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Full stop after abbreviation with dot [on hold]

For instance $f_k$ converges to $f$ a.e.. (a.e.=almost everywhere). Which is the correct way to type this? 1) a.e.. 2) a.e. . 3) Or others? Thanks for any help.
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How can I get matching curly double quotes using listings?

I'm having a strange problem with listings. I'm trying to use matching double quotes around strings, as in this minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings} \lstset{ language=...
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Spacing around a comma to separates conditions (in math mode)

Let say I have a set \{ x \in A : first condition , second condition , third condition \}, or as a more explicit example \{ x \in A : x > 0 , x^2 \in B , x^3 \notin C \}. I find that the ...
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How to write range of values for a variable in Latex?

Is there a simpler way to write k = 1, 2, ..., 25, instead of $k$ = $1$, $2$, \dots, $25$?
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Theorem and chapter with Dot at the end

I'd like to have dot at end of the number of chapter and at the end of the number of theorem. I tried to use something like that: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{amsthm} \newtheorem{definition}{...
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How to remove the colon from cvitemwithcomment?

This is my code and it automatically puts a colon after the "Intern - Technology" bit, how do I override this and get rid of it? \cvitemwithcomment{\normalfont{HSBC, London,} \textbf{Intern - ...
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A Full Stop Suppresses the Delimiter Between Citations

I have a problem with the delimiter between multiple citations when using Biblatex-Chicago (compiling with XeLaTeX). Normally when citing multiple sources with \cites or \autocites, a semicolon ...
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Using colon “:” after author only for book and thesis, biblatex

I am using biblatex with numeric style. I would like to set it so I can have colon ":" after authors only for book and thesis. For all the rest I need a coma. I was trying to use \renewcommand{\...
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Get full stop after align tag

Say I am typing the following: \begin{align*} f(x) &= absuc \tag{First tag} \\ &= abshgi \tag{Second tag}. \end{align*} This outputs the following: However, I am trying to find a ...
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Quotation goes wrong in ShareLaTeX

I'm writing my thesis with the help of ShareLatex. However 25% of the time my quotation goes wrong. I think I am quoting correctly, using: `hello world' and ``hello world". And most of the time this ...
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steinmetz package comma problem

MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{steinmetz} \begin{document} $220\phase{0^{\circ}}$ $220\phase{0{,}5^{\circ}}$ $220\phase{0\phantom{{,}}\!\!^{\circ}}$ %<-- My solve \end{document} ...
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Upright quote in DejaVu Serif

I have this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} \setmainfont{DejaVu Serif} "Heading" \end{document} (run with LuaLaTeX, texlive2105) which gives this result: But ...
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lacheck doesn't like factorials?

I have the following code. \documentclass{standalone} \begin{document} $n!$ \end{document} Running lacheck on it results "test.tex", line 3: punctuation mark "!" should be placed after end of math ...
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How can I change the way it is compiled comma

[ I am using: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} The problem is that when I compile the text, comma appears as decimal point separator. How can I change this ?
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gaps between word and greek angle quotes [closed]

I use XeLatex to write a thesis in greek. My problem is that writing «word» displayed as « word » , with a gap before and after the word. How can I change that? I don't want these gaps. Thank you
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Is there any grammar correcting software in TeXmaker?

I am interested in a grammar correcting software in TeXmaker if there is one around like in Microsoft word: it's possible to correct grammar : commas placing, redundant expression, non-formulated ...
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Drawing separated dashed/filled rectangles (sub-tables) within a tabular environment

Please, I need to draw a table that looks exactly like the following one Thickness is not important here, but rather the grouping and shading of symbols in rectangular sub-tables within the main ...
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Quotes in latex [closed]

Here is my latex code : In the equation (2.1) `d' represents the interatomic distance, `a' represents the carbon-carbon bond length which is $0.142 nm$, $ d_{\scriptscriptstyle 0} $ and $ A $ are ...
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Redefining symbol for specific language in ConTeXt

I have somewhat a follow-up to this question. I figured that it would be better to have a regular em-dash (---) whose size and spacing rules adjust depending on current language. So when \language[ru] ...
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Avoid linebreak in abbreviation

I use the macros for i.e. and e.g. from the tufte-book example. They look great, but sometimes a linebreak occurs in between like in the following example: \documentclass[nobib]{tufte-book} \...
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decimal comma in bchart, tikzpicture etc

Is there any way how to redefine decimal separator in environments like bchart, tikzpicture and so on? I need to typeset decimal comma, not decimal point. Minimal example: \documentclass{article} \...
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Bibliography, comma for two authors, semicolon for three [closed]

A journal I want to submit an article to has the following requirement for the bibliography: When it's two authors they're supposed to be separated by a comma plus the word "and". Mayers, J., and ...
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Quotations around the letter t: csquotes

MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} %make " quotation marks \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{csquotes} \MakeOuterQuote{"} \begin{document} \texttt{read.table(file, sep = "t")} \end{document} ...
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How to use apostrophe ' with babel french loaded?

The french apostrophe is the following ’, when babel french is loaded it automatically turns typed apostrophes ' into ’. How to preserve the apostrophe ' in some cases (quote for example) but not in ...
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Bibliography - a comma separating author(s) from titles

I am compiling a bibliography in a book by means of bibtex using plain.bst style (or rather its Polish version plplain.bst). Using answers to other questions on similar problems, I have modified ...
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\@seccntformat only for section

I would like to add a dot between the number of the section and section name. I used \makeatletter \renewcommand*{\@seccntformat}[1]{% \csname the#1\endcsname .} \makeatother The problem is that, ...
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texmaker on OS X does not show CJK punctuations in editor

My environment: OS X 10.11.4 Texmaker 4.5 mactex from brew cask install mactex OS X builtin Chinese input method I configured texmaker to use XeLaTeX + View PDF, SimSun as Font, UTF-8 as ...
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Redefining `---`

Is it possible to redefine the group of characters ---, so that instead of drawing a "em-dash" when typing ---, the output would be two "en-dashes" (––)?
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How can i avoid comma along with and in latex reference(.bib)?

Comma sign in Bibliography Last portion of above link contains both comma and and which is grammatically incorrect. How can i avoid comma?
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If I have a double quote ' " ' in my text it shows up in the pdf as \textquotedbl{}

I am new to latex. I am running xubuntu 14.04. I am using Lyx 2.0.8. I can write, compile to pdf then view the pdf. Unfortunately, if I have a double quote ' " ' in my text it shows up in the pdf as \...
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Fullstop after \dots in a formula

Should I put fullstop after \dots in a formula in the end of a sequence? Consider for example the nonsense formula $$E=mc^2 + \dots .$$
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Should I use ~ or \mbox?

~ stands for a non-breaking space, and \mbox{<text>} creates a box with text in it that cannot be broken (since its a "box"). I understand that \mbox has broader application than ~ (e.g. when ...
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Question Mark Without a Dot

What would be a neat way of typing a question mark without a dot? I thought I could use such a punctuation for questions in the middle of a sentence (and so justify continuing lowercase after the ...
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Force double inverted comma

I'm trying to output (COMMAND "_OVERKILL" (SSGET "_A") "" "") but always get (COMMAND „_OVERKILL“ (SSGET „_A“) „“ „“) using (\textbf{COMMAND}\space\enquote{\_OVERKILL}\space(\textbf{SSGET} \...
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avoid space after thousands separator in math mode

In math mode, LaTeX inserts a small space after a comma. This looks nice in $a,b,c$, for example. But I don't like the way it looks when using a comma as a thousands separator, e.g., $x = 100,000$. (...
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<< and >> do not give « » (guillemets)

Context ~$ latex --version pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16 (TeX Live 2015/Debian) kpathsea version 6.2.1 with this *.tex file \documentclass[12pt]{article} %Gummi|065|=) \title{\textbf{Test ULysse}} ...
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How to ignore ending punctuation in an equation environment?

I use the following to export all equations in a long document as a separate pdf (and subsequently, png files): \documentclass{article} \newif\ifexport %\exporttrue \ifexport \RequirePackage{...
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Microtype problem with line-endings

today i noticed that when i compile my Tex-File with LuaLaTeX and the Microtype-Package that the line-endings are not correctly formatted. Here an small example where you can see that the punctuation ...
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tufte quotation marks in texshop misbehave

In tutfte-book class, using texshop the quotation marks in `fish' and ``fowl'' come out 'fish' and ''fowl'' with a positive tilt (/). Any idea why?
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tex4ht breaks bibliography punctuation with 'american' language and biblatex-chicago

To follow the guidelines of The Chicago Manual of Style, the package biblatex-chicago will put trailing punctuation inside closing quotation marks in bibliographic notes (like this "end,"--not like ...
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Keep babel's automatic spacing in \newcommand

In French, there's a narrow non-breaking space before ":". These are automatically added by the babel package, of course. However, I noticed something strange: the following macro \newcommand{\abc}{...
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Placing a comma before a citation-related superscript number

According to the Chicago Manual of Style (section 14.21) "a note number should generally be placed at the end of a sentence or at the end of a clause. The number normally follows a quotation (whether ...
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Suppressing comma in one index entry

I have a line that says \index{flamingo's ``knee''}. As one would expect, it produces an entry flamingo’s “knee”, 3 in the index. Unfortunately the publisher wants it to be flamingo’s “knee,...
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biblatex authoryear-icomp parenthesis in footnotes and textcite

By typing Some text \autocite[88]{A01}. Now Textcite \textcite[88]{A01} I try to achieve the following output: Using this answer, I do get the footnotes right. Unfortunately, there are brackets ...
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What are opening and closing double quotes? And how do I redefine it to be something else?

I have a LaTeX document written with normal English quotes, eg.: ``This is a quoted text.'' Now, I would like to redefine `` and '', so the combination of two ` characters is substituted with, say, ...
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How to customize a .bst file

I want to customize this .bst file. Now, when I compile a reference it gives me (For an entry of type @article): Author1, Author2, "Title," Journal Volume (Year) pages, arxiv:0208157. But I want ...
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Finishing math with a period

I am new to this site and couldn't find this question after a quick search but it may have been asked before. This is possibly the most inconsequential issue one can have, but it has been bothering ...
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Correct punctuation after a quote

What is the typographically correct way of handling punctuation at the end of a quote? I do not know ``Which one is best''. Ok.\par I do not know ``Which one is best.'' Ok.\par I do not know ``Which ...
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How to set a function with dash and subscript

In $f_3$ the subscript is higher than in $f'_3$. So how does one set a function with dash and subscript correctly?
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beramono and texttt : angle brackets show as inverted exclamation mark and inverted question mark symbols (upside-down signs, like in spanish)

Angle brackets < and > in \texttt render as inverted exclamation mark and inverted question mark (spanish punctuation marks): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{beramono} \begin{document} \...