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Questions tagged [babel]

{babel} is a package that manages culturally-determined typographical (and other) rules, and hyphenation patterns for a wide range of languages.

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Problem with hyphenation in Ubuntu ( No hyphenation patterns were preloaded for french babel)

I have a problem when compiling a latex document in Ubuntu (18.04). I am using TeXmaker et MikTeX. The message is Package babel Warning: No hyphenation patterns were preloaded for (babel) the ...
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Differences between \documentclass[spanish]{article} and \usepackage[spanish]{babel}

This is my second post in latex-SE. Here is a very (I think) basic question, but I could'nt find a precise answer yet: What exactly does the command \documentclass[spanish]{article} and what sets it ...
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How to show element name in portuguese using elements package?

I have to do a big table using the chemical elements names in portuguese. I'm using the elements package to do that, but don't works. Below following a few examples. \documentclass{article} \...
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Babel shorthands not working with `beamer` class (quotation mark not recognized as active character)

For the German language the babel package defines a set of shorthand commands that I use quite often. They all start with a quotation mark (") which is redefined as an active character. In detail, I'm ...
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Fix display of page range in bibliography using a babel language

Consider this example: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[backend=bibtex]{biblatex} \usepackage[latvian]{babel} \addbibresource{testbibfont.bib} \begin{document} See \cite{article} \printbibliography ...
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Creating a document with mixed languages

I am typing a document in both Chinese and Hebrew. When I use the following codes for Chinese, everything works fine: \documentclass[UTF8]{ctexart} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \begin{...
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Fix horizontal space before lists in LTR context when text direction change within frame

Consider this example, why space before list is not the same in the two cases and how to fix it when I change text direction within frame. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[nil,bidi=basic-r,layout=...
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How to add babel captions to newfloat package environments?

This minimal example, will produce the following PDF: \documentclass[12pt]{abntex2} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{newfloat} \DeclareFloatingEnvironment[fileext=loq,placement={!hbtp}, ...
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Error @fileswith@pti@ns

So, I am having problem with this and couldn't find an answer. \documentclass[margin, 10pt]{res} \usepackage[res] \usepackage[brazilian]{babel} \usepackage{color} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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Decide between Polyglossia and Babel for XeLaTeX in 2019

Which are the key questions one has to ask to decide between Polyglossia and Babel for a XeLaTeX project in 2019? There has been a similar, more general question in 2012, but the packages have ...
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How to override command on my preamble, after its redefinition by my class with renewcommand?

I use this document class abntex2 from: https://ctan.org/pkg/abntex2?lang=en, but when I generate this: \documentclass[12pt]{abntex2} \renewcommand{\listfigurename}{Lista de Figuras} \begin{...
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language dependent citations and natbib

This is a question about how BibTeX and TeX interact. In this question: Apalike style several languages the OP asks for a way to get citation callouts with French in one part of the document, and ...
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Decide between Polyglossia and Babel for LuaLaTeX in 2019

Which are the key questions one has to ask to decide between Polyglossia and Babel for a LuaLaTeX project in 2019? There has been a similar, more general question in 2012, but the packages have ...
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Why does babalpha remove dashes?

Continuing https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/472956/165772 and https://gist.github.com/moewew/6a59fc23db6d2ab219b6f189a3645a06 , I noticed that the dash in name of an author may get replaced by a space. ...
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Argument of \language@active@arg" has an extra }. <inserted text> \par l.298 …el{chap:references}Literaturverzeichnis}] {}

I keep getting this error when compiling my pdf. I'm using the german language in babel I have no idea which of my references could be causing it. \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[german]{...
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tocloft and babel (possible) incompatibility

I am trying to change the default section title for the TOC, renewing tocloft's \contentsname macro: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[american]{babel} % (*) THE STARRED LINE \usepackage{tocloft} ...
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How to complete these side borders in Beamer? [duplicate]

There are some great answers here and here about the same issue but different code samples, in this case I am using a new package beamer-rlCTAN with last update of Babel package, it solves problems ...
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LuaLatex and bidi (Hebrew/German)

Using polyglossia or babel/bidi with LuaLatex seems to cause different problems. In my case I am totally helpless. I need to use the \texthebrew and \RL commands, but I can't get it run. Also, I don'...
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Arabic and greek inline text in russian document pdflatex

I'm quite new to Latex. Maybe this can be easily solved, but I could not find the solution. I'm trying to make document in Russian language with Arabic and Greek inline text in pdflatex. But it keeps ...
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Incompatibility between kvoptions and babel

I'm using kvoptions in my document class and it's worked nicely so far, but after a major rewrite I started getting strange errors that I was able to trace back to the babel package. MWE: %% myclass....
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print list of citation with “und” in German

Running the usual pdflatex-bibtex loop on \documentclass{article} \usepackage[american,ngerman]{babel}%%% The book is in German. \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @misc{...
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Use localized quotation marks, hyphenation and ponctuation in BibLaTeX using langid for entries title

What I get: A. Author, « Some article title ? ». Whatever Journal. B. Buthor, « Un article ? ». Another Journal. What I would like: A. Author, “Some article title?”. Whatever Journal. ...
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Does babel portuguese obey the new ortography rules (Novo Acordo Ortográfico)?

I just noticed that, when I use babel Portuguese, a rule like \today produces something like 13 de Março de 2019. But this is wrong in regards to the new orthography of Portuguese (Novo Acordo ...
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XeLaTex + babel (\addto\extras{lang}) + hyperref

Example % Based upon https://www.sharelatex.com/templates/cv-or-resume/professional-cv %%%%% Preamble %%%%% % Paper size = a4paper % Text body font size = 12 pt % Margins[all] = 1 in % Page ...
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Change language option with Babel not working. OVERLEAF template

I used a Template from OVERLEAF to write a document. I am using \documentclass[spanish,oneside,12pt]{Classes/RoboticsLaTeX} \usepackage[spanish,es-nodecimaldot,es-tabla]{babel} but it wont change ...
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Avoid fontspec warning with babel

I have this example \documentclass[hyperref=unicode]{beamer} \usepackage[english,nil,bidi=basic-r]{babel} \babelprovide[import=ar-DZ, main]{arabic} \babelfont{rm}{Amiri} \babelfont{sf}{Amiri} \...
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Invoice class language issue

I would like to change the custom description in the invoice class with custom description in greek. Problems: I could change some english descriptions that are in english but I can't change the ...
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Limit controls must follow a math operator

I'm receiving "Limit controls must follow a math operator" error. Googled it, tried, nothing helped. Appears on Overleaf 2.0, using makefile in Cent OS, Fedora. Using pkgs geometry, amsmath, amsthm, ...
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Formatting issues

With the following code: \RequirePackage[ english, ngerman]{babel} \RequirePackage[ autostyle = true, babel, german = quotes]{csquotes} \RequirePackage[ authordate, ...
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Typing Amharic inside a math equation?

I want to type the following Here is my MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ethiop,amsmath} \begin{document} \[ \int_{\mbox{'alamenahe}}^{\mbox{'abAs}} \mbox{'abAs}=\mbox{'abAs} \] \end{...
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PdfLatex, Template and Greek Language produces compilation error

I am having a serious problem that I do not know how to solve. I am using overleaf and the bristol template to write my thesis. I am mostly writing in english but I need to write an abstract in greek....
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Biblatex conflicts with Babel package for serbianc option

When compiling the following example code: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[serbianc]{babel} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \...
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Remove the dot after section number in ToC [witouth any package] [duplicate]

I'm using the book class and I want to remove the final dot in the section number, i.e, I have 1. Chapter Name 1.1. Section Name 1.1.1. Subsection Name 1.1.1.1. Subsubsection Name I want 1. ...
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cleveref is using “table” instead of “tabela” when the document is set to Portuguese

I'm using cleveref in a document in Portuguese. The caption of the figure gets a label in Portuguese, but when referencing it on the text it goes wrong. I switched to German and it worked as expected. ...
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Conflict using french babel resulting in bibliography refs appearing in smallcaps [duplicate]

I wanted to re-run my thesis and while I changed nothing (nor the file format, the bib file or anything), all my references in the text now appear in smallcaps. I suspect there is a conflict with the ...
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Formatting counter in section, subsection and subsubsection

I want to show a counter with subsubsection-level headers and remove the final dot from the section counter, subsection and subsubsection (assuming you can assign a counter to subsubsection) by ...
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Incompatibility of 'subcaption' package with [hebrew]{babel}

I've come across a few posts now that try to deal with the issues bable has with Arabic and Hebrew and I know that the polyglossia package is recommended, however I am reluctant to rejig my entire ...
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Distinguishing between “ed” and “eds” in citation

I'm using biblatex-chicago, together with babel and csquotes, as I'm making a compilation with two different languages for the reference section. It works fine with one exception: cbyeditor is not ...
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missing “&” AND “enumerate numbering” by using “MnSymbol” and “babel”

I 'm using MnSymbolpackage (for the uparrowtail) and also babel package (for text). The problem is that: the "&" symbol disappeared and the numberin in enumerate environment disappered, as you ...
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Russian Language Bold Font problem with newtxtext

I am writing an article in English, with some pages in Russian. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[T1,T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[russian,english]{babel} \...
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Macro to add to a \ref number - broken by babel package

I need to add an integer to a reference number. For context, suppose I have a list of exercises where the first has \label{exr:thisone} (let's say it's number 6) and then I want to say something like "...
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Babel / LuaTex support for .otf features

Referring to this thread: Xetex support for .otf features, following the indications obtained I modified the code adopting Babel and compiling with LuaTex. In effect this way the Contextual Alternates ...
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Error when citing in the frontmatter (Spanish)

I'm trying to reference an article in an abstract chapter but I'm getting lots of errors that I don't understand. Here's a MWE: \documentclass[spanish]{book} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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pdf_tex not found

I am writing my PhD in Polish. I use pdf_tex files for inserting images. This is the file which is working fine \documentclass[oneside, 12pt]{book} \usepackage[top=2.5cm, bottom=2.5cm, left=2.5cm, ...
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Latex does not compile babel in chapter

Please help. The language is compiled only in some chapters. here my code \documentclass[12pt,spanish,letterpaper,oneside,onecolumn,openany]{book} \usepackage[left=4cm,top=3cm,right=2.5cm,bottom=3cm]...
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Change the language text variables in the optidef package

How can I change the language of the optidef package. Specifically I would like to redefine the "minimize" and "subject to" text variables: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{amsmath, optidef} \...
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Reading CSV file with quotes

I'm trying to read a CSV file into latex and produce a new page for every row in the file. Unfortunately, the file quotes every field, uses semicolons as delimiters, and contains underscores in the ...
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Need to write "U despite of using ngerman babel

I write a presentation in German language, so I use \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} Now, I want to write "UTF-8" but the output looks like that: How can I fix it? Thank you for your help! MWE: \...
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How to get dashed lists in french and bullet lists in english with babel in the same document?

In a bilingual document, using babel, I want to have a dashed list when the main language is French, and a bullet list when the selected language is English. Here is a MWE showing that switching to ...
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Hebrew and the alternative between polyglossia and babel

I found some threads in tex.stackexchange about the possibility of writing in Hebrew with Latex (what, however, I already made with fontspec and polyglossia). The answers are an alternative: either ...