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Solitary ü problem

I am writing an article in english using the LaTeX package by Acta Acustica for proper formatting corresponding to journal demands. In all the text there is only one umlaut ("Brüel & Kjaer ...
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Change language of some captions in a class derived from scrlttr2 from German to English [closed]

I am using a latex class to write a letter that is provided from my (German) university. The letter is in English and I included the English babel as well as write English in the documentclass ...
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Problem with quotes and AtEndDocument

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{babel,quotes,angles} ...
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BibTex: Change Bd. to Vol. without changing language

I use the bibgerm-package for bibtex. My problem is: I need the german version of citation inside the text: [Meier und Hendriksen] but I need the english short form of volume, instead of the german ...
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APA style in German, but with commas (except for in the text)

I'm looking for some help. I'm writing my master's thesis in German using the APA style (apacite package). So since the document is in German it automatically deletes the commas in the reference list ...
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What is the history of the ß (Eszett) in the T1 encoding of Computer modern?

In the default font (Computer modern) the ß looks ugly to me. It really sticks out on a page as if it would come from a different font. Here's an image: What is the history of this character? ...
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Change citation language temporarily

I use XeLaTex with Biblatex to write my thesis, which is in English. When I cite two authors I get "X and Y", which is fine. However, I have one part of the thesis which is a German abstract, and in ...
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German Umlaute ä, ö, ß, … are not shown in PDF file

I have a problem writing German Umlaute like, ä, ö, ß, .... They show up as cryptical signs but not as Umlaute in the pdf- file. Here is my latex code ...
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German hyphenation in MiKTeX 2.9.5105 not working like in 2.9.3927 [closed]

I recently installed MiKTeX 2.9.5105 and noticed that german hyphenation was not working. Then I checked with my older MiKTeX Version (2.9.3927) and everything is working like a charm. I couldn't ...
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Problems with special german characters

I am a beginner with LaTeX. I have a LaTeX template for my thesis which I have to use. The problem is that the special characters in the german language (called Umlaut) are not displayed in a correct ...
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“ö ü ä ß” in Latex (Mac, German, TeXShop) [closed]

It sounds simple but I have a really heavy issue with the "ö ü ä ß" in Latex. I use a template from my university, i have a mac and i use TeXShop if that matters. Within there is a packages.tex with ...
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How to get proper German hyphenation?

Code: \documentclass[paper=3.5cm:5cm]{scrbook} \usepackage{german} \usepackage[german]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} Andere übertragen das am besten den Geschwistern. ...
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Escaping double quote character

I'm writing an English text while still using a German language package for the occasional umlauts in German names or similar by using the nGerman package: \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} The way ...
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Wrong ending single quote with \grq under XeLaTeX

I'm experiencing a glyph issue when using \grq from the german package under xelatex. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{libertine} \usepackage{german} \begin{document} \glq test\grq ...
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Don't show “edition” in German bibliography

How do I disable displaying the word "edition" in the bibliography? Here's a working minimal example of what I mean: \documentclass[11pt]{scrbook} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} ...
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Display historical characters “uͤ”, “oͤ” and “aͤ”?

I'm trying to display the above mentioned symbols. These are German historical letters which I need to mention in my thesis. I just found how to display letters with an "o" above them, but nothing ...
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How do I define a list of strings with the babel package and the ngerman option?

I try to make a pie chart, but can't get the labels right: This is the MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{tikz} \definecolorseries{colorser}{rgb}{last}{blue}{green} ...
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How to get proper placed closing German doublequotes using lua|xelatex and Garamond Premier Pro Opticals (Regular)?

Using Adobe's Garamond Premier Pro Opticals (latest version: 2.104) the closing German doublequotes are set exactly above (instead of behind) a sentence's closing dot (e.g. questionmark is not ...
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\uline and German quotation marks

I'm using the \uline command from the ulem package. But unfortunately it causes an error when used togehter with German quotation marks (\glqq,\grqq): \documentclass[12pt]{scrartcl} ...
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Use german umlauts with a font where its not defined

I need to use special font. There are no german umlauts defined. So everytime I get an error if I try to use them with my font (BentonSans): \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} ...
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hyphenation for language ngerman doesn't work in TeXnicCenter/MiKTeX

Hello everyone! I have a problem writing my master's thesis and I hope someone can help. I am using TeXnicCenter 2.02 in combination with MiKTeX 2.9.4248. The Header of my document looks like this: ...
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Remapping German sharp s (Eszett)

I assume mine is a general problem with remapping, but what I want to do is to use, with Linux Libertine (and XeLaTeX), the round (ligature ss) form of German sharp s (E04C) instead of the standard ...
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German spell and grammar checker

I am a mac user and am writing my master thesis in texstudio. I finished the thesis and only thing what is not working yet is the grammar and spell check (german). I read some articles, but couldn't ...
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HowTo insert text beside of the portrait in moderncv (casual style)?

In the German Resumé we ought to insert personal details (see "Persönliche Angaben" in the picture below). Since I have no other place left in my CV (casual style of moderncv), I would like to append ...
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Hyphenation Problem with german

i have a problem with hyphenation and i could not find a solution. \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[german,ngerman]{babel} \selectlanguage{ngerman} \usepackage{cite} ...
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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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Traditional German e sans-serif letter

I am currently translating an old physics paper from German into English (Elektron und Gravitation I by Hermann Weyl in 1929) and in one of the formulas two different characters for the letter E are ...
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babel disable quotation mark translation

I am using the babel ngerman package and my inputenc is set to utf-8, so I only need the translation strings for things like the \tableofcontents. How can I disable the Umlaut translation like ...
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German characters problem [duplicate]

My LaTeX document does not properly represent German character. In my opinion, I have my preamble set correctly. what needs to be set correctly, so that the characters such as Ä, ß, etc. are ...
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Trouble with \usepackage [german] {babel}

All I wanted was to use an umlaut here and there in my paper, so I loaded the above package. I still did not get a decent umlaut. Since I saw that german was popping up in places where it shouldn't ...
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\shortmonthname for German in datetime

It seems that if you set your document to ngerman, datetime currently only supports abbreviated names for the days of the week (Mo, Di, Mi …), but not for month names (Jan, Feb, Mär …). Is there ...
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Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty

I tried to typeset a plain TeX document with the ngerman.sty macro set. Unfortunately, I get the following output for a simple test file containing nothing but \input ngerman.sty\end: This is TeX, ...
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German date notation in paragraphs

According to the DIN ISO 8601 a German date needs to be formated without a linebreak between in it. So LaTeX have to break before or after the date. Instead sometimes a date exceeds the linewidth. ...
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German dashes: VR-Technik und --Methoden

I want to write VR-Technik und -Methoden. How many dashes should i use in the different places? I'm pretty sure VR-Technik is correct, as would be VR-Methoden. Should i write VR-Technik und ...
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How to get right a bibliography not in English using biblatex in tufte book? [closed]

I'm editing some notes in LaTeX using the Tufte-book class. I know I can use the natbib package with that class, but I've never used. I used bibtex recently. I like to use biblatex in this case as my ...
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Change the \crefrange title once

I'm using cleveref and want to use \crefrange in a German sentence but it doesn't create the correct title for this case: In den Abschnitte 7.3.1 bis 7.3.3 wurde für den […] In den ...
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How to use glossaries for different grammatical acronym forms?

I'm writing a paper in German and am struggling with how to make glossaries work for me. In German, there are 4 different cases, and depending on which combination a gender, case, singular/plural and ...
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german hyphenation

I am using inputenc to have umlauts etc. it works fine, if I am not change hyphenation , but I want to have german hyphenation too. \documentclass[12pt,twoside]{report} \usepackage[a4paper]{geometry} ...
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German-style quotation marks in LuaLaTeX using polyglossia

Could someone post a complete minimal input file for LuaLaTeX to output "Hallo" also to get around ,,Hallo´´ In LaTeX I would have written ``Hallo´´ %% Minimal Inputfile for LuaLaTeX ...
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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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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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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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How to make the comment package work with german umlauts [duplicate]

I want to use the commentpackage with special german characters (umlauts), but it doesn't work. I get the following error message: ERROR: Undefined control sequence. --- TeX said --- \UseTextAccent ...
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How to change date format to German?

I use the \today comment, then it produces den 26th February. However I want den 26ten Februar. How can I change that?
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Using "= in preamble with babel [duplicate]

I have noticed a strange behaviour when switching between the packages german and babel with the german option. There is obviously a difference in how "= is handled in the preamble: ...
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ngerman.sty not found

Whenever I try to compile my .tex file, I get the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File ngerman.sty not found. Type X to quit or to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: sty) ...
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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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Automatic german quotation marks

I would like to compile a file according to German standards, in which quotation marks are to be put like this: \glqq text \grqq In my LaTeX document I use quotation marks in the standard way: ...
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How to get a specific German bibliography in LaTeX

for my master thesis I need a specific format for citations and the layout of the bibliography. I was wondering if anyone can help me to do that with LaTex: This is how cites should look like. The ...
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Change author separation from English to German - Change in .bst file doesn't work

For a paper I have to change my whole Tex file set up to German. I use MikTex 2.9 on Windows. All works except the "and" between the different author names in the footnotes and in the bibliography. ...