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German dashes: VR-Technik und --Methoden

I want to write VR-Technik und -Methoden. How many dashes should i use in the different places? I'm pretty sure VR-Technik is correct, as would be VR-Methoden. Should i write VR-Technik und ...
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Why can't I type a normal quotation marks in TexShop?

When I type the quotation by ``'' in editor and then output a PDF file, these symbols cannot display. For example, if I want to display "Hi", the PDF will only show Hi. I know typing `` ...
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How to get parts without prefixes?

I am using the class scrbook and I would like to have parts without prefixes (similar to the default chapters in scrbook), i. e. \documentclass{scrbook} \begin{document} \part{This Is Part One} ...
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When author field is empty, do not put colon after prenote in authortitle-comp

Preemptive note: This is not a duplicate of Empty author field in BibTeX. I am experiencing a weird thing with the authortitle-comp citation style where, if the author field is empty in a ...
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biblatex: mismatched quotation marks (italic/roman)

The Chicago Manual of Style says punctuation and quotation marks should match the surrounding rather than the enclosed font (i.e. roman or italic), unless they form part of a title, in which case they ...
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How to deal with different commas in text and math mode?

I'm writing a thesis and decided to use Charter (\usepackage{XCharter}) for text and Palatino (\usepackage{mathpazo}) for math. Unfortunately the commas in Charter and Palatino look very different, so ...
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biblatex punctuation issue when book titles end in quotation marks

The Chicago Manual of Style specifies American punctuation: periods and commas should precede closing quotation marks (§ 6.9). It also specifies that titles within book titles should be enclosed in ...
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Biblatex: field “series” has wrong format

This is my first attempt to create my own style for Biblatex and Biber. I used chicago-authordate as a starting point, because it matches many of my requirements. By drawing from information found ...
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How to get big quotation marks again

I am trying to use this answer to get large quotation marks, \PassOptionsToPackage{svgnames}{xcolor} \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{libertine} ...
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How to correctly write number ranges?

Suppose I would like to write something like: "She has between 1-5 cookies on her at all times."; what is correct way to write such a number range in TeX? Is it: $1$-$5$ Or: $1\text{-}5$ Or ...
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csquotes: Using Auto Quotes to Create Block Quotes if Required

One of the great features of csquotes is that, using \MakeAutoQuote, we can simply type proper hard-coded quotation marks and have csquotes do the rest, i.e. turn them into the correct format (as ...
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What is happening to the quotes?

Here is my MWE: %!TEX TS-program = xelatex \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage{xltxtra} \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text} \setromanfont{Times New Roman} \begin{document} ``abcde'' ...
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Getting rid of period and comma

I am using apa.bst and want to know how to: 1) Get rid of the period after the year; and 2) Get rid of the comma after the journal title. I currently have: Baba, SA (1997). Democracies and ...
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macro that deletes whatever symbol follows after the code and leave no space

How would the following macro X be defined in TeX? word in previous sentence?\macroX . Next sentence gives output identical to word in previous sentence? Next sentence The motivation: a period ...
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Comma separator for \citet and semicolon separator for \citep (in the last reference with \citet)

I need an answer about this problem and many of the accepted solution herein (StackExchange) do not work for me! For example A comma separator for \citet and a semicolon separator for \citep ...
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Changing english quotation marks to german + greek text

I need to change english quotation marks: “text” into german quotation marks: „text“ through out my entire document. The problem is I used ``text'' and `text' in the entire document. There is ...
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How to define a symbol which never goes at the beginning of the next line?

I have created a very simple symbol, and try it in the main text. What I want is this symbol never show at the beginning of a line, which means TeX(I use XeTeX) always treat it as a punctuation. How ...
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How to remove the full stop at the end of each bibliography entry?

Using biblatex how do I remove the last full stops in the following entries: [1] Peter Fox, Richard Rabbit, and Franc Bird. “Animals are the better hu- mans”. In: Horse and Hound 10 (2011), ...
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Decimal separator in \psaxes of pstricks-add

When I use the comma option of the command \psaxes, only the y-coordinates are displayed with a comma while the x-coordinates are still displayed with a dot. My figure is included in a somewhat big ...
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XeLatex and greek quotation marks

Background: «» are the greek analogues of the English quotation marks "". Goal: To be able to write "quote" in my .tex file and have XeLateX render it as «quote». Minimal test case that fails for ...
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CJK bracket quotes for english text?

This is a MWE for german style quotes in english text. Now how can japanese bracket quotes be used using the enquote command? Or should another command be used? Also how do I install CJK taken from ...
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apalike bibliographystyle:: how to quote title of each article? [duplicate]

I am using apalike biblographystile in latex. I would like to quote each article title. Currently, my latex file looks like: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{apalike} \usepackage{natbib} ...
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Remove question mark following period for reference title in PDF, using Vancouver.bst

I am using LyX with a slightly modified vancouver.bst file. In the PDF output, reference titles that end with a question mark have a period also printed. This occurs only for those references that ...
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Strange symbol in place of full-stop in TexMaker [duplicate]

Writing in texmaker these lines (the mount heigh is $1200m$). we saw it in \ref{chapter1}. width=6.02099737532808in (inside tikzpicture environment) all the dots (fullstop) get replaced ...
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Is it possible to use the punctuation of one font within another font?

I'm in the process of trying to turn an English document into Hindi based on a translation in Word. However, I'm struggling to find a font that does what I want. As I'm working with an existing ...
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How to change how suspension points (dot dot dot) look with LaTeX?

What I want to do I know it is bad, but I would like to redefine how \ldots and its equivalents (the Unicode character … for instance) are rendered by TeX. Indeed, in my opinion, with LaTeX, the ...
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Enquote title using csquotes

I use the package csquotes and the \enquote command to place quotes in my documents that depend on my babel settings. For my current document I would like to enquote of an article. Therefore I wrote ...
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How to set a global setting for hyphenation of already hyphenated words using XeLaTeX?

Please consider the MWE below, I want to globally invoke hyphenation of already hyphenated words using Babel package, Hyphenat package in English, to get the same effect when using ...
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Quotation marks in TexWorks

I pasted a lot of text with quotation marks into TexWorks, expecting to have to change all the opening quotation marks to ``. But only about half of them actually look wrong when I compile. Is there ...
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Proper use of Backticks and Butterick's Practical Typography

In his book, Practical Typography, Butterick makes the following remark. Com­put­er sci­en­tists and doc­u­men­ta­tion writ­ers, take note: straight quotes and back­ticks in soft­ware code should ...
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Double-quote produces guillemets in emacs

I am having a totally bizarre problem with typing quote marks in tex documents in emacs. I work as an editor, so I receive tex source files from a publisher and I work on them. I work in emacs 24.3.1 ...
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biblatex: stop supressing double punctuation after title which ends with a dot [duplicate]

I have a problem with the automatic punctuation while using \footcite: I use references whith titles ending with a dot (e.g. 'Die Reichstuerkenhilfe in der Zeit Karls V.'). The dot is part of the ...
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Listings problem with quotes in a string

A single quote occuring inside a listings string seems to be interpreted as ending the string. Is there a way to avoid this from happening? \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[top=0.3in, ...
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Why aren't backtics giving me curly quotes?

I'm using the appropriate keystrokes to get curly quotes, but I'm not getting them. What is wrong here? \documentclass[nols,nohyper,openany, letterpaper]{tufte-book} ...
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'=' and '-' characters single quotation

I have a problem getting the - and = characters between single quotations. `-' and `=' both produces -' in the generated pdf. If I put an alphabetical character between ` and ' it works as expected. ...
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Override the spacing on the right of an in-line equation when followed by a punctuation mark

I set \mathsurround to 2pt in order to have a bit more horizontal spacing between text and in-line equations. Is there a way to set it to 0pt on the right whenever the in-line equation is followed by ...
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Comma in math mode

In some countries one use comma as decimal separator instead of a dot. I ususally use: %%%% Une vrai virgule pour les décimaux \DeclareMathSymbol{@}{\mathord}{letters}{"3B} and $3@2$ to obtain 3,2 ...
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Turn each single dash into en-dashes for page ranges in biblatex

I use biblatex with the setting, \usepackage[backend=biber, sorting=nyt, citestyle=ieee-alphabetic, bibstyle=ieee-alphabetic, maxnames=3,minnames=1,maxbibnames=99]{biblatex} and my ...
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„German“ quotation marks in .cls file

I have a class file which, among other things, generates a title page for my paper. The name of of my school, which appears at the top of the title page, is hard-coded into the class file. I would ...
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Display ' apostrophe

Is there a small package free way of implementing something like this, in pdflatex, and LaTeX? I wish for the outcome of \documentclass{article} \begin{document} `It's a nice day!' ...
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Biblatex: suppress colon after “In” for edited volumes

I'm using Biblatex with biber backend, authoryear-comp style. Is there a quick way to remove the colon after the "In" introducing the title of an edited book (@inbook bibliography items)? I've found ...
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German-style quotation marks in LuaLaTeX using polyglossia

Could someone post a complete minimal input file for LuaLaTeX to output "Hallo" also to get around ,,Hallo´´ In LaTeX I would have written ``Hallo´´ %% Minimal Inputfile for LuaLaTeX ...
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Preventing repeated periods in citations

I'm using natbib to do citations in text, and sometimes those citations end with a period. When this corresponds to the end of a sentence, a duplicate period can easily be inserted. A MWE: ...
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How to type apostrophes in an easier way?

I find typing `a word' and ``a word'' quite inconvenient, because I find it rather annoying to type ` and `` all the time. Instead, I'd prefer typing 'a word' and "a word" ...
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Ending sentences in an aligned equation [duplicate]

This is more of a general "mathematical english/punctuation" question, but I figure TeX users will know the answer. The following sentence seems natural: We define the $xyz$ constant via ...
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In biblatex, treat periods in journal as abbreviation dots

I would like to consistently have a comma between the journal and volume number for article references using biblatex with biber as the backend. Unfortunately, the punctuation between the journal and ...
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Getting rid of semicolon in vancouver style bib file when using @Webpage

As the title says, I am getting an extraneous semicolon after the type entry when using vancouver style bibtex. Here is the example .tex file: \documentclass[11pt, oneside]{amsart} ...
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Changing “and” to “&” and removing Oxford comma in bibliography

I need to change the "and" to "&" and remove the Oxford comma in my bibliography. I saw a solution here for removing the oxford comma that suggests changing the .bst file, but I'd prefer not to do ...
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Dashes (any kind) not showing up in table

I'm making a table that contains bond lengths and angles, and I can't get any dashes to show up to indicate a bond. I have typed (ETA entire table code): \begin{table}[hbp] \caption[Selected bond ...
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Use \index before or after punctuation?

It seems to me that you get different kerning if you use say\index{say}. than if you use say.\index{say} The following silly example is where I can see it: \documentclass[12pt]{memoir} ...