{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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Add babel to plain tex [Texlive - Ubuntu 16.04]

To add babel to plain tex in my previous Ubuntu installation I used to do the following: edit the file /etc/texmf/fmt.d/10texlive-base.cnf change the line tex tex - tex.ini into tex tex language.dat ...
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Cannot compile with glossaries on Mac. No language module detected

I'm using TexMaker on Mac. I use glossaries in my document, like this \usepackage[acronym,nonumberlist,toc,numberedsection=autolabel]{glossaries} ...
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I want to write a letter in Hindi

I want to write a letter in Hindi. I want to use mikTeX to create the PDF document in Hindi. I don't want to have transliteration from English to Hindi. How can I do this?
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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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xelatex doesn't load language symbols

Maybe you can help me to fix this problem? My code is: \documentclass[% paper=A4, % paper size --> A4 is default in Germany twoside=true, % onesite or ...
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Does clean thesis support only german and english languages? Or how to change my language in latex file

I have question about clean thesis or just simple question about how to change language in my latex file. For now I use 2 commands to set langauge: \usepackage[lang]{babel} \selectlanguage[lang] ...
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Acro package: \printacronyms translation

While using acro package, I get the following message: Package translations Warning: Translation for `acronym-list-name' in portuguese unknown. on input line 67. Package translations ...
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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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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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Forcing \alph to latin symbols in a multilingual document

If I use \alph{..} inside a hebrew block in a XeLaTeX document, I get a Hebrew numeral instead of a latin numeral. For example: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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Indexing slovenian language

I am in trouble. I would like to organise index by texindy for slovenian language, but reactions are highly unstable. If I use … \usepackage[texindy]{imakeidx} \makeindex[intoc, columns=2, ...
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Blank Output for Chinese Characters in LaTex

I have installed all the .sty packages that needed to type Chinese in LaTex, and I used the code below: % UTF-8 encoding % XeLaTeX \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xeCJK} ...
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Writing English phonetic symbols when using a different language package

I'm writing a document in Spanish language, and I'd like to introduce English phonetics for some words. Is it possible to do so? I've tried this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Typing Sanskrit in TeX

I want to enter Sanskrit quotes in my thesis. I have downloaded the "skt" package from CTAN. Also I have texlive-full installed. But I am unable to follow subsequent steps of how to incorporate this ...
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Two column layout with bilingual two tables of contents for each language

Using texlive on Debian Jessie I am writing my application for a position and would like to include versions of the content in both German and English. I would like to have a page right after the ...
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\vref uses wrong language in LyX as soon as I use two languages

I am using LyX fro writing a bi-lingual document, for wich I use the following custom package definition under "Settings -> Language": \usepackage[english,ngerman]{babel} As soon as I add the ...
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Rename command for Chapter

Since, I have not so many days to submit my master report, I need a pratical solution for the following problem. Although in my table of content Bibliography seems so good. However in the Chapter page ...
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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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Two fonts for two languages using lyx

I have decided to shift to LyX for simpler use. I use following template. I encountered two problems while trying to customise LyX. The devnagari does not display properly on LyX. I did not ...
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Installing custom hyphenation in Tex Live

I found a Macedonian hyphenation definition online, but I cannot find a way to install it on my Windows machine. I'm using Tex Live. The description on the link is in Macedonian an says: Unpack ...
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How can I add translation for my Language, if package doesn't support it?

Certain packages are missing some languages translations. For example I want to use Lithuanian language, and [lithuanian]{babel} is missing lots of things which packages unable to find, and fails to ...
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How can I write Tableau instead of Table in caption?

I want to change Table in English into Tableau in French. How can I do so? Here is the code I'm using. \documentclass[french]{report} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to have both emphasis/italics and Chinese font

I'm creating a document in Lyx which has both Chinese and English characters. I need to be able to show emphasis through italics, but I cannot figure out a way to accomplish both. I changed the fonts, ...
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How can I set multiple languages in listings?

Can anyone tell me how to properly set multiple languages in listings package? In my document I have some source code of C-sharp, VBA and JavaScript and need to color the keywords. But in my case I've ...
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Change language used for conjunction particle in bibliographic entries

I am trying to get around BibTex. I have successfully added the bibliography and everything works. The only problem is that when i have multiple authors, in the bibliography it places "and" before the ...
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How to sort bibliography by languages in bibtex?

As an absolute newbie in Tex-related stuff, i need your advice. I'm making an article in online version of Tex - sharelatex.com, so i need to sort the bibliography from .bib-file for my article by the ...
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Can I use a shortened “language” entry (language code) in my .bib file?

I am using BiblaTeX and I have a question: As I see in nearly all types of sources in my .bib file I can use the entry language. However all I put in their is literary displayed in my references. So ...
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How to obtain current language in polyglossia

How to obtain the current language set by \setotherlanguage{english} ? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{czech} \begin{document} ...
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Mixing Hebrew and English bibliographies?

I have a .bib bibliography that has some entries completely in English and some completely in Hebrew. I'd like to display the bibliography items so that the Hebrew items are justified right-to-left ...
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Caption and pseudo code in algorithm2e appears as boxes (not rendered)

I want to create a multi-language document using polyglossia in which Khmer is set to be a main language and English as another language. I also have khmer-gloss.ldf available so that Khmer font is a ...
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How to automatically handle “a” and “an” in front of acronyms with the glossaries package?

I am using the glossaries package to handle acronyms and came across the task to automatically decide the use of "a" or "an" in front of them. \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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since update, Problem with greek and hindi in polyglossia + tex4ht

I updated my texlive (for windows) and I have now a problem when I load hindi and greek languages. Everything worked fine a few days ago. I have the latest version of alternative4ht when i write this. ...
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Parts not working when using multiple languages with polyglossia

I'm working on a book document with xelatex. The document is divided into parts, and I have the occasional need to switch between two languages. I've found that when my document contains more than ...
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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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Writing Avestan and Pahlavi texts with LaTeX

I want to write Avestan and Pahlavi texts with LaTeX. I appreciate it if you introduce me any package/commands along with samples. I found this blog post ...
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Greek language in suftesi document class

I am trying to create a report using suftesi document class. I write my report using both greek and latin characters. The problem, however, is that I cannot print greek characters. I tried this and ...
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Make environment names language dependant

I am writing a document in Italian and there are a number of things i don't know how to get. Most importantly, when I use a \begin{example} environment, the resulting text shows Example, while I'd ...
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Cyrillic in (La)TeX

What are different ways to use Cyrillic in (La)TeX? What are their pros and cons?
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multilingual references

Just for curiosity... Is it possible to include into your references articles that are published in different languages? Let's say for instance that one of my biblatex entries is written in greek, ...
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Translations from other languages for English with Latex

The problem with doing translations in LaTeX is this: I use the Wordfast program to "record' everything that I tranlsate (Worfast is not a machine translation tool; it is a macro that runs inside ...
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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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Changing Citation Abbreviation Language

I want to change in-text citation abbreviation. I mean, I want to use Turkish version of English abbreviation. I searched before I asked queation but I can not figure out. For example, Davidson ve ...
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Input difficulties with \usepackage{devanagari}

I am using the standard miktex package \usepackage{devanagari} however, using the same input examples as written in the file manual produces very different results, i.e. there is a duplication of ...
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Algorithmic package in two different languages in same document

I need to write both in French and English in my document (for reasons). And I need to write algorithms in both languages, using the algorithmic package. Is it possible ? If so, how can I do that ? ...
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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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A section of my document doesn't process spanish accentuation

So I have the following problem, one of the section of my document does not use the right encoding or something like that as it doesn't add the accentuation which is characteristic in the spanish ...
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hyperref - print \today as pdftitle in languages other than English

I have a problem with hyperref: it does not take into account the language when I use the macro \today in my pdftitle. In fact, I use this macro in other pdf fields too. The date in the pdftitle ...
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glossaries emphasize text when cgls command is used

I use the style provided in this answer by @NicolaTalbot to emphasise the long form of acronyms in combination with an additional protected whitespace and support for foreign acronyms (see here). ...
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tex4ht non roman languages inside tabular environment

I have tables with accented letters and other non-roman scripts, but they do not appear inside the environment tabular. The letters do appear outside of the tabular environment. i compile with ...
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English language [closed]

I really don't understand why LaTeX still doesn't recognize English language when I write and in this way it doesn't check spelling or grammar mistakes. I've installed the babel package using English ...