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Why doesn't this macro work well with french option of babel?

The following code, inspired by this answer, procudes an undesired result when the french option of babel is selected. However, it works fine with the english option! Can anyone explain this to me, ...
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Capitalize French part name

It is similar to this question, but both of its answer do not seem to work here. I defined the title format as follows: \usepackage[explicit]{titlesec} \titleclass{\part}{top} % make part like a ...
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Modifying the babel French spacing for punctuations

I'm writing French with typewriter font, and the default auto-spacing for punctuations provided by babel is a little unsatisfactory. (the above one is in French mode, the bottom one is in English ...
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French babel package affects indentation in nested lists

I noticed that adding \usepackage[french]{babel} line (into a basic article document, for example) affects indentation of nested enumerate lists (possibly itemize too). The indentation becomes ...
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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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how does hyphenation with babel-french work?

I have seen number other questions dealing with this problem but never understood how it works and how to fix it. I installed latex with the install-tl script and selected the babel-french package. In ...
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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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Node label location taken literally when defining Circuitikz macro with babel french

I'm using the same variant of a circuit multiple times, with only minor changes, so I defined a macro with tikz commands. Here's my document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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Why are the differences between Babel French and English?

I just noticed that \usepackage[french]{babel} does indent the first paragraph of each section which is not the case in english. So I went to the manual to understand the differences, but I found ...
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How can I automatically do \shorthandoff in all inline listings with pandoc?

To get proper French punctuation in pandoc with babel, I followed the advice in https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/505068/17868 which requires enabling shorthands in babel. However, as I found out, when ...
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Beamer is showing uncompleted words

I have problem in beamer, I am writing in frensh and when I write some words, they are qualified as wrong and in the compilation it gives uncompleat words for example I write "finiment" ...
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Why does \captiondelim cause error with babel-french?

The MWE below causes the error: ./caption-err.tex:9: Argument of \reserved@a has an extra }. <inserted text> \par l.9 \begin{document} ? q OK, entering \...
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Change caption label delimiter with babel french in memoir but without caption package?

The following memoir document includes the french option to babel. Is it possible — without using the caption package — to force use of the caption label delimiter that I specify with \captiondelim? \...
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How to change part name in TOC only (with babel)? Or How to patch a bug in babel french with amsart

When I use babel with french option and amsart, I get the word "partie" in the TOC and not "Partie" which is the correct typographic rule in french (in the main document I get "Première partie" which ...
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Unable to change quote type in french

I'm using csquotes and writing in French. I'd like to set the quotation marks as they are in english, and I don't want to use this method ``. I tried changing the variant but it always gives me ...
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How to insert space between the number of a caption and double dots that introduce the label?

Even if I specified the French language in the preamble of my document (Tufte-book documentclass), the formatting of the legends of the figures and tables has been kept in English. So I added to the ...
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How to apply \usepackage[french]{babel} to marginnote in a tufte-book document

I use the {tufte-book}documentclass and I write my document in french language with usepackage[french]{babel}. Unfortunatly the margin notes and the bibliography references remains in english, as well ...
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Is there any incompatibility between TikZ's `babel` library and the `beamer` class? [closed]

When the babel library of the tikz package is loaded within the beamer class, the options of the TikZ coordinates labels are displayed with the label on the image. 1. With the beamer class, there is ...
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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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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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Does `titleps` conflict with `babel`?

The word "french" comes just before the chapter heading. Is that a bug, and is there a fix? \documentclass{report} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % due to warning from babel \...
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Another babel-french incompatibility with crossreftools

With the indicated line commented-out, the following course using both babel-french and crossreftools gives the expected output from the two crossreftools commands near its end: \documentclass{...
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babel and crossreftools incompatibility?

The following MWE is giving error: ./test.tex:10: Missing \endcsname inserted. <to be read again> : l.10 \section{A section}\label{sec:one`} The source: \documentclass{...
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LaTeX breaking line right before colon

This thread : Prevent line break before : describes exactly my issue today. Thus, I tried the solution that was given, ie I added this in my preamble : \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{...
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Switching languages in bibliography with biblatex (completely!)

This is a take on this. In the print, In : LE JOUR (AAAA) should be Dans : LE JOUR (AAAA). Is it feasible, how? \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage[bibencoding=...
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Caption modification conflicts with babel french and changes

Following a previous question regarding caption modification in a long document (with a nice solution proposed by @egreg), I ended up using the changes package to handle corrections. As my document ...
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The babel library does not work with the \tikzset command inside the document environment

Here is an example with the angle option of the Straight Barb arrow using the colon character : \tikzset{>={Straight Barb[angle=60:2pt 3]}} The error is ! Paragraph ended before \...
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\no inside a tikz node

\no inside the node is printed as 'no' rather than the associated symbol. How to get the symbol, instead? \documentclass %[letterpaper] {minimal} \pagestyle{empty} \usepackage{anyfontsize} \...
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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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Package lipsum, babel (french) and active characters [duplicate]

In the following document, the two paragraphs should be composed in the same way. But the spacing before 'high punctuation' characters (;) is not correct in the paragraph created by the \lipsum macro. ...
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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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Incompatibility between french babel and KOMA-Script letter class?

I want to compile a letter in French using KOMAScript (2018/03/30 v3.25) and choosing 'french' as an option for babel. When I am running the following minimal example using TeXLive 2018 on a Mac, \...
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Use of \NoAutoSpacing inside a macro

I would like to locally deactivate the colon character (made active by babel package used with frenchb option). But it appears to not work within a macro: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[frenchb]{...
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French babel package ruins my page setup!

First of all: I use Overleaf as my LaTeX compiler. Being french, I wanted to use \documentclass[letterpaper,11pt,french]{article} \usepackage{babel} in my declarations, instead of \documentclass[...
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How to use a semicolon separator with csvsimple together with babel (french language)?

1) Semicolon ; separator and babel Using the package csvsimple, I found that I can use a semicolon ; separator only if the babel package is not loaded: \documentclass[varwidth,margin=0.5cm]{...
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Conflict between personal macro and Babel French

I wrote a personal command that allows you to place a text next to a figure. This macro has been corrected for an incompatibility with the tikz calc library here: Personal command incompatible with ...
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usepackage[frenchb]{babel} vs documentclass[francais]{}

Let see the 2 piece of code : 1.using \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \...
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Babel's automatic spacing seems to disappear in \href when the target is an URL [duplicate]

Babel provides automatic spacing around some characters for French, but hyperref's \href command seems to mess that up in certain particular contexts. See this example: \documentclass{minimal} \...
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accented characters error

I'm writing with french language. Document and chapters title are okey but the main text like this: Here the used packages: \usepackage[explicit]{titlesec} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage{...
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Compatibility issues between package `tkz-base`, `inputenc` and `babel` [duplicate]

I would normally work with [greek,russian,frenchb,english]{babel} which requires [utf]{inputenc} and am getting problems with some of the tkz-base macros. The error messages are incoherent so I hope ...