{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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Translate ONLY italian text, inside LaTeX sources, into english [closed]

I want to translate my LaTeX italian sources into english, using e.g. "google translate". I must "extract" italian text, leaving LaTeX keywords and formulas unchanged. Example: ...
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Changing the format of ordinal numbers (\the…) and related strings

I develop a package that improves LaTeX support for the Latvian language. One of the things I have here is different style used for things like Chapter 1, Theorem 1.1 etc. First, the phrase is written ...
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Word-for-word center-aligning of parellel lines of text in LaTeX?

I'd like to prepare a LaTeX document using a common format of displaying both Chinese characters and the corresponding romanization (pinyin) above each word. For an example, please refer to this page ...
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How to hyphenate Portuguese in plain TeX?

I'd like to use plain TeX in Portuguese, but I don't know how to hyphenate in this language, or in any other language than English. What do I have to do?
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About TikZ and decoration (accent in text)

I use the command: \path [shift={(-2.75,0)},decorate, decoration={text along path, text={Plan meridien}}] (165:2.8) arc (165:90:2.8) ; to draw a text on the circular arc path. This work well. ...
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Hyperref ignores \setdefaultlanguage from polyglossia

I use polyglossia to set my default language with \setdefaultlanguage to German. This works for the captions of tables, figures etc. I want to reference to these figures with the \autoref command of ...
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biblatex: Switching languages for *citations* according to the bibentry's “hyphenation” field

Quoting from section 3.1.2.1 of the biblatex manual: [The babel] option controls which language environment is used if the babel package is loaded and a bibliography entry includes a ...
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Changing babel package inside a single chapter

I have a document written in British English and I am using \usepackage[british]{babel} in the preamble; however, this same document also has an abstract written in a different language, whose ...
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How to typeset an Arabic paper with the equations in the usual Latin in Latex?

I want to typeset a paper so that the text is in Arabic and the equations are in Latin (I mean, the equations as usual, you know what I mean). How can I do that?
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How to Spell-Check LaTeX in multiple languages / language variants

I am writing a PhD Thesis / Dissertation and would like to be able to spell-check the thing. The problem is that I'm required to write it in UK English, while many of my quotations are written in US ...
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Book in two (or three) languages in LaTeX

I am writing a book in two languages: a Russian version and an English version. Is it possible to do this in the same file? Something like \tltext{Hello world!}{Здравствуй, мир!}, and mark at the ...
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End quotes and punctuation when using biblatex

This seems like a rudimentary question but I haven't been able to find a clear answer. The cultural context in question is American English. When putting citations in footnotes in biblatex (I'm using ...
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BibTeX: citing both translation and the original

I use BibTeX, the standard bibliography style "alpha". I wish to cite an article in Russian. The work has been translated into English, and I expect the majority of the readers will want to read the ...
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Hyphenation of bibliographies with multiple languages using xelatex,xgreek and biblatex

I am trying to use XeLaTeX to produce a document written in Greek that includes both English and Greek bibliography. i am using for this purpose a combination of xgreek, biblatex packages and biber. ...
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Listing language for “screen session”

I am writing a set of tutorial documents on some command-line based tools. This tutorials need to show a "screen session". Something along the lines of: $ git status # on branch "master" I want to ...
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Replacing “and” by “og” and “In”by “I” in references and bibliograpy using natbib

Since I am writing in norwegian, I would like to chang the two words "and" and "in" into norwegian. "And" appears both in references in the text and in the bibliography, while "in" appears in the ...
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How do I use locale numbering for page numbers, footers etc.?

I am new to LaTeX and was wondering if it is possible to use another language for page numbers (and any other automatic numbering). I read here: http://www.personal.ceu.hu/tex/pagestyl.htm ...
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LaTeX and Glyph Scaling for Justified Text

I am very new to LaTeX - and I am not sure if Latex has the capability to do what I want, so I thought I would ask here. I am working with publishing books in Khmer (the language of Cambodia) in ...
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How do I enable package encxvlna? [closed]

Encxvlna is a package that inserts non-breaking space into Czech documents. However, it does not seem to work with texlive-2009-11 (the version in Ubuntu Natty). There is a manual describing its usage ...
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How does one type Chinese in LaTeX?

Can anyone describe how one can type Chinese in LaTeX? When I compile this: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} 你好吗? \end{document} the resulting document shows nothing. For reference my IME ...
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LaTeX templates

I am writing my thesis using LaTeX and it actually is the first time I use it. I am using some templates from my university but they are in Spanish and I want to write my work in English. The reason ...
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Changing the language of an amsrefs generated bibliography

Using amsrefs for generating a bibliography, is there a way to change the language it uses, for instance, for separating multiple authors? Amsrefs does not seem to care about the language parameter ...
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How do I get Korean (Hangul) characters to typeset in LaTeX ?

I've been unable to find a concise answer anywhere else on the web. Since its only a few words, albeit crucial ones, that are in Korean I don't want to have to muck around with HLaTex or deviate from ...
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Language in biblatex?

If I want to produce a referece like this in my bibliography: Boncompagni, Baldassarre. Tre scritti inediti di Leonardo Pisano. — Firenze : Tipografia Galileiana, 1854. — 122 p. (in Lat.) Do I use ...
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IEEEtranN.bst and Babel

I'm trying to use the package IEENTranN with natbib for the references in my thesis document. I'm writing in Spanish so I would like, for instance, that when I cite a proceedings instead of "in IEEE ...
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How to write Japanese with LaTeX?

I've recently started to use LaTeX but I've just encountered a problem, I tried searching it, although apparently no-one asked it before. I'd like to write using Japanese input, but when I typeset, ...
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Croatian/Serbian letters in CV problem

I'm using a currvita CV for something, but am unable to get Croatian/Serbian (I don't know how this will come out, but they are šŠđĐčČćĆžŽ). Haven't used LaTeX in a while but remember that in the ...
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What's a simple way to typeset a small amount of Hebrew content using TeX?

You'll have to forgive me, I'm completely new to TeX and know basically nothing about it. What I'm looking to do is to create vowelized and unvoweled Hebrew content to be used in HTML5. Artscroll, ...
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Creating resources for a currently unsupported language

I want to add support for a new language to TeX and friends. What do I need to do to achieve this? We have had questions about Lao, Asturian, Cyrillic and Tajik, but this CW question is supposed ...
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Customizing the first use of acronyms generated by glossaries

I manage my acronyms using the glossaries package. My minimal example is as follows: \documentclass[ngerman]{scrartcl} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[acronym,shortcuts]{glossaries} ...
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LaTeX for the Lao language

Possible Duplicate: Tajik language in LaTeX With a friend, I would like to develop LaTeX in Lao (a language that is close to Thai). There is already a thaitex Babel set so I guess it should ...
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English bibliography style

I try to create an english bibliography in TexShop on Mac. What I want is a bibliography formatted in plaindin like this: [1] Woods, W. A.: What’s in a Link: Foundations for Semantic Networks. ...
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What package allows Elvish in TeX?

Anyone who has read The Lord of the Rings will recognise the Elvish script at the top of this page (in the Tengwar alphabet). If this is meant to be an example of what is typesettable in TeX/related ...
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Why are all languages selected by default in MiKTeX's Settings (Admin)?

Why are all languages selected by default in the MiKTeX 2.9 Settings (Admin)? In my experience in the previous MiKTeX distributions, only a few languages were selected by default. Is there any ...
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babel: english, american, USenglish

Does it make any difference (and if so, which) whether I use english, american, or USenglish as the option for the babel package? I've already looked into the package description, and it seems to be ...
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Adding language to MiKTeX installation

My native language is Serbian and it is included in MiKTeX distribution for Windows. However, there is only latin version of it, and I'd like to use cyrillic Serbian. I tried searching the Internet ...
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Tajik language in LaTeX

My question is about adding a new language into LaTeX: the Tajik language. There is Russian language support in LaTeX and Russian is written using a modified version of the Cyrillic alphabet. Tajik ...
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How to write poem in two languages, one on left and the other on right page

How can I have on poem in two different languages written such that in one language it is on the left page and in the other language it is on the right side. Since I have several poems I would like to ...
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Ottoman Turkish (Arabic letters)

Is it possible to write Ottoman Turkish with TeX, LaTeX, or ArabTeX?
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Typesetting a document using Arabic script

I'm using TeXlive (2009-7) on Ubuntu 10.04. I've installed texlive-lang-arabic and I can't find out how should I compose the preamble to be able to use it. The babel's documentation I've found in the ...
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biblatex: per-entry language switching

According to biblatex manual (p.24), the hyphenation field in a bib-entry switches language on per-entry basis: hyphenation field The language of the bibliography entry. The identifier must be ...
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Babel (French) does not translate the theorem environment in Beamer class

I'm using the beamer class, with the following preamble: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage{ae,aecompl,aeguill} \usepackage{amsthm, amsmath, ...
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How to output multi language documents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Whether it's possible to keep translation together with original text? I'm currently writing my CV using the moderncv package and I'm gonna need English and German ...
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Using [T1]{fontenc} with Czech language looks strange

Using \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} is important e.g. if you write something in czech "je důležitý, když chceš napsat něco v češtině", but letters looks somehow strange - is it possible? I mean in word ...
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incompatibilities between babel[french] and KOMA-Script classes

The compilation of \documentclass{scrreprt} %or with any other KOMA-Script classes, like scrartcl %\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[french]{babel} \begin{document} test \end{document} leads to ...
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How to type special/accented letters in LaTeX?

How to type these special letters from European languages in latex? ä, é, and L'?
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Biblatex - using two languages in one reference entry

I'm trying to learn biblatex and have small problem. according of czech style for academic writings, some fields in bibliographic record, like volume, edition or issue, should be in language of source ...
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linebreaks for cjk languages?

What do I need to write documents in a CJK language? I'm getting no linebreaks at all on Japanese text. (overfull hboxes, text going off-page) Here is a (mostly) stripped-down test: ...
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Japanese flashcards

I wanted to make some flashcards for learning japanese. I've found the flashcard class and some japanese output package (ucs, CJK). But they don't seem to work together. I've coded the following as an ...
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Multilingual citation lists with apacite

I am writing a paper for university and i need to use german and english captions in the bibliography list. If the source is in english then the entry must be also in english, if it's in german it ...