{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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Glyph substitution: alternate capital Q in URW-Garamond? (LaTeX, Mac OS X)

I am using URW Garamond in LaTeX running on Mac OS X. The capital Q has a very long swash (extending beyond the next two glyphs!), which makes it unusable for me (I have too many capital Q's in my ...
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Is there a ditto symbol?

I believe that a symbol -||- is commonly used to indicate repetition of a fragment of text. The problem is that typesetting it using dashes and pipes looks kind of ugly. Is there a predefined symbol ...
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Retrieve length of a character

I'm creating a custom command which basically prints an horizontal line, a character and another horizontal line. The code would be ...
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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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Script-r Symbol

The near-ubiquitous undergraduate reference on electrodynamics, "Introduction to Electrodynamics" by David Griffiths make extensive use of a script-r symbol, defined to be \vector{\scriptr} \equiv ...
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Problem with special characters in listings

I'm having problems with my TeX document. I'm trying to import my java file in listings to get syntax colouring and stuff. My java files contains comments in Danish, which means they contain special ...
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How to enter a Latin Capital Letter D With Hook (Ɗ)?

How can I insert a Latin Capital Letter D With Hook into a LaTeX formula? Ɗ
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write macro parameter character to file (#)

During pdfLaTeX processing, I'm writing a string of key-value pairs to an external file. Sometimes the value will contain \# and I want only the # to be written to the file. Here is my code which ...
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Xelatex: Accent and macrons on capital letters. Multiple accents on a single letter?

I have trouble getting capital letters with a combination of accent and macron in XeLaTeX. I used this: \'{\=A}, but I didn't get the accent where I expected it to be. Also, i was wondering if it is ...
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How to detect words starting with # in listings package?

I am writing some code with the listings package and I need to detect the words starting with the number sign (#) and apply certain style. For example, if I have this code: something #foo ...
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Include binary data

How do I include binary data (e.g. the contents of a binary file) in a LaTeX generated PDF-document? If I just copy and paste them into a verbatim environment it results in garbage.
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changing font of one (or a small number of) text character only [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Font substitution with XeLaTeX I am using a text font that unfortunately does not have accents for the letter e, which I need. But I have found a very similar font, and ...
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How can I overscore a character?

I am using Anki to create flash cards for Boolean identities. I prefer to use an overscore as opposed to a prime for negated variables. Can this be accomplished with LaTeX? EDIT: The header and ...
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Random character varients being used with fontspec

I'm trying to get the hang of xelatex and fontspec and I'm a little confused about how character variants are selected. I'm using the font Bickham Script Pro. Confusion (1) Some words are ...
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Automatically getting “V” as the capital letter for “u” when typesetting latin

I'm typesetting a large amount of Latin texts using XeLaTeX and the package polyglossia. I'd like to get the small letter "u" automatically printed as "V" when turned into a capital letter (including ...
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Escaped characters in typewriter font

I know a number of ways to fix this (e.g. \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}), but I want to understand what's happening in the following example. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \noindent \$ \% ...
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How to prevent combining a character?

"EB Garamond" font combines ʿ character and the preceding letter. Consider following document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{EB Garamond} \begin{document} aʿ bʿ cʿ dʿ ...
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Non-English identifiers in \label / \ref (“Missing \endcsname inserted”)

I found that LaTeX chokes on certain non-ASCII identifiers in \ref. This works fine: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Writing Biblical Hebrew texts with different coloring for consonants, vowel and accent signs

I have got the following problem: I am using Biblical Hebrew texts written in XeTeX but I would like to color consonants as well as vowel and accent signs differently. I have read Coloring combining ...
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Using a backslash and the following by it non-ASCII char

I'm writing a text with a special char of backslash (\), the text requires to containt the char and the following non-ASCII symbol (cyrillic), so for example I type: text \ц other text and I have ...
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What characters in a normal text document will screw up LaTeX?

I'm thinking of making a simple script to turn Project Gutenburg texts into LaTeX documents, so that they are nicely typeset and ready for reading. However to do that I'll need a fairly good list of ...
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How to use active character properly?

Suppose I use ' as active character to insert another symbol: {\tt A'C B} \def\adef#1{\catcode`#1=13 \begingroup \lccode`\~=`#1\lowercase{\endgroup\def~}} ...
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Character table on style files

What is the reason to insert the code below at the beginning of a style file? For example, the code below can be found on lipsum.sty. %% \CharacterTable %% {Upper-case ...
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Copy Czech characters from PDF with charter font

I wanna be able to copy czech characters from PDF, but for some reason it doesn´t work. here is my code: \usepackage{cmap} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{charter} ...
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How to write properly math accent for letter i?

When it is requested to write letter "í" in math mode, it happens that $\acute{i}$ is not the right answer as it could be expected: the accent (´) is written over the letter (i), without ...
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How to include a # sign in a url using the \endnotes package

I am trying to include a URL in my Latex document which contains a pound sign, #, in it. If I run it without escaping the # sign, I get an error. If I escape it, then the escape character is ...
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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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Count chars with xstring

I have the following code, which was provided by the xstring author Christian Tellechea, thank you very much. The idea is to count the number of character inside a structure that do belong to a ...
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Placing text at random positions on the screen in beamer

I am creating a presentation and for the Q&A session slide, I want to show question marks (?) in various colors and sizes in random locations on the screen. Is this possible in beamer?
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Output ASCII code as character on terminal in Latex?

If I have a letter/character, I can output its ASCII value using \number and backtick command: *\typeout{\number`a} 97 What do I do if I have "97", and I want to show "a" in terminal? I have ...
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German character not rendered to pdf

I just started using LaTeX, and need to use the character "ü". I already have this in main file : %%% Sprach- und zeichensatzspezifische Pakete \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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babel \L command reverses letters, inserts Ł symbol

It's time for Eyal's babel+Hebrew (or right-to-left) incompatibility of the week; and this time, it's hyperref again. If you have: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[hebrew,english]{babel} ...
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Symbols to avoid while creating new commands

I experienced some problems when creating \newcommand that have some numbers in their names; I can't find docs about that, about the accepted charset for the commands in LaTeX.
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Checking in LaTeX for a specific character?

I have a LaTeX problem that I cannot solve by myself. I have a repeating arrangement of characters which I want to format automatically in LaTeX. 1H-NMR (400 MHz; DMSO-d6): \textdelta 12.41 (s, ...
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How does one make two characters active?

In russian babel, it's possible to write << to get a russian opening quote character. However, some fonts that have such character (like the one provided by anttor package) don't use that and ...
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How to handle special characters in LaTeX?

I am working on one file which has some special chacters. König IR : KA}unig ,K ~ A}unig % : Comment in latex (so no text after this %) - : escape I get different output ...
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XeLaTeX: WordInitial, Inner and WordFinal seem to match everywhere

I am creating a blackletter font and would like to use it with XeLaTeX. I try to use initial/medial/final substitution for letters, like s/ſ, but the context seems to match even when it should not. ...
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Replacing a glyph in one font with a glyph from another

I am a newbie with LaTeX when it comes to fonts. I would like to replace the double story "a" in Latin Modern for a single story "a" version (and similarly for the "g"). I just prefer my typeset ...
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Character substitution: combine \llap{(} and \llap{-} to \llap{(-}

This is a follow up to question siunitx: specifying custom command as input-symbol . The idea is that (,) and - are wrapped into \llap or \rlap so that they do not take any space when a table is set ...
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Is there a symbol for Dark 'l' (ɫ)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? Dark 'l' (ɫ) is an IPA symbol for a velarized alveolar lateral approximant. I've tried \l, which gives the similar, but not correct, Polish ł ...
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Special characters

I'm using XeLaTeX to compile my document. If I write in my document --- I don't get —, but --- in my PDF document. Same for – (--) character. I'm sure that font which I'm using have this character ...
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Umlauts in label

I'm using LuaLaTeX and wonder why I cannot label theorems with words containing umlauts. For example: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{luatextra} \usepackage[utf8]{luainputenc} ...
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How to make overlaid text?

Is there a nice way to overlay text in the space of one character? So if text is overlaid as I described it would almost result in a black square.
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Make emacs speller work with accented/modified letters

In continuation to this question I was wondering, now that my document is full of \' and other accents, the emacs speller balks on all the words... Is there a way to get a spell-checker to understand ...
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double quote charater (’"’) with listings create problem

I have don't know how to fix the double quote character (’"’) with the listing package. Listing get this as the beginning of a string but it is not. Here is the colored minimal example to show the ...
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How do I get an Uvular Trill <ʀ> IPA symbol?

I've tried looking at a tutorial online, which tells me that \;R should produce the ʀ symbol that I want to represent an uvular trill, but this only seems to produce a normal capitalised R. What do I ...
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Comprehensive list of accented characters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? I was surprised to learn How to write “ä” and other umlauts and accented letters in bibliography?. Our BibTeX database consists of entries ...
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\ddot{a} character for strings

I'm looking for the \ddot{a} character which doesn't require me to put it into a formula or between $ characters. Can anyone help me, please? Thanks