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Gnosos
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### British spelling throws "Undefined control sequence" error

I'm using LyX to write a paper that is typeset by LaTeX. U.S. English is the language of the paper, but a quotation has British spelling, "utilisation." LyX uses Hunspell for spell checking, and it flags this word. In the spell check dialog box, I set the word to British English, then the word is no longer flagged.

But then when I compile the file, I get an "Undefined control sequence" error. It appears that LyX or Hunspell is inserting LaTeX commands to mark the word as British (e.g., \abx@strings@british), but LaTeX does not recognize this command.

The document is Memoir class, and as I understand it, Memoir includes babel. So why are control sequences like the above undefined?

Johannes_B
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Can you prepare a minimal working example so we can reproduce what you see (or not see) and have a perfect test case to start from?
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`\abx@strings@british` looks like an internal macro of biblatex to me. So check, if biblatex is loaded with the british setting, such as:

`\usepackage[language=british]{biblatex}`

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