{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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Russian and Japanese and biblatex oh my

I'm trying to typeset a book with bibliography entries in English, Russian and Japanese. Getting the bibliography to work right is driving me mad. I have got pretty close (I think) by cobbling ...
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Multilingual document

Consider that you are working on a standard that should be translated into some other languages. The document structure (figures, table structures, ...) is constant among languages. Is there any ...
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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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TOC in double language

For my thesis, I have to write the table of contents in two different languages.. (don't ask me why...). Is there a way to do it?
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How to specify the caption names in bilingual captions without babel or polyglossia?

I use Axel Sommerfeldt's bicaption package to setup bilingual captions. bicaption needs babel's \selectlanguage to set the different caption names for different languages. However, I cannot use the ...
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Tengwar script in TeX Live

I tried to compile this example but the LaTeX compiler gives the following errors. What can I do? name = tngani, rootname = tngani, pointsize = mktexmf: empty or non-existent rootfile! Cannot find ...
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translated from <language> by <translator> in biblatex

I could not find a biblatex style showing the language of a reference from which it is translated when the translator field is used even though the fields language and orilanguage are correctly ...
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IEEEtran bibliography — “germanify” it

For a paper at university we have to use the IEEE style -- which can be done using IEEEtran LaTeX file. What we also have to take care of, though, is that the bibliography is German as well. Using ...
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Using mathspec’s \setallmainfonts with Russian in polyglossia causes hang during compilation

I’ve just run into a problem with the combination of mathspec’s \setallmainfonts command and polyglossia with language set to Russian. I’m using MiKTeX 2.9 and compiling with XeLaTeX and when I use ...
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TeX question: how to switch between languages?

I am using TeX, with the macro package AmS-TeX. I'd like to use it with the Italian language, so that words are hyphenated the right way (e.g. the Italian word 'distante' should be broken as ...
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Command /k unavailable in encoding OT1. - possibly using too many languages in one document?

I'm a LaTeX newbie, so please, bear with me (also, I'm not an English native speaker, so I apologise in advance for all my grammar/spelling mistakes). I'm using LaTeX to format my translation of one ...
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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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Non-English in-text citation

I have changed the language setting in my lyx document to Danish but my in-text citations still read e.g. (Jones and Jones, 2013) and not (Jones og Jones, 2013) which would be the Danish equivalent. ...
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TeX capacity exceeded with multiple font encodings

I work in humanities, so please forgive my lack of competence and the weirdness of my computing needs. Is there a way to make this work? I need to use three (for starters) languages in the same ...
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Spanish Glossary

I want to create a glossary and to name it "Glosario" (Spanish), but despite my attempts it continues to print "Glossary". MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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Combining mark over ligature (Devanagari)

I want to typeset the combination m̐llo in Devanagari with XeLaTeX. When I use the correct Unicode ल्ँलो, there is no ligature of the ls. When I place the candrabindu on the ligature the o is not ...
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Mixing latin and cyrillic characters

I have an idea of how to mix those, but failed to find out which fontenc encoding to use for Central European characters. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to localize label using algorithm and algorithmic packages

I am writing a paper in Italian and I need to include pseudo code in my latex document so I am currently using the algorithm and algorithmic packages. At the top of every algorithm the label Algorithm ...
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Weird break before English language citation

I'm using LyX to write my thesis I've encountering this weird problem. When in-paragraph citations are formatted as English in my Danish document (which I do to get the spell checker working for ...
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Malayalam package

Sorry if I am repeating, but I do not seem to see my post here. Does anybody know of a Malayalam language package. I am working on a Mac running Leopard.
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Type several columns using right-to-left language

I want type Farsi (this language is right-to-left) in several columns. How do I start the contents from the first column to the right?
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How to prevent LaTeX from turning "a to an umlaut in German?

I want to input a string "a" in a LaTeX document using German (\documentclass[ngerman]{article}), but I do not want "a to be turned into ä; what can I do? (I know \verb works; are there any other ...
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Is there any support for Esperanto in LaTeX?

Is Esperanto supported by LaTeX? And, if so, are there any required packages?
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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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\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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How to switch fonts when the language switches in ConTeXt?

I have a mostly English-language document, with fonts defined like this: \usemodule[simplefonts] \setmainfont[MinionPro-Regular] \setsansfont[MyriadPro-Bold] Occassionally, I need to have some ...
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Make \translate'd string uppercase

I'd like to typeset German weekday names in uppercase using the translator package but I can't get it working: \documentclass[ngerman]{article} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{translator} ...
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How do I type a Chinese dash in XeLaTex

How do I write a Chinese dash, a two-fullwidth-character long dash? 「——」 looks ugly typset with XeLaTex and the font that I am using (The two parts are not connected and there is a gap in the ...
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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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Quotes in a different language (Russian)

Tex prints question marks instead of the russian text that I want it to print. Help? \usepackage[russian,english]{babel} \usepackage[T1,T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ... \title{ ...
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Print localization strings in biblatex

I want to print all the localization strings in biblatex for a language, so I can review them in an easier way than looking at the code. How can I achieve this?
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\usepackage[turkish]{babel} and \includegraphics inconcistency

Here is my document : \documentclass[12pt]{book} % must-have packages \usepackage[turkish]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % This package will support Turkish chars % must-have packages ...
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biblatex ignores own lbx file

I’m trying to build an own biblatex style named musuos for that I created the two style files musuos.bbx and musuos.cbx which look like the following: \ProvidesFile{authoryear-musuos.bbx}[2011/05/06 ...
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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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Abstracts in different languages on the same page

How to place 3 abstracts (English, French and Arabic) on on the same page? I tried to put them in a single page, but it does not work : \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report} ...
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Problem with algorithm2e and portuguese option

I have this little algorithm with two For statements and one if-else. I'm using the option portuguese on the preamble and here's the problem: instead of displaying the words "faça" and "fim" (do and ...
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Listing with mixed english and russian symbols in comments

I'm using the listings package for formatting .cpp code in LaTeX. My code needs to have mixed English and Russian words in comments. The font must be monospaced (preffered Courier family). /* Prints ...
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Custom hyphenation for different languages in XeTeX

When I define custom hyphenation with \hyphenation in XeTeX, it seems to only work for the main body of the text, but not for the bits inside \text<language> (as in \textgerman) environments. I ...
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Computer Modern fonts and Cyrillic letters

I am trying to typeset a multi-language unicode document (English, German, Spanish, Russian and there are more languages to come) in XeLaTeX and I am struggling with Cyrillic letters. Consider the ...
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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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How to write Persian/Arabic text in a LaTeX document which is mainly written in English?

Actually, I want to add some sentences in Arabic script inside my PhD thesis. Will it be possible just by adding some \usepackage statement in the preamble or need more than this? This is a bit tricky ...
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Using the glossaries package in other languages.

I have just started using the glossaries package, and as I'm writing my documents in icelandic I run into a certain problem. The glossaries package assumes the words are in two forms, singular or ...
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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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Creating a Korean to English Dictionary

What package would be best for creating a multilingual dictionary? The glossaries package doesn't seem to work very well with Korean.
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Change a specific label in enumerate environment

I'm using arabtex, and there is an error in the package. When using \alph as a label for enumerate, it works correctly, however it is not in Arabic alphabetical order. As you would expect for the ...
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How to create multilingual (English, Japanese) and multi-format bibliographies with biblatex and biber

As a follow-up to this thread, I would like to know if it is possible to extend this further to change the citation format depending on whether kanji or romanization is selected. Japanese entries ...
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Change the word “Table” in table captions

I need to have tables with their numbers, just as when I use \caption. My problem is that when I use the \caption it shows me like this: Cuadro x.x: this is some table. The word Cuadro is ...
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Several questions about migrating to XeLaTeX

I am using LaTeX for years now but I am considering to migrate to XeLaTeX. The main reason for this change is the babel package which change a lot the layout of my documents according to my language ...
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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, ...