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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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} ...
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How do I typeset a low single quotation mark?

How do I typeset a low "9" single quotation mark such as that seen below?
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How to remove “.” in the definition [duplicate]

I want to add a definition in my LaTeX file. However, I have a dot after the word definition. How can I remove it? I want: Definition Here is the definition NOT Definition. Here is the ...
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LuaLaTeX comma issue in math mode [duplicate]

I am having an issue compiling math equations. I got a weird comma symbol with lualatex. Here is a MWE and the result : \documentclass[french]{report} \usepackage{fontspec,luatextra,xunicode} ...
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Putting an enumerate list into quotation marks

I have a question: How can one put quotation marks around a list, i.e. like this: "1. item one ... n. item n" I need to cite a list in my document. (I will need to use German quotation marks, ...
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How to deal with hyphens in .bib files?

I am using a .bib files for my references. Some entries have a hyphen in the title or in the abstract which mess up with LaTex. It returns l.22 ...y Local Adaptation and Fitness Trade,Äė ...
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Get punctuation in Springer spbasic bibstyle

This question relates to: Issue with Springer spbasic on how to get punctuation in the bibliography entries. I've been able to add periods for p. and pp. and Ed. and et al., as suggested in the ...
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Author punctuation in Biblatex bibliography

I'm looking to remove the comma between author first name and surname in the bibliography. To come out as: Vincent C, Amalberti R. (2015) LaTeX works so well. BMJ 25(1):370-81 Instead, I'm getting: ...
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illogical punctuation and non french spacing

There is a convention in American typesetting that punctuation marks such as commas and periods should not come immediately after a closing quotation mark; instead they should be moved inside. It ...
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Polyglossia \setdefaultlanguage seems to break French quotes

This might be more of a bug report than a proper question, but here goes. In the following example, compiled with lualatex, the sequence << is translated to an opening French quotation mark ...
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Changing citation style

i am currently using the package \usepackage[authoryear,comma]{natbib} and the style plain. Everything is working as it should besides the one thing that when i have 2 authors it cites as follows: ...
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hyphenation and punctuation with “.–” at the end of the line

I have to edit a text (actually a diary) where the line quite often ends with: .– (point and dash) eg. "Last night I took the subway.–" LaTeX does not break the word "subway" if it's at the end of ...
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How to enable/disable automatic quotations marks and control indents with csquote and \blockquote

When my blockquote is long enough, latex don't put quotation marks when using \blockquote in the csquote package, e.g.: The Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) paradigm is largely attributed ...
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Problem with quotes and AtEndDocument

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{babel,quotes,angles} ...
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ConTeXt \quote command resets font shape. Is this a bug?

Whenever I use \quote command, it resets font shape to upright (while \quotation command works as expected). I suppose it's a bug. Here's the minimal example: \starttext {\bf Font shape \quote{does} ...
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Can't remove an automated period

\section{Education} \cventry{2011 -- 2015}{Honours Physics, H.BSc}{FSU}{Tallahassee, Florida} \textit{} When this is translated there is a comma space period after florida (eg...Florida, .) I ...
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Add Comma Before & in reference list

I am relatively new to LaTex and I am using TexMaker on Linux for my thesis. I am using the following code for my document and in particular for my reference list: ...
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Using — to produce Kav Mafrid (Hebrew dash) in XeLaTeX

I am using XeLaTeX + polyglossia for Hebrew typesetting. Recently I have encountered an issue with producing dashes (Kav Mafrid, in Hebrew) in Hebrew texts. The issue arises when I am using ...
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I'm not getting curly quotes or apostrophes

All the questions I've looked at say that curly quotes are the default, but that's not what I'm getting in my PDF. Is there anything amongst the following that would cause my document to have ...
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How to remove the dot in the proof environment (using ntheorem package)?

\begin{proof} something \end{proof} produces Proof. something and I want Proof: something The solution suggested here produces an error if one uses the ntheorem package instead of amsthm ...
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Separator between “in:” and maintitle

I meet some problems of bibliographical style because of my modifications. I modified my style to correspond at norms of my director but modifications are note very "clean". Sometimes, books have no ...
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space before and after emdashes

I am typing a document in French and I need to automatically get a fine space (unbreakable) after opening emdash and before closing dash. ---\, blahblah\, --- is not very good... How can I do that. ...
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Is there a way to add a quote inside smart quotes? [duplicate]

Is there a way to add a quote within smart quotes? Let's say I need to render something like "volonta'" (notice how there's a ' + " symbol at the end of the word), how would I do that? So far I've ...
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Wrong direction of quotation marks

How to change the direction of quote mark in latex? Both of them are in same direction. How to have one in opposite direction? \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,oneside,onecolumn]{iiscthes} ...
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Impossible to overwrite a dot in subsection title

I am using a class from EMS (European Math. Society), which is largely based on amsart.cls but which has a specific line saying (so I read in the comments) that they redefine sub(sub)section(*) so ...
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How can I fix formatting (e.g., missing parentheses and punctuation) of reference entries created with biblatex-apa?

First, I should admit I'm still fairly new to LaTeX, but I love it so far, even if it can be a bit demanding at times. Regarding my issue, I searched here in Stack Exchange and within the ...
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How to modify a bibliography style to surround titles in single quotes in a bibliography? [closed]

I want to make the title show ` ' around it with capitalization being saved. I could go through and manually modify the .bib file I suppose...
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When to use \dots, \ldots, \cdots, and blanks? [duplicate]

I am writing math. questions like these: Complete the missing numbers: 3,4,...,...,7 5+...=7 The rectangle contains four ... angles (choices: acute, obtuse or right) In each case of the mentioned ...
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Add a dot after chapter and section/figure/table number in ToC/LoF/LoT using tocstyle

I am using package tocstyle package to format my ToC/LoF/LoT lists. I saw already some answers using other packages, but none with tocstyle. And the use of tocstyle is "mandatory". I want to have a ...