## LaTeX forum ⇒ Document Classes ⇒ developer CV won't work with babel and french

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MartinRGT
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### developer CV won't work with babel and french

Hi everyone,
I'm writing my CV with the "Developer CV" class and I would like to make it follow the french typography rules. The problem lies with the \baritem command whitch doesn't work properly when the babel package is used and set to french. Here is an example:

\documentclass[9pt]{developercv}
\begin{document}
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.5\textwidth}
\vspace{-\baselineskip}
\begin{barchart}{5.5}
\baritem{JavaScript}{60}
\baritem{PHP}{100}
\baritem{SASS/LESS}{70}
\baritem{Bootstrap}{70}
\baritem{Git}{40}
\baritem{LaTeX}{60}
\end{barchart}
\end{minipage}
\end{document}

Without the babel package, the \baritem command works, labels and bars are aligned.
But if I try to use the babel package with the french option, the result is diferent:

\documentclass[9pt]{developercv}
\usepackage[french]{babel}
\begin{document}
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.5\textwidth}
\vspace{-\baselineskip}
\begin{barchart}{5.5}
\baritem{JavaScript}{60}
\baritem{PHP}{100}
\baritem{SASS/LESS}{70}
\baritem{Bootstrap}{70}
\baritem{Git}{40}
\baritem{LaTeX}{60}
\end{barchart}
\end{minipage}
\end{document}

Am I doing something wrong? Why does a language package change how a command works?

Thank you for yout help,

Martin