{characters} is about the regular alphabetic characters that are part of some script in a language. For accented characters, add {accents}. For non-alphabetic characters, use {symbols} instead.

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Special character in \url

I am stuck with a problem of a url to some website I try to put a link to. The URL is: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prawo_Lewisa-Mogridge’a and Latex have an issue with the ’ symbol. I put it the ...
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Typesetting phonetic symbols: Unicode or tipa?

Background On TeX.SX there are a lot of questions of the form "How do I typeset [some phonetic symbol]?" For example: Typesetting modifier letter U+02ED The near-close, near-front unrounded vowel ...
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Using Swedish characters in Sublime Text 3/LaTeXTools/Skim workflow?

I’ve recently moved from TexShop to Sublime Text 3/LaTeXTools/Skim for my Latex work. Occasionally I typeset texts in Swedish including “å”, “ä”, “ö” etc characters. However, when I open such a ...
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what does tilde `~` do specifically? [duplicate]

I was thinking about the reserved character in $\LaTeX$, but I don't know the real function of ~ neither I've use it before. Then, what is its real function in general. For math mode I found this ...
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prevent combining characters if single characters are available

I am working a lot with characters such as: ā ū ī š ṣ ḫ ḥ ǧ ġ ṯ ṭ ẓ ḍ ḏ. There are (at least) two ways to typeset such characters either as a single character or as a combined character. ...
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Greek Characters in LaTeXML

I have been experimenting with producing small document snippets in LaTeXML - slowly building up to more complex documents, and one of the first stumbling points has been the inclusion of greek ...
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Use ONLY two Chinese characters

I want to add my Chinese name in my thesis. I follow the sample codes from here. \documentclass[english]{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} ...
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German characters problem [duplicate]

My LaTeX document does not properly represent German character. In my opinion, I have my preamble set correctly. what needs to be set correctly, so that the characters such as Ä, ß, etc. are ...
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PGFPlotstable with data from csv file : character µ and _ in column header

I have searched for a long time on the internet (here and other LaTeX resources on the web) but I could not find the answer to my (simple) question: how could I draw a table with Pgfplots, with data ...
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Add Cyrillic character е in a latin character phrase

I aim to add the unicode character U+0435 in the middle of a sentence in latin characters multiple times. Any fast and light-code idea to do it? Thanks! Example: \begin{document} Adding the cyrillic ...
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Ș and ș: the “character is uncodable in verbatim paragraphs” error

I am using LyX 2.1.2 and upon pressing ctrl+l to insert a new tex code and writing \title{Și e ușor} I got the error Character is uncodable in verbatim paragraphs referring to the two ...
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Using \newcommand to display user input that may contain special characters that need to be escaped

I don't know much about LaTeX right now, but I need to be able to use it to generate dynamic PDF documents using C#. For the most part, everything is cool and works the way I want it to work. ...
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escape special characters in `\foreach` loop

Is there a way to escape underscores (or other special characters) in variable names in a \foreach loop when calling file names? E.g., \foreach \x in {file\_1, name\_2}{Here is \x.} gives correct ...
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Problem with umlaut in Texworks

I can't seem to input the syntax for an umlaut. Here is what I write \documentclass[12pt]{article} \setlength\parindent{0pt} \usepackage{amsmath} \numberwithin{equation}{section} ...
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A command for making a string of characters [duplicate]

How can I make a command (or is there an existing one?) which takes two arguments: 1) character type 2) N (count) and puts N number of characters side by side? \newcommand{\foo}[2] { % sample: ...
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How to never accidentally write sth. which is really, unintended, a special sequence such as `` or ?`

In LaTeX documentation I read that only : # $ % & ~ # _ ^ \ { } are special characters. From that I deduce that all other characters from the input character set are taken literally, i.e. appear ...
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How/Where to find such special symbol/character?

I am developing a mobile app. In this app, I need some special characters and symbols, e.g. θ, ʒ, ʃ, dʒ, t͡ʃ I have found all I need except one symbol. How can I write (or where can I find) a letter ...
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How to use RefTex search when search item contains special characters?

After hitting C-[ for entering a citation with RefTex, I want to search for an author that has an umlaut (\"u or ü) in the name. Let's say the guy's name is Müller. I tried Muller Müller M\"uller ...
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Why using character ^^ff before every chapter in the TeXBook source

When viewing the source code of the TeXBook, I find that there is a character ^^ff before every chapter in it. I am wondering why using this ^^ff character which seems useless? The following ...
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Adding contour to the characters [duplicate]

I was wondering whether it is possible to highlight the contour of the characters with tex like in the following picture: Or like in Allen Hatcher's 'Algebraic Topology': ...
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Beamer with Turkish characters [closed]

The code below is to create a Beamer file including Turkish letters, but the Turkish characters do not appear. Any help would be greatly appreciated. \documentclass{beamer} ...
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Circumflex in a pdf bookmark using \texorpdfstring

In this MWE, how could you add a circumflex inside pdfstring argument of the \texorpdfstring command so it can be displayed in the pdf bookmarks? MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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Problems with inserting urls including Turkish characters

I am trying to include this url link: http://wiki.ubuntu-tr.net/index.php?title=Linux_dağıtımları_kılavuzu into the bibliography of my LaTeX report. 'dağıtımları_kılavuzu' is causing a display ...
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Using reserved characters as argument to custom macro

How can I get this work: \namedinclude{perceptron\_multilayer.h}{Multi-layer perceptron class definition} where namedinclude is defined as ...
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How to Produce the Anarchy Symbol

I was wondering if it's possible to produce the anarchy symbol (the circled 'A') in LaTeX. I tried googling "latex anarchist" and got nothing but merchandise and porn, and while I'm not complaining, ...
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What is character in all table cells except bottom right cell?

And how do I get rid of them? \documentclass[letterpaper,10pt]{memoir} \usepackage{tabularx} \usepackage{caption} \begin{document} \begin{table}[ht] \centering \captionsetup{font={tt,Large}} ...
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Listings Character problem

Hi I want to define a string in Listings but I can not do it in Turkish. I want to write: int[] sayılar= new int[5];' but the output is int[] saylar= new int[5]; How can I write Ç,ç,ı,ö,ü,ğ?
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weird characters coming in some columns

I am using miktex in win 7 my MWE is \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,fleqn]{book} % \usepackage{subfiles} \usepackage{thesis_style} \title{hfvj} \author{fgikf} \date{} \begin{document} ...
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Missing space after “ø” \o [duplicate]

I am writing a German text with some Scandinavian names which include characters like ø. In one case the ø is at the end of the word and the following whitespace is ignored. MWE: ...
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How to number the letters of a sentence?

I need to number the letters of a sentence consecutively. Every letter should have the corresponding small number centered below it (see image below). Does anybody know how to do this? I tried ...
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Redefining a command and special character

I am trying to redefine \v command (wedge above character) to do what \vec does in mathmode and preserve \v in a command called, say \hac. This code works perfect \documentclass{article} \let\hac\v% ...
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Padding underscore with right space

I am using the times package and when using an underscore _ before an italicized upper case character it overlaps. Is it possible to pad the underscore with a small amount of space to the right, or ...
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Is there an `ex` unit equivalent for the capital 'X' in LaTeX

In LaTeX, the ex unit represents the height of a lowercase 'x' in the current font. Is there a length in LaTeX that represents the height of a capital 'X'?
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TeX commands and currency symbols

Why does the code \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[danish]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \def£#1£{``#1''} \def€#1€{<#1>} \begin{document} Hi, £this£ is nice, ...
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Rescale a character to fill a complete A4 page

I am maybe looking for the wrong keywords. But I do not find any answer about how to scale a letter to fill the entire A4 page. My first intuitive step was to use the option scale of the package ...
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combine \usepackage{times} and \fontspec \setmainfont

I'm having difficulty finding a Times-like font which has support for Americanist phonetic symbols, bold, italic, bold italic and small caps. Currently, I've got a setup using xelatex which gets me ...
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environment with local \newunicodechar{ä}{ae} or similar — is it possible?

I'm using xelatex with utf8-input. I'm trying to write a LaTeX environment inside of which every source code ä is printed as ae, every ö as oe etc. I found a number of ways that don't work, but so far ...
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Biber Log: “\x{2018}” does not map to iso-8859-1, what does it mean

I'm currently working on a document and everything is working fine. I'm just a curious what these Messages "\x{2018}" does not map to iso-8859-1 at C:\[...]\lib/Biber/Utils.pm line 949. from Biber ...
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Bold \varepsilon not as bold as it should be!

So when I use \bm{\varepsilon} and \bm{\epsilon}, the latter is LOT more highlighted. How can I make \varepsilon as bold as the rest of the symbols? \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{report} ...
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“Remapping” a single glyph

I am using the excellent Heuristica typeface, but I don't like the way the old style "1" looks. It looks more like an "I" in small caps than an actual number, unlike the Adobe original. Like so: Is ...
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Type regular documents using regular characters in Latex?

I am typing letters in Latex and I would like to just allow characters such as & and ' to be treated as regular characters and not latex related commands. Is there a simple way to this? Thanks
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Creating a smaller vertical bar

I want a vertical bar but in mathematical mode it appears too big. I just want a small | at the same height as the letters.
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Set size of \colorbox for a single character

my question is simple (or not) I want to set the size of the \colorbox command or \fcolorbox command for a single character. The problem is the next: As seen in the image, the height and width are ...
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Expandably change letter case and use inside \csname, without a package

I want to change the letter-case of a single character argument, and use that changed letter inside a \csname. And I want to do it without an additional package. For example, I want to pass a macro ...
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How to format a large text containing special Characters and breaklines? [duplicate]

I have this rather long text which is the output of a several console inputs. I'd like to have the text as it is as of right now. Here a link to the raw text since I didn't want to include it in this ...
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Cannot see special character

\documentclass[11pt,table,a5paper]{article} \usepackage[top=2cm, bottom=2cm, outer=2.1cm, inner=1cm,twoside, headsep=26pt]{geometry} \usepackage{collcell} \begin{document} 20 µg/mL ...
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Umlaut appears on unwanted position

I am using the following imports to be able to write German umlauts. \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} This works just fine, but I am having trouble writing the following ...
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inputenc errors caused by different LaTeX environments?

On my iMac, \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} get's me Package inputenc Error: Keyboard character used is undefined. I don't get this error on my MacBook. Conversely, \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} ...
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How to get these symbols in LaTeX? [duplicate]

In my book I found a few of weird symbols: They are used as mark of ellipse, parabola and hyperbola, respectively (E-like, P-like and H-like letters in these images). How to get them in LaTeX ...
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writing “_” like a character

I would like to write \texttt{set_x} where "_" is an character and not a "math instruction". But Latex recognise it like a math instruction and ask for the missing $$...How can I do?