{ampersand} is specifically about the usage of the ampersand character (&).

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ConTeXt: Substitute em-dash for double-hyphens

Background I am trying to substitute an em-dash for double-hyphens (--) whenever they occur in user-generated text. The fonts that I am using (Chivo and Gentium Basic) result in double-hyphens added ...
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What does a double ampersand (&&) mean in LaTeX?

I've seen several answers that use the double ampersand, but I can't figure out exactly what it does. I tried this out: \begin{align*} \frac{3x + y}{7} &= 9 & \text{given} \\ 3x + y ...
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Cannot use ampersand as argument in user defined command with optional arguments

I'm trying to produce a command for an equation that may or may not be used inside an align element, and therefore sometimes needs a & next to the = to align the equation. I therefore defined the ...
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Using a bib key containing an ampersand (e.g 2000A&AS..143..391S) in table?

I am currently stuck with this issue. The following is a typical .bibtex entry of a paper that I need to reference: @ARTICLE{1996A&A...307L..41V, author = {{Vink}, J. and {Kaastra}, J.~S. and ...
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Change how to enter a matrix in Latex

In Matlab I can create a matrix by typing A = [1 2 3; 4 5 6; 7 8 9], for this the space is a delimiter between the entries of the matrix. I am wondering if there is a package which makes it possible ...
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Transforming string into tabular row

Trying to have a command converting a string into a (tabular) row, where each cell of the row is (a function of) each character of the string. (\tilerow is my attempt, \tiletext is just for ...
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What does ampersand equals mean?

On the wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX, the first example is \begin{align} E &= mc^2 \\ m &= \frac{m_0}{\sqrt{1-\frac{v^2}{c^2}}} \end{align} ...
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How do I use '&' literally in LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? Escape character in LaTeX In the itemize environment, how do I use the ampersand symbol & without LaTeX trying to use it as a command?
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Small font size for ampersand

I want & symbol in small font size. But \small{\&} produces italicized ampersand symbol like here. How can I get the small fontsize & symbol? Edit: figured out that, the italics was ...
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tikz matrix and beamer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unknown error using tikz matrix of nodes in beamer I would put the following figure in a beamer slide I tried with [ampersand replacement=\&] but it does not work ...
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Substitute italic ampersand with alternative ampersand in Linux Libertine O

Based in this answer I want to create a command \amper that uses the alternative ampersand of Linux Libertine O and leaves the regular \& alone. The problem with the MWE below is that hyperref ...
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Replacing ampersands in argument

I am trying to define a command which takes as an argument a string containing ampersands, and replaces every ampersand by a space. Following the ideas in Replacing characters in argument strings, I ...
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Use italic ampersand in different sizes depending on environment

This is going to be a little complicated: in the spirit of Bringhurst I am trying to incorporate italic ampersands into headings. I am using a LuaLaTeX modified version of classicthesis, hence the ...
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How to escape ampersand in \acro command?

I am trying to use the acronym package to create an acronym list. The problem is that one of the acronyms I need to use contains an ampersand ('&'). But when I try to compile the .tex file I get ...
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Why does the `&` reset grouping?

In this answer, I used \tikzmark to mark the extent of a typeset piece of text, so I could draw changebars next to it. But it initially seemed that the changebars "disappear" with math-mode content. ...
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Searching for a font with (a different!) special ampersand

does anyone know what's the font used for the "&" in the affiliation (c) in this paper? http://arxiv.org/pdf/1102.0284 and in particular how to do it in LaTeX? thanks in advance (I can't post ...
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Searching for a font with special ampersand

I want to use a special ampersand in a document. I’m therefore looking for, and failing to find, a font that contains an ampersand that looks as follows: (That is, a slashed, rounded “E” letter.) ...
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How to avoid `&` conflict when using `\begin{align}` in a tabular cell?

Minimal CODE \documentclass{article} \usepackage {% array, calc, amsmath, longtable, varwidth% } \newsavebox\TBox \newcolumntype{B}[1] {% @{}% ...
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Use column-separator & (ampersand) inside \newenvironment

I'd like to define a grammar environment which basically wraps a tabular environment. Inside the grammar environment I'd like to use an environment called production to insert rows. Example: ...
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Replace `et al.` with `\& al.`

I’m a big fan of ampersands (possibly too much …) and I’d like to replace all mentions of “et al.” (included in citations) by \& al. – both in the main text (I use natbib citations of the form ...
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Problem with defining shortcuts for TikZ matrices.

For answering a question yesterday I wanted to define a shortcut for creating a matrix inside a tikzpicture. As a minimal example, consider \newcommand\mymatrix[1]{ \begin{tikzpicture} ...