{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 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: ...
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Defect of measuring into the count of alphabet width

Question: Why in the example below I get (with CM at 10pt) \alphabet=342.93138pt and \myalphabetwidth=342.6536pt why I have this difference between the two measures? What is the more correct? ...
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Support for the punctuation symbols into a macro for characters count

Question about this macro: Is possible to have a higher precision with this macro by adding some punctuation symbols like ,.;:?!'() into the final count of the characters? ...
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Enable letters with diaeresis

My document is in in dutch and there are quite a few letters with diaeresis in it. I have this on top of my document: \usepackage[dutch]{babel} I thought this would fix the language-problem but ...
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TikZ UML diagram special character problem

I'm trying to create an UML diagram using TikZ and pgf-umlcd, unfortunately I seem to have some kind of special character problem and was not able to figure out how to escape them right, an example ...
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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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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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Access minus symbol of postscript font in textmode

Do postscript fonts such as libertine (from the libertine-legacy package) or mathpazo have a minus sign that can be accessed when in text mode? What I am trying to do is substitute the normal dash ...
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How to put Japanese Kanji characters into an English document?

Japanese, please help: I need to put the following into LaTeX and print it out with pdfLaTeX. The document itself is in English, so I only need a way to put these Kanji characters (Jin, aza, BUN, ...
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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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Average number of characters in one line

How can I calculate the average number of the characters per line of my document?
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How to handle % character in LaTeX?

I am working on special character handling and my text is having % as one the special character which is treated as comment and anything after that is not printed. I m using verb as suggested in my ...
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Treat a dotted suffix as keyword in listings

I'm writing C++ code in latex with listings. I'm trying to get listings to recognise the suffix .t() as a keyword (it means matrix transpose in the Armadillo C++ library). I tried to get the ., ( ...
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Are there umlaut variants for non-blackletter fonts?

In the yfonts package for blackletter fonts, there is an option varumlaut that puts a tiny "e" instead of the two dots on your umlaut ä, ö, ü. Is there any other font that has these kind of glyphs? ...
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How to fix missing or incorrect mappings from glyphtounicode.tex

glyphtounicode.tex has been described as the best solution for generating copy-and-pasteable symbols. However, I find that various symbols that I need to use do not paste as the appropriate Unicode ...
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How do I use glyphtounicode to make Caslon Pro ligatures searchable?

I am using Adobe Caslon Pro with a caslon.sty file which activates uncommon ligatures such as st, ct, longsl, longst &c. I use it in the following example (updated to match the answer in the ...
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Unicode selection from other font

How can i choose the char"EB40 also from other font and for every chapter separately? \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{titlesec} ...
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Print a speacial character read by \readline in the same way in the document

I want to read a underscore character from a file with \readline and print it as an underscore in the resulting pdf. But the result is a high point. I've read quite a lot about category/character ...
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Replacing “a” in latin modern

I would like to replace the "a" (double-story minuscule) for the single-story minuscule in Latin Modern. I really hate that the printed "a" is not the same as the handwritten "a", and would like to ...
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Kha with descender (the “ҳ” symbol)

So, using pdfLaTeX, I need to write the Kha with descender symbol (which looks like ҳ). Taken from Wikipedia: It comes up with Afghan history, if anyone's curious why I need it... I know this can ...
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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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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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Enlarged Characters

for a presentation about Chinese characters I need to enlarge a single character so that it takes about the size of 1/4 of the page (I plan to show 4 different characters in some kind of grid, which I ...
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Capital Ø (Scandinavian letter) in Bibtex

I know that I can preserve capital letters in Bibtex with curly braces, and that I can type Scandinavian letters like æøå as \ae{} \o{} \aa{}. But what do I do to force the capital letters ÆØÅ? ...
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Apalike-letters and non-English (Polish) characters (alphabibitem) [closed]

I'm using apalike-letters bibliography style which inserts heading for each first letter of authors' names. It works well for English letters but when a name starts with Polish letter it starts to get ...
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Introducing special signs to cls file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to type special/accented letters in LaTeX? Can sameone provide some suggestion how to introduce special signs to cls file? I had tried to avoid this problem by ...
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en dash and em dash spacing

I've noticed that en dashes and em dashes run into certain numbers and letters, and I don't believe it's standard to use spaces with these. For example, if a 'b' comes before the dash or a '6' comes ...
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Wrong diacritic when using \"u

I have a document where the \"u is not rendered as ü, but more like a u with a strikethrough mark: Directly using the UTF-8 encoded ü character in the input file works as expected, however. I have ...
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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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\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
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allowable filenames for source files

Which characters may appear in filenames that are included (\include)? Are hyphens and underscores okay? Is there a dependence on the underlying filesystem or encoding of the LaTeX source that does ...
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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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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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How to detect a tab character when processing a literate in lstlistings?

In the solution to Making more easy the itemized of item with tabulation system, I am counting up the number of spaces in order to determine the type of leading character to insert. However, if the I ...
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How to write “ä” and other umlauts and accented letters in bibliography?

How to write in bibliography (package natbib) letter "a" with two dots above? Specially, I mean the word Birkhäuser. Is there a general rule or way how to write such umlauts or other accented letters ...
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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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Typesetting latin small letter u with diaeresis and caron

I'm looking for ways to typeset an ǚ. This character is necessary for typesetting pinyin (汉语拼音, the most common way of transcribing Mandarin Chinese), as it contains syllables such as lǚ (Chinese ...
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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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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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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 to use decimal HTML characters

How do I use decimal based HTML characters such as these: &#64337;&#64338;&#64339;&#64340;&#64341;&#64342;&#64343;&#64344;&#64345; with a special truetype font ...