{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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biblatex: What's the first character of a field?

I would like to know, what's the first character of the value of the editor field. If the character is a curly bracket "{" the value should be printed for example bold, if the first character is ...
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Typesetting the Identity Operator for txfonts

I use the txfonts package in my document for fonts. However, I am at a loss as to how to produce the identity operator, which looks like a blackboard bold 1. Now, \documentclass{article} ...
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Is there an Unicode code point for umlauts marked with a small e instead of a diaresis? [closed]

The original way to denote an umlaut in German was to write a small e on top of the umlauted letter, like in the second row of the image below. Is this form of the umlaut availabe via Unicode? In ...
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How to color the characters in LaTeX2e logo?

I want to get the LaTeX2e logo but with each character having a different color. I know that \LaTeXe produces the logo, but how do I give a color to each character?
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IPA characters in plain TeX

Is there a way to type IPA characters in TeX? There is the tipa package for LaTeX, but what about plain TeX? I don't have any experience with installing fonts in TeX and can't find any good resource ...
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Use $ in lstlisting

I need to create some jQuery-Listings but when I try to do so \documentclass[12pt,oneside,a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage{textcomp} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{color} ...
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Include binary data

How do I include binary data (e.g. the contents of a binary file) in a LaTeX generated PDF-document? If I just copy and paste them into a verbatim environment it results in garbage.
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Rotating a letter

I'd like to rotate a letter such as, say B, to show its reflection or inversion symmetry, or even at an arbitrary angle clockwise or counter-clockwise. Is this possible using commands without drawing ...
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Charclass/Interchartokes for Umlauts and „“

How can I define a charclass for umlauts, german quotes „“ (and other special characters which are not A–Z/a–z)? I’d like to use this for extra kerning in some cases. \documentclass{minimal} ...
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Problem with special characters in listings

I'm having problems with my TeX document. I'm trying to import my java file in listings to get syntax colouring and stuff. My java files contains comments in Danish, which means they contain special ...
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How to get text above and below double harpoon (reversible reaction) symbols in an equation

I'm working on the Chemwiki Dynamic Textbook Project at UC Davis, California and I've run into a problem. I need to formulate a symbol containing double harpoons (as in a reversible reaction, e.g. ...
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Tabs in output file written by xelatex and pdflatex are different

I'm trying out pgfplots with gnuplot to generate the data. This works by having pgfplots write some stuff to an external file, run gnuplot on the file, and then use the generated data to plot the ...
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trackchange and citations

Trackchange for latex on sourceforge seems to have a problem with citations. \change{text 1 \cite{Fels\_81}pad1}{text2 \cite{Fels\_81} pad2} creates a problem due to the brackets encountered. Is ...
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How to raise a character in the whole document?

In my document (due to combind both Chinese and English), all (, ), [, ], etc., are all too low. Is it posibble to raise all (, ), [, ], or any characters user defines to desire height? (for ex. If I ...
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Coloring combining characters without changing color of a base character

Problem I am trying to find out is there a good way to paint combining characters without changing the color of the base character they are combined with. My actual problem case is to make some ...
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Slashed characters in ConTeXt?

In LaTeX there is a slashed package which will put a nicely centered slash through an arbitrary symbol - the \not command provides an off-center slash on most symbols. How can I do this in ConTeXt? ...
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Problem copying text from latex PDF - special characters

I am using LaTeX in a portuguese document, with special characters such as tilde or cedilla. I have a sample document with the following content: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Missing $ inserted

I am new to latex. I am trying to compile someone else's document. I have all the correct packages installed, but I get the following error: *Overfull \hbox <37.8394pt too wide> in paragraph ...
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How can I have the three source-code symbols _ < > produce themselves (_ < >) in the typeset output by default?

I use LaTeX to take quick notes about my programming work. I have a couple of frustrations: I need to use underscore a lot because of variables named with underscores. However, I have to escape ...
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German Umlauts in BibTeX

I have the following BibTeX source @INPROCEEDINGS{Lincke2008, author = {Rüdiger Lincke and Jonas Lundberg and Welf Löwe}, title = {Comparing software metrics tools.}, booktitle = {ISSTA}, ...
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Compare a character to a character code?

How can one compare a character (e.g. "U") with a character code in a certain font (e.g. "\char85"). I'd expect the following to work: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ifthen} \begin{document} ...
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Where's my backslash gone?

When I try to use one of the more "hacky" methods of getting a literal "special character" (such as backslash or a brace) then I get a different character: backslash seems to be an open quote, left ...
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Label referring problem

I'm new here and new user of LaTeX I'm trying to write my PhD, intermediate reports with it and I am facing some problems. I tried to look on the internet for 2 weeks, but found no answer to my ...
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Make emacs speller work with accented/modified letters

In continuation to this question I was wondering, now that my document is full of \' and other accents, the emacs speller balks on all the words... Is there a way to get a spell-checker to understand ...
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How to type special/accented letters in LaTeX?

How to type these special letters from European languages in latex? ä, é, and L'?
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Hyperref: Scandinavian characters (æø) don't work in \url, hyperlink is wrong

Background A while ago it became possible to use the letters æ, ø and å in URLs, and some websites, like the encyclopaedia Store Norske Leksikon, has made use of this. Recently, a question was ...
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Using non-ASCII characters in packages

What is the best way to use non-ASCII (say, Cyrillic) characters in a .sty file? If it's used in a LaTeX file that uses \inputenc[utf8]{inputenc}, than one can just use utf8 encoding in the .sty file ...
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Hash character in LaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Escape character in LaTeX How do you write the # character in LaTeX?