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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NGerman babel does not work

I need a bit of help with LateX as I am not the best. So the problem which I currently have is that the babel package [ngerman] does not work. The English works but I need the German one to work and I ...
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Hyphenate a word that contains a diacritic used in Romanian writing

The words are ilocuționare and funcțiile \documentclass{report} \usepackage[romanian]{babel} \usepackage[margin=2.5cm]{geometry} \usepackage{hyphenat} \hyphenation{i-lo-cu-ți-o-na-re func-ți-i-le} \...
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Use of Greek language without \textlatin{} \textgreek{} each word [duplicate]

I am writing a thesis in Latex,using the babel library \usepackage[english,greek]{babel} But using \textlatin and \textgreek in every word is very frustrating. I tried using polyglosia library \...
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Cyrillic not appearing

MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[bulgarian]{babel} \babelfont{rm}{FreeSerif} \usepackage{multimedia} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \end{frame} \begin{frame} \frametitle{Музика} Родопската ...
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How to change abstract in other language

I want to add the abstract in french after the one in english. \selectlanguage{french}, is only accepting the text inside the abstract and not the title which I want to change into Résumé. Same for \...
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[ukrainian,russian]babel + amsmath redefinition command issue

While typesetting following document error !LaTeX Error: Command \sh already defined occur. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T2A,T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english,...
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csquotes and foreignlanguages: setting the outer language for quotation marks

The package csquotes defines the quotation marks from the quoted (=inner) language, not from the environning language. How can one set the outer language for defining the quotation marks of \...
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Biblatex with LatexBangla

I have a document (Texstudio in OSX) written using the LatexBangla package (XeLaTex system). But I am unable incorporate a bibliography in English written using biblatex (biber). The minimal code is ...
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\selectlanguage pushes section to new page

The following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{kantlipsum} \usepackage[ngerman,english]{babel} \begin{document} \section{Foo} \kant[1] \begin{itemize} \item \item \item \item \item \end{...
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Babel not working even in English mode [closed]

I recently installed MikTeX 4.0.1 running under Windows 10 64-bit. The problem: Cannot get babel package to work, even for English. I have tried basically everything imaginable (short of removing ...
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Ukrainian “і” replaced with latin on compilation

Using pdflatex and babel on compilation Ukrainian letter і (U+0456) is replaced with Latin i (U+0069). \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[...
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Why are titles of blocks in beamer not translated with the babel package [duplicate]

Is there a way to change only the title of a build in beamer block? Because the babel package doesn't do it. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[dutch]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{Translate ...
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Ask LuaLaTeX to ignore an active catcode previously written into aux file by pdflatex

I'm writing a package that loads babel and which users might run under either pdflatex or lualatex. When babel's french option is loaded, ":" is made active; and pdflatex writes the ...
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Use babel's `main` key in global options

In one of my templates, I need to load babel in the .cls file, as some functionalities in the .cls file depend on babel. I would, however, like to keep the flexibility for the user to set whatever ...
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How to handle colon in macro when using babel for french? [closed]

I've recently encountered a problem when trying to combine \usepackage[french]{babel} and \graphicspath{{c:/Users/...}} A problem then appears when I try to use \includegraphics (although it ...
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Unexpected difference between lualatex and pdflatex with babel and quotes

Consider this tex: \documentclass[british]{article} \usepackage[main=british]{babel} \begin{document} Aldred, Rachel. 2010. {`{``On the Outside''}: Constructing Cycling Citizenship.'} \emph{Social \&...
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Why does qrcode not work with [ngerman] babel?

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{qrcode} \usepackage[english]{babel} \begin{document} \pagestyle{empty} \qrcode[height=5cm,level="M"]{BCD\?001\?1\?SCT\?...
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Automatically apply different fonts to different languages

I'm working on an Esperanto tutorial in Simplified Chinese. Using \babelfont I appointed Noto Serif as Chinese font and Cambria for Esperanto. However, using \selectlanguage or \foreignlanguage each ...
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Quotation mark showing instead of figure [closed]

I have the following code that I compile using pdflatex \documentclass[12pt,brazil]{article} % options include 12pt or 11pt or 10pt % classes include article, report, book, letter, thesis \...
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Package babel Error: Unknown language `francais'

I updated TexLive today, and it has updated French language successfully according to the utility: However I have a typesetting problem that did not appear before, with the command \usepackage[...
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Conflict between babel spanish and custom verbatim

I have a custom verbatim environment and use Spanish option in babel. The code below, instead of printing "command" in verbatim, replaces "c with ç. Changes also occur with every vocal ...
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Behavior of quotes but with babel?

For German texts, the babel packages provides the shorthands "` and "'. Those translate to German quotes, but only when the German language is enabled. In English texts, one has to use `` ...
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Greek letters don't appear in overleaf document even though greek babel package is inserted

I am trying to modify the following overleaf latex document: 1.5-column-cv I want to write everything in greek so after doins some search I inserted at the preamble the below packages: \usepackage[LGR,...
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Why does hyphenation orphan combining accents?

While testing a package I was writing to map Greek beta code to Unicode, I discovered a bug in both Babel and Polyglossia, running under either XeTeX or LuaTeX. The packages will happily insert a ...
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Wrong alignment in parallel text with \selectlanguage

An alignment problem occurs when I use Parallel Text together with \selectlanguage: the righthand column starts one or two lines below the lefthand column. Here is a minimum working example of the ...
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\textgreek command unknown with LuaLaTeX since last babel-greek update

Since the last babel-greek package update (around 2020-11-10), the \textgreek command is no longer defined while compiling with LuaLaTeX. The following MWE: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[greek....
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How to display license information in current language using doclicense package?

I'm working in a template and I want to use the doclicense package and I want it to display license information accordingly to the current language. Unfortunately, for some reason, it is not doing as ...
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The algpseudocode/algorithmicx package can't be used with the Hebrew babel package

The following LaTeX document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ucs} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[hebrew, english]{babel} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{algorithm} \usepackage[]{...
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Babel support for foreign languages

I want to use a Tufte template adapted from here: https://www.latextemplates.com/template/tufte-style-book Also I want to use three languages simultaneously, english, german and greek. Simultaneously ...
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Clash with `english` option in custom class and `babel`

I am writing a class file which takes an option english and then loads the article class. The english option defined in the new class is not passed to article. However, if then I load babel with ...
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error: Missing number, treated as zero. \question

\documentclass[addpoints]{exam} %============================================================================== \usepackage[bidi=basic,layout=sectioning.tabular,english]{babel} \usepackage{unicode-...
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With babel, why is it not recommended to place title commands before \begin{document}?

From the KOMA-Script manual: The following commands only define the contents of the title. Therefore they must be used before \maketitle. It is, however, not necessary and, when using the babel ...
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How to — properly — underline the ordinal masculine and feminine?

There are languages, Portuguese being one of them, where the ordinals (masculine and feminine) are always supposed to be underlined. About half of fonts do not provide underlined-ordinals, leaving up ...
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French babel conflict with quantikz [duplicate]

I've noticed a strange behavior using the babel and quantikz packages. The following code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{tikz} \...
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typesetting \today in local numeric and textual form

The datetime2 docs are hard to read. I just want to typeset \today's date, both numerically and textually, in the correct way, depending on the babel language setting. Here is my MWE: \documentclass{...
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Package babel error - bbding.sty not found

I am a new user to ubuntu. I installed latex as I had it before (I was a windows user). This document was perfectly fine in windows, no error. And now I tried to open the same document in ubuntu and ...
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How to use minitoc with babel-hungarian?

I'm trying to use the minitoc package in a document with babel (Hungarian). This is a minimal example: \documentclass{report} %\usepackage[hungarian]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{...
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Date time in two rows in Italian format and time zone

I have now created this MWE: \documentclass[12pt,margin=3mm]{standalone} \usepackage{newtxtext} \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{datetime2} \usepackage{fontawesome5} \...
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Babel multiple language and chapter labels

I am writing a Ph.D. thesis that is written in english but should contain one chapter in french. I tried to add multiple language support, using: \usepackage[french, english]{babel} But if I do that, ...
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Language-specific bibliography (biblatex): \language@active@arg" has an extra } [closed]

I get these warnings: ! Argument of \language@active@arg" has an extra }. <inserted text> \par l.8 prenote=presecondary, postnote=postsecondary] ! Paragraph ended before \language@active@...
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Babel is breaking remarks

For some reason this is not working: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[english,hebrew]{babel} \usepackage{amsthm} \newtheorem*{remark}{Remark} \begin{document} \begin{remark} remark \...
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TikZ, Japanese babel, and LuaLaTeX clash

Apparently, there are several issues with https://ctan.org/pkg/babel and https://ctan.org/pkg/pgf. I could not resolve the following issue with the solutions I found on similar problems on TeX.SE. ...
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babel crash figures

after upgraing latex to marcos@averell ~/tmp $ dpkg -l | grep texlive-base ii texlive-base 2019.20200218-1 I have a problem with figures. In old latex (2017.20180305-1) ...
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Missing delimiter (. inserted). That mistake showed up when I try to compile the code below, What's wrong with it?

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} %%% Работа с русским языком \usepackage{cmap} % поиск в PDF \usepackage{mathtext} % русские буквы в формулах \usepackage[T2A]{...
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How can I get rid of these “Overfull \hbox (… too wide) in paragraph at lines 23--26”?

I have tried \hyphenation{every-where}, - and some more that I don't remember and none works. These are three sentences where I can three \hbox from \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[margin=...
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Babel 3.49 breaks things! [closed]

This is really a "beware" posting rather than a question, although I provide the work-around that has appeared elsewhere. The new "feature": Babel Version 3.49, dated 2020/10/03, ...
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Wrong language bibliography title with biblatex and babel [duplicate]

With babel in use and main=english, nonetheless biblatex together with babel is erroneously naming the bibliography "Bibliografia". This happens with both the default back-end biber (shown ...
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Different name order for different entries with Biblatex

I am aware that the name order can be changed in Biblatex, but is it possible to change it entry-by-entry? I.e., to mix different name orders for different books within the same bibliography. ...
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Error in polylongdiv while using spanish babel

I'm using polylongdiv from polynom package. When I use the option style=D I get Runaway argument? ! Forbidden control sequence found while scanning use of \language@active@arg~. \par l.8 \...
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Issue breakable box (tcolorbox package) with babel (layout=graphics)

This example with option layout=graphics produce breakable box out of page ( the non breakable one is ok). is there a solution for this issue. \documentclass{report} \usepackage[paper width=5cm,paper ...

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