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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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Why can \def\magyarOptions{defaults=hu-min} break the behavior of magyar babel?

I am writing a document in Hungarian which includes the circle symbol for temperature. Later I have to convert the document to docx so I can only use a small subset of latex, for example, without the ...
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Can't translate my template (babel used)

I am working on a template in overleaf and there is used babel for translation so almost everything is in Spanish. I am trying to translate it in English. I tried some modification but with no ...
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babel interfering with tikz [duplicate]

Consider this code: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage[latvian]{babel} ...
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listings interfering with babel

Consider this script: \documentclass{article} ...
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Correct line breaking for Japanese using Babel

MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xeCJK} \usepackage[japanese]{babel} \begin{document} \selectlanguage{japanese} 日本語をををををををををををををををををををををををををををかいぎょうします。 \end{document} In some ...
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Warnings when using babel with LuaLaTeX

Recently I have started using LuaLaTeX over pdfLaTeX, without any real issue so far. When working on a project I have noticed some warning messages I have failed to decpiher after consulting Google ...
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What's wrong with language vietnam in babel package?

I came back to a file from several years ago which used to compile very well back then. When I compiled it now I got plenty of errors saying that I haven't defined the language vietnam yet (package ...
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`\usepackage[spanish]{babel}` flags `!LaTeX Error: Command \quoting already defined.`

[spanish]{babel} flags !LaTeX Error: Command \quoting already defined. \documentclass{article} % RN. Mon 26/11/2018 % BRIEF DESCRIPTION: % \usepackage[spanish]{babel} flags !LaTeX Error: Command \...
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I selected Portuguese as main language, but the titles (chapter, figure, bibliography) are always in Dutch

I use: class memoir package babel package biblatex-abnt Manjaro Linux I run and compile: biber (biblatex) XeLaTeX I also have tried to switch the languages several times, but they are always in ...
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Conflict between appendix, bookmark, hyperref and magyar babel due to utf8 chars

I tried to use babel with the magyar language along with the package appendix and hyperref. There is an issue with the warnings of magyar babel and a I also had a similar problem to that one when one ...
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Why gives biblatex warning when it properly loads Hungarian?

As of biblatex v3.12, it supports the Hungarian language, but I get a warning when I try to run pdflatex. I have the files mwe.tex: \UseRawInputEncoding % https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/446653/...
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change \figurename when using babel [duplicate]

Consider this example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} %\usepackage[latvian]{babel} \...
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Is there a package to set the default font encoding of cyrillic to T2A?

Consider this for Greek \documentclass{article} \usepackage[LGR,T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{textalpha} \begin{document} φύσις \end{document As the default font supports LGR encoding, it renders ...
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T1 breaks hyphenation

I use the "report" document class for a document written in swedish (that's got åäöÅÄÖ). I also use the babel-package for swedish. It works as supposed, but now LaTeX has troubles hyphenating some of ...
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Problems with babel [duplicate]

I want the label to be "Figura 1: Método gráfico" but if I put \usepackage[spanish,es-tabla]{babel}, It gives an error. } \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,twoside]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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How to preload babel languages in LaTeX format?

In the good old days, Babel used to provide the list of languages loaded: LaTeX2e <2011/06/27> Babel <v3.8m> and hyphenation patterns for american, french, loaded. After upgrading to ...
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changing page numbering style from Arabic to roman doesn't work

I want to use Roman numbers and Arabic numbers in my thesis. the main language of the document is Arabic and I use command \pagenumbering to change page number's style. I tried most of the solutions ...
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Table of contents** : how to change redefine commands \@tocrmarg and \@pnumwidth for different levels (chapter ,sec,..)

I was trying to use Roman and Arabic page numbers in my thesis, I use a method that redefines plain page style, the total method is my previous question here command \pagenumbering can't change ...
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Different interword spacing in english and french

I'm making a document with babel and monotype font. I made some settings to have a specific alignement but I have problem when using another language. \documentclass[a4paper,13pt]{book} \usepackage[...
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command \pagenumbering can't change numbers style i

I want to use Roman numbers and Arabic numbers in my thesis. the total language of the document is Arabic and I use command \pagenumbering to change page number's style. I tried most of the ...
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Conflict of chemfig, babel and beamer?

I use the chemfig package with beamer for several years together with czech language set in babel. I am aware of the conflict between the babel shorthand that activates hyphen, and the chemfig ...
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How to load custom minted lexer from file with czech babel

I would like to distribute my own lexer with latex sources. I use: \begin{minted}{myLexer.py:MyLexerClassName -x} setMinAndMax \end{minted} which works fine. But when I use czech babel, compilation ...
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babel + textcomp + redefining \LaTeX

I see this with TeXLive 2018, which includes version 3.26 of babel.sty (2018/10/16 3.26"). I think this works with some earlier versions of babel.sty, but I'm not sure where the cutoff is. \...
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How does MastersDoctoralThesis template know the language setting?

We're trying to change the MastersDoctoralThesis template to use Hungarian, which is magyar in babel. When running the mwe: \documentclass[magyar]{MastersDoctoralThesis} \begin{document} \...
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“Missing \endcsname inserted” from babel

I'm typesetting a document in English in which I quote texts in Latin and occasionally give a word in Hebrew. I suspect a recent Babel update (3.25) has broken something, because I now get a "Missing \...
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Incompatibility between babel-french and tasks

There seems to be an incompatibility between these two packages. Look at these two MWE: The right one \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tasks} %\usepackage[french]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Babel with Hebrew and Listings Conflicts: Makes the Listings Look Weird

When I use the babel package for Hebrew support, framed listings in the document look weird, same for listings with background color. Any idea how to solve? Here is a MWE: \documentclass[]{article}...
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Quotation marks based on langid with biblatex

I use biblatex with the csquotes and the babel package. Sometimes words in titles are set in qoutation marks. Normally I use \enquote for quotation marks. I want the style of the quotation marks in ...
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Conflict with package newpxmath and \accentedoperators [duplicate]

Whenever I use the \accentedoperators command from spanish, babel, alongside the package newpxmath, the accents on math commands disappear. Not only that, dots on i's disappear as well. \...
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Tikz: incomplete \iffalse error with pgfmathparse

I'm trying to create a pie chart like this one (link), but when I use the code I get an error with this code: \pgfmathparse{(-\midangle<180?"west":"east") } \edef\textanchor{\...
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Babel and listings cause problem with hard spaces in sectioning headers in classicthesis

Problematic MWE: \documentclass[headinclude,footinclude]{scrbook}%\documentclass[headinclude,footinclude,a4paper]{scrbook} \usepackage{classicthesis}%\usepackage[style=arsclassica]{classicthesis} \...
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Use a variable to set the active language in Babel [duplicate]

I'm playing around with the Babel package and got the idea to set its activelanguage using a newcommand, so it would be possible to decide the language to use when invoking latexmk: latexmk -pdf -...
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Czech babel and chemmacros clash - reaction arrow not displayed

Clash between czech babel and chemacros in displaying reaction arrows, resulting in chemformula error: "unknown-arrow" The arrow type <-> doesn't exist on line 19. If czech babel is switched ...
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Problem with babel package and subfigures

I have tried to change the language of my article by adding the following lines to the preamble: \usepackage[greek,english]{babel} \selectlanguage{greek} In most of the cases seems to work fine. But ...
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Update babel package [duplicate]

I have downloaded the newest version of babel package from this site: https://ctan.org/pkg/babel?lang=en and I want to update it. Could you please explain me how can I do it?
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Single hebrew word in english paragraph (babel/pdflatex)

How to include a single hebrew word in an english paragraph using babel and pdflatex? I don't want a new paragraph or start from the right when switching to hebrew. If possible, I would like to ...
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Babel and biblatex problem with TexLive 2018

I have just installed TexLive 2018 on my Linux machine. I try to compile the MWE (see below), but the compilation ended with: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.19 (TeX Live 2018) (preloaded ...
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Error with \RequirePackage in a class file

I am trying to use the command \RequirePackage[spanish,es-tabla]{babel} in my own class (i.e, my .cls file) but the following error occurs: Command \labelenumi already defined. A temporary ...
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Quotes in PDF bookmarks when using polyglossia

I am creating a multilingual document, using polyglossia. I would like to include quoted text in a section title, using csquotes, and I would also like to have a PDF bookmark tree in the final file, ...
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babel conflicts with, I think, refcount

The following code is continued from this post and this one. The following code compiles ok without babel but not with it. See the console output below. Is there a way resolve this issue? \...
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Beamer - Greek - Change Language inside `\author`

I am trying to use pdflatex (and not XeLaTeX) for a Greek presentation. Inside authors I want to use another language (Let's say another name in English to avoid titlepage's solution. Let's suppose it ...
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Table of contents language update

I am writing an article in dutch, so I have changed (using \renewcommand) the language of my tables, toc, figures and appendices. However, my table of contents won't update to the new language. This ...
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Incomprehensible error with babel and isodate

The error in question is: ! Undefined control sequence. \ifthenelse #1#2#3->\let \bbl@temp@pref \pageref \let \pageref \org@pageref ... l.19 \date{\today} ...
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Error while using quotes syntax with packages babel, subcaption, and tikz

While using quotes, I get the error ERROR: Argument of \language@active@arg" has an extra }. from \documentclass{article} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \usepackage{subcaption} \usepackage{tikz} \...
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Typing french quotes in Russian: what's the most right way

As far as I understand, LaTeX itself provides the following way: <<quoted text>>. However, russian babel package provides also this way: "<quoted text">. They both look the same in ...
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Formatting of symbols used as footnote markers

I've managed to use symbols instead of numbers as footnote markers, with the help of this. However, the footnote markers thus generated are formatted like numbers, instead of like symbols generated ...
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How to use `\monthiname`, `\monthiiname`, … commands from `babel`?

Within the babel package, for each language, the month names are already defined as \month<roman number>name commands. I was looking then for a solution that would provide me with the month ...
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Change the name of document elements like 'Figure' or 'Abstract' twice

This is a bit of a continued question looking at here I am using the memoir package which implemented the abstact package directly. As I use polygesia instead of babel, to rename the predefined name ...
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Babel before or after fontspec?

Paying keen attention to package loading order, I wonder if babel should be loaded before or after fontspec. Neither manual carries information on the loading order. Furthermore, there are ...
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Cannot locate xindy module for language british in codepage utf8

When I use xindy for as my makeglossaries backend, I get the following warning: Cannot locate xindy module for language british in codepage utf8 However, there is no issue with the typesetting of ...