When I create a chapter like below, I get Chapter 1 for example.

\chapter{My Chapter Title}

But my document is in Turkish so I need to display Bölüm 1 instead. This is also happening for Table of Contents.

How can I override this?

  • You might want to search the site for similar questions such as this and this and this... – percusse Oct 20 '11 at 10:55
  • @percusse I am kind of a newbie on LaTex. Sometimes I don't even know what to search so that's the reason, sorry. – tugberk Oct 20 '11 at 10:59
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    Not a problem at all. just wanted to give an initial kick in the "doğru yön" ;). – percusse Oct 20 '11 at 11:02
  • Turkish is everywhere, ha:) or just on translate.google.com :) thanks ! – tugberk Oct 20 '11 at 11:09
  • let's say we share the same hometown without further spamming here :) – percusse Oct 20 '11 at 11:19

You might want to try \usepackage[turkish]{babel} to set the language of the document.

borrowed from egreg: \addtoextrasturkish{\renewcommand{\contentsname}{WHATEVER}} if you are trying to add any other word.

  • trying it now... – tugberk Oct 20 '11 at 10:55
  • worked like a charm. thanks! But is there any way that I can be more specific. For example, what if I would like to display Contentssss instead of Contents? – tugberk Oct 20 '11 at 10:57
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    @tugberk With babel for Turkish you get İçindekiler as the title of the table of contents, which I guess is the right word. If you want to change it, say \addtoextrasturkish{\renewcommand{\contentsname}{WHATEVER}} in your preamble. Andy may want to add this to his answer. – egreg Oct 20 '11 at 11:03
  • @egreg cool. addtoextrasturkish comment belongs to babel package I guess, does it? – tugberk Oct 20 '11 at 11:11
  • @tugberk Yes, it does. Besides getting the right key words, you get also correct hyphenation. – egreg Oct 20 '11 at 11:22

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