im new in latex and I'm writing my thesis in english using this brazilian-portuguese template (for formating reasons) but i'm having two problems:

First, I'm getting tooo much errors when switching to the englsih version (encoding and other issues).

Second - the portuguese version is ok to work, but i don't know how to modify the citations (cause they are in portuguese, and I need then in english( exemple I need to get "Angrist and Imbens (1995)" -en - insted of "Angrist e Imbens (1995)" - pt.

How can I modify this tamplate to do this simple task?

  • Welcome to TEXSE, it is too hard to guess your errors without concrete examples. Therefore, please provide a MWE that illustrates your problem. – Raaja_is_at_topanswers.xyz Aug 28 '19 at 0:55
  • Hello @Raaja, thanks for the the welcomes. The enconding errors can be simply seeing by opening the "tese.tex" file (the main tamplate tab), uncommiting the first line and commiting the second one, in other words, using "\documentclass{iagtese_en}". If I could change the just the citations to english standard my problem would be solved while in "portuguese mode". – Patrick Nasser Aug 28 '19 at 1:02
  • The rest of the template documentation is written in english – Patrick Nasser Aug 28 '19 at 1:13
  • For English citations, just use biblatex-abnt. – BlackBird Aug 29 '19 at 1:52

I solved the first error, and, consequently the second one, the english template encoding was on latin1. I just changed it to utf8x

  • Don't use utf8x, just utf8 – daleif Aug 28 '19 at 6:14
  • @daleif i'm curious, why? – Patrick Nasser Aug 28 '19 at 23:21
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    The utf8 part is the one being actively maintained by the latex kernel team. The x version might have had its uses back in the day, but it is no longer the case – daleif Aug 29 '19 at 4:53

Note that typesetting conventions do vary from language to language. E.g. in Spanish a paragraph starts with an indented line, quotes are written '<< ... >>'. Writing English in a template for Brazilian won't come out right.

  • Check how firm the demand is. E.g. here theses must be in Spanish... even so, many of our theses involve external entities, who handle only English. Also, the official format is geared towards typewriter text, it is just politely ignored... – vonbrand Aug 29 '19 at 18:19

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