{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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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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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}{% ...
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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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Align boxes and rotate boxes in plain TeX

When I finish reading the Appendix D: Dirty Tricks in the TeXbook, I rethink a question: is it possible to align some character boxes like this: The input may be like this: ...
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Special characters in input file

I want to have my sections in independent .txt files in the folder of my assignment. So I use \input{text.txt}. The problem is, I write in Danish and we have the 'æ' 'ø' 'å' characters that aren't ...
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Formatting capital letters in math mode

This is perhaps a simple question, but I would like to print a capital I in my LaTeX document (beamer specifically) inside a $...$ construct. I would like my I to appear more substantial by having ...
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Special L for Lie Derivative

Does anyone happen to know how to typeset the special L character found, for example, in eq. 2.41 in this paper: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1107.5792v2.pdf that is being used for the Lie derivative? Thanks ...
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UTF-8 (but not in current font) character in newcommand

I'm trying to define a new single-character LaTeX command (to insert a 1 pt space with \kern1pt) and want to use one of the characters obtained through the AltGr key on a US International keyboard ...
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Ugly d with stroke character (đ)

So, is there a font in LaTeX that will reproduce decent looking d with stroke (đ)? I'm writing a report, on Croatian, and it just looks ugly :\ mwe: \documentclass[onecolumn,11pt]{revtex4-1} ...
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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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UTF-8 characters not displayed with xelatex (pandoc)

I'm using XeLaTeX with pandoc to generate PDFs from markdown files: but the "⇒" character (UTF8) does not get correctly generated (it's not show in the output file). Is it possible to get the "⇒" ...
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How to reduce the space between two slashes when using \url?

This is a follow-up question to Space between two slashes. Bianca Lobo's answer (defining a \twobar command with proper kerning) is nice; however, it doesn't work in the argument of the \url command ...
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Space between the two slashes in “http://” too big

I'm using a lot of links with http:// in my document, but the two slashes are too much separated, I'd like them to be more near each other. How do I do this, in a neat way? I'm using a sans-serif ...
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How to get proper kerning with XeTeX and special characters? [duplicate]

I would love to switch to XeTeX to make use of my professional Adobe fonts that were shipped with Creative Suite 6. I use MikTeX on a Win 8 machine, and TeXniXcenter + XeTeX. However, kerning seems ...
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Escaping special LaTeX characters in user-defined input text

Background Users can provide text, which is transformed using XSL into a LaTeX document. The XSL template that transforms the XML document (containing user-defined text) currently resembles: ...
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Automatically change é to \'e – most convenient setup for accented letters?

I assume this is really basic question, I'm new to LaTeX, I read a first step tutorial to get ready to write some documents but I couldn't answer my own question at this time and I really don't know ...
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How to color diacritical marks?

I would like to have the diacritical marks stand out visually by being colored differently. For example, can I have â in which the circumflex is in red, and the 'a' is in black? When I use ...
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Strange problem with BibTeX sorting

I know that Umlaute have to be avoided in BibTeX and I am using {\"a}, in fact I use BibDesk and it produces the correct LaTeX code. The sorting works for small characters, but I have one name ...
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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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What's a good typewriter template?

I'm searching for a template which makes a document look like it's written with a real typewriter. Ideally, this means it's not only in mono-spaced font, but the hyphenation is adjusted accordingly. ...
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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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Is it possible to solve encoding problems?

I have some tex files that are corrupted, meaning that characters like accented letters have been replaced with weird symbols. Is it possible to solve this kind of problem after the weird symbols ...
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How to set UTF8 in a lstlisting? (Error received)

I need to copy and past some UTF8 code into a lstlisting, but unfortunately, I receive the following error : ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:�\lst@FillFixed@\lst@EC� not set up for use ...
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Creating new characters from existing ones

In a nutshell. Is there a relatively easy way of building characters out of parts of existing ones? Rationale. (La)TeX linguists’ need for a wide palette of characters—for example, ⟨ɳ⟩ (U+0273), ⟨ɲ⟩ ...
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Bar-less “f” and finetuning existing characters

Specific question I would like to produce an italic f without the crossbar. Can I do this relatively straightforwardly? This letter, esh (ʃ), is Unicode U+01A9, U+0283. The esh of tipa.sty only ...