{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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babel french + compilation issue

Since yesterday I'm using polyglossia for one of my documents. Today I opened another document in which I use babel and that worked just fine yesterday morning. Suddenly I can't compile it anymore : ...
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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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"| shortcut no longer available in babel?

In the answers to this question, people recommend using the "babel shorthand" command "| to break the ligature in the word shelfful. Am I doing this wrong or is this command no longer available in ...
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Getting Swedish letters to work in LaTex

Problem: Issue 1 (solved): The Swedish letters ÅÄÖ/åäö do not print out correctly when used with listings package. Issue 2: How can it be solved so that the Swedish letters also get orange color ...
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Conflict between mdframed and arabic babel

I'm trying to make a template for an Arabic book. I wish to use the babel package with pdflatex as I'm not familiar with xelatex. I was hoping to arabianize the legend orange template ...
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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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pgf-pie and babel incompatibility? [duplicate]

I'm having a rather strange problem with pgf-pie: it seems not to work very well when using the babel package... See for yourself: Without babel With babel Here is the code: ...
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Latex with Hebrew

The babel attempt The following code, that contains Hebrew, is successfully imported to pdf using pdflatex: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage[T1, OT1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} ...
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How to get proper German hyphenation?

Code: \documentclass[paper=3.5cm:5cm]{scrbook} \usepackage{german} \usepackage[german]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} Andere übertragen das am besten den Geschwistern. ...
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Setting an \abnormalparskip with memoir and babel french [closed]

I'm experiencing an issue trying to set a non-zero \abnormalparskip using the memoir class with chapterstyle ell and the french (or francais, or frenchb) babel package. Doing so moves chapter titles ...
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Why is babel loaded automatically in my document?

I’m currently writing my thesis in LaTeX, using the scrreprt class and xetex for better language support. With xetex, I’m supposed to use polyglossia instead of babel. I did not load the babel package ...
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pgf inside macro

I'm trying to create a macro that conditionnaly print whatever it's given as argument. However, when such argument is a tikzpicture with a function definition, I get Paragraph ended before ...
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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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German hyphenation does not work

My babel configuration includes ngerman and english ... \documentclass[ oneside, openright, titlepage, dottedtoc, numbers=noenddot, headinclude, footinclude=true, cleardoublepage=empty, abstractoff, ...
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Trouble with \usepackage [german] {babel}

All I wanted was to use an umlaut here and there in my paper, so I loaded the above package. I still did not get a decent umlaut. Since I saw that german was popping up in places where it shouldn't ...
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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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Inputenc/Fontenc conflict

I am freaking out with this problem. I am writting a beamer presentation in spanish, and compiling with PDFLaTeX. My input encoding has to be UTF-8. So I write: \documentclass[12pt]{beamer} ...
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Get error on calling \chapter (…) \input{chapters/intro} [on hold]

So, I'm writting a dissertation in portuguese and I'm using the class REPORT, and I've put the chapters of my disseration in a separated folder containing these chapters, so that I call them ...
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Problem with babel + Greek and endnote package

I am typesetting a document which includes both French text (the main language) and some Greek. It's a kind of scholarly work and I would like to have both footnotes and endnotes. I would like to use ...
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tikz error with `\draw` command and babel package [duplicate]

I'm compiling a document with class article, in which I use tikz library with this libraries: \usetikzlibrary{arrows,automata,positioning} And I have this picture (and nothing more in the ...
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babel/plain.def : ! Illegal parameter number in definition of \@yargdef

I tried to generate plain TeX cyrillic format files using makefmts.sh script from cyrplain package, here is the content of this script: #!/bin/sh tex -ini -fmt=cyrtex -progname=tex cyrtex.ini tex ...
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Make \usepackage{polski} and \texttt work in the same document

I would like to use Polish language in a part of my Acknowledgements. In order to do it I introduced in the preamble: \usepackage{polski} \usepackage[polish, english]{babel} And later on, to ...
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Russian and Japanese and biblatex oh my

I'm trying to typeset a book with bibliography entries in English, Russian and Japanese. Getting the bibliography to work right is driving me mad. I have got pretty close (I think) by cobbling ...
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Biblatex-apa not replacing ampersand for citations and references with Spanish options

I have read that the spanish-apa.lbx file contains the command \setcounter{smartand}{0} to prevent the ampersand from showing up and uses y instead. However, I can't seem to manage to get this right ...
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Undefined control sequence \babeltags

I'm a beginner with LaTeX but I couldn't find anything on this problem: I have the following document: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} % Default font size and paper size \usepackage[german, ...
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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}% ...
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Problem with referencing to the the number of an equation when using arabic support of babel

Unfortunately, I have a problem when using babel with arabic. When deferring to the number of an equation, the digits are reversed. In the below document when using (\ref{eq:10}) it gives (01) instead ...
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How to make a custom \crefformat dependent on language chosen with babel?

For my custom class I use the cleveref package and define new custom reference styles: \crefformat{figure}{Meine tolle Abbildung ~#2#1#3} Is there a way to make this command consider the language ...
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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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tkz-fct, babel and tabular compiling issue

I want to draw a function using pkz-fct and to save the picture with a "savebox" here is a minimal example : \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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hyperref links break with babel + hebrew (or right-to-left language)

Using the babel package to write Hebrew text exposes incompatibilities with all sorts of other packages. This questions is about the incompatibility with hyperref. Basically, you can't get links with ...
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Hyphenation doesn't work and lines overflow with French Babel (Lyx)

I'm using texlive-babel-french (on Fedora) with Lyx, and text overflows instead of having clear cuts because of hyphenation. When I change language from French to English in Document > Preferences > ...
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English language

I really don't understand why latex still doesn't recognize English language when I write and in this way it doens't check spelling or grammar mistakes. I've installed the babel package using english ...
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babel, beamer and nag conflict

With the MWE below, I experience some problem. As shown, the MWE compiles fine. If I change from book to beamer, I receive the "TeX capacity exceeded" error. If I comment out either nag or babel, it ...
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Arabic support in Babel switches the TOC page numbering style

My thesis format requires that pages appear before the first chapter to be numbered with Roman numerals and the main content of the thesis to be numbered with Arabic numbers. It seems that the arabic ...
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Package babel Error: Unknown option `francais'

I recently updated my Operating system from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. Since then, I am facing difficulties compiling my tex code in which the french babel package is called. Please note that all ...
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Chinese, Russian and English (and Arabic, and Thai, if possible) in LuaLaTeX

following up on THIS QUESTION, I want to embed the solution in a document (Beamer presentation) I compile (in English) with LuaLaTeX, but I just don't find the way. I just want to include a slide with ...
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oscola and babel

Using pdfLaTeX 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) with different versions of biblatex+biber+oscola, including the latest available, I get several errors when I include babel[italian] ...
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Pdf bookmark error in beamer

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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How do I define a list of strings with the babel package and the ngerman option?

I try to make a pie chart, but can't get the labels right: This is the MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{tikz} \definecolorseries{colorser}{rgb}{last}{blue}{green} ...
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Load babel using language synonyms

How can synonyms be defined to allow loading babel with, e.g., \usepackage[nl-NL,en-GB]{babel} rather than \usepackage[dutch,english]{babel}?
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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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OrnementsADF and babelbib font problem

Consider the following code: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage{babelbib} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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Hungarian babel makes English headers strange

I am writing a book mainly in English but it contains substantial Hungarian text, so I would use \usepackage[magyar,english]{babel} However, this makes chapter numbers in the headers look weird. ...
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How to use both “et al.” and other lang. “et al.” in one bibliography? [duplicate]

I am using biblatex with custom biblatex-chem style in my paper like this: \usepackage[backend=biber,style=chem-angew,articletitle,maxbibnames=5,minbibnames=4,bibencoding=utf8]{biblatex} Also I use ...
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datenumber: define \dateshortmonthname

I am working with datenumber package with spanish option, \usepackage[spanish]{datenumber} and I want to define a command similar to \datemonthname, but each month with the first 3 letters, I mean ...
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List of Figures and Tables won't get translated in the Table of Contents using Babel [closed]

Possibly a newbie question but here we go: I'm using Babel to translate titles automatically in my project. When focusing on my Table of Contents I realized that the texts for the List of Tables, ...
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Spanish.ldf error [closed]

I just installed MiKTeX 2.9 x64 on my windows 8.1 laptop. I use Texmaker as a TeX editor. I'm trying to compile a document with these packages: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Conflict with limit , font, babel

I have the following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{gfsartemisia-euler} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} $$\lim_{t\to ...
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How to use foreign language in pdflatex?

I use pdflatex for my thesis which is written mostly in English. For that purpose I use \usepackage[english]{babel} in the preamble. However, I must provide also Czech version of the abstract. Even ...