code, I would like to have that the words out of Table of Contents (like section) will be translate into dutch. I thought that it would work with babel but it doesn't work and Latex doesn't ...
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\newtheorem other language

I've worked in my article with the next code in my preambule: \usepackage[dutch]{babel} \usepackage[amsthm,thmmarks]{ntheorem} \newtheorem{diver}{Theorem} \newtheorem{ex}{Example} ...
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Ancient Greek hyphenation in LuaLaTeX

Can anybody tell me the current state of hyphenation patterns in LuaLaTeX, especially with regard to Ancient Greek? I searched here on tex.sx and on the web. There are many mailing lists discussing ...
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Conflict between babel and university style sheet

I am a Linguistics PhD student at U.Florida, writing my dissertation. The LaTeX class from our editorial office conflicts with babel (among other packages). Is there a way to override the style sheet ...
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Slovak (and Czech) babel gives problems with cmidrule and cline

I tried to use the Slovak language with the booktabs package. Let's see a couple of cases. slovak is included in the options to babel \usepackage[english,slovak]{babel} or ...
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Babel shorthands has a problem with \bm package

Using the babel command \useshorthands{"} prevents \bm package to work normally. \documentclass{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \useshorthands{"} \usepackage{bm} ...
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enumitem conflict with french babel

The following crashes with the error: ! LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item. \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[francais]{babel} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} ...
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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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Russian language within figure captions in unicode-aware systems [duplicate]

When I try to compile the following document caption package seem to convert caption text to \cyr.. sequences and fontspec don't understand them. Is it possible do somehow get around that without ...
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babel + xdef compile error

The following code throws the error Incomplete \iffalse; all text was ignored after line 7 when I enable the babel package. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} ...
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Babel spanish option and fancyvrb incompatibility

The following MWE compiles without problems \documentclass{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{fancyvrb} \begin{document} \SaveVerb{x>y}|x > y| ...
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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 ...