I'd like to use the babel-croatian package which is available for download on CTAN. But how do I install this package? Or perhaps there is a command-line way?


Just install the texlive-lang-european package. The description includes babel-croatian.

  • E: Unable to locate package texlive-lang-european – overdriven Mar 10 '14 at 11:56
  • My mistake. It is in testing/unstable. I'm not sure about stable. Maybe you'll have to install a more recent version of tex live. – Faheem Mitha Mar 10 '14 at 12:04
  • I've found a better solution: writelatex.com. I'm starting to feel tired by this whole Linux mess – overdriven Mar 10 '14 at 12:33
  • @overdriven - very sorry to hear that. Using Linux is like driving with a manual transmission, takes some getting used to but is much more enjoyable. – slm Mar 10 '14 at 12:57
  • Try texlive-lang-croatian instead. This one is in stable. – Faheem Mitha Mar 10 '14 at 14:27

Debian's TeXlive packages often group many related CTAN packages. You can browse the list of texlive-… packages to find the one you want. If you know the specific file name that you're after, for example croatian.ldf for the Babel language definition file for Croatian, you can look it up on the website or use the apt-file command:

apt-file search croatian.ldf

In wheezy, this file is in texlive-latex-base (which contains all the language definition files that Debian ships). There is an additional package texlive-lang-croatian with hyphenation support, documentation and other tools for typesetting Croatian.

The same principle would apply to fonts (assuming they're in Debian) — but Croatian doesn't use a specific font.

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