How can I replace the word 'Chapter' with some other text string in Memoir class?

So, instead of Chapter 1, it appears as, say, MyChapter 1.

Also, the text is in Devanagari script so MyChapter will be some Devanagari text string.

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    \renewcommand{\chaptername}{MyChapter}, but I can not say anything about Devanagari script. – user31729 Apr 5 '14 at 9:56
  • @ChristianH. worked perfectly --- even with Devanagari. Thanks! Also, if you make it an answer, I will accept it. – deshmukh Apr 5 '14 at 10:01
  • Sorry, I disagree that this is a duplicate. OP specifically requests a solution for memoir, while the cited question deals with article. – Brent.Longborough Apr 5 '14 at 14:24



at any position before you the first chapter which should get another chapter name.

If you want to rename all chapter names, put the command in the preamble.

  • Think you have set the record for the fastest answer :) Thanks!! – deshmukh Apr 5 '14 at 10:06
  • @deshmukh: Perhaps, but is more important that it works for your needs – user31729 Apr 5 '14 at 10:10

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