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Randomized drawing of individual glyphs

I was reading Knuth's "Mathematical Typography" (Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 1(2):337-372) and the section "Randomization" called my attention. I quote most of it here. I'd like ...
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Inventing New Character for TeX

how can I invent a new symbol/character for TeX. For example, say I want to type the Tengwar letter ungwe (2 IV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tengwar_alphabet.png), or any other symbol that I ...
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mathdesign compiles ß to SS

I'd like to use the package mathdesign, but it somehow makes problems with the german letter ß. My question is related to XeTeX: “ß” compiles as “SS”, German umlauts work but different because the ...
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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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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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Problems with copy and paste from PDF using lstlisting (Again)

So I had already posted a similar question concerning the minus sign (-), but now I have an issue with the apostrophe (') that the previous solutions do not seem to solve. This seems to be a problem ...
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Circumflex over Numeral with fontspec

For a music analysis paper I'm working on, I need to enter an arabic numeral with a circumflex over it to represent a musical scale degree. Normally, I can just use \^3, but as soon as I load the ...
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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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Determine hex unicode character code from raw character?

I found coloremoji which allows inserting apple's color emoji's into an uptex document. This library first extracts all emoji's as PDFs named according to their hex unicode character codes (e.g. 1F36E....
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Redefining special characters as macros

I'd like to redefine some special characters as macros. Essentially, I want to tell lualatex to execute some user-defined commands whenever encountering some special characters, such as á, ḿ, etc. ...
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Create Blank Space after special character at end of a word

I am writing part of a text where i need danish encoding/characters. The main language however is english. So i choose to add the special chars in textmode. I am facing now the problem that if a word ...
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special characters cannot show after changing font with lualatex

I was using the following preamble with lualatex. I have many sanskrit words using unconventional Roman script, such as ahaḿtattva, rúpa, tanmátra. \documentclass[12pt, b5paper]{book} \usepackage{...
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Comment Package: Problem when using German Special Character “ß” (Similar to “ss”) [duplicate]

I am preparing a bilingual document and using the comment package to distinguish between the two languages. When I use the special character ß in a comment environment then I get an error message (...
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Regular expression in table

I want to print a regular expression in table's column. For example: \begin{table}[position specifier] \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{ c | c } \hline comand & regex \\ ...
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LuaLaTeX : passing test condition n~=3 to lua as macro parameter problem

I try to pass lua test condition as latex macro parameter and have a problem in case of ~= with the next error message. How to avoid that. ! LuaTeX error [\directlua]:1: invalid escape sequence ...
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Macro to auto-convert english quotes (“”) to french («»)

French quotes can easily be obtained using \og and \fg commands. Although this is perfectly fine, it's not very intuitive to use them when typing. Is there a way to make latex automatically ...
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Small-caps special character “ḫ”

I have been trying for some time to get the symbol "ḫ" to play nice with XeLaTeX. However, I'm now having trouble using it inside of a chapter title using the book class. Here's an MWE: \...
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XeTex - Times New Roman font for Romanian characters ș, ț, Ș and Ț

I have downloaded the Times New Roman font and put it into .local/fonts where it should be (my OS is Fedora 17 and I use TexLive 2012). It is recognized by LibreOffice and LyX. LibreOffice displays ...
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How to write non-english characters in the math mode?

I'd like to have the Danish letter ø in my text. It's very simple when I mean plain text: {\o}. How can I achieve the same result in the math mode? If I add {\o} to my formulas, this character isn't ...
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Turkish (İ) character inside code listings

I'm using listings package to put java code in my tex files. There are some Turkish characters in the code. So, I'm using the literate directive for them to appear correctly. Everything works fine ...
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How does one get the character “§” to appear in the main document text? [duplicate]

How does one get the character "§" to appear in the main document text?
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How to put tilda ~ on top of greek letter tau \tau [duplicate]

There is command to put tilde ~ on a letter \~{k}. Does any one know how I can put tilde ~ on top of Greek letter tau. When I use \~{\tau}, it does not produce any result. Some one please help me out. ...
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Bibliograph format for JACS

I am using the journal = jacsat (JACS) format and try to create a bibliograph with BibTex, using the \cite commands. This works, in principle, fine, as far as I can see, but I have noticed a flaw in ...