{languages} is about the specifics of using languages in (La)TeX documents, e.g. about switching {naming} and {hyphenation} patterns when typesetting multilingual documents. Popular packages are {babel} and {polyglossia}.

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Brazil Language problem in the TikZ diagram

I have a problem with TikZ diagram, I don't get to make the diagram with babel under the brazil language. I used the code with french and everything is OK! \documentclass[a4paper,12pt, ...
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How to install Babel English?

I use MikTex Update to install, some security configurations make me can only install package in Update, not Package Manager. I install all package in the Update, but the system show error that I do ...
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LyX Cross Referencing in Different Language not working

I'm having troubles using the cross referencing system with LyX (version 2.1.1). I place labels on the side of the environment i want to be able to make reference in the future, using the label ...
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Renewcommand labelitem doesn't work with multiple languages

I'm having troubles with the bullets for itemize. I need to have one part of my document in English and one part in French. Therefore I use: \usepackage[english,french]{babel} then in my document I ...
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Problem with preparing presentation slides in persian/arabic language

I am trying to make my thesis presentation slides in persian language using beamer and xelatex or bidi; I am using texlive but when I run the following code without any error, the persian fonts do not ...
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LaTeX Error: File `mstyle.sty' not found. [\selectlanguage]

I am trying to compile a template that I have received but I am having problems : \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{mstyle} \selectlanguage{english} \usepackage{tabularx} ...
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Installing Language Tool in TexStudio under OSX [closed]

I have installed LT in TexStudio in my tablet who runs win7. But I could not realise this under OSX. I don't know why. Is there any body doing this under OSX? Or, is there any useful link like this ...
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Disabling input method inside a math formula in Emacs with AUCTeX

I am typing a math document in Russian using Emacs 24.3.1 and AUCTeX 11.87. I am using the russian-computer input method to type Russian. It would be very convenient to disable this input method ...
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Lyx in Hebrew doesn't work

I will write the order of when things started occurring. When I started writing with LyX, I couldn't write in Hebrew, until someone sent me this package called culmus, which fixes the problem. The ...
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How to change theorem name from english to french in LaTeX?

I would like to change the name of Theorem and lemma in LaTeX to french like this: Theorem to Théorème Lemma to Lemme I saw answers related to this question but with beamer, e.g., Change theorem ...
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Babel with UKenglish does not use British English hyphenation? [duplicate]

I am having trouble understanding the hyphenation rules of "babel". According to this question, selecting either UKenglish or british should result in Oxford dictionary type hyphenation. But it ...
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Algorithmic noun plural

I'm looking for an (implementation of) a command (here \plural) that computes the plural of a noun. The algorithm should work as follows: for most cases, simply add s at the end (example: bag -> ...
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Possible to have # start a comment that ends at EOL or at next #, whichever comes first?

I'm trying to create a listings language in which the # symbol starts a comment that ends at the end of the line or at the next # symbol encountered, whichever comes first. Of course, I'd like to ...
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Saving language preferences for inputing source code

Using the listings package, I am trying to input a Java source file into my document using a specified, user-defined style. This works just fine if I have the specified style definition in the same ...
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Ukrainian language support in ConTeXt [closed]

Are there any possibilities to write Ukrainian texts in the ConTeXt system? What do I need to do this?
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Korean characters scrambled [XeLaTeX; Noto Sans Korean]?

I was trying to find a font which has obsolete jamo and the right combining behaviour. Yesterday I found out about Noto Sans, which seems to have both of these. However, when I use it in XeTeX, I get ...
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I want to write a letter in Hindi

I want to write a letter in Hindi. I want to use mikTeX to create the PDF document in Hindi. I don't want to have transliteration from English to Hindi. How can I do this?
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Japanese and Cyrillic text side by side

I want to write a document in Latex containing Japanese and Cyrillic characters. I have tried many example documents, but so far all have either failed to compile, or have compiled without the ...
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How do I use \StrSubstitute for a custom environment containing custom commands (Use of \@xs@StrSubstitute@@ doesn't match its definition)

This might be a tricky one... I have a custom command which highlights "properties" \pdesc{Property name}{DE}{EN}. Depending on the language (determined using the jobname), either the DE or EN ...
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Telugu language quotation in/with babel

I need to write Telugu quotation in English (using babel) documentation. I want 2 or 3 lines quotation in telugu. I am using : \documentclass{book} \usepackage{babel}
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unknown language \selectlanguage{english}

I'm writing my second document in latex and I'm using my universities template. But since I'm working on an English document and the template is for German papers I have to adjust the language. ... ...
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Biblatex foreing language example files - contribute? [closed]

Do you have a Biblatex bibliography file in a foreign language ? We are trying to build a test-sequence for language support in Biblatex and would like to have several files, using supported and ...
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Texmaker started speaking Farsi

I have a problem—suddenly the Texmaker user interface is all Persian. I have no clue how I activated this. So I need a way to switch back to English. This is on Linux. Perhaps I can edit a preferences ...
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\today and internationalization

I am writing a LaTeX document with internationalization support as explained on Wikibooks. Here is my minimal file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Different alphabet with \alph

My language (Slovenian) uses a different alphabet that starts with a, b, c, č, d. I have the correct babel settings but \alph{} numbering still gives me a, b, c, d. \documentclass{article} ...
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\today and language (babel, xepersian)

I'm using xepersian for my article but in one page I need to add Gregorian calendar date. so I add: \usepackage[british]{babel} and then where I want the date: \selectlanguage{british} {\large ...
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XeLaTeX: How to specify a different font family for Latin text within non-Latin text?

In a XeLaTeX document whose main language is non-Latin (in the sense of using non-Latin alphabet), I'd like the Latin text to be typeset with a different font family from that of the main text. How do ...
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How can I make Hindi pdf document in Latex without transliteration?

I want to write a letter in Hindi. I want to use LaTeX to create the PDF document in Hindi. I don't want to have transliteration from English to Hindi. How can I do this?
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how to write théorème instead of theorem in beamer presentation [duplicate]

I am doing a math presentation in beamer. How can i have "théorème" written instead of "theorem" and "définition" instead of "definition" ? This is what i have as of now : ...
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Esami: “No language” error during compilation

I'm getting this error when I try to compile a (almost empty) tex source using the esami package: LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}. See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. Type ...
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Cleverref does not use default language after \foreignlanguage

I have the following code: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} % PACKAGES \usepackage[english,ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[ngerman]{varioref} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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Telugu font characters not correctly produced from xelatex

Anyone have this issue. This is the following code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Gautami} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{telugu} ...
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Define new language listing with comments ONLY in the beginning of a line

I am trying to create listing for a home-brew language (using \lstdefinelanguage). The problem is that the comments in the language are somewhat ambiguous. For example, the following code is valid: * ...
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Overlapping Chinese characters using xeLatex kaiu TrueType Font - Windows

I am quite new to using xeCJK and xelatex in general, so please bear with me. I tried the following code: Code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} % for \rotatebox ...
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Conflicting packages in presentation (beamer vs. ethiop)

I'm making a presentation and I have to include some text in Ethiopic script. For documents, the ethiop-package is a great help, but when in beamer mode, I get an error: ...
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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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Use american english as standard in LaTeX [duplicate]

My latex editor (TeXshop, macbook) always uses UK english. I can change this but then next time I restart LaTeX it is the same problem again, UK english. How can one permanently change to american ...
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IfLanguageName versus iflanguage

The babel package recommends using the command IfLanguageName of the iflang package to test for a language. It is explained that the command iflanguage is too coarse, because it is only based on the ...
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Vowel Harmony and Reference Numbers

I am preparing a document in Turkish which is an agglutinative language with two dimensional vowel harmony. This means that there are a lot of suffixes and they change form depending on how the word ...
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Language selection for \maketitle

I am writing a document in English but when I use \maketitle, it inserts the date in Czech (my mother language I normally use when writing other text documents). I have set my IDE (TexWorks) to ...
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Error: Unicode char \u8 with french document

I have recently picked a file in asian laguage. When I have maked the necessary change in order to take a file in french laguage, I have this error: ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8: not ...
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How to use this command to display an arabic text in an utf8 tex file?

How to use this command to display an arabic text in an utf8 tex file? \newenvironment{abstractAr} {\clearpage % we want a new page \vspace*{100\p@}% \thispagestyle{empty}% no ...
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Contributing to Babel or Polyglossia language support

I want to contribute language support for Babel or Polyglossia, so that I can type in my native language and use LuaTex or LuaLaTeX. Lithuanian support at the moment is using L7x font encoding and if ...
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Babel Multilingual Hyphenation Order of Precedence?

When I use multiple languages with Babel (e.g., with \usepackage[german,french,latin,english]{babel}), I realize that english is the default language because it is the last listed, but what does Babel ...
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multilingual table content

I want to introduce table that has multilingual content which are (Arabic, English, Vietnamese and Armenian) as the following figure Any idea how to produce that UPDATE: code used to produced ...
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Automatically Detect Foreign Language for Hyphenation?

Is there a LaTeX package that automatically detects which foreign language a particular part of a multi-language TeX document is so that it can hyphenate it appropriately, or do I have to manually ...
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How can I change the TexMaker interface language?

Turns out my PC thinks it's Italian... any way, the TexMaker interface is, for some unknown reason, suddenly in Italian and I don't speak a word (I would love to, thou). Can anyone guide me through ...
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Changing the & from citations in a multilanguage article

Title is self-explanatory, I think. More specifically, I'm writing in both brazilian portuguese and english and I want to change the & to "e" or "and" accordingly. I'm currently using the ...
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Latex use other languages in section title

I am writing in english, greek babel and I have custom commands to change between languages. The problem is that I can change to english for example, anywhere in my text except in \chapter{}, ...
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What's the best way to switch language in Xetex for whole chapter?

I am wondering, what might be the best way to switch a language in a Xetex document for a whole chapter. The specific problem is, that in the chapter the language is switched (say from English, which ...