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Global setting of hyphenation for words containing dashes

I'm using the word "Zwei-Drittel-Abstimmungsmehrheit" a bunch of times in my document. Often it won't fit into the current line, extending into the right margin. I figured out that the following ...
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How can I make my dash work with microtype?

Consider the following definition: \documentclass[a6paper]{article} \usepackage[showframe]{geometry} \usepackage{microtype} \def\Dash{\unskip\thinspace\textemdash\thinspace\ignorespaces\allowbreak} ...
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Change period after the title

I will loose my nerves here... Please help me with this crazzy bibtex style code. I want to change my bibtex style file in order to change the dot after the authors and the title with the comma: ...
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ConTeXt: Substitute em-dash for double-hyphens

Background I am trying to substitute an em-dash for double-hyphens (--) whenever they occur in user-generated text. The fonts that I am using (Chivo and Gentium Basic) result in double-hyphens added ...
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Package: songs strange opening quotation marks

I'm typesetting a songbook, and I have to cite a title of the original melody just under the current title. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{mwart} \usepackage[lyric]{songs} ...
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Can cleveref be made to use the Oxford comma for multiple citations?

Simple question: Is there a simple way to get cleveref to use the Oxford comma? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[standard]{ntheorem} \usepackage{cleveref} \begin{document} ...
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Quotation marks around operator in math mode

I want to create formulae where the \rightarrow is enclosed in double quotation marks and appears like any other word in a formula. What I'm getting instead, are formulae where these quotation marks ...
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Using comma as a decimal mark with SageTeX [closed]

There are a lot of questions about how-to use comma instead of dot in standart LaTeX documents. But how i can do this in documents with SageTeX? P.S. I use online editor cloud.sagemath.com
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Comprehensive list of mathmode dots with explanations

I have read on several occasions that there are differences between the multitude of dots commands that TeX and amsmath offer. However, I am not sure up to this day when to use which, and how critical ...
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Using doublequotes in bibtex fields and babel

I have autocreated (Mendeley - so editing by hand will be rendered useful on the next autocreation of the file) bib-files, which contain e.g. ". Unfortunately, those " are treated as the LaTeX ...
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Arabic comma in polyglossia

I'm writing a book of probability in arabic, and was using for this arabtex, which is now obsolete for my use. I've done my migration to polyglossia arabic, by the way, \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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pgfplots import data from table with comma as decimal separator

I am trying to plot data from data files which are using the comma as decimal separator instead of a point (as is normal in SI style (French version): ...
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Avoid inverted exclamation and question marks, when followed by quotes

In an automated system that is generating LaTeX to render PostScript and PDF, i need to avoid an ambiguity in LaTeX: Two backticks (``) produce a closing doublequote: “ A question/exclamation mark ...
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Left and right quotation marks aren't correct when using fontspec

Using XeLaTeX the following document produces the correct result if \setmainfont{Arial} is never called (the quotation marks are proper left- and right-quotation marks). Once I try to set a font (even ...
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Hyphen going into margin

I have the following issue with a hyphen going into the margin: As you can see, the Spatio-Temporal word has crossed the margin. How can I fix it in LaTeX? I am using the TeX template at ...
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Move periods inside quotes in bibliography

I'm writing an article in Norwegian, and the guidelines specify that articles should be quoted in the bibliography as follows: John Doe. 2005. "My article." A Cool Journal 16. My impression is ...
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\AtBeginDocument breaks csquotes nesting - or \xspace won't add space

A couple of months ago, I asked this question because xspace wasn't adding whitespace before an active quote. The apparent solution was to add \AtBeginDocument. However, this breaks csquotes nesting ...
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Should a code sample be followed by a punctuation to conform to the language grammar?

Let's say I have the following text: The first program a computer science student sees is usually program HelloWorld(output); begin WriteLn('Hello, World!'); end. or 10 PRINT "Hello ...
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Why won't the quotation marks and dash be shown correctly?

I tried to write a document having a dash after a quotation mark. However, pdflatex has problems to show the document correctly. It looks like the second quotation mark is missing and the second dash ...
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Periods show up as hieroglyphs in TexMaker OS X

I am getting the following strange and somewhat annoying behavior in TexMaker for OS X 10.9: It happens any time a period immediately follows a curly brace. Why? Is there any way to fix this...? ...
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Multiple series of footnotes with and without period after \thefootnotemark

I am in the final stages of editing a complex document with different series of footnotes — mainly, a normal series using Arabic numerals and a second set using an asterisk. (Because this is a ...
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\footcite and \autocite handle comma differently

biblatex, with verbose-trad2 style, has different behaviors when you use \autocite and \footcite. It is weird because, in this context, \autocite calls \footcite. Here is the problem (look the place ...
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Quotation marks in Beamer

I have something like this \documentclass[xcolor=svgnames]{beamer} \usecolortheme[named=Crimson]{structure} \usetheme[height=7mm]{Rochester} ... \begin{document} \begin{frame} In fact ...
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How to delete a full stop on reference ending

According to APA rules, after each reference there must the digital object identification (doi). I use JabRef as a reference manager and for some reason, if I put an article doi on its "doi" field, it ...
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Multilingual document: Problem between babel and csquotes: \MakeOuterQuote{"}

: Line 5 is my problem... I want to use simple quotation marks in a multilingual document with csquotes AND babel, with the help of \MakeOuterQuote{"}, and I need the command \selectlanguage{ngerman} ...
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How can I replace a full stop with an image?

I would like to hide an easter egg in my document by replacing the last full stop of my conclusion with a (vector) image scaled down to pass as a punctuation, almost like a microdot. Is this possible ...
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How to reassign — and — in unicode fonts?

In XeTeX, after loading the font lmroman10-regular.otf, -- and --- are not matched to en- and em-dashes. Here-have--some---text. \font\rm="[lmroman10-regular.otf]" \rm Here-have--some---text. \bye ...
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Automatic german quotation marks

I would like to compile a file according to German standards, in which quotation marks are to be put like this: \glqq text \grqq In my LaTeX document I use quotation marks in the standard way: ...
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LuaTeX won't end a line at Unicode emdash

I'm using LuaLaTeX instead of XeLaTeX for my book, mainly because it supports microtype's expansion feature, to produce the optimal word spacing and line breaking that will result in the most uniform ...
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How to automatically remove space before punctuation and adding after sign?

Sometimes when I write some text, I mistakingly put space before dot/comma or I forget to put space after dot/comma. I would like LaTeX to remove all space before dots and add space after punctuation. ...
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Is there a punctuation mark that does not take up any space?

I'm typesetting a text from a 17th century Chinese woodblock print. The original text is printed vertically, and I'm printing it horizontally. The text has the same number of Chinese characters per ...
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Double dot at the end of sentence

I try to make a class. I wrote \renewcommand\thetable{\thechapter\arabic{table}.} and under the table or in sentence I have e.g. "Table 2.1." but problem is when reference is at the end of ...
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Why is there no space behind closing quotation mark in enumeration?

I'm using the following code: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[dutch]{babel} \newcommand{\add}{$\oplus$\space} \newcommand{\ent}{\textit} \begin{document} ...
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Placement of ellipsis

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $(1-\theta_1) \dots (1-\theta_m)$ \end{document} Isn't the ellipsis supposed to be vertically centered since they indicate ...
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The - (dash) disappears in document url

I have the following problem. I am writing a paper in LaTeX and at some point I am adding a URL as a footnote. It looks like this: ...
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Making aliases for variables

I'm trying to figure out how best to define an alias. I have some moderately complicated variable names, such as $p^{i,j}_{t}$, and having to type them over and over again is a pain. More importantly, ...
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punctuation after authors/editors in bib latex

Using the following code \DeclareFieldFormat [article,inbook,incollection,inproceedings,patent,thesis,unpublished] {title}{#1\adddot\nopunct\isdot} I can remove punctuation from around titles ...
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Selectively disable dash ligatures in LuaLaTeX

With pdfLaTeX, I can print two hyphens using -{}-. This does not seem to work in LuaLaTeX. Indeed, the following snippet \documentclass{minimal} \begin{document} en dash -- two dashes -{}- ...
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Change the appearance of commas in a certain font

I'm using the kerkis font, which I love everything about except for the commas. (The curl of the commas is very small, making them appear like periods unless you look very closely.) Is there a way ...
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\xspace doesn't add whitespace before quotes if they are active

I'm trying to get \xspace to add a whitespace before “ if it is an auto quote using csquotes. Here is an MWE: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[autostyle,german=guillemets]{csquotes} ...
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Remove punctuation (comma) after volume number in biblatex

Using this code: \RequirePackage[l2tabu, orthodox]{nag} \documentclass[a4paper,twoside]{memoir} % Unix options \isopage ...
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How to have straight single quotes in lstlistings [duplicate]

All single quotes in code samples are displayed as backticks and the copy-pasted code can't be compiled without fixing the quotation. Is it possible to prevent this? for example: ...
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Problem in revtex4-1 when a footnote ends with an equation

RevTeX4-1 automatically ensures that a period appears at the end of each footnote (or endnote). In most circumstances this causes no difficulty. But when an endnote ends with an equation, RevTeX ...
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biblatex: remove comma after last author only in book

I am using biblatex with the biber backend and the chem-acs style. For journals and inproceedings, the author list is printed followed by the title; however, for books and book chapters, there is a ...
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How can I renew the \textcite command and change the delimiter for two authors of the same cite key?

I am using the author-year style luh-ipw and need to use \slash as delimiter for two or more authors in the bibliography. I changed it via adding following code in the preamble: ...
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Replace quotation marks (or: use << and >> as csquote like auto-quotes)

I use french quotation marks (<< and >>) in many documents. Is there any way I can define in the style file to replace all french quotation marks by english ones? Furthermore I'd like to ...
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using csquotes' shorthands in English

Is there a special reason why csquotes' shorthands cannot be used in English text or am I overlooking something? The \enquote command works fine. It's true that English style quotes are amongst the ...
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Remove period at the end of subsubsection

I am using amsart. For specific isolated uses of subsubsection*, I would like to prevent the addition of a period at the end of the title. MWE: \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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LaTeX allows line break between concluding em-dash and comma before a new sub clause begins

I am surprised by LaTeX putting a comma which follows an em-dash on a new line when the previous line is flushed. My intuition and sense of style tells me that they should never be separated. For ...
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Biblatex — how to add comma before and between two names

I'm currently getting: Surname, IN and Secondauthorsurname, FM. I need: Surname, IN, and Secondauthorsurname, FM. Searching for "comma" in the documentation is impossible, since it also ...