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{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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Table captions default to foreign language

I am typing up a latex report for a Vietnamese client. In order to spell their name correctly, I need to import the relevant language package \usepackage[vietnamese]{babel} The only issue is, when I ...
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confused about babel australian/british/american hyphenation differences

I'm quite confused about hyphenation differences between the different English variants. I tend to use australian as my default language, but I notice that this often does quite poorly at hyphenation. ...
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Use different languages for glossaries-extra (but only one at a time)

Is there a possibilty to include multiple languages (but only use one language at a time) to acronyms produced with glossaries-extra as shown in my MWE: % !TeX program = lualatex \documentclass[...
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tableofcontents, chapter, etc. showing up in weird font

PROBLEM SOLVED, SEE EDITS 2 AND 3. so i have several files written in bulgarian that are set up to compile into one PDF however in the process of doing so, several errors popped up despite me ...
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How do I get LaTeX to recognize Greek letters on babel?

By inputting this here whenever I type \gr and type greek text it doesn't recognize any of the greek characters and shows an error ob that line on Overleaf. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ucs} ...
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Headers not aligned with the text frame

I have the following preamble that tried to customize the headers and footers. However, I found that the package babel seems to cause the headers on the left page not aligned with the text frame. How ...
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pdflatex stops when both german and hungarian languages are set in babel

This is a MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[german,hungarian]{babel} \begin{document} babel test \end{document} When I run pdflatex on ...
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LuaLaTeX fails to render Nepali properly, how can I fix it?

I'm not that hot with fontspec and friends, so took most from this answer about Nepali verbatim: How to write Nepali and English on the same page in Overleaf Here's my slightly edited code: \...
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Package imakeidx not printing index voices/items into the Index chapter

Good evening everyone. I have a problem with the package imakeidx, coding on Overleaf (XeTeX engine, TeX Live 2021) a master's thesis. This is an example of my main.tex document, which produces the ...
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soulutf8 + slovak = missing letteR?

The following file \documentclass[twoside]{book} \usepackage{soulutf8} \usepackage[slovak]{babel} \begin{document} \so{missing-letteR} \end{document} Produces the following output: Is it a bug?
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table of content section numbering dots remove

I want to remove the dots from the section numbering from the ToC. Babel is enabled.
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Endnotes: issues with section title [duplicate]

Using the package endnotes I sent the footnotes in a certain article to the penultimate section of it. The thing is that the command \theendnotes makes the section title appear as Notes even though I ...
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Amsmath package and overleaf

I have been using LaTeX (on the Overleaf platform) for a few years now, mainly in article and report class. Since I’m studying physics, I’ve more or less used the same packages for every new document ...
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Package enumitem: Undefined label, with babel French

I'm getting the error Package enumitem: Undefined label with the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[french,english]{babel} \usepackage{enumitem} \setlistdepth{10} \renewlist{itemize}...
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Best practices for class authors: configurable names / translations

How should I suggest document authors rename elements that my class provides, either because they're not writing in English, or because they need to change a word or two? Here are three tools, each ...
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Why isn't the text hyphenated?

I can't resolve this. The text "definizione," doesn't get hyphenated. This is an Italian text and I used babel italian package but it doesn't fix that. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[...
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Looking to typeset 2-columned Persian poem in classicthesis document that is otherwise Latin script and LTR

I am looking to typeset a classical Persian poem in a classicthesis-styled document which is otherwise in German or English. Based on this question I tried this: % article example for classicthesis....
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Error when using \edtext in eledsection with memoir and babel

I know something similar was asked before but it seems that this error is caused by something different. It says: Package reledmac Error: \edtext outside numbered paragraph (\pstart ... \pend). \end ...
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No language definition file found with Apacite

I'm using latex with TeXmaker as my text editor and compile there. When I hit the quick build button, an error like this occurs: Package apacite Warning: No suitable language definition file (bahasa....
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Bibliography with Turkish Babel missing author name

I am trying to prepare my bibliography, but when I try to add some references it comes without authors of references. Here is my main.text: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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Why do prosodic marks in babel-latin package cause some words to go past textwidth?

I am trying to copy a book in written in Latin using babel-latin package in Classic Latin variant. This package provides shorthands for prosodic marks if one loads the language with the ...
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Weird behavior when using \babelfont with two styles in LuaTeX

Consider these MWEs. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \babelprovide[onchar=ids fonts]{english} \babelprovide[main,import]{thai} \usepackage{fontspec} % \babelfont[thai]{rm}[ % ...
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dcolumn decimal column format breaks file

AI'm having trouble using the dcolumn decimal format, The file looks like this: But as soon as I add the formatting in the tabular* in \begin{tabular*}{\textwidth}{@{\extracolsep{\fill}} l *{4}{d{3.6}}...
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Farsi letter 'L' (lam) bugging out with e-diacritic

I'm making a document for flash card practice for Farsi. In this document, I include the diacritics with all the Persian words for studying, and I add them using this website: https://www.lexilogos....
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Why doesn't cleveref work in Portuguese?

I'm using cleveref in a document in Portuguese, but the reference of the chapter is in English? How I can fix this? Here it is a sample of my code: \documentclass[portuges]{report} \usepackage[...
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Translate sections into German

This is my Code: %% Packages %% ======== %% Babel provides support for languages. 'english' uses British %% English hyphenation and text snippets like "Figure" and %% "Theorem". ...
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Multilingual bibliography and automatic indexing

I use biblatex to build: An automatic index of the cited author of the bibliography. A bibliography in a single language with the punctuation rules taken from langid of each entry. As discussed in ...
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\babelfont doesn't work

I am trying to typeset a document with multiple languages, and I need to use a different font for one of the languages because of the lack of boldface for said language in the global font. I tried to ...
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Punctuations rules in multilingual bilbiography

I would like a (biblatex) bibliography where: The language of the bibliography is always the same, regardless of the language of the entry. I do not want translation or localization of things like: ...
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babel's language selection breaks biblatex-chicago's @online entry

In a mostly monolingual (English) document, biblatex-chicago throws a Missing \endcsname error on a language switch in an online entry (but not misc, article, book, legislation, video or any other I'...
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Incorrect quote format with IEEE style and Spanish babel

I'm using LaTeX for the first time and I'm having some problems with the citations. Specifically, I have to use IEEE citation style in Spanish, and websites are giving me headaches. I would like to ...
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failing to generate hebrew text with pdflatex and package babel (using miktex)

Im trying to generate hebrew text with pdflatex. I try to compile a 4 line latex file with pdflatex as pasted below: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[english,hebrew]{babel} \begin{document}hello \...
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Babel standard family and .otf font features

Compiling this simple code to apply a particular Style Set locally: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage[italian]{babel} \babelfont{rm}[Numbers={Proportional,OldStyle},RawFeature=+...
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Is it possible to implement Marathi, locally within the document, with pdflatex?

I am trying to translate a text from English to Portuguese and in the acknowledgments of the original text, there is a proper name in Marathi. I am compiling my document in pdflatex and would not like ...
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How is \longdate defined in datetime

I would like to define my own date format similarly to \longdate or \shortdate with the datetime package such that it automatically changes based on the language selected for the babel package. ...
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Different line spacing in two different paragraphs

I have two paragraphs; one in spanish and the other in english. The problem is that the english paragraph has more line spacing than the other (I would like that both have the line spacing of the ...
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Figure caption behaves strangely while using babel with Thai language

I was trying to insert a figure using LuaTeX with babel. However, there is one problem that occurred at the figure name. The problem showed up when I ran this code: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \...
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Texstudio and "Package Babel Error"

I have updated Texstudio on my Mac to Version 4.2.1. Running the following tex-file brings me two errors. \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{eurosym} \...
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Roman numerals in TOC are not in smallcaps - microtype problem with memoir

I'm using the memoir class for typesetting a book. In the \frontmatter I have a chapter with a section and a subsection. My problem is that, in the TOC, the page number of the chapter appears in ...
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Babel Hyphenation

I have a document with many words of the form AAA+BBB that are not correctly broken apart ("hyphenated" without "hyphen") at the end of a line in a multi-column document. I was ...
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babel + tableofcontents error: l.2 ...pter}{\chapternumberline {1}"Can I~get.."}{1}

When I create chapter with name like "Can I~get.." ToC run into error. ! Argument of \language@active@arg" has an extra }. <inserted text> \par l.2 ...pter}{\chapternumberline {...
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Many Spanish accents in bibliography [duplicate]

I'm facing an odd issue. I need to cite a piece with two authors, and both have accents in their surnames (Molina Alarcón and Cerdá y Ferré). Problem is I can add two accents, ó and á, but not the é. ...
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Incorrect index generation when used with babel [greek]

I am trying to index a document with several greek phrases. Using babel and \textgreek all went well ... until I got to the index. All entries from the \frontmatter (with roman page numbers) get lost. ...
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pdfmanagement-testphase tikz babel and dvips

This code don't work with compilation in dvi->ps->pdf \RequirePackage{pdfmanagement-testphase} % load the package \DocumentMetadata{} % activate the PDF management (with options) \documentclass{...
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Article in Portuguese, how to get sentence case in bibliography?

I'm writing an article in Portuguese, but where most references have English titles. I'm following the APA citation style. In the bibliography, I'd like to have terms like 'translator', date formats ...
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ligature support for devanagari script with babel in "article" and "beamer"

it seems that babel is supporting ligature for devanagari script in "beamer" document, but it fails with "article". Here i'm providing a piece of code to test both. On the other ...
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"babel" package makes rendering of "forest" trees impossible

I am trying to recreate the example code from the package documentation at page 29. The package is called "forest" and is used to draw trees in LaTeX. The example shows how to draw a tree, ...
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Babel(spanish)/chicago bibliography style conflicting

I am writing some class notes, and babel (with spanish language option) + natbib + chicago bibliography style are producing some undesirable results: they give me the Missing \endcsname inserted. ...
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How to remove part name from both ToC and document?

I am writing a major report in Norwegian. I need to remove the fixed name - and numbering of the document's parts. The MWE shows where I am at. The MWE produces a good ToC, but the parts page retains ...
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Is this bibtex error related to babel?

I have file that has been running for several years, and as recently as last November. But after updating my MiKTeX today I had to make some changes to avoid new clashes between TikZ and babel. ...
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