[texworks] Configuration for English and Russian

David J. Perry hospes.primus at verizon.net
Mon Sep 26 11:45:26 CEST 2011

Johannes's suggestion to use Babel is appropriate if you compile your 
documents with LaTeX.  For languages that do not use the Latin alphabet, 
there are many advantages to compiling with XeLaTeX, which handles Unicode 
characters directly.  If using XeLaTeX, you can switch from an English 
keyboard to a Russian one using the standard Windows commands (Alt-left 
shift to cycle through installed keyboards) and just type; assuming the font 
you are using in TeXworks has both English and Cyrillic, you will see the 
Cyrillic characters in your source file.  If you need additional support, 
such as hyphenation patterns for Russian, then use the Polyglossia package, 
which is the Unicode-based replacement for Babel.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <heck.johannes at googlemail.com>
To: "Discuss the TeXworks front end." <texworks at tug.org>
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2011 4:19 AM
Subject: Re: [texworks] Configuration for English and Russian

> Hello,
> this is not a *texworks* question, but I'll try a short answer. You should 
> use the "babel"-package for multilingual documents.
> Just load the package with the following line in your preamble:
> \usepackage[russian,english]{babel}
> Then you can switch in your document with \selectlanguage{english} and 
> \selectlanguage{russian} between the two environments.
> Have a look at the babel helpfile 
> (http://mirror.ctan.org/info/babel/babel.pdf) for further options.
> Greetings
> Johannes H.
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- 
> From: Bogdan, Victor H
> Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2011 6:23 PM
> To: texworks at tug.org
> Subject: [texworks] Configuration for English and Russian
> Can somebody give me hints how to configure TeXworks software.
> I would like to be able to write documents in English
> with Russian inserts.
> I am using standard English keyboard.
> ----- configuration info -----
> TeXworks version : 0.4.1r827 (MiKTeX 2.9)
> Install location : C:/Program Files/MiKTeX 
> 2.9/miktex/bin/miktex-texworks.exe
> Library path     : C:/Documents and Settings/Victor/Local 
> Settings/Application Data/MiKTeX/2.9/TeXworks/0.4\
> pdfTeX location  : C:/Program Files/MiKTeX 2.9/miktex/bin/pdftex.exe
> Operating system : Windows Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 
> 3 (build 2600)
> Qt4 version      : 4.7.2 (build) / 4.7.2 (runtime)
> ------------------------------
> Victor M. Bogdan
> Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
> homepage -- http://faculty.cua.edu/bogdan

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