{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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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 ...
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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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Why nomenclature text is not English when loading additional languages in document class?

I have troubles in getting the right language in nomenclature. Here is a minimal example: \documentclass[english,italian]{article} \usepackage[english,refpage]{nomencl} \makenomenclature ...
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Numbers in Devanagari [closed]

First question Although the manual mentions that simple numbers would create Devanagari digits, somehow it is not working for me. The way I use it in .dn file is: {\dn || 1-23||\\} Then passing ...
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Writing a book using memoir - different language than English

I'd like to write a book using the memoir class - is it possible to change the main language of the document to something else than English, e.g. German?
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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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how to use citation in references [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Citation in bibliography when having multiple authors I'm using bibtex for writing references with natbib package. If I use \citet command I get something like Green et ...
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Hyphenation exceptions not loaded when using babel with multiple languages

When I use babel with more than one language loaded, my hyphenation exceptions are not used. Here is an example: ====== hy.tex ======= \hyphenation{para-dichloro-diphenyl-trichloro-ethane} ====== ...
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Comparing typographic traditions for different languages

Sometimes students using LaTeX ask me how to do the typesetting of documents in French or Spanish. I'm not able to help them because I never learned to speak or write French or Spanish. Different ...
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What are good ways to make pdflatex output copy-and-pasteable?

One frequent aspect of pdflatex output that could be improved is to what extent one can select text output from the generated pdf-file and copy-and-paste it. This is essentially an issue of having the ...