{french} is about typesetting and conventions relating to the French language.

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Incompatibility between french babel and fnpct \multfootnote

I would like to use babel with the french option and the multiple footnotes provided by the fnpct package (\multfootnote). But when I do, only one footnote is created instead of multiples. \...
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French spell check for texMaker is not working?

i'm trying to correct my report using texmaker i have downloaded and added the french language to texmaker But when i click on the spell check button a window appears but no suggestions or ...
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Citations in small caps using Biblatex in french (APA style)

I have a small issue while using Biblatex with the APA style in French. My in-text citations are in small caps and I would like to have them written normally. This issue doesn't happen when I write in ...
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French with Elsarticle.cls

Good night, I use the package elsarticle for a publication in an Elsevier journal. I have problem handling French. \documentclass[review]{elsarticle} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[english,...
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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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Xelatex and french through polyglossia: how to have the french punctuation even with inline mathematics

When I use xelatex, and polyglossia to deal with the french punctuation, I get the right spacing with the pure text, but not when I put mathematics in my text: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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Lualatex, polyglossia, french spacing, and the hole in the hookarrow with egreg fix, in texlive2015/2016

This deals with the solution by egreg to fix the hole in the arrows, when we use lualatex and french spacings through polyglossia Polyglossia and hookrightarrow You can see that, once that the arrow ...
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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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Weird accent with babel's french and xelatex

On my computer, there is a file that contains: \documentclass[french]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{babel} % \begin{document} \tableofcontents \end{document} and that I'm sure it is ...
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Problem with update biblatex

Recently I reinstalled Windows 10 on my computer, so I reinstalled texlive, texstudio, etc. I had a bibliography style which was perfect thanks to this forum but yesterday when I compiled, I ...
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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 ...
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Keep babel's automatic spacing in \newcommand

In French, there's a narrow non-breaking space before ":". These are automatically added by the babel package, of course. However, I noticed something strange: the following macro \newcommand{\abc}{...
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Removing the indent of the first paragraph of a section (in French language)

I want to remove the indent just for the first paragraph of a section. I am looking for an automatic solution. (I mean, it should be invisible for the "user", who does not have to type no indent) I ...
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Problems with french accents (again)

It has been two years since I have started using Latex (on a Mac), and up to now I have written my text without worrying about the possible output (as if it was a WYSIWYG), and at the moment of ...
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I can't use an accent into a file directory with hyperref

suppose i have this path C:\holá where holá is a folder. I need to open it. So I tried with \href{run:C:/holá}{folder with an accent}. But this error message appears: "C:\hol\unhbox..." What can I do?...
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Polyglossia \setdefaultlanguage seems to break French quotes

This might be more of a bug report than a proper question, but here goes. In the following example, compiled with lualatex, the sequence << is translated to an opening French quotation mark ("...
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How to type French accent in URL in Latex

I want to add this URL: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Projet:%C3%89valuation to my Latex I tried \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \url(https://fr....
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Problem with French accents in TikZ environment

I am creating a spiral, inspired by Mark Wibrow's answer from Text spirals with TikZ. However, I have a problem. I want to put a text in the spiral that uses French characters and symbols, such as à, ...
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Babel french doesn't work with smfart class

If I compile the minimal exemple \documentclass[francais]{smfart} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[french]{babel} \begin{document} test:test; ...
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tracking of fonts in small capital with frenchb from babel+ microtype

I have a problem in enabling tracking of small caps [whether the font has small caps or not] when I load french babel plus microtype. The problem appears only in my titles for the section and only ...
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How to highlight accented characters in pdflatex?

I tried using soul package and hl{word inside with an accent such as é} but they simply can't be rendered in pdflatex. I tried lualatex or xetex and it worked, BUT on the downside a lot of other ...
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No hyphenation patterns were preloaded

I have a problem with a document I'm writing and I found no suitable response to my problem: Package babel Warning: No hyphenation patterns were preloaded for (babel) the language `...
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Output document in Times new romans and french script [closed]

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times New Roman} \setsansfont{Arial} \setmonofont{Courier New} \newfontfamily{\frmtfont}{French Script MT} \newcommand{\frmt}[1]{{\frmtfont #...
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What bibliography style(s) (for bibtex) to use for a french computer science (engineering) thesis?

I want an author-date style which has a french version possibly for now I have \bibliography{my-bib-file} \bibliographystyle{apalike} Thanks a lot
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bizarre question : how do we say “actuel” in English [closed]

I am translating a document for an Astrophysicist from French into English. The following formula is : $ \[H_{0} (actuel) = \text{67,74 km}\quad s^{-1} Mpc^{-1} \tag*{[2]}\]$ how do you say "...
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Some frenchb switches taken in account in \iflanguage conditional, but not all

As shown by the following MWE, some frenchb switches (e.g. \FBFrenchFootnotestrue) are taken in account in (babel's) \iflanguage conditional, but not all of them (e.g. \FBStandardItemLabelsfalse): the ...
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Problem with fontspec and LuaLaTeX [closed]

I want to write in french, using Lualatex using TexStudio. Therefore, I need to use characters like é, è or à. As Lualatex uses UTF-8 there should not be any problem, but those characters are not ...
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How to disable non-breaking space

I have a document written partly in French, partly in another language. For various reasons, I want to use babel and the document class roughly as shown. But I want to disable the French orthographic ...
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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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How to write an alphabet in French Script font style within a document with another font style

Thank you for your effort in answering my last question @Touhami. That question and the answer you gave are for a whole document. My next goal is to type a particular alphabet say 'M' using French ...
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How to write in French script mt font

How can I print an output in French Script MT font style using LaTex, what is the package to use? Thank you in advance.
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Cross-referencing Sections with French Latin Section Numbering

This question is tied to my other question about French section numbering using bis, ter, etc. The previous question gave me a method to number the different sections with the latin bis, ter, and ...
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Setting [frenchb]{babel} with biblatex puts author names in small capitals. How to get back to first letter capitalized? [duplicate]

I am confused by the way the authors' names are capitalized when both biblatex and frenchb in bbel are used. There is no reference to this behavior in either documentation and I don't know how to make ...
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Conflict between french.sty and classicthesis

Good afternoon, classicthesis is a very good package for theses and books. It seems, however, to have a problem handling French (or maybe it is the otherway around). When loading French with \...
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amsthm with \usepackage[french]{babel}

When I use amsthm with \usepackage[french]{babel}, I got Proof becoming Démonstration. In general, it is good, but in a special case of mine, I need it to be Proof. Could you help me to get this? \...
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Incompatibility with french option in babel after last upgrade of Texlive [duplicate]

After upgrading just now my TexLive with TexUtility, I got an incompatibility with french in babel Here is my MWE \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,oneside]{amsart} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \usepackage[...
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TexLive 2015 - error when using “french” options with TexStudio

I am new in the LaTex world. I just installed yesterday Texlive 2015 et texstudio (last version) on my windows 10 computer. Everything seems to be working properly except for the template "Article{...
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Package for typing honorific title

There is a set of command (or a package providing it) to type words like Dr, Mr, Pr, PhD? I search something better than doing D\up{r} (the abbreviation for Doctor, in French), for example. ...
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trying to get french accents in my resume

I wrote my resume in English, but now I need to translate it in French. I can't get the French accent to print properly. Here is a minimal example. It says: "J'aime cet été" (I love this summer). You'...
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Conflict between polyglossia and ucharclasses

I have an issue with the following (Xe)LaTeX code where I want to get proper French spacing around the punctuation. Here goes: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{...
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TexStudio changed French letters to ?'s and encoding is now messed up

Hear me, o fount of knowledge-- I have been using TexStudio to create a transcription of a French document. Three weeks ago I finished the first draft, made my PDF, and all was well; the work looked ...
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french quote for blockquote and italics foreignquote

I try to generate a correct blockquote and foreignblockquote which start with « and end with » What i already have : « Test in french » (citation) « Test in english » (citation) What i ...
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French section numbering using bis, ter, etc

I'm in the process of transcribing an old French engineering text (circa 1890) that uses a somewhat non-standard section numbering. As I am attempting to make a more-or-less verbatim copy, it is ...
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Change language of springer journal template (svjour3) to French

I have to write a report in LaTeX, and it has to be done with the Springer journal template (svjour3). The problem is that my report has to be in French, but I can't find how to change the language ...
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Bibliography .bib encoding utf8 (french) accents

I am trying to use a bibliography for a my latex report. I am using a .bib file named bibli with articles written in french (so the titles have accents like é or ô). At the beginning of my .tex file I ...
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Error in some rare circumstances: babel with french option after listings, active character in moving argument, code in listing across pages

Edit: I have edited my question which initially wrongly focused on labels. This question is related to Code in \lstlisting breaks document (compile error). Let us consider the following MWE: \...
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\usetikzlibrary should be used only in preamble in case of french babel

The compilation of the following MWE (Edit: The babel library is now loaded in the preamble, as needed (thanks to an @egreg's comment), and another one, no matter which one, is loaded after the ...
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Is there a way to add accented characters support to the QRcode package?

Is there a way to add accented characters support to the qrcode package ? \documentclass[french]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} \...
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French characters

I am writing my PhD thesis but I have a problem in typing French characters: like "à" "é" "ç" etc. In the main page I have to use these two packages: \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{...
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Non-breaking spaces inside dashes

Exists a method or environment to write in French, exactly like a quote in « guillemets », a text in — en dashes — with automatic non-breaking spaces inside ? So, I used this trivial method, but it ...