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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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! Package Tabbing Error: Bad argument > for Tabbing specification

I've got a document that needs diacritics in a tabbing environment, so I used the Tabbing (with a capital T) package because that's what it's for. However, when I include the babel package option '...
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Document with custom bibliography driver compiling with babel 3.33 and biblatex 3.13a ; but not compiling with most recent package versions

I am experiencing following situation: I have WE copied below, that works with package combination: babel[czech] v. 3.33 from 2019/07/19 biblatex v. 3.13a from 2019/08/31 but doesnt work with ...
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LuaLaTeX, Babel and ngerman: Spurious and wrong hyphens appear in a particular word in the middle of a line for no reason

Compile this MWE with LuaLaTex: \documentclass[ngerman]{article} \usepackage{babel} \begin{document} Es sind pri­vat­sphä­reschützende Lösungen vorgeschlagen worden. \end{document} The result is: ...
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Unicode multi-alphabet dictionary

I am trying to generate multilingual, multi-alphabet text and I am not happy with my current version... What is my dream: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[russian,greek,portuguese]{babel} \...
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Problem with xgreek, babel and polyglossia

First of all a code that compiles well % !TEX TS-program = xelatex \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{xgreek} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmainfont{Linux Libertine O} \begin{document}...
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Babel does compile no more with Turkish language

What is wrong or missing in \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage[turkish,italian]{babel} \babelfont[italian]{rm}[Ligatures=TeX,Numbers={Proportional,OldStyle}]{EB ...
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Author (Year) for reference without natbib package for beamer

I want reference icons on my reference so I disable \usepackage{natbib} on my beamer. Since then it gives me the reference icons on my reference but the citation has changed from Author (Year) to [...
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Document language messing with line spacing

I'm new to LaTeX. I need my document in French. I need things like "Table des matières" instead of "Contents", "Chapitre" instead of "Chapter"... From some research, I've added french in \...
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babel - define language synonym (for IEEEtran)

I have a problem almost identically to this old other question. The differences are that I am using Zotero and the IEEEtran bib style. Zotero basically does the same thing as Mendeley, i.e. producing ...
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prettyref bug when used with babel-french

I'm writting in French so I use babel. I'd like to use prettyref to keep from writting "Section" and co. The problem is that I can not use it with French babel. It throws me: ! Paragraph ended ...
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The exam class with babel

I am using babel and LaTeX extensively, but have encountered an error I do not understand and would be grateful to get your assistance on. I have prepared 2 MWE that demonstrate that merely changing ...
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lualatex and unicode-math

In this MWE \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[spanish, activeacute]{babel} \usepackage{unicode-math} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \section{A section} \begin{equation} j =\sqrt{-1} ...
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Howto use babel 'dutch', biblatex and chicago-notes at the same time?

I started to learn LaTeX in the hope to gain speed and accuracy with references in my philosophical articles. But after five days struggling I am still stuck. Of course I am trying to do complex ...
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Combining French and Greek Babel does not work in dvilualatex

For some reason, there is an error when trying to use French and Greek Babel support with dvilualatex. Try running the following, and it will work fine with dvilualatex+dvips/dvipdfmx: \...
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macro creates latin on next line

The below is in my header \usepackage[latin, english]{babel} \newcommand{\latin}[1]{\foreignlanguage{latin}{\emph{#1}}} Example sentence: when I use `\latin{ex nihilo}` in a sentence it breaks the ...
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Change “line” autoref tag in algorithm2e using spanish language option

I'm using Latex and the package algorithm2e to write algorithms down. I reference a line with \autoref and the package hyperref generates "línea 3". I'd like to change the word "línea" to other word ...
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Three issues with an Arabic language document

I am writing a mathematics book in Arabic Language, I face some problems which I didn't find a solution for: 1) The figures and tables captions shows the number before the text (1.2 Figure) and it ...
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Spanish and Russian in one thesis

I'm working on my math thesis and need some cyrilic symbols, so I added \usepackage[spanish,russian]{babel} but the rest of the text is in spanish. Now, every "proof, image, bibliography..." is in ...
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diagbox with babel RTL tabular issue

I have issue with \diagbox in RTL tabular (babel with bidi=basic, lualatex engine), with xelatex bidi package provide patch of diagbox commands for right to left tabular, but for lualatex there isn't. ...
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babel: Use extra definitions (hyphenation shorthands) in other languages

I am writing an English document. Normally I write in German. The babelpackage offers for German specific commands/shorthands like "= for a - that does not suppress other hyphenations in the word. I ...
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Bulk loading of languages in babel

Assume that we have stored some language names in macros, e.g., \csname lang1\endcsname{language_name_1}, ..., \csname lang<N>\endcsname{language_name_<N>}, where <N> is some known ...
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Error with joined use of SVMONO class and Babel Package

I have a problem with the joined use of svmono class from springer link and the babel package. When I activate the babel package it produces the error: "Missing \begin{document}. \newlabel{Einleitung}...
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babel: babel@toc causing problem

I have a bilingual document. The main language is English. Throughout the document, I switch between the two languages. I have noticed that babel writes language-specific commands in the toc file (e. ...
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babel: Mixing English and Chinese Using Google NotoFonts

Goal My goal is to have a document that contains two languages, English and (simplified) Chinese. Both languages will appear in an equal amount (one paragraph English and then one paragraph Chinese). ...
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Why is 'babel' not loaded with 'ngerman' option?

I am using the igo package for developing a little book about problems in the GO game. The strange thing is, that the igo.sty file prevents the correct display of the date or the contents name. ...
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Contents of sidewaystable do not appear

For the shown MWE, upon using the sidewaystable", the page appears blank, yet upon using ordinary table environment, all works fine. However, I need to usesidewaystable` or landscape environment. \...
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Polyglossia: babelshorthands stopped working in \title

I'm using polyglossia rather than babel for multilingual documents, with babel's shorthands activated for the German language so I can easily add explicit hyphens to words without breaking hyphenation,...
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Trouble when using Greek characters in \part and \chapter: Capitalization does not work

I am setting up a document for PhD thesis in Greek and I have troubles when I am typing Greek characters in \section{}, \part{}, \chapter{}. When it compiles the section turns out fine although I get ...
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Warning: Date-Time Language Module `nynorsk' not installed

I am working through the warnings and errors of a project of mine. One error that has been bugging me is in regards to the datetime2 package. The following code \documentclass[margin=1mm]{standalone}...
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How to hide a global option from babel [duplicate]

I am using a non-public class that has an option named english for setting up certain texts. I wish to use babel for hyphenation and to specify the language (variant) as british. However, \...
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Use translations in newtheorem defintion

How can I use the translations package to define multi-lingual newtheorem environments as in: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[german]{babel} \usepackage{translations} \usepackage[thmmarks,...
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What is the current status of Kashida (in bidi) with luatex?

I am trying to find out how to have Kashida justification in Luatex (in TexLive) for bidi text. Background: I can see by searching that support might appear in babel here but nothing implemented yet....
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Capitalize part name in amsbook

In French, the amsbook class writes part name in lowercase in the toc even if I redefine \partname. I wonder how to fix that. \documentclass{amsbook} \usepackage[french]{babel} \title{La démocratie} ...
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cleveref capitalise option not working with babel translations

When using the cleveref capitalize option, all my references should be capitalized. But this is only working if I do not add new babel translations. Running the following example results in figura ...
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Umlaut not working in Windows

I'm fairly new to LaTeX and wanted to setup my Visual Studio Code to work with LaTeX. At the moment the compiler always throws an error when I am trying to compile a document with umlauts in it. I ...
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Package conflict between chemmacros and Russian

I'm trying to set up my document with chemmacros package and it seems like it has a conflict with babel Here is MWE: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper, final]{extarticle} \usepackage{fontspec} \...
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Change the format for bibliography entries and babel issues

I would like to change the format in which bibliography entries appear. I have tried redefining macros but since I am also using Estonian with the babel package, it overwrites my definitions. ...
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LaTeX with ArabTex destroys greek and package babel and Option arabic crashes — under quite special circumstances

Since 2003 or 2004 I am writing a 1600+ pages script. In it I use original cites from Chinese, Arabic and Old Greek sources, mostly simply by copy and paste (no, I am neither capable of Greek, Chinese ...
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lualatex / babel / fontspec: **Package babel Warning: The following fonts are not babel standard families** and other warnings

Aim and Problem I want to generate an English document that contains some single (simplified) Chinese characters. I also want to use the famous Noto fonts (from Google), see https://www.google.com/...
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Marginnote with pgfplots: conflict with usetikzlibrary{babel}

I have to use the tikzlibrary babel to avoid conflicts with the french babel package. Nevertheless, I face a problem each time I try to draw a plot inside a margin note (Important: My plot is created ...
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Disappearing left quotation mark in `\texttt{}` when using babel (norwegian)

When using the package babel with the norwegian option (\usepackage[norsk]{babel}), double-quotation marks (") in \texttt{} disappear if they occur before certain letters (e.g., b, d, and f), but not ...
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Language options: what is the use of “main=french” in the \documentclass command?

If using the option english,french with babel and french in the \documentclass command, the following warning results. Package babel Warning: Last declared language option is "french", but the ...
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Why isn't my biblatex language changing when passing the language on my document class and/or explicitly to biblatex?

If I build the following document, its language it set to brazil: \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @book{koma-scrguien, author = {Markus Kohm}, edition = {...
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Package fontenc Error: Encoding file `ot2enc.def' not found

I am looking for a solution. I know that packages can be downloaded from CTAN, but I never realized where to put the files to install them. I am using TeXmaker 5.0.2, but I don't know exactly where it ...
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Problems with changing toc name

I need to change the table of contents name (into Russian). I have already read answers to similar questions How to change the title of ToC? and Strange behaviour on redefining \contentsname, but the ...
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Command that displays the symbol written

I wrote a list and want it to display * "bok" til (imagine that * is an orange star), but instead, the output is * boktil. I think it has something to do with the [nynorsk]{babel} package or the ...
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Package babel Error: Unknown option `spanish,mexico'

I reinstalled Latex in ubuntu 19.10 and some packages are misbehaving, between others, babel, what can I do to have TexLive without errors?
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howto multilanguage babel

I cannot figure out how babel works for truely multilingual texts. Need at least the following, of which so far German, English, Russian and Greek seem to work, while Korean, Chinese and Arabic do not....
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howto russian without 4 warnings per russian text

\documentclass[a4paper, twoside, ngerman]{book} \usepackage[bidi=default]{babel} \babelprovide[main, import=de]{ngerman} \babelprovide[import]{russian} \babelfont[russian]{rm}{Noto Sans} \begin{...
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trying to move back from polyglossia to babel

I am using XeLaTeX because Unicode. What am I doing wrong? I do not see the inputenc dependency (guess indirect?), and have no idea how to proceed: \documentclass[a4paper, twoside]{book} \usepackage[...

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