## LaTeX forum ⇒ General ⇒ Bilingual documents Topic is solved

LaTeX specific issues not fitting into one of the other forums of this category.
Stefan Kottwitz
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### Bilingual documents

Both ways (\if conditional, comment package) have one source document, and generate a single PDF document as output, depending on the value chosen, English or Greek. So you need to runs, one with each setting.

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Tolaso
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Stefan Kottwitz wrote:Here is a solution, in a nearly 10 years old thread of LaTeX.org.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5286&start=0

Keta wrote:I finally found a solution. By trial and error, I managed to find that commands can be passed between quotes. So for the previous example, calling the tex file temp.tex, the following script would create the 2 pdf:

#!/bin/bashcd ~/TeXs/Temp # This is the directory where the file is.pdflatex -jobname=script-fr -interaction=nonstopmode "\newif\iffr\newif\ifen\frtrue \input{temp}"pdflatex -jobname=script-en -interaction=nonstopmode "\newif\iffr\newif\ifen\entrue \input{temp}"

Definitely not very elegant, but it works. I put it here, in case somebody else needs it.

Quick question. Where does this script is supposed to be placed?

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This script can be placed anywhere. It's a shell script for Linux or Mac or Unix.

On a Windows PC, it could be a batch file or a cmd file or a powershell script. It only matters that it calls LaTeX two times, once with each option.

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Tolaso
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Thank you!! I'll give it a try and share my results if it worked or not?

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Sure, let us know!

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This works on Windows :
• the minimalBilingual.tex
• the batchBilingual.bat
pdflatex -jobname=script-fr -interaction=nonstopmode "\newif\iffr\newif\ifen\frtrue \input{minimalBilingual}"pdflatex -jobname=script-en -interaction=nonstopmode "\newif\iffr\newif\ifen\entrue \input{minimalBilingual}"
(a .bat file to be double clicked)

Tolaso
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Well I went for the solution with the .bat file. Everything works perfectly .. !! Unless, I have to rewrite the document in the translated form. This will take some time.

Thanks guys!

Matt Phillips
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Thanks for the clarification! Gonna try it your way.
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