{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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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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Language conflict between bohr and babel [on hold]

This weekend I updated my MikTEX 2.9 installation and installed packages. To my suprise I promptly received an error message when recompiling a tex file (that previously compiled without a problem). ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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's active " making problems in math mode

MWE \documentclass[norsk]{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} \usetheme{Warsaw} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ``forkaster hypotesen om at $P(\text{"mynt"})=0,5$''. \end{frame} ...
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Redefining a babel macro in memoir?

According to the babel.pdf (dated 2005) , macro \Aref is used to "write the correct definite article for the argument", i.e. expanded to either 'A' or 'Az'. Since I upgraded to 2014 TeX, it ...
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Beamer with ragged2e and babel results in “command \selectfont has changed” warning

I am preparing a presentation in beamer and trying to get rid of warnings – but there is one that I cannot remove. In the MWE below there's empty beamer document with babel in Polish and ragged2e ...
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hyphenation not working with “programmed” text

I am writing a thesis using my university's documentclass. For this class, I can define a text as acknowledgement in the preamble which is automatically placed within the standard format. These are ...
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How to set up LaTeX to write in Hebrew on Ubuntu [closed]

I went through multiple guides and explanations until I finally managed to compile documents with mixed English and Hebrew. However, because of the multitude of methods I saw, I am now unsure whether ...
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Bibliography string 'by' undefined in Canadian

I use babel with the canadian language, and biblatex-chicago. If I use a @inbook reference with a bookauthor field, I get the following error: Bibliography string 'by' undefined at entry 'smith' on ...
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Where can I find lists of non-US-English hyphenation exceptions? [closed]

As I learned from Where can I find a list of English hyphenation exceptions?, using the fine collection ushyphex.tex takes care of some of the known wrong hyphenation for US-English. It also includes ...
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hyphenation with languages in transliteration // forced hyphenation?

I am typesetting (lualatex) a document in a couple of languages. The main language is English. If I use other languages I usually use commands such as \foreigntextquote{french}{text} and ...
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How to make hyperref work with bibitem keys containing a colon and using babel french option?

As seen in this thread, the \cite command bugs when the selected language is French and a bibitem key contains a :, which is an active character in babel french. Indeed, concerned hyperlinks always ...
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spanish and lost figure

I want to use \usepackage[spanish]{babel} because I am writing a text in Spanish language. Now, when I make that, the figures get lost!, they cannot be read any more. The changes that I expect are ...
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Babel: two languages, active shorthands

I'd like to use multiple languages in my document (babel), and both ngerman and british should have the nice shorthands active ("` and "'). The british language environment should turn "` into “ and ...
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frenchb/babel has no effect [closed]

As the title indicates, loading the frenchb/babel with \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} does not properly format my document for french typography and special characters ('é' is replaced with 'é', etc...) ...
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LaTeX Kurdish Kurdi / كوردی (Sorani) problems

I'm trying to use arabic script but it seems I run into trouble, the output is just a mess of question marks, literally. I took this code from this page (I'm on Macbook Pro Yosemite, TeXLive, ...
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Spanish language not working after update [closed]

I've recently updated my Lyx to the new 2.1 version. But when I try to compile my documents (in spanish language), I obtain the following "Undefined control sequence" error: \StartBabelCommands ...
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No enumerate in [turkish]{babel} package

MWE \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[turkish]{babel} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate}[label=\Roman*)] ...
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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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Reference in Spanish and English language in BibTeX

I'm typing my thesis and I'm using LaTeX for it. I've found one problem in my references. I'm using two language for my references: Spanish and English, but for the last language , I can't change the ...
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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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Problem with title languages from thesis template

I'm using LaTeX in order to write my thesis and to make a good impression to the reader. As long as I'm not a very experienced user I use a template from Master/Doctoral Thesis from LaTeX Templates. ...
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Some non-english alphabets are missing after compilation

There are some non-English alphabets in my document, and these alphabets displays well in my Emacs (Ubuntu). But after i compiled using pdflatex, these alphabets are missing. I tried in the Window, ...