Polyglossia is a replacement for {babel} for use with XeLaTeX. It provides multilingual support for most languages and handles automatic script changing using the {fontspec} package.

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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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xeCJK messes with punctuation

Neither a question nor really a complain, but I find I cannot use xeCJK in multilingual documents (in the present case French + English + Chinese), simply because it messes with the punctuation in the ...
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How can I make AUCTeX use the spelling dictionary in the same language as polyglossia is loaded with?

Is it possible to setup AUCTeX so that it loads the spelling dictionary in the same language as the language used by polyglossia? For example, is it possible to load the Danish ispell dictionary when ...
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Polyglossia vs Babel

Could someone summarize features which are (1) common and (2) different for the babel and polyglossia packages? I know that babel 3.8 (current version) fails to run for some languages (eg, Russian) ...
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A tool for creating a dictionary with right-to-left script

I'm trying to typeset a dictionnary, using Arabic script. I would like to create a list of words in three columns, with Arabic word in right column aligned to the right, its Polish translation aligned ...
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XeLaTeX with polyglossia and Greek

I'm struggling a lot with XeLaTeX and polyglossia. Somehow the font selection doesn't seem to work as I would expect it (and as the error messages suggest). Please consider the following example: ...
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Hyperref ignores \setdefaultlanguage from polyglossia

I use polyglossia to set my default language with \setdefaultlanguage to German. This works for the captions of tables, figures etc. I want to reference to these figures with the \autoref command of ...
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Problematic interaction between fontspec and beamer?

There seems to be some problem in the way fontspec passes font info to beamer. The following example compiles and displays as it it should in XeLaTeX % !Mode:: "TeX:UTF-8" \documentclass{article} ...
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Fix nested section numbers in RTL languages with polyglossia.

The third subsection in the second subsection of the first section should be numbered 1.2.3. This holds also for RTL languages, since numbers, including Dewey numbering is still LTR even in an RTL ...
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xelatex stopped working after TexLive2011 update 2 days ago

I updated Tex Live 2011 a couple of days ago and I can't run XeLaTeX anymore on a document I was working on. When it runs it gets stuck and I have to abort it. Resulting in the following error. I've ...
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Polyglossia and biblatex-apa

I am trying to typeset a document in British English, using XeLaTeX, Polyglossia and BibLaTeX, with APA-style references. Unfortunately, I get the following error: ! Undefined control sequence. ...
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Using mathspec’s \setallmainfonts with Russian in polyglossia causes hang during compilation

I’ve just run into a problem with the combination of mathspec’s \setallmainfonts command and polyglossia with language set to Russian. I’m using MiKTeX 2.9 and compiling with XeLaTeX and when I use ...
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How to insert Greek with “ascii keyboard” and XeTeX, Polyglossia

How can I write greek without entering the greek characters directly? With babel, I can do this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[polutonikogreek]{babel} \begin{document} ...
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Switch twocolumn between right-to-left and left-to-right with the package multiind in polyglossia

Writing a book in arabic, I want to obtain a dictionnary of used words in my document between arabic and english, and want that the entries of the dictionnary will be in two different orders, in ...
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RTL theorems with ntheorem and xetex have separator in wrong place

(This is a split-off from another RTL ntheorem issue.) When you have a theorem in RTL language text (e.g. Hebrew), using XeTeX+polyglossia(+bidi)+ntheorem, the theorem separator comes out before, ...
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British hyphenation with either xelatex or lualatex

For several reasons, I am working on a source file that should be compilable by either xelatex or lualatex. I would like British hyphenation for the text and am using csquotes and biblatex with ...
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quotation mark (quotation sign) xelatex + polyglossia + csquotes

the problem I have is the "?" that shows instead of appropriate quotation marks (signs) when citing/quoting text in foregin language. I have searched manuals for the packages such as polyglossia or ...
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How to use polyglossia with biblatex?

Using polyglossia and biblatex together leads to an error: ! Package biblatex Error: Patching 'babel' package failed. See the biblatex package documentation for explanation. Type H <return> ...
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Cyrillic bibliographic entry using Biblatex and Polyglossia (initials broken)

I have a problem with either getting the correct font type in the bibliography, or (when enforcing the language setting in the bibliographic entry) getting the author first name processed as it ...
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Change margin for particular environment (parallel)

I posted a too general question (Change margins locally (for text)), but my need is to solve about a particular environment, for I have to obtain some verses (original and translation) in parallel ...
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Automatically getting “V” as the capital letter for “u” when typesetting latin

I'm typesetting a large amount of Latin texts using XeLaTeX and the package polyglossia. I'd like to get the small letter "u" automatically printed as "V" when turned into a capital letter (including ...
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Polyglossia doesn't work with the ltxdoc document class

I have a package that uses the ltxdoc document class and the docstrip program for code and documentation generation. The package deals with some multilingual stuff and needs XeTeX (to be precise, ...
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Writing Biblical Hebrew texts with different coloring for consonants, vowel and accent signs

I have got the following problem: I am using Biblical Hebrew texts written in XeTeX but I would like to color consonants as well as vowel and accent signs differently. I have read Coloring combining ...
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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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problem with polyglossia after update of MiKTeX 2.9 packages [closed]

I updated all MiKTeX packages today (2011-10-11) and my files no longer compile. I traced the problem to the polyglossia package. Even an empty file won't compile: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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Problem with the font Traditional Arabic for aligning parenthesis ()

I'm using Polyglossia to write a book of probability in arabic, and I've recently changed of machine, then I've some problems (great) of typesetting my old files, which are compiling usually in my old ...
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Polyglossia and Biblatex - Changing local variables

I m using Biblatex with polyglossia and although I set german as my default language, the bibliography shortcuts are still in english. Here is a minimal working example: ...
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Breakable boxes with Tikz and right and leftmargin

I've found a method to obtain breakable boxes, using polyglossia for arabic, and the Tikz package and I have two problems... 1) the commands leftmargin and rightmargin of Tikz have no effect on the ...
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Error (Incomplete \iffalse) with enumerate and Hebrew [closed]

I have got the following problem: Trying to have an enumerate environment in an all Hebrew document (i.e. main document language is Hebrew) causes Incomplete \iffalse. The same with with German as ...
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Tables are not numbered using Polyglossia in Hebrew

I have a problem using Polyglossia in Hebrew: While defining main language as Hebrew, my tables are not numbered in the caption(It appraes as just "Table" (טבלה) instead of "Table 1" (or "טבלה 1"). If ...
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What does “conflicting pattern ignored” mean when loading polyglossia with the German language?

Please see my MWE: % arara: lualatex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} %\usepackage[german=swiss]{csquotes} %\usepackage[locale=DE]{siunitx} \setdefaultlanguage[%babelshorthands=true ...
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Switch between right-to-left and left-to-right two-columns with long entries

I give here the answer of the problem of using indices for making dictionaries English-Arabic, for a book of probability, thanks to this very powerful discussion... Switch twocolumn between ...
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boxed text between pages in arabic, rightmargin with tikz

First, I want to thank the members of the discussion of the message Boxed text between pages which was very interesting for my use, so I got a macro in arabic for my examples (which is ...
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\theoremindent adds space to left side when used with RTL languages

Trying to use ntheorem's \theoremindent seems to indent the left side rather than the right side when used with polyglossia and right-to-left languages: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ntheorem} ...