{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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catoptions destroys french active characters ! and :

A user of my menukeys package reported, that there’s an issue with the activ characters in french, i.e. !, ;, ? and :. I found out that it’s not a bug in menukeys but catoptions seems to interferre ...
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Use detokenize with command line input that has underscores

I'm calling a script where I give a command line input to LaTeX: pdflatex "\def\myvar{given_test} \input{figures.tex}" And then in the script, I try to use this "given_test" input and print it: ...
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Measuring the true height of a character

Suppose you have got a character that sits above the reference point. When you measure its height, the empty space above reference point gets also included in its height measurement but that is not ...
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Error: Command \" invalid in math mode on input line x

I'm receiving the following error Command \" invalid in math mode on input line 60. where my input lines 58-61 are \begin{equation} \label{1} \Delta x=x_{efter}-x_{före} \end{equation} The ...
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If \@percentchar represents %, is there a macro for #?

If \@percentchar represents %, is there a macro for #? I have tried \@sharpchar and \@numberchar but both do not exist. Do you have any idea what is the correct macro name for #?
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How to typeset creative commons analogous character of ©?

I'm aware how to use creative commons logo. But I'm searching for a character that I can insert in a caption to notice that the image (in my case) is under creative commons and not under ©, so it ...
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MikTex doesn't accept “ù” character [closed]

I'm using MikTex and pdfLatex. In the preamble I'm using \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} because I'm writing in italian, and the text is coded in UTF-8. This works nicely for every type of ...
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Align position of decimal point within table of numbers, text and percentage values

I have asked sthg similar with a MWE today answered by David C., but this is a more difficult follow-up question. Also I have just made a new account :) The Question is simple: I want the numbers to ...
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Align position of decimal point within tabularx

I have made a table with 5 columns, of which I'd like the last 4 to be of the same width. Therefore I was told I should use tabluarx. Using this package my output looks fine, but I have also numbers ...
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Why is % the comment character?

I was reading a book about TeX macros and related features and I came across this rather trivial question... Can anyone explain to me why % is the comment character in LaTeX? Why this one and not ...
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Error message with the package inputenc [duplicate]

I'm trying to do a presentation in spanish using beamer and so far my source looks like this: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{AnnArbor} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Macro to get character width in ConTeXt

Background Looking to adjust the location of the first letter in a word based on its width. Problem The calculation resembles: \define[1]\StyleChapterChar{% \cldcontext{string.sub("#1",1,1)}% } ...
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PNAS style and non-latin characters in author's name

I am using style PNAStwo (for a submission to PNAS). However, its fonts for authors, affiliations and abstract seem do not contain non-latin characters like ł (\l) or ø (\o), and produce some random ...
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How to draw a picture by using tikz as backgroud of a character?

I am writing some Chinese character and hope to draw simple pictures by tikz and use it as background of this chinese characters. In a short I'd like to get some results as this picture (ignore the ...
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Problem using the German letter “eszett” ß in theorem environment

I have the following problem(s) using some special German letters: I would like to keep the two lines \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} Unfortunately, the symbol ß is not ...
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Writing a backslash in the \texttt environment

How do you go about writing a backslash in the /texttt environment? The $\backslash$ trick makes the font inconsistent. The reason I am asking is that I am writing some introductory computer science ...
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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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`Don't talk to me': - How to render apostrophe within single quotation?

I have issues rendering with LaTeX `Don't talk to me': I have this title as bibliographic entry in Zotero (it starts exactly like that). LaTeX & Biber complain when I try to parse the .bib file ...
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Decrease length of underscore character in normal text (gender_gap)

I use the underscore character _ in normal text mode (not typewriter). However, it is quite long. How can I decrease its length so that it is shorter? I followed the Tex FAQ on how to typeset an ...
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How to input characters into XeLaTeX

How do I input the non-keyboard characters into TeXShop? My minimum working example: \documentclass{book} % Font Settings \usepackage{fontspec} \newfontfamily\myfont{C64 Pro Mono} \begin{document} ...
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Unicode char \u8:â not set up for use with LaTeX [closed]

Somewhere in my Bib file this character is used. I havo no clue what character this is and cannot find the corresponding 'real' one. My typestting aborts on this character. I do use ...
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Does a Japanese (La)TeX user really type commands start with the yen symbol(¥) as escape character instead of \?

Recently, I've found that the Japanese use JIS X 0201 encoding as an alternative to ASCII. One of the biggest difference between them is the JIS X 0201 replace the backslash(\) with Japanese yen ...
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How to type the letter “i” with two dots (diaeresis) in math mode? [duplicate]

I would like to type the letter "i" in math mode, but with two (horizontally aligned) dots rather than with just one. I know there is \ddot{i}, but that puts the two dots on top of the existing one, ...
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xtable function generated latex does not get parsed for special char such as square brackets

I'm using the knitr package for putting my R output into PDF. I have two problems using xtable: When my table data has chars like this: [, ] in them, the conversion from .tex to .pdf fails with ...
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How to have exactly “>>>” in a report

In my latex article, I do have to use the 3 following chars >>> . However after compiling my latex code, the displayed content is far from being >>>, but gives two chars instead : »> . How can I ...
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How to write “@(x)x.^2” in latex? [duplicate]

I tried \texttt{@(x)x.^2} or directly @(x)x.^2 but texmaker gives Missing $ inserted. I gues it is because x.^2 which is assumed to be math syntax. Can you help?
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Inputting backtick (`) in LaTeX (italian keyboard, Windows XP)

I started writing my thesis in LaTeX, and I noticed there's the need of the backtick (`) char in many cases. I'm working on a Windows XP-mounting laptop whose keyboard is italian, and numpad-less. ...
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How can I use unusual non-English characters individually?

I would like to user very unusual characters and after some research I still have no idea how it is done. I want, for example the write the word Shīʿah, as in Shīʿah Islam in my dissertation (Note ...
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Can't Use 'ŋ' In My LaTeX Document

I am creating a textbook for a constructed language of mine. It's alphabet contains the letter 'ŋ', which LaTeX does not seem to like. For example: \ae{}r\ng{} & past participle & He had ...
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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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Babel - Romanian ' or \c

I want to use some shortcuts to produce special character in Romanian. One of them is to use the command \c but also I know that is possible to use the following character: ' . example \c si or 'si ...
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Simple transliteration in LaTeX (for Latin)

I would like to typeset the same latin text in two or more "spellings". My source is a modernized spelling (distinguishing i/j, u/v) and I would like to display it both with and without this ...
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Spell checking considering latex umlauts in .tex files

To make it short. My problem is this: content of .tex file Priorit"at is a german noun and means priority. compare: \"a or {\"a} it results in Priorität is a german noun and means priority. My ...
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How can I make the crossed-“O” ($\oslash$) bold?

I'd like to bolden the crossed-o but \textbf{$\oslash$} does nothing!
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Why doesn't \usepackage{times} work with cyrillic characters?

I need to add some text to my LaTeX document, I need to use Times New Roman font, and that text contains cyrillic characters. I tried using times package: \usepackage{times} but that simply omits ...
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Using both a double-story and single-story g in math mode

I am writing some mathematics in which I want to use both typographic variants of the lowercase 'g' in math mode. See the Wikipedia page to see the two variants. There is a single-story and a ...
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homemade glyph in lualatex

Is possible to join/glue 2 or more glyph and change orginal font? For example I need 'a'='a' and 'dot' above or under or k=f+k but f is small and up than small k. And change orginal a and k? here ...
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Using geman ö and ß in Bibtex [closed]

in my Bibtex file i name the Author: author={R{\"o}{\ss}ler, Irene and Ungerer, Albrecht}, but in the literature list it strangely outputs this: [Rößler und Ungerer 2012] RÖSSLER, Irene; UNGERER, ...
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Smallcaps “Đ” (đ) corrupted [duplicate]

The title says it all. How do I fix it? he letter works fine when "normal" (including bold, italic, bold-italic). I use these: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{currvita} ...
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Middle English Yogh character

I was wondering if anyone knows of a package which supports the Middle English character yogh - that's Ȝ (U+021C) ȝ (U+021D). In TIPA, there is the character ezh - that's Ʒ (U+01B7) ʒ (U+0292). Ezh is ...
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libertineGlyph and pdflatex [duplicate]

This is a follow-up question to How to get Wikipedia W from Linux Libertine? How can \libertineGlyph{W.alt} set with pdflatex? This MWE works fine \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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getting rid of unicode character 200F

I typeset Arabic text with LuaLaTeX and recognised that quite often a character occurs in the resulting pdf that is invisible in the sourcetext -- it is unicode character 200f: the right-to-left mark. ...
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Index with accented letters

I'm trying to typeset the following $Q_å=l_å \cdot m$ But LaTeX won't typeset these special or accented letters in my document! Is there a simple way to achieve this?
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LaTeX font for 'old-fashioned' script characters

Browsing through a copy of Counterexamples in Analysis (Gelbaum & Olmsted), I'm quite enjoying the typeface used for 'script' letters (see links to examples below); visually it's somewhere ...
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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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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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Babel not working on OS X? [closed]

I'm using a MacBook Air, with OS X, and I have great difficulties in using Latex in my native language (serbian). If I use the standard babel package in TexShop: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Non-ASCII characters in Biblatex

I am using biblatex with backend=biber and the following .bib file: @article{concellon_synthesis_2006, title = {Synthesis of Enantiopure ({αS,βS)-} or ({αR,βS)-β-Amino} Alcohols by Complete ...
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TeX, LaTeX capabilities in counting occurrences in text of chars defined in a given list

I am asking this question in part because I am not completely aware of TeX, LaTeX capabilities. Imagine that I want to count the number occurrences of charecters defined in a certain list. The usage ...
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Problem with umlauts in glossary

The following code does not produce umlauts as expected. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{glossaries} \makeglossaries \newglossaryentry{a}{% ...