{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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To write Latvian in Babel

I know this thread about Changing language in babel, but I do not see any aux file generated in my case. So cannot delete them. My file \documentclass{letter} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?

Now I know there are hyphenation differences between British and American English but in no dictionary, British or American, could I find the word "alternate" to be broken down to al·tern·ate instead ...
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Error with chronology and babel packages : “! Paragraph ended before \pgffor@next was complete.”

I am trying to use the chronology package in a report that includes babel. My distribution : pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) On below my MWE : \documentclass{article} ...
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Contributing to Babel or Polyglossia language support

I want to contribute language support for Babel or Polyglossia, so that I can type in my native language and use LuaTex or LuaLaTeX. Lithuanian support at the moment is using L7x font encoding and if ...
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Typesetting in Tamil on ShareLaTeX

My main goal is to display Tamil script in LaTeX using ShareLaTeX. I would be happy to figure out a minimal working code to display வணக்கம் in ShareLaTeX. \documentclass{article} ...
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Pdf bookmark error in beamer [on hold]

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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Package babel error: Unknow option [duplicate]

I just installed pdfTeX (Tex Live 2013/Debian) on by Ubuntu 13.10 laptop, but I have problems with the babel package. My code: \documentclass[12ptk a4paper]{article} \usepackage[danish]{babel} ...
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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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Babel Multilingual Hyphenation Order of Precedence?

When I use multiple languages with Babel (e.g., with \usepackage[german,french,latin,english]{babel}), I realize that english is the default language because it is the last listed, but what does Babel ...
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Automatically Detect Foreign Language for Hyphenation?

Is there a LaTeX package that automatically detects which foreign language a particular part of a multi-language TeX document is so that it can hyphenate it appropriately, or do I have to manually ...
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Problem with babel [brazil] and tikz-cd's phantom arrows

I'm trying to draw the following diagram using tikz-cd \documentclass[11pt]{article} %\usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage{amssymb, tikz-cd} \tikzset{commutative diagrams/.cd} \begin{document} ...
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babel: english, american, USenglish

Does it make any difference (and if so, which) whether I use english, american, or USenglish as the option for the babel package? I've already looked into the package description, and it seems to be ...
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Switching first paragraph indentation rules with babel

I am aware that many questions have already appeared here regarding the indentation of the first paragraph, but I did not find any on this precise problem. I am writing a document with some portions ...
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Latex use other languages in section title

I am writing in english, greek babel and I have custom commands to change between languages. The problem is that I can change to english for example, anywhere in my text except in \chapter{}, ...
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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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Unable to get rid of error babel: You haven't defined the language en yet?

! Package babel Error: You haven't defined the language en yet I am getting the above error - no matter what I do... I have tried everything from the other answers and am sure now that its not ...
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bbm.sty not found, unknown option 'ngerman'

there is a piece of my header.tex: \documentclass[paper=a4,toc=bibliography,chapterprefix,parskip=true}{scrreprt} % ------------------------------------------------------------------- %%% Laden ...
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The french babel gives me a missing \begin{document}

My impression is that is an already answered question. However, I am really stuck with this: This code: \documentclass[french]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} ...
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\foreignlanguage in tabular environment

\foreignlanguage does not work in tabular. How to switch language in tabular? \documentclass[spanish,russian]{scrbook} \usepackage[T1,T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} ...
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Using language Portuguese on Appendices throws unsupported control sequence

I am trying to compile my work under MikTex 2.9 windows 7 and/or Kyle 2.1.2 The appendices are throwing an unsupported control sequence error when I try to compile with the langage set to Portuguese. ...
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Why \shorthandon and \shorthandoff cannot be embedded in other macros?

Surrounding \title macro with \shorthandon{;:!?} and \shorthandoff{;:!?} gives the expected result with babel's french language (space added before the '?', '!', ':' and ';'): ...
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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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Define a \dots-aware command

edit: changed the MWE to show the problem with french babel So, I was wondering about in TeX.sx and came upon this question How do magic \dots work in amsmath?, I wanted to do the same thing (have a ...
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Package babel Error: Unknown option `ngerman' [duplicate]

I've tried to create German quotation marks in LaTeX, but after compiling with \usepackage[ngerman]{babel}, I get this error: ! Package babel Error: Unknow option `ngerman'. Either you misspelled it ...
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Main text and bibliography in two languages but with alternate date format

I'm writing a text in American English and German (new orthography), so I use \usepackage[ngerman,USenglish]{babel}. The biblatex bibliography also contains English and German references. I need the ...
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Problem with babel and tikz using \draw

I'm trying the next code: \documentclass[pdftex,spanish]{article} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} Simple arrow: \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[->] (-1.5,0) -- (1.5,0); ...
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Can't Compile Because I haven't loaded Babel - But I'm not using Babel? [duplicate]

I tried compiling a document with an included Hebrew word. I copy and pasted the \usepackage example loading English and French as an example. Since then, my document will not compile no matter what I ...
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algorithmicx + babel + Hebrew incompatibility

When trying to create any document with babel and algorithmicx, e.g.: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[hebrew,english]{babel} \usepackage{algorithmicx} \begin{document} Hello, world. ...
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Russian and Chinese in the same document

I'm writing a document that is going to required having Russian, Chinese characters, and English. I'm using CJK and babel and example code is below: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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How to use pstool and babelbib in the same document?

I'm trying to use the pstool package and the babelbib package in my document. I couldn't manage to process an .eps image, when one of the languages loaded by babel is english. Here's an example, with ...
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Problem with Swedish hyphenation using apa6 with \usepackage[swedish]{babel} [duplicate]

I can't seem to get Swedish hyphenation to work within the document when using the apa6 document class, though I am using the Swedish babel package. The problem is not citation related, but concerns ...
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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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Pleaseinsertintopreamble in ToC and header

I wanted to style chapter headings, found out about titlesec and wrote the document like this: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Tilde in author field changes S letter with Estonian babel

Bibtex generates fallowing code to bbl file. \bibitem{Bell_1964} J.~S. Bell, \enquote{On the {Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen} paradox,} Physics \textbf{1}. and similarly \bibitem{BellSpeakableAndNot} ...
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Listings and Babel (with some languages) are breaking hyphenation

In the following document \documentclass{article} %\usepackage[german]{babel} % also try english, ngerman and dutch \usepackage{listings} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \begin{minipage}{1em} ...
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Tikz shortandoff-on newcommand problem

Usually I have no problem with babel and !:, and I don't use shortandoff-on switch. But since I made a command using !#1 parameter, the problem comes up again. The same synthax used outside the ...
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Problem when running babel

I am using babel installation (used Miktex 2.9 package manager to install) and the Culmus MiKTeX package (retrieved from http://www.ma.huji.ac.il/~sameti/tex/culmusmiktex.html) ...
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Showing last accessed / urldate field with babelbib

Apparently babelbib displays the last accessed/urldate field by default, but it doesn't seem to work for me. I tried to change the bibliographystyle, but that didn't fix it either. In addition I can't ...
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French babel trouble: 1\ier{}, 2\ieme{}, etc

I'm having an issue with French babel. Whenever I use any of the 1\ier{}, 2\ieme{} and so on constructs (to obtain 1er, 2e, etc.), the spacing following it behaves very strangely. So, for example, if ...
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pdf option for pstricks conflicts with babel french option

Today I had this error message on compiling a document: ! Package babel Error: The character '"' is not a shorthand character in french After commenting a lot of things I finally identified the ...
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Enable portuguese language in babel in a gentoo linux system

How can a language be enabled in babel on a gentoo linux system? texlive has been installed using the system package management software.
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\newgeometry doesn't work with Turkish babel package

\newgeometry is a nice feature of geometry package. I found out that it doesn't work (together with many other problems) when \usepackage[turkish]{babel} is also used with many errors stating: ...
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Using doublequotes in bibtex fields and babel

I have autocreated (Mendeley - so editing by hand will be rendered useful on the next autocreation of the file) bib-files, which contain e.g. ". Unfortunately, those " are treated as the LaTeX ...
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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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\usepackage[turkish]{babel} and \includegraphics inconcistency

Here is my document : \documentclass[12pt]{book} % must-have packages \usepackage[turkish]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % This package will support Turkish chars % must-have packages ...
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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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Very strange biblatex style in french archeology

I have many problems with a bibliography style with biblatex. And excuse my english, I'm a French student. I would like a style like this: but after a lot of research I obtained: It is almost ...
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How to compile Bulgarian in my Fedora 19 distribution?

I am completely new to TeX. LaTeX is already installed in my environment: pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013) Saying \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[bulgarian]{babel} , as ...
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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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Problem between unicode-math and babel option frenchb in LuaLaTeX

I've got a strange problem in LuaLaTeX with both babel, option frenchb, and unicode-math. My TeX Distribution is TeX Live 2013 (installed with MacTeX on a OS X.8.5 system). If I run the following ...