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

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fmtcount problems with french & newcommand

I built & used a complex command \qd this spring who requires datetime package and therefore fmtcount. I start again to use my command these days, but occurred some changes. I suspect updates of ...
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Old names in content even with using \renewcommand

I am writing a document in latex in French. I used the \renewcommand to rename titles like: "Table of figures" to "Table des figures" and "List of tables" to "Liste des tableaux". The names change in ...
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How can I avoid AUCTeX wrongly inferring the language of a document?

A colleague using a class I wrote reports that AUCTeX is inserting guillemets when he hits the double-quote key. Investigation showed that TeX-language-fr-hook is being called even though the document ...
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write text in a shape of heart

I want to write a text in a shape of heart, but I met a problem because of the French character. \documentclass[12pt,svgnames]{article} \usepackage[francais]{babel} % langue ...
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Changing language back and forth with polyglossia

I'm using polyglossia and lualatex to compile my source, and I am switching languages back and forth inside my document. It looks like polyglossia (or myself), is not doing what it is supposed to do: ...
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Babel option clash for multilingual document

I'm writing a report in french, which also contains references to spanish names, containing spanish accents. Including both the french and spanish babel options creates a babel package clash error. ...
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! Package frenchb.ldf Error: frenchb requires babel v.3.9i [closed]

I have this message error : ! Package frenchb.ldf Error: frenchb requires babel v.3.9i. I hadn't it few days ago. I rebooted, reinstalled Miktex, reinstalled babel, rebuilt pdflatex. Here is a minimal ...
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glossaries in French

I try to get a glossary in French. So I started with a sample (in english) from glossaries package. I run latex then makeglossaries then latex (x2), everything was fine with the sample. I run the same ...
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How can I make the copied-pasted text from an pdflatex output still readable/compilable by pdflatex?

The issue I compile a latex document which contains accents ("é" for instance), then I copy the text from the pdf generated by pdflatex. Then, I paste this text to my latex file. The resulting file ...
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French-style cover letter using 'moderncv' document class

I've got a quite similar problem as the one presented in this thread: Renew command \makelettertitle in moderncv, but the solution proposed does not completely answer my needs. As a reminder, the ...
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How can I set footnotes' numbers as superscript in a French report?

How to make footnotes' numbers take this form? Preferable by \renewcommand. Here is what I'm getting using this code: \documentclass[% ,12pt ,french ]{report} \usepackage{babel} ...
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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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French accents in \hl from soul package

I'd like to use the \hl command from the soul package in a French text. However, it does not work whenever the part to highlight contains French accents (e.g.: \hl{é}). I could use \'e instead of é ...
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French math style with default font

Edit: Okay, I found it, just needed more focus on the related entry. The package mathastext called with the frenchmath option does the job. The time for my first question to stackexchange could have ...
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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 ...
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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 change language of Scientific WorkPlace?

I'm a student in faculty of mathematics and they require us to work with SWP. My problems are: the exported PDFs shows some default words in English and I want the whole document to be in French. ...
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Why the item style has changed to dashed instead of bullets?

I'm writing a thesis in LaTeX whose main language is English, with also a French abstract at the beginning (I suppose this fact to be relevant). Inside \itemize, all items are by default formatted as ...
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footnote and autocite=footnote don't behave the same under fnpct

This may sound like a crazy scenario, but whilst using fnpct (and the after-punct-space option especially) and the \autocite command from biblatex (using the option autocite=footnote), I realized the ...
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Missing space after “guillemets”

I have a problem with the \og and \fg characters for opening and closing "guillemet". The closing guillemet is always too close to whatever follows, in other words, there is missing space between \fg ...
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Renew command \makelettertitle in moderncv

I want to modify the command \makelettertitle of the package moderncv so that I can have a heading in French style, that is, my data on the left, then below in 2 colums a "formule de politesse" on ...
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catoptions destroys french active characters ! and :

A user of my menukeys package reported, that there’s an issue with the activ characters in french, i.e. !, ;, ? and :. I found out that it’s not a bug in menukeys but catoptions seems to interferre ...
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Package babel Error: You haven't loaded the language french yet [duplicate]

I just got LaTeX up and running and started following some basic instructions. The first time I followed the beginning over here: http://ftp.ctex.org/pub/tex/tools/editors/TeXworks/manual.pdf ...
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microtype and the French way of typing text

In French, we put spaces before characters : ! ; ? when we type the text. For instance, we will type Que fait-on ? On met un espace avant les deux points : comme cela. If I do so and use microtype, ...
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French characters applemac not working

I'm completely new here, and trying LaTeX to write my PhD dissertation (in the humanities, mind you!). I have to write in several languages, and especially French. It is therefore much easier to type ...
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using the chronology package with babel french option

I'm trying to use the chronology package and it works fine with the english option in the babel package but if I use \usepackage[french]{babel} It doesn't work anymore. I've found a solution ...
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How can I define bullet style for itemize with french option babel?

I would like to use itemize environment with the bullet style before each item. I found out that the french option with the babel package seems to define the dash style for the itemize environment. It ...
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Forcing the dash in French initials in bibliography

How one writes "Smith, J.-M.," in bibliography? I want the dash not to disappear! If I write the full name, e.g. Jean-Michel Smith, then BibTeX treats it properly and generates Smith, J.-M. I have ...
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xelatex + frenchb introduce extra spaces before some characters in lstlisting blocks

When using babel 'frenchb' with xelatex, spaces are introduced before colons and other characters. This is great for prose, but this is also being applied to code snippets. This yields an unacceptable ...
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Use cleanthesis theme: french accent problem on MacOS X

I use the "cleanthesis" (http://cleanthesis.der-ric.de/) theme to write a French traineeship report but I have a problem with the accents. My é are convert to Ó (with double quote) I use these ...
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Tikzmark and french seem to conflict

I just discovered tikzmark thanks to the blog, and it sounds really promising. I downloaded the files from CTAN and put tikzlibrarytikzmark.code.tex and tikzmarklibrarylistings.code.tex in the same ...
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Text fuzzy, when I use French characters [duplicate]

I tried to resolve my problem in many ways but nothing worked well. I have downloaded a LaTeX template that helps with my work; it uses this package \usepackage[square, numbers, comma, ...
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French accents not showing correctly in table of contents

I am writing in French and there are many accents. I can see them in the whole document except in the table of contents. When I compile and preview my document in Texmaker, I can see the french ...
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“in” untranslated for French incollection and artcle bibliography entries

Instead of showing the French word dans, BibLaTeX is putting in to introduce booktitles and journals. For example @incollection{rodgers99, Address = {London}, Author = {Roders, C.}, ...
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How to change the caption name in the article class when using babel?

I have used the following lines in my preamble \usepackage{babel} \addto\extrasfrench{% \providecommand{\og}{\leavevmode\flqq~}% \providecommand{\fg}{\ifdim\lastskip>\z@\unskip\fi~\frqq}% } ...
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autoref in French documents incompatible with TeX4ht

I'm currently using MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7 and can't get to compile a French document correctly. Here is a very minimal example: \documentclass[francais]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Clash between TIKZ and French Babel [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: tikz declare function and babel french option I'm working on a document requiring both tikz and [french]Babel. There is a clash between [french]Babel, and TIKZ: No ...
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Convenient way to pass package options and \setup like commands

I want to be organized in my code. In order to pass options to packages, i developped my own macros : \makeatletter \newcommand*\Option{% \@ifstar{\@Option}{}} \newcommand*\@Option[3]{% ...
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Colon in bibliography keys incompatible with babel, biblatex and tex4ht

Keys are labeled as author:year in my BibTeX file. For example, @article{John:2000, author={John}, year={2000}, ...}. This scheme works well with pdftex, biblatex and mk4ht oolatex. But if in ...
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Conflicts with Datatool and babel (french)

I am having trouble compiling a latex document using an external CSV file with datatool and using the french language from the babel package. The content of my latex file is: ...
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tikz declare function and babel french option

I would like to declare functions in tikz for multiple uses of the same function within the code. Sadly, it seems that the tikz "declare function" is not compatible with the french option in babel. ...
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Spacing in french documents?

I am currently writing a letter in French. I know that in the French language there are some (for other european languages) unusual spacings near question marks, colons and french guillemets. I write ...
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MiKTeX update: a too old babel/frenchb

This question deals with the version of a babel language available after a MiKTeX update (the french one, namely frenchb.dtx). I've just made an update of my (complete) MiKTeX 2.9, especially ...
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Caption formatting with babel French

I have a problem override the default formatting of float captions when using babel’s French option. When babel’s francais setting is chosen, captions are formatted with the label (“Figure X”) in ...
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Equation spacing issue with fleqn (amsmath) and frenchb (Babel)

This is a follow-up to this question. Here is an exemple of the code I wrote to add a light gray background to important equations: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[fleqn]{amsmath} % ...
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Wrong spacing around guillemets

I use UTF-8 encoding to type a document in French, with the following definitions for guillemets: \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{AB}{\og} \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{BB}{\fg\xspace} and the Babel package: ...
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How to convert UTF-8 to latin-1 on the fly?

I have my whole latex document which is encoded in latin-1. Also, the documentclass provided by my institution is designed to use latin-1. I write in french. I wish to use .bib files created by ...
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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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How to type French character in LaTeX

I would like to insert "ç". Tried including \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}, and type \c {c} , but doesn't work.
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Why does the package babel[french] destroy \@for loops?

Why does this minimal example code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[francais]{babel} \begin{document} \def\names{Toto,Titi,Tete,Tutu} \makeatletter \@for\next:=\names\do{\textbf{\next} } ...