I'm translating a CV into German, under both OS X and Windows 7 with MiKTeX. The problem is that German doesn't work. I tried French, Italian, Dutch and they all work. Any idea where I should look for a resolution?


I get no errors, nothing, just the result is in English. For the record, AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\tex\latex\europecv contains all the expected language templates (ecvde.def being the interesting one). I simply copied the German words into ecven.def but that's ridiculous.

LE. I'm actually generating the document with LyX. If I export it the language appears as in the code snippet above - ngerman. It would seem that german is the correct setting; I'm still investigating.

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OK, so it would seem that the proper way to use the german template is german and not ngerman. In LyX, that setting is triggerable by Document - Settings - Language - German (old spelling).

It would be cool to know how to treat the "new" variant of spelling, but yeah.


The package documentation: http://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/europecv/europecv.pdf

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Language options


The following options are not related to babel. See the Notes at the end of this list

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The choice of the language only affects the appearance of the title (“Europass Curriculum Vitæ”), the personal information section, the spoken language table and the footer with the page number. In some cases, it may affects the used alphabet (e.g. in Bulgarian). If you want to use the hyphenation patterns for the language(s) of your choice, you must include the babel package in your document.

Try to add ngerman:


Eingebunden werden sie mit folgendem Befehl

\usepackage{german} bzw. \usepackage{ngerman}

Alternativ über das babel Paket

\usepackage[german]{babel} bzw. \usepackage[ngerman]{babel}

Hierbei wird german bzw. ngerman als Option des Paketes babel gesetzt.

I personally prefer the method


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