{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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Cleanest way to prepare bilingual document and output only one language [duplicate]

I am currently preparing the presentation for my internship evaluation. As a French student evaluated by researchers that may or may not speak French, I would like to maintain two versions of my ...
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Language conflict between bohr and babel [on hold]

This weekend I updated my MikTEX 2.9 installation and installed packages. To my suprise I promptly received an error message when recompiling a tex file (that previously compiled without a problem). ...
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Problems typing in Russian (MiKTeX)

I'm trying to make a LaTeX file in Russian. I wrote the following in the preamble: \usepackage[cp1251]{inputenc} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[russian]{babel} However, when I try to make ...
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Main file setting ignored when using \include command

I want to split my tex file into several parts. When it was in the form of a single file, it compiled perfectly. After I cut out a chapter and created a separate file containing it (and imported it ...
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English language

I really don't understand why latex still doesn't recognize English language when I write and in this way it doens't check spelling or grammar mistakes. I've installed the babel package using english ...
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Latin text not hyphenated at all with LuaLaTeX and polyglossia

I recently noticed that there are numerous under- and overfull hboxes in the document I'm working on. Further inspection revealed that such problems almost always arose when there was Latin text ...
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Assistance on arabic text on TikZ

I attempting to use both arabic and TikZ pictures but, I have four problems: The Arabic words appear in reverse order, the first word appears finally ... The sentence is not in arc as in the English ...
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Changing the language in a beamer presentation with mtheme

I want to set the main language of my beamer presentation to German, in order to have German dates for \today etc. I use the mtheme by Matthias Vogelgesang. A minimal example (from the demo file) ...
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Chinese, Russian and English (and Arabic, and Thai, if possible) in LuaLaTeX

following up on THIS QUESTION, I want to embed the solution in a document (Beamer presentation) I compile (in English) with LuaLaTeX, but I just don't find the way. I just want to include a slide with ...
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From LaTeX with pdflatex to plain TeX

I've always wanted to try plain TeX instead of LaTeX. I can use plain but I'm not able to use correctly the fonts and I'm not able to use the french hyphenation. I would to know how to do this with ...
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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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Is it possible write an 'ecv' class CV in another language?

I'm writing my CV. I use this template: ecv and there are two options english and german. Is it possible write in Portuguese?
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Advice for multilingual document with many languages

I need to create a document with snippets in many languages - between 10 and 30 of them. I've seen people suggest XeLaTeX, but I'm working on a system that I don't have control over and that's a ...
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iflang Warning: Mismatch between \language (patterns) and and setting of \languagename

I am currently writing a class and there I need to test the current language. Therefore I use the package iflang. A strange warning pops up when I change the default language, consider: ...
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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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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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babel - define language synonym

I use \usepackage[english]{babel}, but I am keeping getting error: Package babel Error: You haven't defined the language EN yet. while parsing bibliography with \bibliographystyle{apsrev4-1} ...
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Replace “Algorithm” in algorithm package

I use the latex package algorithm. I would like the name of my algorithm ("Algorithm 1.1") to be change to the french version ("Algorithme 1.1") in the compiled pdf document. How could I do that? ...
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Tibetan Mantras with Latex [duplicate]

I'm a LaTeX beginner and just trying to find out, if it is possible to use LaTeX to display Tibetan Mantras and discovered the package ctib, which seems to be quite powerful. But I cannot find out, if ...
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How can I properly set the Italian language in opmac?

I'm using the opmac macros. I need to use both Italian and English in my documents, so I need a way to set Italian language (hyphenation and the possibility of directly input the letters à è é ò ù ì) ...
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How to make option langid={english} conditional?

How can i make all references to have langid={english} option unless there are cyrillic letters inside a reference, then it should be langid={russian}? Optional question: How can i make all references ...
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biblatex: per-entry language switching

According to biblatex manual (p.24), the hyphenation field in a bib-entry switches language on per-entry basis: hyphenation field The language of the bibliography entry. The identifier must be ...
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Is is possible to conditionally switch languages within one document? [duplicate]

I'm quite new to biblatex. I'm typesetting a collection that has papers both in English and Russian, and I'm making a single bibliography at the end of the book. For the bibliography to look pretty, ...
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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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Change language of springer journal template (svjour3) to French

I have to write a report in LaTeX, and it has to be done with the Springer journal template (svjour3). The problem is that my report has to be in French, but I can't find how to change the language ...
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Is there a way to translate the names of theorems and definitions in other languages, without defining new ones?

Is there a way to translate the names of theorems and definitions in other languages, without defining new ones? For instance, if I use \usepackage[romanian]{babel} the word Proof is replaced by ...
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How to use foreign language in pdflatex?

I use pdflatex for my thesis which is written mostly in English. For that purpose I use \usepackage[english]{babel} in the preamble. However, I must provide also Czech version of the abstract. Even ...
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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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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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Kurdish on latex

Kurdish Sorani is similar to Arabic and Persian Languages. any Tips how to run from Latex. please don't advise LaTeX babel as there is only Kurdish (Latin).
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Add one space before each English word after Chinese characters [closed]

I often mix English words in my Chinese texts. When doing that, I want to add a space before the English words. For example: XXXX wwwww wwwww wwwww XXXX * where X's are Chinese characters and ...
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How to set up LaTeX to write in Hebrew on Ubuntu [closed]

I went through multiple guides and explanations until I finally managed to compile documents with mixed English and Hebrew. However, because of the multitude of methods I saw, I am now unsure whether ...
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Bibliography string 'by' undefined in Canadian

I use babel with the canadian language, and biblatex-chicago. If I use a @inbook reference with a bookauthor field, I get the following error: Bibliography string 'by' undefined at entry 'smith' on ...
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Where can I find lists of non-US-English hyphenation exceptions? [closed]

As I learned from Where can I find a list of English hyphenation exceptions?, using the fine collection ushyphex.tex takes care of some of the known wrong hyphenation for US-English. It also includes ...
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XeLaTeX with Polyglossia and Thai

The following example displays the English text alright, but not the Thai text. It is simply left blank in the PDF result. \documentclass{report} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times New Roman} ...
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Include multipage PDF using XML

I'm new in XSL and LaTeX. I have a project, where I need to include some PDF files. I'm using \usepackage{pdfpages}. Everything runs OK, but the main problem is when I want to include a PDF file ...
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To compile Swiss in LaTeX?

I want this letter â but cannot find in German settings: \documentclass{letter} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{german}{babel} ...
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Italic Cyrillic in Times

I am using pdftex (not XeTeX or LuaTeX) and I need to submit a camera-ready article in Times. My article is in English but needs to briefly quote Russian sources, some of which have inline italics. ...
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spanish and lost figure

I want to use \usepackage[spanish]{babel} because I am writing a text in Spanish language. Now, when I make that, the figures get lost!, they cannot be read any more. The changes that I expect are ...
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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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Make TeX output look as input wrt script/language?

I have several languages/keyboard layouts on my Mac-pro (Yosemite). I want to write in Armenian/Bengali/Hebrew and so on. These keyboards/languages are formally part of Mac's Yosemite so I have no ...
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Adding Arabic text to an English document

I'm trying to include Arabic text in an English document (I'm a new latex user), but I can't seem to get any Arabic text to render at all, using xelatex or any kind of tex. I'm using texshop 3.51 on a ...
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Adding Arabic text to English document [duplicate]

I'm trying to include Arabic text in an English document (I'm a new latex user), but I can't seem to get any Arabic text to render at all, using xelatex or any kind of tex. I'm using texshop 3.51 on a ...
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Can I write in “begin{}” something in greek?

I want to write in latex a text at which there are some lemmas. So we could use the command \begin{Lemma} ... \end{Lemma} right?? Could we write instead of "Lemma" something in greek?? When ...
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How can I write a non-greek name in a greek text?

I want to write a text in Greek and there are some non-greek names. I used the following code: \begin{frame}{Ιστορική αναδρομή} Το 1926 ο $\textenglish{David Hilbert }$ ισχυρίζεται ότι κάθε ...
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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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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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How to install language modules for the glossaries package

I've updated to the latest version (v 4.12) of the glossaries package on a miktex installation under windows. Now I get two warnings from the glossaries package: Package glossaries Warning: No ...
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How to typeset Tibetan in XeLatex with correct linebreaks?

I am trying to typeset Tibetan language in a document, but the text does not wrap at the margin. I think this could be easily fixed if I tell XeLaTeX to recognise the Tibetan tsheg character ('TIBETAN ...
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Biblatex - using two languages in one reference entry

I'm trying to learn biblatex and have small problem. according of czech style for academic writings, some fields in bibliographic record, like volume, edition or issue, should be in language of source ...