{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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Make hyperref's \autoref output in Bulgarian

I'm trying to use hyperref for references, but by default it outputs them in English like "chapter 2". According to Hyperref ignores \setdefaultlanguage from polyglossia, doing ...
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Classicthesis in Chinese?

I wish to compile my dissertation in the beautiful classicthesis. My setting: Mac OX 10.6.8, TeX Live 2012 + LyX 2.0.5. I am able to work and produce document in Chinese elsewhere including in book, ...
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Inserting some Arabic script in an English article

Until now I was using XePersian package to typeset Persian articles, now I want insert some Persian word in an English document, what is minimum code to do that without using XePersian package? ...
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How to typeset multi-letter identifiers that contain letters with diacritic marks inside math environment?

This is edit. See original question below. In math mode I would like to use identifiers that contain of whole word. That word is not in English and does contain letters with diacritic marks. Example ...
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pdfpages error : includepdf + addtotoc / addtolist

PDFpages produces this error. How could I fix it ? Package pdfpages Warning: There's something wrong with the entries (pdfpages) of `addtotoc'. Not all entries were (pdfpages) ...
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Adding letters in hyphenation of Swedish words

Swedish writing conventions states that in compound words, when three successive identical consonants occur, one of them should be omitted. An example of this is glass (ice cream) and strut (cone), ...
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How to generate the date in portuguese?

TexStudio will generate the date like "December 8, 2012", and I need it to generate in Portuguese, like "8 de Dezembro de 2012". How can I configure that? (isodate package doesn't contain Portuguese) ...
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Suppressing *some* language-specific changes in biblatex

I need to suppress some language-specific adaptations babel and biblatex produce from my .bib-entries. This is the relevant part of my header \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} ...
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Modify Algorithm name in French

This is my code: \usepackage[section]{algorithm} \usepackage{algorithmic} \begin{document} \makeatletter\renewcommand{\ALG@name}{Algorithme} \renewcommand{\listalgorithmname}{Liste des \ALG@name ...
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Missing Hindi font [closed]

When I tried the following Tex file I got The font Lohit Hindi can not be found, although I installed the Typeset Devanagari. Same if I use sanskrit font or any other font from this type set. Any ...
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Hindi characters in PDF file [closed]

Would you please provide me with a simple example of how to use pdfLaTeX (under MiKTeX) to generate a PDF file with Hindi Characters on it?
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xelatex doesn't change the font with polyglossia [closed]

This is a follow-up question to Setting English font size in non-English documents in XeLatex Well, I'm new here and this is my first question. I've compiled the following code with xelatex but in ...
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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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How to define LyX to switch from Hebrew to English automatically when I pass to Math mode?

I am working in Hebrew in LyX and I want it to switch to English automatically when I pass to Math mode. Is it possible?
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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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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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LaTeX Introductions in languages other than English

Inspired by What is the best book to start learning LaTeX?, I thought that it might be useful to collect a list of the many brilliant introductory LaTeX books and tutorials written in languages other ...
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Language (hyphenation patterns) not available

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 on windows7. When compiling with pdflatex, I get the following warning from Babel (which is discussed elsewhere No hyphenation patterns were loaded for the language): Package ...
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inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8: not set up for use with LaTeX

This is with ref to my previous question Package clash in multilingual report. \documentclass[11pt,table,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Punctuation in bibliography with multiple languages

In a document written in a given language (in my case French but it may not matter so much) I have a bibliography mixing entries in different languages (in this case French, English and German). I ...
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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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Catalan language “ela geminada”

The language setting for my document is Catalan babel. The Catalan alphabet includes a letter called ela geminada, spelled with two lower-case l separated by the interpunct · (i.e. "cel·la" or ...
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No space after closing double quote

As the title says, there's no spacing after my closing quotes, I have boiled my huge preamble down to the following, % Manual: http://ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/memoir/memman.pdf ...
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Arial font is not produced with lithuanian language

How can I get Arial font with my native language? My unsuccessful try: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[L7x]{fontenc} \usepackage[lithuanian]{babel} ...
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Handle currencies correctly depending on language conventions

Is there a standard way of handling currencies? Example: in American, you'd say "$2 a piece" in French, you'd say "2$ pièce" I'd like to be able to write \somecommand{dollars}{2}, that would ...
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multilang with babel problem

I've loaded babel in my .sty file like this: \RequirePackage[ukrainian,russian,english]{babel} Then at .tex or at the same .sty file I am trying to: \selectlanguage(X) \languagename ...
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Myanmar (Burmese) line breaking with XeLaTeX

I am having trouble getting Myanmar text to break at the end of lines properly. The previous question How do I wrap text that doesn't use SPACE character to segment word would appear to solve my ...
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Multiple languages in beamer LaTeX

I want to create a LaTeX beamer presentation within multiple languages in the following sense: The sorce code should contain the different languages, but the language of the compiled result should ...
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Problem with Greek language

I am trying to write an essay in Greek and I type Greek characters but it doesn't compile. I have downloaded both greektex and program Babylon but it seems that I can't make them work.
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Arabic and German in ConTeXt

I'm totally new to ConTeXt; how to use Arabic and German in one document? \mainlanguage[de] \definefont[ArabicFont][file:alq2.ttf*arabic at 18pt] \setuppapersize [A5] \starttext \setupalign[r2l] ...
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Text Alignment problem [closed]

I am having a problem with the alignment in my pdf. The pdf is compiled with Xelatex. Some words instead of being separated with a "-" and continue at the bottom line are written whole in the upper ...
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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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How can I produce a document with Gujarati language in LaTeX? [closed]

I have tried the itrans package, but was unsuccessful to achieve producing document with indian language (especially gujarati). The documentation of itrans is not clear, at least to me. Can anyone ...
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Change in \lstdefinelanguage the font?

Im using \lstdefinelanguage to add some new languages. Now everything is fine, I just would like to add another font to my language. I would like to use inconsolata. I have now this: %... ...
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Swedish characters, but english captions

I am writing thesis in english but I want to be able to use swedish letters. I use \usepackage[swedish]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} This works fine, I thought, ...
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How do I customize a LuaLaTeX cmap?

I'm working on a system that uses database content to produce PDFs in a variety of languages. I'm currently working on Armenian. What we've developed so far uses pdfLaTeX. I made a special encoding ...
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encoding problem

I'm trying to write a program in Python that exports data into PDF. Unfortunately, the well known reportlab module is not available on Python 3. (What a shame.) So I have decided to generate TEX files ...
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Internationalization in LaTeX [closed]

I am working on auto report generation but this time iIneed to generate report for different language only. Text could be anything like Chinese, French, Russian. Can LaTeX handle all those text ...
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! Package babel Error: Language definition file armenian.ldf not found

I'd like to use hyphenation with armenian language. Here is my test code (the armenian text is in utf8). \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xunicode} ...
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How to install a language package in Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm having problems with the babel language package with TeXmaker could someone propose a fix I've typed in \usepackage[french]{babel} and I get the following error: Package babel Warning: No ...
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What's the difference between \usepackage{ngerman} and \usepackage[ngerman]{babel}

Is there something additional that \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} does that a simple \usepackage{ngerman} won't be able to do?
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why there is no direct typesetting in LaTeX for other than english language?

While using LaTeX I always wondered, why it is necessary to typeset any language other than english, like indic (devnagari) first in english as .dn file and then use some translator to translate it in ...
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How to change name separator in bibtex-generated bibliography to a different language

When I run BibTeX, it generates in entries with several authors something like this: Winfried Just and Martin Weese. If you write a text in a different language, I suppose it is more customary to ...
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use cyrillic non-russian language [closed]

I have a tex file: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[cp1251]{inputenc} \usepackage[ukrainian,russian]{babel} \begin{document} \title{ Українська } \maketitle \tableofcontents ...
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Change the language of a LaTeX document

Is there any way to change which language LaTeX works in? I'm writing a report in danish, but when I use \maketitle and other commands which generates some content. This content appears in english. Is ...
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Setting English font size in non-English documents in XeLatex

Consider a non-English document compiled in XeLatex, the standard font size is equal for all English and non-English text. How is it possible to set the size of the English text and change the font ...
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Change BibTeX's language

I am writing a document in Greek. My bibliography, however consists mainly of English entries (along with a few Greek, French and German ones). If I just add the .bib file all entries are in Greek. ...
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How to change language in the Bibliography?

My header is as follows: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{amsmath, ...
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Polish, Russian and Greek in one file

Is there any way to use these three languages in one file? I've been trying to do this for several hours, and all I got are some cryptic errors. Could you provide me with a simplest possible working ...
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What's the difference between ngerman and german in babel?

I use the following three packages to get correct German umlauts in the generated PDF: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % this is needed for umlauts \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} % this is needed for ...