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Is there a way to disable kerning of punctuation marks globally?

I use the font XCharter in my document. Unfortunately, I get undesired kerning of punctuation marks following capital letters like W, P and T – especially in the bibliography (biblatex). Is there a ...
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Footnotemark after period in bibliography

I need footnotes in either the pages or addendum fields of some of my references. Since I don't have control over the period appended at the end of those fields, the footnote mark will end up before ...
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Is there an alternative way to double quote in Latex?

I am editing my Latex code using MS Word. Before you get any ideas (I know it's weird) please refer How to run Latex from Word? Having found myself in this unusual predicament, I also have to use ...
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biblatex: title and authors to be switched and followed by a line break instead of punctuation

The following MWE explains what I'd like to obtain: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} % \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @Book{ ...
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A comma decimal separator that is bigger than a dot

\documentclass{mwrep} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} Check:\\ with "," $0,125$\\ with "." $0.125$ with commas: \begin{equation} P= \begin{bmatrix} 0,1 & 0,3 & 0,0 & 0,6 \\ ...
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Biblatex: Remove comma after andothers / et al.? Only if editor field is used [duplicate]

I need a pretty specific human-science citation style, that's why things got a bit difficult. Most of the times it works, but now I've got a problem: sometimes a book as only one or more editors, ...
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French spacing for semicolon in math mode

When writting mathematics in a french document, you should use the semicolon instead of the comma to separate the coordinate of a vector or a point (for example). The problem is that in math mode, ...
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Typesetting novel dialogue where one speaker has multiple paragraphs

I'm typesetting a novel wherein many characters have 2+ paragraphs of uninterrupted dialogue. Example: “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet…tik. “Nullam orci dolor, porttitor a…julo? “Nulla nibh ...
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How to automatically put the footnotes before punctuation?

I have little problem :). I have a big file with 1422 footnotes. The problem is that I need to put every footnotes before punctuation (.,;). How to automatically put the footnotes before punctuation? ...
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Avoid line break between em-dash and the next word

I'm writing a text in Spanish, and I have a phrase wrote between em-dashes (that work like parentheses). The problem is that if the "opening" em-dash is too near the end of the line, then it may ...
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Non-breaking spaces inside dashes

Exists a method or environment to write in French, exactly like a quote in « guillemets », a text in — en dashes — with automatic non-breaking spaces inside ? So, I used this trivial method, but it ...
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Biblatex change punctuation between authors in multiple citations

I use biblatex package. I have a problem with changing multiple citations punctuation. I want use such commands as \cites and \parentcites follows: \cites{AuthorYYYY,AuthorYYYY,AuthorYYYY} I have ...
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Page-Range: output hypen as en-dash in \autocite

I'm trying to get \autocite to output -- for the page-range, the same way Biblatex does it for the bibliography entries: This is my MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ backend=biber, ...
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How to make LaTeX do auto punctuation like Word

Something is bothering me while I use LaTeX. If using, for example, Word, it will automatically capitalize the first letter of the beginning of each sentence and also suggesting to make some other ...
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Increasing the kerning around ' (apostrophe) but not inside the " (double quote) in microtype?

The microtype package (with kerning=true) allows to use \SetExtraKerning [ unit = space ] { encoding = {OT1,T1,LY1} }{ ' = {500, 400} } to increase the kerning before (500) and after (400) the ...
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How can I input normal quotes in LyX?

For example, if I type "this" into LyX file, the output PDF will show “this”, the quotes change to a set of curly quotes. But I want it looks like "this". Especially in LyX, there are six quotes ...
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Theoremstyle : adding dots

I need an extra dot in the format of \theoremstyle, for example; 2.1.3. Theorem 2.1. Lemma I use : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsthm} \swapnumbers \newlength{\spacelength} ...
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Guillemets in LaTeX («»)

I need the characters «» in my LaTeX document. I'm writing in English though, and I don't want to use Babel. I have the following hack but I'd like a better way: \newcommand{\q}[1]{{% \font\larm = ...
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Typewriter apostrophe in typewriter font for apostrophe symbol

Is there a way of producing a typewriter apostrophe (U+0027) in a typewriter font when an apostrophe symbol is entered in .tex document? To give an example, I’d like \texttt{'hello'} to produce ...
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No dot after year, when bib entry has no title

When an @online entry contains a note, but no title, I get a period after the year. Even with \renewcommand{\labelnamepunct}{\addspace} How to tell biblatex to not print the period, when no title is ...
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Biblatex add comma after journal issue before year

I just started to work with Biblatex and I'm struggling to figure out how to add a comma for articles after the issue number and before the year. This is how my footnote citation looks like: And ...
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\mkbibquote does not close quotation marks if immediately followed by colon

The following biblatex record (embedded within a minimal LaTeX example): \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @article{test1, Author = {Craft, Robert}, Title = {Stravinsky at His ...
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Remove punctuation between urlseen and url, using biblatex (American Sociological Association reference formatting)

I've just about gotten my bibliography up to my advisor's standards, but there's one thing that I just can't seem to figure out. I need to remove the punctuation between the printouts of {urlseen} ...
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Macros that can lead to double periods at end of sentence

Suppose that a document makes a heavy use of one of the abbreviations PhD, Ph.D., DPhil and D.Phil., and for the sake of consistency the author decides to define a \PhD macro and use it whenever they ...
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How to use \guilsinglleft and \guilsinglright in csquotes

I was reading Jan Tschichold's The Form of the Book and he suggest to use ‹ [\guilsinglleft] and › [\guilsinglright] instead of « » for the outer quotation mark. So, I wonder how to do it, provided ...
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Longtable formatting in List of Tables

I have a List of Tables which is comprised of longtables and tables. My List of tables appears as 1. Table 1 2. Table 2 3 Table 3 4. Table 4 5 Table 5 The 3rd and 5th table punctuation is ...
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Automatically enclose \glt line from gb4e in \enquote{}

How can I automatically enclose the \glt (\trans) line in gb4e's interlinear glosses in context-aware quotation marks with \enquote{} from csquotes? \documentclass{article} ...
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\langle \rangle with punctuation

Is there a way to write \langle some text \rangle where the "some text" will be written with punctuation and will not contain any math symbols ? Maybe there is a different command for this bracket ...
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spbasic.bst and natbib without comma

I have problem. I use natbib and spbasic. And I want to have citation in text like this: John and Jack 2012; Loess et al. But I have this one: John and Jack, 2012. ; Loess et al Can you help me?
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Space after comma in empheq package

My MWE, \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{book} \usepackage{empheq} \begin{document} 0,5 \begin{empheq}{align} 0,5 \end{empheq} \end{document} Good (normal) is comma in first 0,5 . But not good in ...
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Hyphen Sporadically Appearing In Enumerated List

I am having an issue with hyphens not appearing in an enumerated list using IEEEtran. Sometimes the hyphen will present correctly, and other times it will not appear at all. Here is a working ...
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package csquote edit enquote to get single quote

I am using the package csquotes: \usepackage{csquotes} When I'm using \enquote{my text here}, I get double quote. How can I get singlequote instead by using \enquote{} ?
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Does the comma look the same within/without the dollar signs?

In math mode when I type a sentence, my habit was to put commas/full stops/semicolons, etc. outside the dollar sign. For example, I would write Let the variable be denoted by $x$., instead of Let the ...
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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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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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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 (·) · · 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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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 ...