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

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\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} ...

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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 ...

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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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Here is the definition of \alph (and the accompanying \@alph) in the LaTeX kernel: \def\alph#1{\expandafter\@alph\csname c@#1\endcsname} \def\@alph#1{% \ifcase#1\or a\or b\or c\or d\or e\or f\or g\or h\or i\or j\or k\or l\or m\or n\or o\or p\or q\or r\or s\or t\or u\or v\or w\or x\or y\or z\else\@ctrerr\fi} \@alph conditions on the value of the ...

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