{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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Texmaker started speaking Farsi

I have a problem—suddenly the Texmaker user interface is all Persian. I have no clue how I activated this. So I need a way to switch back to English. This is on Linux. Perhaps I can edit a preferences ...
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biblatex + biber: different language style for single bib entry

I'm wondering how to apply/assign different language styles for single entry in bibliography. To be more specific: in my country (Poland) in 2012 there appeared new ISO norm about gathering ...
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Non-English in-text citation

I have changed the language setting in my lyx document to Danish but my in-text citations still read e.g. (Jones and Jones, 2013) and not (Jones og Jones, 2013) which would be the Danish equivalent. ...
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Ukrainian language support in ConTeXt [closed]

Are there any possibilities to write Ukrainian texts in the ConTeXt system? What do I need to do this?
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Korean characters scrambled [XeLaTeX; Noto Sans Korean]?

I was trying to find a font which has obsolete jamo and the right combining behaviour. Yesterday I found out about Noto Sans, which seems to have both of these. However, when I use it in XeTeX, I get ...
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Using language Portuguese on Appendices throws unsupported control sequence

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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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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Japanese and Cyrillic text side by side

I want to write a document in Latex containing Japanese and Cyrillic characters. I have tried many example documents, but so far all have either failed to compile, or have compiled without the ...
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How do I use \StrSubstitute for a custom environment containing custom commands (Use of \@xs@StrSubstitute@@ doesn't match its definition)

This might be a tricky one... I have a custom command which highlights "properties" \pdesc{Property name}{DE}{EN}. Depending on the language (determined using the jobname), either the DE or EN ...
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Telugu language quotation in/with babel

I need to write Telugu quotation in English (using babel) documentation. I want 2 or 3 lines quotation in telugu. I am using : \documentclass{book} \usepackage{babel}
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unknown language \selectlanguage{english}

I'm writing my second document in latex and I'm using my universities template. But since I'm working on an English document and the template is for German papers I have to adjust the language. ... ...
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Biblatex foreing language example files - contribute? [closed]

Do you have a Biblatex bibliography file in a foreign language ? We are trying to build a test-sequence for language support in Biblatex and would like to have several files, using supported and ...
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putting a box around each line of text in a paragraph

In my environment I would like to automatically make a box around each individual line of text in a paragraph so that I can operate on each line. I think this should really be done in LaTeX rather ...
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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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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 ...
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\today and internationalization

I am writing a LaTeX document with internationalization support as explained on Wikibooks. Here is my minimal file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Creating multiple language versions from single latex source by fetching translation from file

I could not really find anything matching, maysome someone got an idea or a starting point: I want to maintain a collection of documents written in Kile, Using LaTeX converted by xetex into pdf ...
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Different alphabet with \alph

My language (Slovenian) uses a different alphabet that starts with a, b, c, č, d. I have the correct babel settings but \alph{} numbering still gives me a, b, c, d. \documentclass{article} ...
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\today and language (babel, xepersian)

I'm using xepersian for my article but in one page I need to add Gregorian calendar date. so I add: \usepackage[british]{babel} and then where I want the date: \selectlanguage{british} {\large ...
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XeLaTeX: How to specify a different font family for Latin text within non-Latin text?

In a XeLaTeX document whose main language is non-Latin (in the sense of using non-Latin alphabet), I'd like the Latin text to be typeset with a different font family from that of the main text. How do ...
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How can I make Hindi pdf document in Latex without transliteration?

I want to write a letter in Hindi. I want to use LaTeX 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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how to write théorème instead of theorem in beamer presentation [duplicate]

I am doing a math presentation in beamer. How can i have "théorème" written instead of "theorem" and "définition" instead of "definition" ? This is what i have as of now : ...
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Esami: “No language” error during compilation

I'm getting this error when I try to compile a (almost empty) tex source using the esami package: LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}. See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. Type ...
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Vowel Harmony and Reference Numbers

I am preparing a document in Turkish which is an agglutinative language with two dimensional vowel harmony. This means that there are a lot of suffixes and they change form depending on how the word ...
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Combining mark over ligature (Devanagari)

I want to typeset the combination m̐llo in Devanagari with XeLaTeX. When I use the correct Unicode ल्ँलो, there is no ligature of the ls. When I place the candrabindu on the ligature the o is not ...
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How to write Japanese with LaTeX?

I've recently started to use LaTeX but I've just encountered a problem, I tried searching it, although apparently no-one asked it before. I'd like to write using Japanese input, but when I typeset, ...
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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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Babel Multilingual Hyphenation Order of Precedence?

When I use multiple languages with Babel (e.g., with \usepackage[german,french,latin,english]{babel}), I realize that english is the default language because it is the last listed, but what does Babel ...
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Tengwar script in TeX Live

I tried to compile this example but the LaTeX compiler gives the following errors. What can I do? name = tngani, rootname = tngani, pointsize = mktexmf: empty or non-existent rootfile! Cannot find ...
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Define new language listing with comments ONLY in the beginning of a line

I am trying to create listing for a home-brew language (using \lstdefinelanguage). The problem is that the comments in the language are somewhat ambiguous. For example, the following code is valid: * ...
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Cleverref does not use default language after \foreignlanguage

I have the following code: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} % PACKAGES \usepackage[english,ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[ngerman]{varioref} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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Telugu font characters not correctly produced from xelatex

Anyone have this issue. This is the following code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Gautami} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{telugu} ...
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Overlapping Chinese characters using xeLatex kaiu TrueType Font - Windows

I am quite new to using xeCJK and xelatex in general, so please bear with me. I tried the following code: Code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} % for \rotatebox ...
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Conflicting packages in presentation (beamer vs. ethiop)

I'm making a presentation and I have to include some text in Ethiopic script. For documents, the ethiop-package is a great help, but when in beamer mode, I get an error: ...
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german hyphenation

I am using inputenc to have umlauts etc. it works fine, if I am not change hyphenation , but I want to have german hyphenation too. \documentclass[12pt,twoside]{report} \usepackage[a4paper]{geometry} ...
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Use american english as standard in LaTeX [duplicate]

My latex editor (TeXshop, macbook) always uses UK english. I can change this but then next time I restart LaTeX it is the same problem again, UK english. How can one permanently change to american ...
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IfLanguageName versus iflanguage

The babel package recommends using the command IfLanguageName of the iflang package to test for a language. It is explained that the command iflanguage is too coarse, because it is only based on the ...
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Language selection for \maketitle

I am writing a document in English but when I use \maketitle, it inserts the date in Czech (my mother language I normally use when writing other text documents). I have set my IDE (TexWorks) to ...
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Error: Unicode char \u8 with french document

I have recently picked a file in asian laguage. When I have maked the necessary change in order to take a file in french laguage, I have this error: ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8: not ...
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How to use this command to display an arabic text in an utf8 tex file?

How to use this command to display an arabic text in an utf8 tex file? \newenvironment{abstractAr} {\clearpage % we want a new page \vspace*{100\p@}% \thispagestyle{empty}% no ...
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Contributing to Babel or Polyglossia language support

I want to contribute language support for Babel or Polyglossia, so that I can type in my native language and use LuaTex or LuaLaTeX. Lithuanian support at the moment is using L7x font encoding and if ...
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multilingual table content

I want to introduce table that has multilingual content which are (Arabic, English, Vietnamese and Armenian) as the following figure Any idea how to produce that UPDATE: code used to produced ...
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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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Automatically Detect Foreign Language for Hyphenation?

Is there a LaTeX package that automatically detects which foreign language a particular part of a multi-language TeX document is so that it can hyphenate it appropriately, or do I have to manually ...
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babel: english, american, USenglish

Does it make any difference (and if so, which) whether I use english, american, or USenglish as the option for the babel package? I've already looked into the package description, and it seems to be ...
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How to create multilingual (English, Japanese) bibliographies with biblatex, biber and polyglossia

I would like to update my bibtex file in a way that allows me to create multilingual bibliographies. Since I publish in English and Japanese, I will need this to work in a way that: In an English ...
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What package allows Elvish in TeX?

Anyone who has read The Lord of the Rings will recognise the Elvish script at the top of the page. If this is meant to be an example of what is typesettable in TeX/related software, what package is ...
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Language-specific removal of diacritics from text and bibliography

I am using XeLaTeX and BibLateX to write papers in the humanities. I routinely use transcriptions of Chinese (pinyin), Korean (McCune-Reischauer), Japanese (Hepburn), Manchu (Norman) etc. In addition, ...
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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{}, ...