{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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Greek language in suftesi document class

I am trying to create a report using suftesi document class. I write my report using both greek and latin characters. The problem, however, is that I cannot print greek characters. I tried this and ...
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How to activate on LaTeX greek and latin characters

I try to use LaTeX writing paper greek and english text, WITHOUT using separate commands for greek or english (like: \begin{otherlanguage}{greek}), but using both greek and latin characters under the ...
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command for calligraphic lowercase latin and greek letters

I am wondering whether calligraphic type command exists, that supports both Greek and Latin (lowercase) characters in math-environment. Let's say that I have: \documentclass{article} ...
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ring over a with macron?

I am trying to put a ring over an a with a macron, but i cannot position the ring properly. it shows up too far to the left and not in the center. this is the best that i have been able to do: ...
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How to get Unicode characters into HTML output

I am trying to make a book in both print and ebook. To make the print book I generate a PDF with xelatex. I have reconstructed all the source files to be encoded in UTF-8 and the Cyrillic and ...
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How to be able to use ∞ in latex document?

I would like to use the unicode character ∞ in a LaTeX document. I use the default font. If this character is not defined in this font, I can replace it by $\infty$. How can I do that? I tried to ...
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Multi-substring replace

I'm attempting to automate Werner's answer to my question here. In short, in order to sort the Norwegian letters Æ Ø Å (they come at the end of the regular Latin alphabet) correctly dtlsort needs ...
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Which encoding used in LaTeX sources to convert PDF file accents to the doc format correctly?

I have the following configuration file in my LaTeX source: % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Ignore special characters in \newcommand argument to generate section labels?

I am editing a rather large document and have replaced \section, \subsection etc with \newcommand macros that include \section etc but also spacing and other commands. I am trying to get it to ...
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What methods are available to typeset Chinese?

What is the main way to support Chinese currently? For example, this is one way: \documentclass[UTF8]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{ctex} % ...
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How to write a letter “ģ”

In my language we use the letter "ģ" representing LATIN SMALL LET­TER G WITH CEDILLA with code U+0123. How can I write it with pure latex? Solution Ok I got what I wanted, thanks to WriteLatex utf-8 ...
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Why \ell produce a character like grave in PDF?

\`{}$\ell$ \bye produces a PDF, then I search ` in it, finding two, why?
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WriteLatex utf-8 ģ symbol problem

I need to use ģ symbol in my presentation. This symbol has 0123 utf-8 code. But when I am typing it in writeLatex it compiles with error: Package ucs Error: Unknown Unicode character 291 = U+0123, ...
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Replacing a glyph in one font with a glyph from another

I am a newbie with LaTeX when it comes to fonts. I would like to replace the double story "a" in Latin Modern for a single story "a" version (and similarly for the "g"). I just prefer my typeset ...
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How to type this two letters in latex [duplicate]

and The first one look like $\xi$ but not completely the same.
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Typeset the shrug ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ emoji

I'm completing a problem set, one problem for which I literally have no idea what to do on. The graders would prefer to have a physical copy of the problem so I thought it best to include the ...
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Special character in bibliography

I can't put special characters like "ö" or umlaut "ü" in a bib entry, in spite of following the suggestions e.g. at How to write “ä” and other umlauts and accented letters in bibliography? and ...
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Strange Characters Appearing

I'm sharing some documents with colleagues and a strange thing keeps happening. Whenever the document gets transferred back to me strange characters appear but this seems to be random - as far as I ...
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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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How can I change the behavior of single letters in an environment?

I'm working with a Ktunaxa, a First Nations language that uses the symbols ȼ and ⱡ (and the uppercase equivalents Ȼ and Ⱡ, but not c or l. How can I create an enivronment that would change all c and ...
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Keyboard character used is undefined

My reference list include letters from different languages, such as á, ö, 第. I get ! Package inputenc Error: Keyboard character used is undefined EDIT [Copied from deleted answer by cfr as ...
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How to use danish letters in equation/align?

How to use æ, ø, å in LaTeX align? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[danish]{babel} \usepackage{amsmath, amssymb, amsfonts} \begin{document} \begin{align} æ,ø,å ...
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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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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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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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German Umlaute ä, ö, ß, … are not shown in PDF file

I have a problem writing German Umlaute like, ä, ö, ß, .... They show up as cryptical signs but not as Umlaute in the pdf- file. Here is my latex code ...
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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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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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A custom “letter” in text mode

I am trying to typeset a letter x (in both lower- and uppercase) that has a small circle overlaid exactly onto the (perceived) middle of the character. My current best effort is x\llap{$\circ$}, but ...
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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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Special character with latex [duplicate]

I'am trying to write an equation where thee is this special caracter: \^{e} \begin{equation} \^{e} = 1 \end{equation} But the probleme is \^{e} is invisible, I see only “= 1”
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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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TeXstudio disable character shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+U)

I'm currently using an English keyboard with an "International" configuration to write in spanish. I use the shortcut AltGr+A to write "á", AltGr+E for "é", and so on for each vowel. In TeXstudio I ...
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Handwrite letter V in Inline Math Mode [duplicate]

What package and command do I have to insert to write letter V in a handwriting style using Inline Math Mode? Below is the result I want to obtain:
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How to insert Chinese characters in the following template?

I download a template from the website. But I cannot use Chinese characters in it. \usepackage{charter} this is the font it uses I think. I changed it but it did not work. I also change ...
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How avoid “\T1\ss ” as output from \immediate\write and get ß?

\usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[ansinew]{inputenc} ... \newwrite\outfile \immediate\openout\outfile=\jobname.txt % aßbc is a replacement for a long german text-block, ...
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TexStudio - polyglossia - xelatex : how to create symbols

I'm using TexStudio to write my thesis and I just changed to polyglossia and xelatex because I'm need to write down words in a lot of different languages. Since I do this however, a lot of commands ...
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Allowing line break at C++ operators ('::', '->', …) in \lstinline

The following picture shows my problem: How can I tell \lstinline to break lines at specific C++ operators? For example: FooFactory::instance()->createFoo() should be broken as follows: ... ...
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Smashing diacritics on all uppercase characters

I need all uppercase letters with diacritics to have the same height (depth) of the corresponding naked uppercase letter. Motivation: obtaining a regular baseline grid when stretching the baseline is ...
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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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substitute a character from one script to another

I am working in XeLaTeX + Memoir, and I have two documents: one typeset in English and another typeset in Arabic. As the two documents are related, I am using the package xr to establish ...
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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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Command character insertions using polyglossia and Greek with XeLaTeX

At the advice of a past question (Text related packages advised to avoid combining) I am looking into changing my document dependencies from textgreek to polyglossia, but because of restrictions to my ...
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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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German characters problem [duplicate]

My LaTeX document does not properly represent German character. In my opinion, I have my preamble set correctly. what needs to be set correctly, so that the characters such as Ä, ß, etc. are ...
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Change font only for numeral in text mode

I want to change the font used in 0123456789 to the same as defined in $0123456789$. I know that I can do it to math mode with this command: \DeclareMathSymbol{8}{\mathalpha}{mymathnumerals}{`8} Is ...
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What is the role of an unescaped circumflex or hat character “ ^ ”?

Is there any use for the unescaped ^ in (La)TeX, when not in math mode? If not, I couldn't see why it's necessary to escape it.
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double quote charater (’"’) with listings create problem

I have don't know how to fix the double quote character (’"’) with the listing package. Listing get this as the beginning of a string but it is not. Here is the colored minimal example to show the ...
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Display historical characters “uͤ”, “oͤ” and “aͤ”?

I'm trying to display the above mentioned symbols. These are German historical letters which I need to mention in my thesis. I just found how to display letters with an "o" above them, but nothing ...
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Set size of \colorbox for a single character

my question is simple (or not) I want to set the size of the \colorbox command or \fcolorbox command for a single character. The problem is the next: As seen in the image, the height and width are ...