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Polyglossia is a replacement for {babel} for use with XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX. It provides multilingual support for most languages and handles automatic script changing using the {fontspec} package.

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How to write Korean and Chinese within an German document with other European languages

I have a document that needs some (mostly inline like names and terms) Chinese, Korean, Arabic and several European languages within a German document. I am using the standard book class with XeLaTeX,...
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Localized date with biblatex and polyglossia

I cannot get localized dates in the bibliography when using polyglossia and biblatex. Biblatex's manual says: biblatex automatically adjusts to the main document language if babel or polyglossia is ...
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biblatex uses American date format with british polyglossia [duplicate]

While checking my references I noticed that the urldate is printed in the wrong format. My document is being typeset in British English, where it is common to write the date as Day/Month/Year, ...
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sectioning with polyglossia

I have a problem in writing section in arabic using polyglossia and titlesec \PassOptionsToPackage{svgnames}{xcolor} \documentclass[12.5pt,a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage[usestackEOL]{stackengine} \...
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English Paragraph in Arabic latex document

I'm writing my thesis using Latex, the document is in Arabic using Polyglossia, and managing the bibliography using biblatex. All the references are in English, as a result the reference Page is like ...
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Making polyglossia and zref-savepos or pdfsavepos work together

When I add the polyglossia package to use my Hebrew text, it breaks the writing of the coordinates to a file. If I remove the polyglossia package it works fine. Not sure if it is related to zref. And ...
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Write in several sizes in multilingual documents with polyglossia

I have to write, in the front page of a document, and in other pages, sentences written in english, in the font "Times new roman", and sentences written in Arabic, in the font "Traditional Arabic", in ...
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Decide between Polyglossia and Babel in 2012

Could someone summarize features which are (1) common and (2) different for the babel and polyglossia packages? I know that babel 3.8 (current version) fails to run for some languages (eg, Russian) ...
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Decide between Polyglossia and Babel for XeLaTeX in 2019

Which are the key questions one has to ask to decide between Polyglossia and Babel for a XeLaTeX project in 2019? There has been a similar, more general question in 2012, but the packages have ...
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Decide between Polyglossia and Babel for LuaLaTeX in 2019

Which are the key questions one has to ask to decide between Polyglossia and Babel for a LuaLaTeX project in 2019? There has been a similar, more general question in 2012, but the packages have ...
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finding the “boldtype” version of AA Nagari Shree L3 Devanagari font

Dear fellow Texnicians, I have a .ttf (true type) Devanagari font I would like to use when typing Sanskrit, which can be displayed in italics and boldfont when I am utilizing MS Word, but in 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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How to write in greek with xelatex polyglossia

I'm using TeXshop on Mac. I'm writing an article in french using Xelatex and I need to type some sentences in ancient greek, so i tried : \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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LuaLatex and bidi (Hebrew/German)

Using polyglossia or babel/bidi with LuaLatex seems to cause different problems. In my case I am totally helpless. I need to use the \texthebrew and \RL commands, but I can't get it run. Also, I don'...
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Polyglossia - Italic in Hebrew

I am new to LaTeX and I just strated to use Polyglossia to write Hebrew documents. When I try to write text in italic, it just produces the same text style. For example \documentclass{article} \...
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eso-pic together with bidi

I built a documentclass which uses the eso-pic package to place content on each page relative to the top left corner. Now I used this documentclass in a document which is (partly) hebrew. For hebrew I ...
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Latex Beamer with Polyglossia: uncover problem

I want to construct a fancy Arabic presentation by using polyglossia along with beamer. However, I encounter the following problem: When using the command \uncover or visible or even invisible, the ...
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Shorten \textleftarrow and \textrightarrow

I would like the arrows created by \textleftarrow and \textrightarrow to be 50% and 75% shorter, while leaving the arrow head the same size. I'm using it in a non-math environment; just normal text. ...
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Linguistic glosses in polytonic Greek (polyglossia, XeLaTex) with covington

I've been having trouble typesetting a word-by-word gloss with the first line in polytonic Greek (rendered by polyglossia on XeLaTex with UTF-8 encoding). I've tried this with the covington, gb4e and ...
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\hyphenrules does not break words

Following the code used both here and here, using \hyphenrules should inform polyglossia about breaking points within a word. The following code does not break the word in question. Why not? What can ...
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Polyglossia-Babelshorthands for quotes ignores csquotes formatting

For a larger book project containing two languages I use polyglossia with the babelshorthands option. For the German style quotes I used the shorthands "` (opening) and "' (closing). This worked ...
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Change hyphenation rules in polyglossia

I found that there are other hyphenation rules in my language package (https://ctan.org/tex-archive/language/hyphenation/ukrhyph). How can I activate not default hyphen rules? By default Ukrainian ...
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Modify specific Hebrew “Alpha” numerals on page number

I get Hebrew numerals as page number, with this code: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{hebrew} \setotherlanguage{english} \usepackage{fontspec} \newfontfamily\...
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Using polyglossia with Hebrew as second language mess up align environment

Edit: the problem appears when using xelatex from TL 2015, when using xelatex from TL 2017 everything is fine. Here is a working example \documentclass[]{report} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{...
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tufte-book and arabic text (bidi problem?)

I am typesetting a tufte-book document with XeLaTeX that has both English and Arabic text. The Tufte-style title pages consistently break, whether I use the package arabxetext or polyglossia. I ...
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\addfontfeature resets \prehyphenchar and \posthyphenchar

This question is similar, but applies only to XETEX. In LuaTEX, \prehyphenchar and \posthyphenchar supposedly affect the current language: All languages start out with \prehyphenchar=`\-, \...
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Hyphenation with Babel and Polyglossia

I've more or less the same content, compiled with babel and polyglossia: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage[italian]{babel} \babelfont{rm}[Ligatures=TeX,Numbers=OldStyle]{...
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Beamer in arabic language doesn't accept footnotes

Using beamer in arabic language, we adapt many of its commands and themes to this language, but when I put a footnote if the arabic language is charged, I have the error message '! LaTeX Error: No ...
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\textbf don't work “I work with latex for macbook”

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper,openany]{book} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb,amsthm} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \pagestyle{fancy} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage[numerals=...
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Appendix TOC link does not work when using Polyglossia (TeX Live 2015)

MWE: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{appendix} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{spanish} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \include{chapter1} \begin{...
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tcolorbox listing in XeLaTex compiler

I want to write a document whose main language is Arabic with listings by using the package \usepackage{polyglossia} \documentclass[14pt]{extarticle} \usepackage[listings,minted,breakable,skins]{...
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In Brazilian Portuguese, how to get repeat hyphens when hyphenating already hyphenated words with Polyglossia?

In Portuguese, we are supposed to add an hyphen at the beginning of the following line when hyphenation happened where there was already an hyphen. This is quite common because we use hyphens for ...
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problem with hyphenation with diacritic XeLaTex

I am type-setting with XeLaTeX using polyglossia with Czech. I encountered a problem with hyphenation the word "výstupní" at the endline is typesetted as "vy-/'stupní" but correct should be "vý-/...
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Different paragraph directions in a Bi-lingual XeLaTeX

I'm trying to learn everything about Bi-lingual typing, but I can't seem to find a neat solution to switch languages and directions, that works not only (as far as I checked) in \itemize: \...
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How can I use telugu font in beamer class?

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% % Beamer Presentation % LaTeX Template % Version 1.0 (10/11/12) % % This template has been downloaded from: % http://www.LaTeXTemplates.com % % License: % CC ...
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XeLaTeX: Shift baseline of Tibetan font

I had a look at different approaches discussed on SO, but they either don't apply to the Tibetan font (e.g. only CJK fonts) or they lower the whole line (not just the part inside the curly braces) or ...
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Change Bibliography Title using Natbib, Polyglossia, BibTeX, and XeLaTeX

I'm writing a document in Hebrew, but my references are entirely in English. Because of issues with text alignment in RTL languages, the bibliography is contained in an English block: \...
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Uppercase Table of Contents with polyglossia and RTL

I am trying to typset chapter titles in my TOC uppercase, as in this answer. I do not want to do it in the \chapter{} command, since I use the hyperref package to refer to the titles throughout my ...
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Persian-bib with Polyglossia and Xepersian packages

I'am writing my thesis in Latex with Polyglossia package where Arabic is the main language, I have a problem with the inverted comma in Arabic citations nad references, shows this (,) but it should be ...
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Problem with Polyglossia setting \textgreek after update to TeX Live 2018

I used to set an specific font for greek text using polyglossia with \newfontfamily{\textgreek}[Ligatures=TeX]{Vusillus Old Face}. After I updated to TeX Live 2018 all my documents wouldn't compile ...
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listings package conflict with polyglossia [closed]

I cut down the minimum working example; I am using XeTeX. The following code does not work unless I comment the line \setotherlanguage{arabic} or the line \usepackage{listings}. When I compile the ...
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Arabic/Polyglossia/Bidi incompatibility with `abnt` package

Using bidi redefines chapter headings and also figure counters with chngcntr back to the default book class behavior. I tried to change the order of the packages, even in the .sty file, to no avail. \...
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Polyglossia & IEETran

Using Polyglossia (Arabic Language) with IEEETran class (Journal Style) override the font and caption styles defined in IEEETran. Any clue to overcome this issue? \documentclass[journal]{IEEEtran} \...
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Unwanted scale with mathbf in polyglossia

I use polyglossia to produce documents written in arabic, a Right-to-Left mode. I choose the main font with the command \setmainfont, with the option Scale=1.3 to obtain the suitable tail of the ...
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Degree symbol on Japanese system

I am trying to write a degree symbol for an angle on a Japanese computer running an English version of Windows 7. Consider the following MWE compiled with LuaLaTeX 1.0.4 on TeXLive 2017: \...
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\usepackage{polyglossia} problem with XeLaTeX

I am a recent user of XeLaTeX and I face a problem with polyglossia package. All the chapters of my thesis are written in english except from the introductory chapter which is in greek. Thus, I use ...
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Problem with bidi in polyglossia

Any help please for this message error? ! Package Listings Error: direction textdirection unknown. I'm using polyglossia, and getting this error after updating to texlive 2018. I managed to limit ...
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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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Serif fonts with beamer and polyglossia

I'm using this code. \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} %\usepackage{polyglossia} %\setdefaultlanguage{french} \usetheme{Boadilla} \usefonttheme{serif} \usefonttheme{professionalfonts} \begin{document} \...
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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 ...