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Ascii punctuation characters in listings [closed]

Let me explain. When I put some listings using listings package, then simple signs are replaced with similar, but more fancy signs, for example: ' into ` and so on, therefore there is no way to copy ...
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Quotes within quotes breaking

When a word in single quotes falls at the end of the quotation, LaTeX decides to render it as "' instead of '". For example: ``He said it was `off the hook''' would render: "He said it was 'off the ...
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No support for American-style punctuation in csquotes?

I was under the impression that csquotes provides support for American-style punctuation, whereby a punctuation mark adjacent to a closing quotation mark is moved inside, not outside, the quotation ...
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Incorrect Chinese punctuation spacing

When typing Chinese using xeCJK, periods and/or closing square brackets are too closely spaced together. How can I get more natural-looking spacings (e.g., tweaking xeCJK settings to match the Word ...
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Makeidx, Subentries and dashes

The following is the type of code I made. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex \begin{document} ... something\index{Lois!Lane} ... \printindex \end{document} I'd like an index ...
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Can I create one command for quoting?

I would like to get this result: I currently use this piece to get the result: \glqq{\textit{Analysis II}}\grqq{} Can I create a single command like the following to get the desired result? ...
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Remove trailing period in Boxhandler package

Is there a way to remove the trailing period in the boxhandler package? It seems to occur with both the bxfigure and bxtable commands, but I have instances where I need no trailing periods. Minimum ...
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Aligning numbers by decimal points in table columns

Let me begin by stating that I did google the answers (and I'll reference to them soon). Yet each of the resources I found discussed one particular method, I'm interested in a comparison of the ...
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How can I typeset a quote directly above a period?

Is there a way to typeset a right double quote directly above a period (if the quotation ends with a period)? Not to the left (for example, ."), not to the right (for example, ".), but directly above. ...
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Fontspec en- and em-dash ligatures

When producing en- or em-dashes with fontspec enabled i XeLaTeX, the ligatures are not produced, it simply prints -- and ---. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Linux ...
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Why do the less than symbol (<) and the greater than symbol (>) appear wrong as upside down exclamation (¡) or question mark (¿)?

When typing < or > in LaTeX and compiling with pdflatex, the less than and greater than symbols appear at upside down exclamation points. I'm not in math mode.
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My CJK punctuation sits in a margin

I'm trying to forge a macro to produce nice formatting for pairs of sample Japanese sentences and their translation, but I seem to have run into a problem with indentation. If I have a hard line ...
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How do I prevent LaTeX from creating en-dash and em-dash?

All over the internet, there's this question on how to make LaTeX do the en-dash and em-dash. I have the opposite problem. I have some text from which I am generating HTML and LaTeX outputs. The ...
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Which dot character to use in which context?

Wikipedia lists several dot characters in Unicode. These are the ones that are ambiguous to me: interpunct, middle dot (·) &middot; &#183; U+00B7 "midpoint (in typography)" ...
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Cut and Paste Non-Math Text from MS Word to a .tex file

I am helping a friend use LaTeX to generate a book of short stories. The stories are received from the authors in MS Word -- unfortunately that is only text editor most of the world knows. There is no ...
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How can I get straight quotes in pseudocode?

The quotes in pseudocode currently look like this: How can I get quotes that look more like a programming environment and less as if I just typed it with MS Word? MWE \documentclass{article} ...
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Remove last dot in title numbering

My current document is processed like this: 1. Some chapter 1.1. Some section 1.1.1. Some subsection Appendix A. Some appendix What I want to have: 1 Some chapter 1.1 Some section 1.1.1 Some ...
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How do you code Mr./Dr./Mrs. in LaTeX? [duplicate]

Bit of a newbie question. I have read somewhere (can't seem to find it now) that if you wish to write Mr. John Doe or Dr. Jane Doe that LaTeX with treat the . as a full stop and add an extra space. ...
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How to typeset an em dash in an alltt environment

I am trying to typeset an em dash using --- inside an alltt environment, but I get three hyphens instead of a single em dash. MWE \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{alltt} \begin{document} ...
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French quotation marks in titles

I'm currently finishing my PhD thesis. I use Lyx and the packages \usepackage[french]{babel} \frenchbsetup{FrenchFootnotes=false} I use the french quotation marks (guillemets) without any problem ...
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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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colon after Appendix name

I am trying to solve a simple problem but have been unable to find a answer on this forum. My question is -- how can I put a colon after the appendix name? I feel that it should be pretty simple but ...
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Centering enquoted text

I am using csquotes package in my document which has a title with quoted phrase. The title should be centralized, so it is nested into center environment. LaTeX (XeLaTeX to be more precise) handles ...
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How to make LaTeX properly hyphenate a word followed or preceded by a triple dash?

I'm using memoir class to write a novel. As it is widely known, writer comments inside novel characters' dialogues are usually enclosed between long dashes which in turn are written as a triple dash ...
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csquotes and invalid nesting with two nested \mkbibquotes

I was surprised when today I got the error message Package csquotes Error: Unbalanced groups or invalid nesting. After a while I found the culprit in my bibliography-file. It is a bib-item whose title ...
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How to cite correctly in a document with quotes in several languages using csquotes? [closed]

I'm working on a document written primarily in Spanish, but contains many quotes between quotation marks, multiple nested. It also contains text blocks that I usually compose with the environments ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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A comma separator for \citet and a semicolon separator for \citep simultaneously?

Is there an easy way to simultaneously have a comma separator for \citet and a semicolon separator for \citep? It is currently [comma]{natbib}, but (e.g., Black and White, 2006, Pink, 2006) looks ugly ...
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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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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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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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\includegraphics: Dots in filename

\includegraphics cannot handle filenames that contain more than the one dot, separating the filename from the extension. Apparently it uses everything after the first dot as extension and then, of ...