## LaTeX forum ⇒ Fonts & Character Sets ⇒ Babel package - Not loading "english"! Topic is solved

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Tobias_Denmark
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After updating my Miktex 2.9 packages on Windows (TeXnicCenter 2.02), my script will not load babel languages packages (21/5-2014). See MWE:

\documentclass{article}\usepackage[english]{babel}\begin{document}Hello, who are you today? Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what you're asking. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what you're asking. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question.\end{document}

It gives me the following errors:

1) Package babel Error: Unknown option 'english'. Eiter you misspelled it or the language definition file english.ldf was not found

2) Package babel Error: You haven't specified a language option. See the babel package documentation for explanation.

Any help out there?

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Tobias_Denmark
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• I have tried to delete the .aux file (and all others except the .tex file).
• I have read other blogs and post for help.
• The MWE is working fine in "www.writelatex.com".
• I have found the babel package in MikTex "Package Manager". There is also a "babel-english which is "\Uncategorized". Is that a problem?
• I have also gone into "Repository->Synchronize". That didn't not help either.

Is it time to re-install MikTex or just delete the babel package?

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Tobias_Denmark
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I found the solution myself.

The package "babel-english" was not installed (maybe removed after prior updates), so after manual installation in the "Package Manager" program, I got it to work. Hope that will help any others with the same problem.