Lesson 1

# Language-specifics for English

This lesson shows language-specific details for typesetting with LaTeX in English with a focus on hyphenation, where UK and US traditions are different.

## Hyphenation

LaTeX was written for use with English, and so there are very few language-specific issues facing authors in English. The main one is hyphenation: UK and US traditions are different. LaTeX starts out using US English patterns, but you can switch to UK ones using babel.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[UKenglish]{babel}
\begin{document}
Some text
\end{document}