{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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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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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: \texttt{Samp\_Dist\...
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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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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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Typesetting phonetic symbols: Unicode or tipa?

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 symbol The ...
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Automatically change é to \'e – most convenient setup for accented letters?

I assume this is really basic question, I'm new to LaTeX, I read a first step tutorial to get ready to write some documents but I couldn't answer my own question at this time and I really don't know ...
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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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How to use phonetic IPA characters in LaTeX

I wish to write a paper about linguistics, so I thought about trying LaTeX. Sadly I couldn't figure out how to write the unique characters I need for my work, for example epsilon with a little tilde ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Strange behaviour with \detokenize and underscore

I just learned about \detokenize, so this question is likely a naive one. Nonetheless, based on what I thought that I understood about \detokenize, I would have expected \detokenize{_} to render as _....
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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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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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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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Strange problem with BibTeX sorting

I know that Umlaute have to be avoided in BibTeX and I am using {\"a}, in fact I use BibDesk and it produces the correct LaTeX code. The sorting works for small characters, but I have one name ...
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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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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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How to draw a picture by using tikz as backgroud of a character?

I am writing some Chinese character and hope to draw simple pictures by tikz and use it as background of this chinese characters. In a short I'd like to get some results as this picture (ignore the ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Hash character in LaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Escape character in LaTeX How do you write the # character in LaTeX?
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Extracting characters from the new libertine (with pdflatex)

The issue: I need to access e.g. libertine's delta glyph in pdflatex. This question notes that the \libertineGlyph command is no longer provided by the latest version of the libertine package. It ...
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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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Space between the two slashes in “http://” too big

I'm using a lot of links with http:// in my document, but the two slashes are too much separated, I'd like them to be more near each other. How do I do this, in a neat way? I'm using a sans-serif ...
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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 input characters into XeLaTeX

How do I input the non-keyboard characters into TeXShop? My minimum working example: \documentclass{book} % Font Settings \usepackage{fontspec} \newfontfamily\myfont{C64 Pro Mono} \begin{document} \...
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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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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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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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Dealing with word boundaries in a pl file

What is the easiest way to express replacement rules like “If a letter follows, replace ‘s’ by ‘ſ’” and “If a non-letter/word-boundary follows, replace ‘g’ by ‘g.final’” in a pl file? Context I am ...
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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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Automatically getting “V” as the capital letter for “u” when typesetting latin

I'm typesetting a large amount of Latin texts using XeLaTeX and the package polyglossia. I'd like to get the small letter "u" automatically printed as "V" when turned into a capital letter (including ...
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Ugly d with stroke character (đ)

So, is there a font in LaTeX that will reproduce decent looking d with stroke (đ)? I'm writing a report, on Croatian, and it just looks ugly :\ mwe: \documentclass[onecolumn,11pt]{revtex4-1} \...
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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 ...