{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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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: ﭑﭒﭓﭔﭕﭖﭗﭘﭙ with a special truetype font ...
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How can I use german umlauts in MetaUML

I have the following files: metaumlfile.mp: input metauml; beginfig(1); Class.Benutzer("Benutzer") () ("+üben(): void"); drawObjects(Benutzer); endfig; end ...
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Using another font for a glyph that is not available in the current font

I want to declare more than one font so XeTeX can use other fonts when first font did not have a specific glyph. How can I do that? In windows when the current font does not have a glyph, other font ...
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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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Minted: am I using illegal characters?

I have the following simple LaTeX document... \documentclass[letterpaper, 10pt]{article} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{minted} \usepackage{hyperref} \hypersetup { colorlinks=false, ...
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How do I add accented characters to PDF info without using hyperref?

Using pdflatex, I'm looking to add PDF information into by document, including an accented name (Rónán Daly). Normally I'd use hyperref to do this; however, the conference I'm submitting to is ...
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Printing character number i

I have a counter 1 ≤ i ≤ 26 and I want to print a character between a and z depending on value of i. How can I do this in LaTeX?
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Should spaces be placed after every special character input command in ConTeXT?

I am using several special character commands, such as those described at Which symbols need to be escaped in ConTeXt?. I noticed that some, such as \textdollar will not work if they are immediately ...
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Rotate individual letters of the text using TikZ

I would like to rotate each character in the text of the TikZ edge label while keeping the edge label's orientation unchanged. The following code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} % ...
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list of supported chars for current LaTeX configuration

I am calling pdfLaTeX with text entered in a web form. I would like to replace important chars not supported by LaTeX with the right LaTeX command. How can I get a list of chars supported by LaTeX so ...
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Underscores in words (text)

How can I produce the text Word_one_two in LaTeX? I tried: Samp\_Dist\_Corr But, it doesn't quite look right. Also, I want it in the typewriter font, so actually, I'm doing: ...
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What is the problem with characters < and > in PDF display? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Include < and > symbol Why when I create pdf in texlive with pdflatex, the characters < and > are displayed as inverted ! and ?, respectively. However, when ...
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How to get Wikipedia W from Linux Libertine?

How can I get the Wikipedia-looking crossing-w from Linux Libertine font? They talk about it on their homepage and in the wikipedia article, but I can't find an example of how to actually produce it. ...
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Method for LaTeX to ignore special characters in a phrase

Is there an easy way for Latex to ignore all special characters in a given phrase? For example, I had to copy several links which contained the symbol _ . I know that it is possible to put \ in front ...
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How to make a slanted vertical bar?

I'm stumped on this. I would like to make a slanted (and italic) vertical bar in the middle of some regular text. If I use $|$, it comes out literally vertical regardless of style, since it's a math ...
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“Activate” active characters in argument passed as macro

Let's say I have some macro (\iPrint in the MWE) that internally uses active characters to interpret its argument: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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How do I put the “$_” string in a \section?

How do I put the "$_" string in a \section? When I try \section{$\_} it gives me Missing $ inserted error. When I try \section{\$\_} it gives me Extra }, or forgotten $. error. When I try ...
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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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Producing “chandrabindu-halanth” symbol in devanagari

Can the above image be produced using the devanagari package. To produce it I used the skt package but I am curious to know if this image (that is the chandrabindu along with the halanth) can be ...
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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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Handling of special LaTeX characters in text

I have a LaTeX file for a book chapter, which may need to be converted to Word at some point, because that is what the publishers use (sigh). This article doesn't have any math in it, but I'm still ...
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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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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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How to type & in LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Escape character in LaTeX I'm trying to type the word & but I encounter with error : misplaced alignment tab character & And when I put it into verbatim it ...
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checking for whitespace inside verbatim environment

I would like to determine whether a line inside a verbatim environment starts with 3 spaces. I'm using pdflatex and the \pdfmatch primitive. I see that the verbatim environment sets the category ...
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Escape character in LaTeX

I need to output the below text but since \ is a special character, I cannot: [RegularExpression(@"\d+")] Also sometimes I need use dollar sign $ as well but it seems to be a special char, too. ...
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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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National characters in URLs not working with hyperref [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hyperref: Scandinavian characters (æø) don't work in \url, hyperlink is wrong Consider the following example: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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Yield symbol (chemistry)

I'm trying to format a chemical reaction with LaTeX, and apparently it doesn't accept "→" as a character. Is there any way to do it?
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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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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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XeTeX: “ß” compiles as “SS”, German umlauts work

I have a problem with XeLaTeX. Although German umlauts (äöü) work, "ß" compiles to "SS". I use TeX Live 2011 on Debian x64. See this minimal example: \documentclass{minimal} ...
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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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Check if a string contains a given character

I want to implement an if-then-else depending on whether the argument contains a special character or not. Should I be looking here: http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/Articles/tb28-1/tb88glister.pdf, or does ...
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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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How to write directly French characters in Emacs and print them in LaTeX?

I am editing LaTeX with Emacs. I would like to write in French. At the moment I have to write special French characters for instance like this: \'e prints é. If I write directly é in Emacs, the ...
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How to code ß (German “sharp S”) in BibTeX

I have an author called Jörg Geißler, whom I want to include in my BibTeX database. I tried to use Gei\ssler, J\"{o}rg but this doesn't work correctly. I can't generate the PDF anymore. How do I ...
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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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Problems with character display in LyX

When I type some Romanian characters (ș and ț, to be more specific) in LibreOffice and in LyX, they are not displayed. I just see blank spaces, nothing shows up. However, the same characters are ...
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Outlined characters

How could I produce characters which are outlined when the character itself is in some color. A picture to illustrate what I'm after: The problems with the above are that: the outline is of no ...
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Is there a nice way to make a strikethrough for the square subset character in LaTeX?

I am working on some math that uses the square subset notation. I need a good way to strikethrough the character in LaTeX. I have tried using the package "cancel" but the strikethrough it produces ...
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How to convert characters to LaTeX code?

How to convert characters of type á ê õ ção to \'a \^e \~o \c{c} \~a automatically?
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What symbol can be used in front of a URL ?

When you typeset an email address, you can put a "@" or a letter symbol in front of it. In the same fashion, what symbol can be used in front of a URL?
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Error with percent sign in bib entry field when using biblatex/biber

I'm trying to use biblatex (v1.5a) with biber (v0.9.3) instead of BibTeX but I am having a problem with bib entries, where the abstract contains a percent sign. In that case, in the bbl file the ...
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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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How to change / to be horizontal?

I like to change a/b to be a - b how to do that?