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

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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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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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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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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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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} ...
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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 ...
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Texmaker: how to input “é” and getting “\'e” in the editor window

Ok, this is the preamble of my .tex file, that I'm compiling with Texmaker 4.4.1 32bits under Windows 8: \documentclass{smfbook} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} smfbook is ...
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Apostrophe in the editor appears as question mark in the pdf file

I am writing my thesis with LaTeX in French (so I use the package [latin1]{inputenc}). I use TeXShop to compile and I am a Mac user. I use a template provided by my University. My code was working ...
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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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How to transfor “t.” into “vol.” with the french version of citeyear? [duplicate]

I use the package : \usepackage[style=authoryear, language=french]{biblatex} I have followed the instructions given for this precedent question Missing “Vol.” and “No.” in biblatex/biber to add the ...
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Problems with french accents

I'm new to latex mould making. I have done endless searches about french article but i have not been successful.I don't have any idea for how to display accent french over my documents!In my Pdf i ...
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Polyglossia, French and verbatim [duplicate]

Using Polyglossia with setdefaultlanguage{french} breaks spacing in verbatim and \verb: \verb|a:b| typesets as a :b. Minimal working example, GitHub bug report. Before I delve into Polygloglossia's ...
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Uppercase accented characters displayed as “?”

The header is \documentclass[12pt,twoside]{report} \usepackage[a4paper,left=4cm,right=3cm]{geometry} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[francais]{babel} ...
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Warning with Beamer in French

Whenever I create a presentation document with Beamer in French, the following warning comes up on the \begin{document} command: Package frenchb.ldf Warning: Setting StandardEnumerateEnv=true for ...
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How to fix this interaction bug between pgfplots and babel-french module?

Here is an example of a minimum non-working case which is generating the bug: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{luatextra} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} ...
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French quotation marks in titles

I'm currently finishing my PhD thesis. I use Lyx and the packages \usepackage[french]{babel} \frenchbsetup{FrenchFootnotes=false} I use the french quotation marks (guillemets) without any problem ...
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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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print hour & minutes in french style

I'm using babel, datetime & siunitx but I don't see an automatic way to mark and to write time in the french style. It's possible with plain hour with datetime: SI{18}{\hour} -> 18 h. But for ...
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bad Itemize environment with babel and StandardItemLabels

Using the StandardItemLabels options of babel, itemize bullets are in the margins. How is it possible to set up properly bullet item and right spacing ? \documentclass[french]{article} ...
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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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ordinalnum & roman small-capitals numbers

I'm using ordinalnum command many times in a big command, this is very helpful. I would have like my ordinal number in small caps & romannumeral according french norm of typography for centuries ...
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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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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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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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Writing French characters

This question is (almost) exactly the same as this one : How to write directly French characters in Emacs and print them in LaTeX? You may read his question instead of mine, the only difference (I ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How to change language of Scientific WorkPlace? [closed]

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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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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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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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 ...