{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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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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Right language for reference to appendix

I used the package "cleveref" to make references to appendix, so that: \documentclass[...(various arguments)...]{scrbook} \usepackage{cleveref} .... .... \begin{document} ... As I show in ...
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Bibliography style per language with biblatex/polyglossia?

This is a followup to Russian and Japanese and biblatex oh my. I've got a lot further now, using the polyglossia-enabled bib latex and writing my own Japanese csquotes and lbx files, but now I'm ...
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How can I translate to English a TeX document without losing compilability?

Is there any way I can translate comments and non-commands from a different language to English ? I tried : Google Search https://www.google.lk/#q=translate+a+latex+code+without+losing+content ...
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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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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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Translating a math book written in plain TeX into Swedish - problem with accented characters

I'm translating a wellknown calculus book into Swedish. The source code is plain TeX and is of course littered with commands, macros and what not that won't work in LaTeX. I need to be able to use the ...
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Disabling input method inside a math formula in Emacs with AUCTeX

I am typing a math document in Russian using Emacs 24.3.1 and AUCTeX 11.87. I am using the russian-computer input method to type Russian. It would be very convenient to disable this input method ...
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Language selection in TeXShop

All menus in TeXShop are in German, my system language. I want to use the program in English though, without changing my system language. Any way to do this?
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How can I programmatically draw a nonlinear writing system with automatic graph relaxation?

Alex Fink & I have a non-linear written language, UNLWS. Maintaining its grammar document in Google Docs is growing excessively cumbersome, however, because of how much time it takes to load each ...
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Default language for both polyglossia and fixme

Is it possible to change the default language for both the polyglossia and fixme package at the same time? After v1.2.0 polyglossia no longer supports loading language definition files as package ...
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Vietnamese character and accent

I found this: Typesetting any language, Vietnamese for example But when I try to do the same, there are no accent. So I tried to investigate a bit and I found out this: When I copy-paste the ...
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Typeset a bibliography with entries in several different languages

What is the best way to typeset a bibliography that contains several entries in a number of different language scripts like Latin, Cyrillic, Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese. The question centers ...
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Hyphenation for British and American English

I am writing documents with British and American spelling, and I have noticed that some 'common' words are not hyphenated. Examples include 'quar-ter-ly', 'pro-pen-si-ty', 'eu-ro-pean'. This can ...
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polyglossia error when \section is used

When I use \section{abcd} in this document, I get a polyglossia error. The document without \section{} compiles normally. Kindly help. \documentclass[letterpaper, 10pts]{scrartcl} ...
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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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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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Kurdish language Latex

Kurdish (sorani) is similar arabic and persian language , its written from the right to left, and most of the letter is same with some different ( less than 10). Now there is solution for written ...
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problems finding correct language.dat

I have installed the portable version of miktex 2.9 on a pc without administrator rights. I try to use the package dutch babel, but it gives the common error of Package babel Warning: No hyphenation ...
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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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LaTeX Error: File `mstyle.sty' not found. [\selectlanguage]

I am trying to compile a template that I have received but I am having problems : \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{mstyle} \selectlanguage{english} \usepackage{tabularx} ...
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Lyx in Hebrew doesn't work

I will write the order of when things started occurring. When I started writing with LyX, I couldn't write in Hebrew, until someone sent me this package called culmus, which fixes the problem. The ...
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Algorithmic noun plural

I'm looking for an (implementation of) a command (here \plural) that computes the plural of a noun. The algorithm should work as follows: for most cases, simply add s at the end (example: bag -> ...
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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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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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How to define translations for text inserted by a custom command?

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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apacite and local language translations

Is there an easy way to change a few things regarding apacite package? I'm particularly looking at the url reference. When compiled apacite says "Retrieved from" but I'd like it to be "Sótt þann" and ...
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Russian in TeXShop

Can someone please help me type with my russian keyboard in TeXShop. I use the following code but get ???? as an output for the Cyrillic text every time. \documentclass{article} ...
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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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Custom Sorting Order for the Bibliography with biblatex according to Sanskrit Alphabet

I want to add a bibliography of primary sources to an article, and sort its entries alphabetically according to Sanskrit alphabet, using IAST and utf-8, a, ā, i, ī, u, ū and so on, how can I tell ...
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TexMaker: switch dictionary / language confortably

I'm writing documents in different languages and enjoy using the auto-correction (aka dictionary). I have to switch quite frequently (often I have documents in different languages opened at the same ...
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How to change direction in xelatex?

When I use fontspec package to type persian, it works but it's left align and paragraphs begin from left, same thing accure with enumerations and ... . How to get ride of this problem? Note that ...
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How to track changes that need to be retranslated?

I often need to write multilingual documents. I usually put the translations into a macro like this, so that I can quickly render documents with either of the languages or both, but modify the syntax ...
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How to change theorem name from english to french in LaTeX?

I would like to change the name of Theorem and lemma in LaTeX to french like this: Theorem to Théorème Lemma to Lemme I saw answers related to this question but with beamer, e.g., Change theorem ...
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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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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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The french babel gives me a missing \begin{document}

My impression is that is an already answered question. However, I am really stuck with this: This code: \documentclass[french]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} ...
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How can I change the language of my natbib bibliography?

I am using the natbib package for my bibliography. For documents in English, everything works fine. \bibliographystyle{plainnat} \bibliography{tex/bibliography} % the file is called bibliography.bib ...
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How to change the language when working with the a0poster class?

How can I change the language (i.e. the and in the author separations) of the a0poster class? For example: \documentclass[german]{a0poster} did not work, it still shows the and in English.