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Well, in my case Herbert and moewe's suggestions didn't help. I had to change the FUNCTION {format.lab.names} % There are three apalike cases: one person (Jones), % two (Jones and de~Bruijn), and more (Jones et~al.). % This function is much like format.crossref.editors. % FUNCTION ...


To change the labels for your figures, tables etc. use the \mainlnguage command, this will also load the right hyphenation patterns for the requested language. You have to change also the for of your document, one font which has support for cyrillic is Linux Libertine which can be loaded with \setupbodyfont[libertine]. \useMPlibrary[dum] ...


run with xelatex or lualatex: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Arial Unicode MS} \begin{document} कुछ पाठ उम्मीद है, हिंदी में लिखा. \end{document}


You have to use: \selectlanguage{English} With a 'E' it should work. Work with polyglossia and should with babel too.


\usepackage[english,ngerman]{babel} Then ngerman is active at the begin of the document and you can switch to english. If you cannot change the package, then write before \documentclass: \PassOptionsToPackage{english}{babel} \documentclass{whatever} ...


Just a note for my specific use case: I wanted to use a few Chinese characters in my .bib file (using biber) as Unicode; to compile them like that, I could successfully use package {ctex} - unfortunately, it breaks some of my formatting in the document class I otherwise use. It turns out, the package {CJKutf8} doesn't break for me - but unlike {ctex}, it ...


Ok, thanks to @christian-hupfer, I found ~/.config/xm1/texmakerapp.ini. Somehow I had an entry Language=fa in there, switched back to en.


It is been a while but I'd like to contribute to offer a solution for LyX. Type: \usepackage{cmap} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} in the preamble (Document-> Preferences). Then activate under languages (Document->Preferences->Language) for the encoding: "Different -> Unicode(utf8). Close and save.

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