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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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Inconsistency with period at the end of bib entry with original date

LaTeX apparently treats the same case with two different outputs. When a bib entry has origdate according to the APA style, the string (Original work published xxx) should be appended at the end of ...
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How to quote correctly with csquotes?

I am unsure how to quote correctly using csquotes and \textquote and \blockquote. In the documentation I found this general advise: \blockquote[cite][punct]{text}tpunct but am unsure how to really use ...
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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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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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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 force csquotes to show the quotations marks in block quotes?

How can I force the csquotes package to always show quotations marks in my block quotes, regardless of the language etc...? Tried this, but no cigar: \usepackage{csquotes}[english=british] % ...
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Comma-separated list environment

This question is somewhat of a follow up to an answer to a previous question (http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/11587/13522). I would like to create a list environment (similar to itemize and enumerate) ...
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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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Matching punctuation size to small caps

Normal apostrophes are too big for small caps and this is making my running headers look weird. I'm getting around this by shrinking each apostrophe to \footnotesize and lowering it by -0.55ex. ...
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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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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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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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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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biblatex: How to remove the parentheses around the year in authoryear style?

The standard authoryear style in biblatex puts parentheses around the year in the bibliography and no parentheses around in text citation years: Smith 2011 shows ... (citation) Smith, Joe ...
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The punctuation signs; comma and dot, below footnote indicator is beautiful in the context of typographic styles?

The norm say: When there are punctuation marks (e.g. a comma, colon or period) at the point where the footnote indicator should be inserted, the indicator is placed after the punctuation in English ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Verbatim code environment dash dash

I have the following environment for displaying code: Which works pretty fine but now I have the problem that -- becomes an en dash inside that environment. For example here: I tried also {-}{-} and ...
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Is there a way to automatically change kerning between commas/full stops and footnote marks?

This question led to a new package: fnpct Following up on my question on the kerning of footnote marks after punctuation marks, I'd like to know if there is a way to achieve the kerning of ...
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Using dash instead of point in headers

How can I set - instead of . as separator in headers? 1 Chap 1-1 Sec 1-2 Sec 1-2-1 SubSec 2 Chap 2-1 Sec I use XePersian package. The following does not work: \documentclass{book} ...
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Could not change level separator

When I use XePersian package the following code does not work to set - instead of . as separator in headers? \documentclass{book} \renewcommand{\thesection}{\arabic{chapter}-\arabic{section}} ...
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Siunitx: alignment, parentheses and font size

I'm trying to align numbers (that are bolded, between parentheses, etc.) by decimal points in table columns while using the auto-round option of the siunitx package. The following code doesn't work: ...
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moderncv: unwanted punctuation

I am trying to prepare my resume using LaTeX but everytime after I compile I see an unnecessary '.' after the sentence. The code snippet looks like this: %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% % ...
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csquotes: Footnotes after Block Quotes with Quotation Marks

Pretty often, I come across a situation where I'd like to add a footnote to a block quote in order to comment on the passage quoted. \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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how to enter a dot with whitespace preceding it?

I'm getting Whitespace before punctuation mark in " ." when I'm trying to enter the word .Net with whitespace before it. How can I fix that? What's the proper way of entering a . with whitespace ...
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How do I define a new punctuation mark?

Here's is some code for a variant exclamation point despite its various short comings (such as non-scalability) \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} ...
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csquotes: always enclose blockquote in “ ”

I'm trying to force csquotes to always set a \blockquote in display mode but still enclose the quote in quotation marks, German ones in particular. How can I achieve that? \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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How to type left/right quotes in mathmode?

I want to type "left-quotes" and "right-quotes" in an equation. I tried $P(x):`` \forall x \in \mathbb{R}, \, x^2 > 4 \Rightarrow x > 2. ``$ I get The end sign is not correct. How to ...
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How to get straight quotation marks?

How do I get straight quotation marks, i.e., " and ' in TeX? (No, \verb changes the font and this is unacceptable.) [Edit] I forgot to mention that I’m using XeLaTeX, and fontspec is a necessity. ...
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Automatically convert " to `` or '' [duplicate]

Is there any LaTeX option to treat " characters (ASCII 0x22) as either an opening quote or a closing quote, depending on whether it's at beginning or end of a word? e.g. I supply the text like: ...
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Biblatex, Oscola, footcite: punctuation

I'm quite happy using the Oscola style. However, I do get a strange result using \footcite: in addition to the dot added by \footcite there is another dot after ibid («ibid..» or, eg, «ibid., 3.») ...
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How to change hyphenation but not quotation marks in bibliography with biblatex?

I'm using biblatex with biber and an authoryear style for my bibliography. My main language is french, but I have different languages in my bibliography (so I load \usepackage[english, french]{babel}. ...
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How to add a comma between author and year

I use the authoryear style in biblatex, and when I do for instance \cite{bauman2000}, I get: Bauman 2000 But I would like to add a comma between the author and the year, in order to have ...
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Help on dealing with items divided with slash

I am using a number of items in text that are divided with a slash. For example dates in different calendars or names of locations, such as 585/1190~CE (the first number is the year in Islamic lunar ...
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How to stop biblatex's \footcite to reverse the order of dots/commas and footnote number?

The biblatex \footcite command always moves points or commas, that originally appeared after \footcite, before the footnote number. For example, I have: \documentclass[oneside]{scrbook} ...
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Separation by semicolon instead of comma in biblatex' \cites

I am using biblatex+biber for the bibliography of my thesis. I use the numeric-comp citation style. Overall this works perfectly. I generally use \cite to cite references; but occassionally also ...
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Hyphenate when using underscore as a letter

In many place in my current text I have to insert something like Name_of_model for instance. I found the last suggestion in this answer very helpful. However, I am facing a problem when it come to ...
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How to leave a space after an em-dash with xspace

I wish to have a space between and after my em-dashes as I do not like the english tradition to collate them to the nearest words. xspace permits to leave spaces for macros but does not handle well ...
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I can't get a quotation mark when I insert my bib file from Jabref

I'm using Jabref to make my .bib file for my LaTeX file because I needed quotations for my titles. They work, except when my title is directly next to a URL. This works: [5] ASCE (2013). "2013 ...