Questions tagged [languages]

{languages} is about the specifics of using languages in (La)TeX documents, e.g. about switching {naming} and {hyphenation} patterns when typesetting multilingual documents. Popular packages are {babel} and {polyglossia}.

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It is possible write multilingual text with different scripts in Lyx for dummies?

I'm noob in lyx. I like Lyx but in terms of multilingual is a pain ass for dummies .... I try so many times I need many languagues error error error.. It is possible for lyx ? similar to this link: ...
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Issue with Burmese and LuaLaTeX

I am working with a project which requires LuaLaTeX (TeX Live 2018) and the Noto Serif Myanmar font. I need a few words of Burmese only. The MWE works well with XeLaTeX. But LuaLaTeX has a problem ...
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How can I list all the Chinese fonts I have installed? (Ubuntu, TexLive)

I am using package xeCJK and I need to do a \setCJKmainfont{} command but I don't even know which fonts I have available on my system. I have quickly installed a bunch of Chinese fonts but I can't ...
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Babel shorthands do not expand correctly after a temporary switch to other language. Bug?

I cannot better describe the problem than by the MWE below. Steps for reproduction: Create a bi-lingual article with Babel (here: american and ngerman) Add the Babel shorthands for the German ...
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Disabling the printing of language only, while using the macro based on language specification in biblatex

I am a Japanese wanting to cite English and Japanese documents. As far as my knowledge goes, there is no neat standard solution in biblatex for dealing with oriental languages in showing surname first ...
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How to use locale numbering / custom numbering for Burmese?

I'm trying to use Burmese numbers (၁၂၃၄၅၆၇၈၉) in my document, but I'm having a rough time of it. I found a possible solution here, though it's quite a bit of work, and I'm not sure if there isn't a ...
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how to write Burmese in latex?

I'm working with a linguist who is writing a paper about Burmese. I'm trying to get his paper to work in latex. There're lots of symbols in Burmese. but I struggle to find the commands in latex to get ...
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English document with hebrew pages

I have just wrote my a large paper in English. Now, I need to write from the end of the paper few pages in Hebrew (it is from the end of the paper since it is written from right to left). The whole ...
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Multiple language using unicode

Following is the requirement: As we know each and every character has some Unicode, so using that I need to print multiple languages in single document, without specifying which is which. Is this ...
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LaTeX Introductions in languages other than English

Inspired by What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner?, I thought that it might be useful to collect a list of the many brilliant introductory LaTeX books and tutorials written in ...
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Greek and English in lstlisting

I'm trying to create an lstlisting that contains both english and greek letters. I have set this style. \lstset{ basicstyle=\normalsize\selectlanguage{english}\ttfamily, % COURIER NEW? ...
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texlive langczechslovak collection compilation error

I am trying to get this compiled. As I can see the upstream SVN repo this collections depends on the csplain package I am getting the error: Loading UK English hyphenation patterns in ASCII encoding, ...
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How to store and use multilingual symbol and acronym definitions?

I have a large list of symbols and acronyms, which I use with the glossaries package and the makeglossaries program. I write content in more than one language (Portuguese and English, to be more ...
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Two abstracts needed in apa6

I am supposed to write a manuscript based on apa6. Unfortunately I am located in Germany, so my professor wants to have 2 (!) abstracts - one in English ("Abstract" - as implemented in apa6 already) ...
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How to change date to different language in a letter [duplicate]

I am using the following template in order to create a letter \documentclass[version=last]{scrlttr2} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{letter}{ Petra Mustermann\\ Vor dem Berg ...
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Language settings in bibliography

Since hyphenation will work differently for different languages, I need to include information in my .bib file about the language of certain entries (e.g. title, author, publisher), if they are not in ...
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How to write an English - Urdu mixed document in latex?

I am writing a document mainly in English but with words and sometimes sentences and paragraphs in Urdu - how do I do it in latex? Similarly if I am writing a document mainly in Urdu but with words, ...
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Comparing typographic traditions for different languages

Sometimes students using LaTeX ask me how to do the typesetting of documents in French or Spanish. I'm not able to help them because I never learned to speak or write French or Spanish. Different ...
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How can I have two languages in the 'baposter' template?

I found this template and want to be able to change between two languages . I used the following commands in the poster.tex and baposter.cls files, respectively, but I have some strange letters. [...
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How to add support of several unicode letters inside a document?

I have a few dozens of letters that I want to use inside document without auxiliary symbols (as a plain text). How should I tune up latex for it? I.e. As I see babel package allows to solve the same ...
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How to translate “Keywords” to Spanish “Palabras claves”

I am writing a document in Spanish using the template Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)and I want to change the predefined "Keywords" to the Spanish term "Palabras claves" I am ...
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How to change “and” in Bibliography to Icelandic “og” in Overleaf [duplicate]

I´m writting my thesis in icelandic on Overleaf. The English references with more than one authors in the bibliography are automatically with "and" instead of icelandic "og", is it possible to use ...
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Typesetting any language, Vietnamese for example

I have this document which contains Vietnamese characters, and it doesn't compile correctly: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} \usepackage[vietnam]{babel} \begin{document} Ðàn con chung ...
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Bibtex using the wrong language!

I need to type a bibliography to my final graduation work (in brazilian portuguese) and I am facing a problem with BibTeX. Whenever I add in information like "Edition", it doesn't translate the word "...
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Format references in German (not only the title)

My literature entries are formatted in English despite the use of \usepackage[ngerman]{babel}. For example, it says "Author1 and Author2" but I want it "Author1 und Author2". "Literatur" instead of "...
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How to include russian in LaTeX (LEd)?

How to include russian in LaTeX (LEd) ? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb} \usepackage[russian]{babel} \begin{document} Hello \end{document} ! Package babel /b/c9/cError:/b/c0/c ...
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How to write Marathi in LaTeX?

I need to type following sentences using LaTeX. Can anyone help? काशक्यनाही? तुझेनावकायआहे?” “वाह !कायहलकंहलकंवाटतंय” तूकधीयेणारआहेस? कधीघडले? मगतुलाधरलेकसे? तुम्हीकसेओळखले? कुणीसांगितले? हेकामकुणी...
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How do I specify what language I want to use?

In this answer: https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/168625/160474 the author says "I would suggest using a language that does not have the Oxford comma (british for example).". What does he mean by ...
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How to type special/accented letters in LaTeX?

How to type these special letters from European languages in latex? ä, é, and L'?
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Glossaries' acronyms' suffix in effect are not for the last loaded language

The glossaries' (v4.42) User Manual claims (page 48): Note: the suffixes used to generate the plural forms when the plural hasn’t been specified are given by \glspluralsuffix (for general entries)...
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Integration between web languages and TeX derived languages

What possible integrations between languages and packages derived from or related to TeX (e.g.: PGF/TiKz and pstricks) currently exist that allow achieving the aesthetic effect of the figure below in ...
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What package allows Elvish in TeX?

Anyone who has read The Lord of the Rings will recognise the Elvish script at the top of this page (in the Tengwar alphabet). If this is meant to be an example of what is typesettable in TeX/related ...
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Output Devanagari (Hindi) from raw unicode using luatex

I can get the following code to compile, using luatex, with the Hindi/Devanagari characters correctly printed in the pdf: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times New Roman} \...
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change the language in citations

I am writing my phd thesis in Albanian language. And I am encountering some issues with citations into the text. I would like to replace Levinsohn and Petrin (2003) into Levinsohn dhe Petrin (2003). ...
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How to use two dictionaries (.dic & .aff files) at the same time in texmaker?

I'm often writing documents in different languages and I like to use the autocorrection in texmaker. But its very annoying, if you always have to switch the dictionary file. So I tried the following: ...
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How to show element name in portuguese using elements package?

I have to do a big table using the chemical elements names in portuguese. I'm using the elements package to do that, but don't works. Below following a few examples. \documentclass{article} \...
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Change the mailto: in \href

MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} This works fine: \href{mailto:exmaple@example.com}{exmaple@example.com}\\ I would like this to open the default e-mail program: \...
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problems finding correct language.dat

I have installed the portable version of miktex 2.9 on a pc without administrator rights. I try to use the package dutch babel, but it gives the common error of Package babel Warning: No hyphenation ...
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Creating multiple language versions from single latex source by fetching translation from file

I could not really find anything matching, maysome someone got an idea or a starting point: I want to maintain a collection of documents written in Kile, Using LaTeX converted by xetex into pdf ...
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Inserting paragraphs in a single document from an another file

I have a document which I have to translate in other languages. I was thinking of writing the translations in different text files with tagged paragraphs so that I could include in the right place of ...
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Creating a document with mixed languages

I am typing a document in both Chinese and Hebrew. When I use the following codes for Chinese, everything works fine: \documentclass[UTF8]{ctexart} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \begin{...
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Apalike style several languages

I am writting my PhD thesis and I have in the manuscript two version of the introduction: one is in French and the other in English. I am using the bibliography style apalike. When using the ...
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How do I customize Circuit_macros in listings?

MWE; \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{listings} \definecolor{Others}{RGB}{0,110,40} % Green \definecolor{Character}{RGB}{146,76,157} % Purple \definecolor{Number}{RGB}{176,...
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Redefine \cref for non-English languages

Would it be possible to define another command \frcref that is similar to \cref, but when it is called, e.g. \frcref{ch:chapter1}, it displays the French word "Chapitre" instead of the English word "...
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How do I detect which font contains a character?

I use TeXWorks with XeLaTex. I want to load multiple fonts in my document. When a character doesn't exist in the main font, XeTeX should search the other fonts. Non-working example: \documentclass[...
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Main text and bibliography in two languages but with alternate date format

I'm writing a text in American English and German (new orthography), so I use \usepackage[ngerman,USenglish]{babel}. The biblatex bibliography also contains English and German references. I need the ...
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How do we get Polyglossia language variants to work with Biblatex bibliographies?

Intro I'm testing development versions of the biblatex package (3.5) with the biber (Date modified 2016-08-03 18:31) backend. These versions add various kinds of date support (e.g. approximate dates, ...
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English bibliography in an otherwise german LaTeX document

I have a LaTeX document in German. The only thing I want in English are the entries of the bibliography. How do I do this? Here is my minimal working example: my main.tex document: \documentclass[...
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Language dependent (customized) text in bibliography (error with \DefineBibliographyStrings{language} and broken \iffieldequalstr{hyphenation})

I'm trying to get a language dependent (customized) text in biblioraphy with pdflatex (biber). I've found at least 3 approaches to do this by means of: \DefineBibliographyStrings{language}{bibfield={...
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Spellchecking two languages with TeXstudio

I'm writing in TeXstudio, using Spanish and English. I first loaded the babel package, and then used \selectlanguage within the text. In Options / Configure TeXstudio, I have selected Spanish as ...