# Language-specifics for English

## 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[UKenglish]{babel}
\begin{document}
Some text
\end{document}


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