{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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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 ...
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Percent signs disappearing from verbatim block (ltxdoc class)

Is the following expected: \documentclass{ltxdoc} \begin{document} \begin{verbatim} % why is my percent sign gone? \relax % not here \end{verbatim} \end{document}
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LaTeX characters: dots and overlines combined

For alphabets with dots one has ö=\"o, but I would like to introduce another horizontal line just above the two dots. The command \=\"o doesn't yield the sought result.
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utf8 characters

I would like to include the output of the npm list command in a latex verbatim block: jeroen@jeroen-ubuntu:~/Desktop$ npm install d3 jeroen@jeroen-ubuntu:~/Desktop$ npm list /home/jeroen/Desktop └─┬ ...
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XeTex - Times New Roman font for Romanian characters ș, ț, Ș and Ț

I have downloaded the Times New Roman font and put it into .local/fonts where it should be (my OS is Fedora 17 and I use TexLive 2012). It is recognized by LibreOffice and LyX. LibreOffice displays ...
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Extracting characters from the new libertine (with pdflatex)

The issue: I need to access e.g. libertine's delta glyph in pdflatex. This question notes that the \libertineGlyph command is no longer provided by the latest version of the libertine package. It ...
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Add notches to characters

The title is self-explanatory really, all I really want to do is be able to add some kind of notch to any character, so that they are visible if you are actively looking for them. Like accents, but ...
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Automatic translation of accented characters in Winedt 7

I remember that a long time ago, when I was using Winedt (V5.0 I guess) it automatically replace some characters. For example, ç was replaced by \c{c} when I open the file. Now, I need to do the same ...
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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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pdflatex tex issue with section which contains underscore

I have a tex file which is like this : \cleardoublepage \phantomsection \includepdf[pages=-,addtotoc={ 1,section,1, 200_project_title: , p1, 1,subsection,1,Section A - Project ...
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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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Catalan language “ela geminada”

The language setting for my document is Catalan babel. The Catalan alphabet includes a letter called ela geminada, spelled with two lower-case l separated by the interpunct · (i.e. "cel·la" or ...
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How is the LaTeX 2e made?

I wanted to know how is the \LaTeXe symbol () made, I mean, the command definition of superscripts and subscripts on the "L", "A"... letters.
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Turning a T1 text-mode character into a maths-mode character

I would like to use the T1 font character Ð, \DH, as a mathematical symbol, as so in a quick and dirty way I defined \newcommand{\dH}{\text{\DH}} However, in my theorem environments, where the ...
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Is there a \text… command for Cyrillic characters? [duplicate]

I am trying to get the Cyrillic variant of the Serbian alphabet and was wondering if there was an easy \text command for Cyrillic characters? For example, I can easily get the letter З by typing ...
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Dealing with word boundaries in a pl file

What is the easiest way to express replacement rules like “If a letter follows, replace ‘s’ by ‘ſ’” and “If a non-letter/word-boundary follows, replace ‘g’ by ‘g.final’” in a pl file? Context I am ...
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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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\texttt converts apostrophe to Unicode quotation mark [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a real apostrophe or single-quote in LaTeX I'm building a Python Regex cheat sheet using Latex, which has the following line: ...
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Bold , italic (and sans-serif) math symbols

I would like to implement the suggestions in the TUGboat 30:3, 2009 about the upright/italic and bold/normal in scalars, vectors and tensors. All this is about math. I use this font: ...
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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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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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How to write the € symbol into a file, when using Package [utf8]{inputenc}

With the following MWE, I can write the € symbol into the file euro.txt \documentclass{article} \newwrite\tempfile \immediate\openout\tempfile="euro.txt" \begin{document} Write Euro symbol into a ...
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Macro needed for automatic creation of labels

I'm asking for help with the creation of a label inside a command out of a given text. The given text contains spaces and an umlaut. See my MWE, which contains my question: \documentclass[pagesize, ...
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How to find out which glyphs are different in an OpenType style set?

With fontspec, and XeTeX or LuaTeX it's possible to access a font's OpenType features, including the Style Sets, e.g. like this: \addfontfeatures{RawFeature=+ss01;+ss18} TeX.sx has already taught ...
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Reverse a glyph? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Rotating a letter Given any printable glyph, is there some way to reverse it along the vertical (or any other) axis? So that, for instance, a sans-serif d would appear ...
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Special characters stopped appearing in text

I have a unicode text (XeLaTeX) in which I use vowels with umlaut, like ü and ö, which worked but suddenly stoped working. These give an error message: ! Package inputenc Error: Keyboard character ...
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Swedish characters, but english captions

I am writing thesis in english but I want to be able to use swedish letters. I use \usepackage[swedish]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} This works fine, I thought, ...
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hyphenation problem with the character &

How to produce the hyphenation of the word (BM&FBOVESPA) I tried to use \hyphenation{BM\&F-BO-VES-PA} in the preamble but did not work
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A problem with umlauts

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS and I installed sudo apt-get install texlive-full and sudo apt-get install texlive-lang-finnish The problem is that the following document won't output letter ä: ...