{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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Highlight a specific author name in bibliography using babelbib

I want to highlight (more precisely make bold) a specific author name in bibliography using bibtex. There are several answers to this question, like this, this, this, this or this one. However, I'm ...
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How to use apostrophe ' with babel french loaded?

The french apostrophe is the following ’, when babel french is loaded it automatically turns typed apostrophes ' into ’. How to preserve the apostrophe ' in some cases (quote for example) but not in ...
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babel: “No hyphenation patterns were loaded for the language 'Portuguese'”

I put in the preamble of my document: \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} When I compile as a PDF, I receive the output: "No hyphenation patterns were loaded for(babel) the ...
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Turkish characters does not appear

I am new to latex and I wish to use turkish characters but it does not seem to appear though. (ğ, ı, ş). I am using Miktex and TeXnicCenter 2.02 Stable Whenever I tried compiling, the pdf file ends up ...
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How to use one type of quotation mark in a multilingual document?

I want to create a personal template for theses etc. in which I would like to use Guillemets. Since I do not want them to be in the way of >>lorem<<, but << lorem>>, I decided to use the ...
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Why “Missing \endcsname inserted.” when importing a csv with csvsimple with babel set to spanish?

After figuring out why my MCVE wasn't working as expected, I think I've found a bug in either babel or csvsimple package. This compiles: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} ...
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\@ifpackagelater equivalent for babel's lan­guage def­i­ni­tion files?

It is possible to make conditional constructs based on the version ⟨date⟩ of a ⟨package⟩, thanks to \@ifpackagelater{⟨package⟩}{⟨date⟩}{⟨yes⟩}{⟨no⟩}. So far, so good. But this doesn't work for ...
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Lyx :- Package babel Error: You haven't specified a language option

I get the following error in Lyx when I try to generate the pdf file. Package babel Error: You haven't specified a language option I have tried using the information in similar questions for TeX ...
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LyX Hyphenation Not Working

I need a little bit of help troubleshooting this. I'm also not too sure on what I can provide and how to provide it, but here's what I have: LyX 2.1.2, with options in "Preferences>Language>Language ...
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Can't change the language of the title Bibliography

I am writing my PhD thesis. The entire document is in Greek with exception of some words in English while the entire bibliography is in English. The issue that I have is that the title of my ...
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Latex, using Babel

I recently started to work under Xubuntu 16.04, and I'm facing problems with the Polish Babel package, though it worked before. I prepared a very simple latex example to show the problem: ...
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Error with gnuplot and babel greek

In my preample i use the babel to load the greek language along with the txfontsb package for greek letters. In order to create a plot using gnuplot, i use the following code : -synctex=1 ...
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APS template with package italian babel

I'm trying to use \usepackage[italian]{babel} with this journal template: https://it.sharelatex.com/templates/journals/aps But i get errors on \maketitle (4 errors): ! Missing $ inserted. ! Please ...
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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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Problem compiling when I use symbols less than or greater than

I am writing a document with Texmaker and when I write some equation with the less than (<) or greater than (>) symbols, then it doesn't compile (it doesn't end compiling and I don't get error ...
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footnotebackref does not work with babel or polyglossia for french

Whether I use the french language with babel or polyglossia, irrespective of the engine, the back references for the footnotes are missed. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ifpdf,ifxetex,ifluatex} ...
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BibTeX still using the wrong language

I've tried the advice given here: Bibtex using the wrong language! and here: Format references in German (not only the title) and I have read the babelbib manual. But still I do not get the desired ...
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nbconvert-generated labels fail with babel, work without it or with large margins

I'm using ipython nbconvert (which uses pandoc) to transform an IPython notebook and the document code contains the following lines \subsection{Vytvářeni polí ...
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XeLaTeX French guillemets non-breaking space best practice

What is the best approach to get a non-breaking space just before the closing French guillemet » ? I wish to be able to type in the natural style, which in French is « bonjour » with non-breaking ...
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XeLaTeX ligatures clash with package xesearch

I am using XeLaTeX to compile a document in French, using the fontspec package (with the Ligatures=TeX} option) and babel package (with the french option on). The problem: the endash and emdash ...
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Conflict between babel magyar and scrlayer-scrpage

My [magyar]{babel} and scrlayer-scrpage packages seem not to be working together… This is a minimum example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[magyar]{babel} \usepackage{scrlayer-scrpage} ...
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Abstract page of babel[magyar] undefined

I am working on a document that uses a custom class. I want to change the class so that it would use the babel[magyar] instead of the english version. However, when I try to do so, I get the ...
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1 Figure instead of Figure 1 in caption?

Maybe someone know how to change caption name of figure and number of figure order? Lithuanian standard is 1 Figure, but LaTex gives me Figure 1. The problem is, that when I use ...
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what is the proxy-server for MikTex

I installed MikTex 2.9.582xxx and it seems it installed without language package "babel-english". When I try to run the latex code I wrote in TexMaker I receive the following error Package babel ...
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Texmaker doesn't find french babel

I've installed TexLive 2015 from tug.org. When I try to compile my file using Texmaker including : \usepackage[french]{babel} Texmaker returns : ! Package babel Error: Unknown option `francais'. ...
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Improper \spacefactor after switching to babel?

After switching from ngerman package to babel with ngerman option, I get a "improper \spacefactor" error on this text part: $\glq$Kostendeckungsprinzip$\grq$ Any idea where this error comes from? ...
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What's the difference between \usepackage{ngerman} and \usepackage[ngerman]{babel}

Is there something additional that \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} does that a simple \usepackage{ngerman} won't be able to do?
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Whats the difference between the ngerman package and the babel-package with ngerman? [duplicate]

i use the package ngerman, which works well and transforms umlaut, i.e. \o" to ö, etc. Many people seem to use the babel package with the option ngerman, however. Whats the difference, which one is ...
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Exercise package with Babel

About two years ago, I used the Exercise package with Babel to obtain a document of exercises in French. Now, I can't get it to work : it's always in English, with the exercise header as "Exercise" ...
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How to change table name using IEEEconf?

I'm trying to change the table name from "TABLE" to "Tabla" so I wrote: \documentclass[a4paper, 10pt, conference]{ieeeconf} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[spanish, es-tabla]{babel} ...
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Multilingual document: Problem between babel and csquotes: \MakeOuterQuote{"}

: Line 5 is my problem... I want to use simple quotation marks in a multilingual document with csquotes AND babel, with the help of \MakeOuterQuote{"}, and I need the command \selectlanguage{ngerman} ...
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right to left arabic characters in tables

How to get right to left arabic characters inside a tabular environment with the arabi package without to have to insert the \AR command in each cell ? \documentclass[A4,12pt]{article} ...
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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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Single letter with a different language

in my report I have to write the city word Umeå once. I have included \usepackage[english,swedish]{babel} but the result is Not exactly right :/ Is it possible to just write the letter Å without ...
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Tikz default arrow style and babel

I was trying to follow the instructions on this answer, but I cannot make it work, because babel. My MWE: \documentclass[justified]{tufte-handout} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to install a language package in Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm having problems with the babel language package with TeXmaker could someone propose a fix I've typed in \usepackage[french]{babel} and I get the following error: Package babel Warning: No ...
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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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Babel or Polyglossia with LuaLatex?

what is actually better to use with LuaLaTex: Babel or Polyglossia? I read everywhere that we should prefer Polyglossia over Babel when using LuaLaTex because LuaLaTex did not completely support ...
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Slight package bug about Babel/efrench

I was writing in LaTeX, and when I'm trying to complie with MikTex, this prints: ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\e-french\french.cfg" ! Undefined control sequence. I believe it ...
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Disable certain babel accented operators

I must confess I don't know much about how babel really works, so maybe someone can help me with a quick solution. I have the following line in my LaTeX preamble: \usepackage[spanish]{babel} By ...
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Conflict between standard BibLatex and Babel [closed]

The following minimalistic document produces an "Undefined control sequence" error at \begin{document}. When I put \usepackage[english]{babel}in comments the error disappears. The compilation steps I ...
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Latexerror: Option clash for package babel [duplicate]

I tried to compile my LaTeX file into a PDF, but I received an error message saying: "option clash for package babel" and a second message telling: "Missing $ inserted" PS: I think, the error is ...
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Option clash for package babel

J'ai essayer de compiler mon fichier latex en pdf mais j'ai reçu ce message d'erreur:"option clash for package babel" avec d'autre message d'erreur telque: "missing $ inserted. Ps: je crois que ...
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Problem using autostyle from csquote with multi languages macros

I get some macros to enable me to generate a document in three different languages from the same .txt file (for example a CV). But the format of the quote is dependent of the order in which I load the ...
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Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} hyphenate the word “alternate” incorrectly?

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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tex4ht breaks bibliography punctuation with 'american' language and biblatex-chicago

To follow the guidelines of The Chicago Manual of Style, the package biblatex-chicago will put trailing punctuation inside closing quotation marks in bibliographic notes (like this "end,"--not like ...
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Problem with Spanish Babel

I have a problem with Spanish babel. I use PCTeX V6.1 and Windows 10 Pro. \usepackage[spanish,es-lcroman,es-uppernames]{babel} \decimalcomma \unaccentedoperators but I get the following errors: ...
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Fail to redefine enumerate when babel used

I wish to redefine the enumerate environment to have a continuous numbering through the different lists. I managed to do this, but my solution fails when using the babel package. Here is my ECM: it's ...
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Inserting hyphenation file into \babelhyphenation

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[british]{babel} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{english.yp} hom-ony-mous gene-ral-ly \end{filecontents*} \makeatletter ...
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\selectlanguage does not change itemize style

I have some trouble with the LaTeX babel package. As you may know, depending on the language, say french or english, it is a normal fact that itemize lists are not displayed in the same style (French ...