{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 phonetic symbols: Unicode or tipa?

Background On TeX.SX there are a lot of questions of the form "How do I typeset [some phonetic symbol]?" For example: Typesetting modifier letter U+02ED The near-close, near-front unrounded vowel ...
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Special character in \url

I am stuck with a problem of a url to some website I try to put a link to. The URL is: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prawo_Lewisa-Mogridge’a and Latex have an issue with the ’ symbol. I put it the ...
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Using Swedish characters in Sublime Text 3/LaTeXTools/Skim workflow?

I’ve recently moved from TexShop to Sublime Text 3/LaTeXTools/Skim for my Latex work. Occasionally I typeset texts in Swedish including “å”, “ä”, “ö” etc characters. However, when I open such a ...
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Expandably change letter case and use inside \csname, without a package

I want to change the letter-case of a single character argument, and use that changed letter inside a \csname. And I want to do it without an additional package. For example, I want to pass a macro ...
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what does tilde `~` do specifically? [duplicate]

I was thinking about the reserved character in $\LaTeX$, but I don't know the real function of ~ neither I've use it before. Then, what is its real function in general. For math mode I found this ...
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prevent combining characters if single characters are available

I am working a lot with characters such as: ā ū ī š ṣ ḫ ḥ ǧ ġ ṯ ṭ ẓ ḍ ḏ. There are (at least) two ways to typeset such characters either as a single character or as a combined character. ...
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Problems with inserting urls including Turkish characters

I am trying to include this url link: http://wiki.ubuntu-tr.net/index.php?title=Linux_dağıtımları_kılavuzu into the bibliography of my LaTeX report. 'dağıtımları_kılavuzu' is causing a display ...
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Greek Characters in LaTeXML

I have been experimenting with producing small document snippets in LaTeXML - slowly building up to more complex documents, and one of the first stumbling points has been the inclusion of greek ...
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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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Use ONLY two Chinese characters

I want to add my Chinese name in my thesis. I follow the sample codes from here. \documentclass[english]{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} ...
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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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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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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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PGFPlotstable with data from csv file : character µ and _ in column header

I have searched for a long time on the internet (here and other LaTeX resources on the web) but I could not find the answer to my (simple) question: how could I draw a table with Pgfplots, with data ...
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Add Cyrillic character е in a latin character phrase

I aim to add the unicode character U+0435 in the middle of a sentence in latin characters multiple times. Any fast and light-code idea to do it? Thanks! Example: \begin{document} Adding the cyrillic ...
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Ș and ș: the “character is uncodable in verbatim paragraphs” error

I am using LyX 2.1.2 and upon pressing ctrl+l to insert a new tex code and writing \title{Și e ușor} I got the error Character is uncodable in verbatim paragraphs referring to the two ...
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Using \newcommand to display user input that may contain special characters that need to be escaped

I don't know much about LaTeX right now, but I need to be able to use it to generate dynamic PDF documents using C#. For the most part, everything is cool and works the way I want it to work. ...
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escape special characters in `\foreach` loop

Is there a way to escape underscores (or other special characters) in variable names in a \foreach loop when calling file names? E.g., \foreach \x in {file\_1, name\_2}{Here is \x.} gives correct ...
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Problem with umlaut in Texworks

I can't seem to input the syntax for an umlaut. Here is what I write \documentclass[12pt]{article} \setlength\parindent{0pt} \usepackage{amsmath} \numberwithin{equation}{section} ...
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A command for making a string of characters [duplicate]

How can I make a command (or is there an existing one?) which takes two arguments: 1) character type 2) N (count) and puts N number of characters side by side? \newcommand{\foo}[2] { % sample: ...
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How to never accidentally write sth. which is really, unintended, a special sequence such as `` or ?`

In LaTeX documentation I read that only : # $ % & ~ # _ ^ \ { } are special characters. From that I deduce that all other characters from the input character set are taken literally, i.e. appear ...
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How/Where to find such special symbol/character?

I am developing a mobile app. In this app, I need some special characters and symbols, e.g. θ, ʒ, ʃ, dʒ, t͡ʃ I have found all I need except one symbol. How can I write (or where can I find) a letter ...
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How to use RefTex search when search item contains special characters?

After hitting C-[ for entering a citation with RefTex, I want to search for an author that has an umlaut (\"u or ü) in the name. Let's say the guy's name is Müller. I tried Muller Müller M\"uller ...
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Why using character ^^ff before every chapter in the TeXBook source

When viewing the source code of the TeXBook, I find that there is a character ^^ff before every chapter in it. I am wondering why using this ^^ff character which seems useless? The following ...
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Adding contour to the characters [duplicate]

I was wondering whether it is possible to highlight the contour of the characters with tex like in the following picture: Or like in Allen Hatcher's 'Algebraic Topology': ...
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Beamer with Turkish characters [closed]

The code below is to create a Beamer file including Turkish letters, but the Turkish characters do not appear. Any help would be greatly appreciated. \documentclass{beamer} ...
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Circumflex in a pdf bookmark using \texorpdfstring

In this MWE, how could you add a circumflex inside pdfstring argument of the \texorpdfstring command so it can be displayed in the pdf bookmarks? MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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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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Using reserved characters as argument to custom macro

How can I get this work: \namedinclude{perceptron\_multilayer.h}{Multi-layer perceptron class definition} where namedinclude is defined as ...
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How to Produce the Anarchy Symbol

I was wondering if it's possible to produce the anarchy symbol (the circled 'A') in LaTeX. I tried googling "latex anarchist" and got nothing but merchandise and porn, and while I'm not complaining, ...
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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 character in all table cells except bottom right cell?

And how do I get rid of them? \documentclass[letterpaper,10pt]{memoir} \usepackage{tabularx} \usepackage{caption} \begin{document} \begin{table}[ht] \centering \captionsetup{font={tt,Large}} ...
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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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catoptions destroys french active characters ! and :

A user of my menukeys package reported, that there’s an issue with the activ characters in french, i.e. !, ;, ? and :. I found out that it’s not a bug in menukeys but catoptions seems to interferre ...
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Listings Character problem

Hi I want to define a string in Listings but I can not do it in Turkish. I want to write: int[] sayılar= new int[5];' but the output is int[] saylar= new int[5]; How can I write Ç,ç,ı,ö,ü,ğ?
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weird characters coming in some columns

I am using miktex in win 7 my MWE is \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,fleqn]{book} % \usepackage{subfiles} \usepackage{thesis_style} \title{hfvj} \author{fgikf} \date{} \begin{document} ...
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Writing a backslash in the \texttt environment

How do you go about writing a backslash in the /texttt environment? The $\backslash$ trick makes the font inconsistent. The reason I am asking is that I am writing some introductory computer science ...
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Missing space after “ø” \o [duplicate]

I am writing a German text with some Scandinavian names which include characters like ø. In one case the ø is at the end of the word and the following whitespace is ignored. MWE: ...
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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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Redefining a command and special character

I am trying to redefine \v command (wedge above character) to do what \vec does in mathmode and preserve \v in a command called, say \hac. This code works perfect \documentclass{article} \let\hac\v% ...
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How to number the letters of a sentence?

I need to number the letters of a sentence consecutively. Every letter should have the corresponding small number centered below it (see image below). Does anybody know how to do this? I tried ...
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Cannot see special character

\documentclass[11pt,table,a5paper]{article} \usepackage[top=2cm, bottom=2cm, outer=2.1cm, inner=1cm,twoside, headsep=26pt]{geometry} \usepackage{collcell} \begin{document} 20 µg/mL ...
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Is there an `ex` unit equivalent for the capital 'X' in LaTeX

In LaTeX, the ex unit represents the height of a lowercase 'x' in the current font. Is there a length in LaTeX that represents the height of a capital 'X'?
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Padding underscore with right space

I am using the times package and when using an underscore _ before an italicized upper case character it overlaps. Is it possible to pad the underscore with a small amount of space to the right, or ...
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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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TeX commands and currency symbols

Why does the code \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[danish]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \def£#1£{``#1''} \def€#1€{<#1>} \begin{document} Hi, £this£ is nice, ...
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Rescale a character to fill a complete A4 page

I am maybe looking for the wrong keywords. But I do not find any answer about how to scale a letter to fill the entire A4 page. My first intuitive step was to use the option scale of the package ...
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Multiple diacritics on one character

As linguistics student, I have to put more than one thing on a character every now and then. For example, I need to type ā̆. I thought I could simply do that by typing \={\u{a}}, but then the macron ...
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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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combine \usepackage{times} and \fontspec \setmainfont

I'm having difficulty finding a Times-like font which has support for Americanist phonetic symbols, bold, italic, bold italic and small caps. Currently, I've got a setup using xelatex which gets me ...