{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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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 ...
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Change “Theorem” to “Věta” in beamer

I tried to use \uselanguage{Czech}\languagepath{Czech} as suggested in Babel (French) does not translate the theorem environment in Beamer class, but I still get "Theorem" instead of "Věta" for my ...
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The french babel gives me a missing \begin{document}

My impression is that is an already answered question. However, I am really stuck with this: This code: \documentclass[french]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} ...
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Using language Portuguese on Appendices throws unsupported control sequence [duplicate]

I am trying to compile my work under MikTex 2.9 windows 7 and/or Kyle 2.1.2 The appendices are throwing an unsupported control sequence error when I try to compile with the langage set to Portuguese. ...
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LaTeX package to help diagram translation of one language to another

I am learning Turkish and wanted to work on translating some Turkish text to English with the help of TeX. I think it would be better suited for the job. Wondering if a package exists to help with ...
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Main text and bibliography in two languages but with alternate date format

I'm writing a text in American English and German (new orthography), so I use \usepackage[ngerman,USenglish]{babel}. The biblatex bibliography also contains English and German references. I need the ...
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Default language for both polyglossia and fixme

Is it possible to change the default language for both the polyglossia and fixme package at the same time? After v1.2.0 polyglossia no longer supports loading language definition files as package ...
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Kurdish language Latex

Kurdish (sorani) is similar arabic and persian language , its written from the right to left, and most of the letter is same with some different ( less than 10). Now there is solution for written ...
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Definition environment versus utf8 [closed]

I had some problems with my code, then I changed to \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} and I could compile. But now I have another problem. I write in Brazilian portuguese, so the definition environment ...
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Problem with Swedish hyphenation using apa6 with \usepackage[swedish]{babel} [duplicate]

I can't seem to get Swedish hyphenation to work within the document when using the apa6 document class, though I am using the Swedish babel package. The problem is not citation related, but concerns ...
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VIM default language for tex files [duplicate]

I don't really know if I'm right here, if so please say something. But, I currently work on my bachelor-thesis and want to enable spell check in my VIM. But currently I have to do this every time ...
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How to define translations for text inserted by a custom command? [duplicate]

How would I go about having the output of a custom command depend on the language chosen (e.g. insert "Example" in English, "Exemple" in French and "Beispiel" in German)? I'm using XeTeX with ...
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apacite and local language translations

Is there an easy way to change a few things regarding apacite package? I'm particularly looking at the url reference. When compiled apacite says "Retrieved from" but I'd like it to be "Sótt þann" and ...
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How can I change the language of my natbib bibliography?

I am using the natbib package for my bibliography. For documents in English, everything works fine. \bibliographystyle{plainnat} \bibliography{tex/bibliography} % the file is called bibliography.bib ...
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Changing the writing language

I write in greek (having before load all the necessary packages and own commands - babel etc). In order to change the language and write a word in english I type \gre and the letters appear with ...
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Change language of caption in lstlisting [duplicate]

When I define a caption in lstlisting, LaTeX writes, for example, "Listing 1.1: ..." but I want to change the "Listing" to another language. How can I do this?
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Loading language package fails [duplicate]

trying to use finnish language package. But this code only lets me use english. I get "Package babel Error: You haven't loaded the language english yet." error if i try to change ...
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German umlaut in the language-field in the bibliography

If I place a german umlaut like e.g. "ü" in the language-field of a biber entry, and if I then run biber & pdflatex the way I usually do, I get the following error: Missing \endcsname inserted ...
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Problem with Unicode in LaTeX editor (LEd)

I have an UTF-8, polish text in .tex file. When I open it with my LEd (LaTeX editor), it shows ok (all characters can be seen). But when I try to compile it, I get error: Package inputenc Error: ...
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Problem with beamer in persian/farsi

I tried to create slides with beamer and the babel package with Farsi option \usepackage[farsi]{babel}. When I run it, I have some errors. I use this code: \documentclass[‎ucs‎]{beamer}‎‎ ...
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What benefits can I get from using utf-8 encoding instead of cp1251 for Russian?

I'm preparing to make a small package for typesetting math textbooks in Russian, under Windows (MikTeX distribution). What input encoding should I prefer? I've always been using cp1251, but as I ...
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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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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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Bibliography style per language with biblatex/polyglossia?

This is a followup to Russian and Japanese and biblatex oh my. I've got a lot further now, using the polyglossia-enabled bib latex and writing my own Japanese csquotes and lbx files, but now I'm ...
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Russian in TeXShop

Can someone please help me type with my russian keyboard in TeXShop. I use the following code but get ???? as an output for the Cyrillic text every time. \documentclass{article} ...
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Is there an environment / document class for dictionaries?

Background of this question I've got the idea of creating a math dictionary with LaTeX for quite a while now. My native language is German and I write a lot of blog articles about algorithms and a ...
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How can I translate to English a TeX document without losing compilability?

Is there any way I can translate comments and non-commands from a different language to English ? I tried : Google Search https://www.google.lk/#q=translate+a+latex+code+without+losing+content ...
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Localizing bibliography without babelbib

The gist of my problem is that Slovene isn't supported in babelbib. I've got a half-done .bst file which translates some of the needed words, but not all of them. I also noted there exists a ...
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How to write Russian text in a file?

I am writing Russian text in a file but it gives the error. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amscd} \usepackage[tableposition=top]{caption} \usepackage{ifthen} ...
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How to use pstool and babelbib in the same document?

I'm trying to use the pstool package and the babelbib package in my document. I couldn't manage to process an .eps image, when one of the languages loaded by babel is english. Here's an example, with ...
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A class with default language settings

I want to write a class which loads babel and other language aware packages and pass to all of them the option ngerman as default. But if another language is used in the options of the \documentclass ...
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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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Datetime capitalize month

I'm using the datetime package. How could I have a date format with the month name in capital letters? \usepackage{datetime} % some code here \newdateformat{mifecha}{Bilbao, a \THEDAY~de ...
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Translating a math book written in plain TeX into Swedish - problem with accented characters [closed]

I'm translating a wellknown calculus book into Swedish. The source code is plain TeX and is of course littered with commands, macros and what not that won't work in LaTeX. I need to be able to use the ...
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How can I write an English document with a few words of Thai, Japanese, and Chinese?

I'm writing a document which is 99% English but needs a few words of other languages, including Thai, Japanese, and Chinese. I've had success with the latter two, but I'm stuck on Thai. Here's a MNWE: ...
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Using Tikz Calendar in Portuguese as a Syllabus

I have been trying to use this question answer calendar among pages and in portuguese without much luck. For instance, when I attempt to display a larger than one page calendar, instead of having it ...
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Prevent biblatex from printing the language name and use language only for hyphenation

In my .bib-file the language field is filled out in all entries. As MWE, they all look (as expected) like: @Collection{Bakker:Grammar, editor = {Egbert J[an] Bakker}, gender = {sm}, title ...
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How to use lipsum with greek as main language

I'm trying to create a random text using lipsum having greek as the main language. The problem is that when I try to compile my file, an error keeps occuring about endcsname. My code is ...
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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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Text is english, citation style is in another language

My LaTeX document is English but when I cite multiple authors Teyseyre und Campo occurs instead of Teyseyre and Campo I set \selectlanguage{english} and for every single entry I added ...
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Faroese language package

I am working on a project in faroese, where I need to use the localization features offered by babel. I cannot find a faroese babel package, and when searching for it, there seems to be some ...
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Korean Characters Not Working [duplicate]

I set up hlatex (the package for compiling in Korean) but when I build the file, I end up getting ?? instead of 안녕. How do you fix this? MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hangul} ...
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How to change the language of the TeXStudio?

I just can't figure out how to change the language of the IDE itself (not for the document)? I am using TeXStudio (v.2.6.2).
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Vietnamese character and accent [closed]

I found this: Typesetting any language, Vietnamese for example But when I try to do the same, there are no accent. So I tried to investigate a bit and I found out this: When I copy-paste the ...
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Problem with title languages from thesis template

I'm using LaTeX in order to write my thesis and to make a good impression to the reader. As long as I'm not a very experienced user I use a template from Master/Doctoral Thesis from LaTeX Templates. ...
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Internationalization of output in package skak

I am using the skak package to print chess games with some success. I would like to ask if it is possible to output the moves, changing the names of the squares to another language. For example, for ...
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Glossaries acronyms two languages

I'm using glossaries package to make my list of acronyms. I'm writing in Spanish but some of my acronyms are in English. I want them to be displayed like: Spanish description - English long (Short) - ...