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How to get upright parentheses in the whole document?

My question is, basically, the same as the one in Upright parentheses in italic text: how do I force all parentheses in my document to be upright, without replacing them with some commands "by hand"? ...
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Need to remove comma after last author (only)

I'm trying to submit to a journal that has a non-standard bibliography format: citations look like this: Gordon, R. H., C.-E. Bai, and D. D. Li. 1999. "Efficiency Losses from Tax Distortions vs. ...
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Minted+Inconsolata: Straight Quotes

I am using minted to display my source code and the Inconsolata package to set the output font. Unfortunately, this produces the following ugly result (note the direction of the quote marks: ...
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How do I change comma to a colon in in-text reference?

In my preamble I am using: \bibliographystyle{authordate1} \usepackage{natbib} When I make a \cite reference the output is for example: (Lovell, 1972, p.133) What would I need to change in ...
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Ideal Setup for Swiss-Style Quotes (Quotation Marks in German-speaking Switzerland)

As far as I know Switzerland uses French quotes but without whitespace. So instead of « citation » it goes like this «citation» (to make it more confusing, in Germany they have the alternative ...
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Titles ending with punctuation in biblatex-ieee

I've just recently started using the biblatex package (with the biblatex-ieee style), and I've run into a small problem. I've looked at the .bbx file, and it seems like it should be easy to change, ...
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CJK spacing suddenly no longer works

I have been using CJK script in my documents successfully for some time, but today it suddenly stopped working properly. I did update some packages through TeX Live today, and recently I reinstalled a ...
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Is it correct to use a comma in this equation?

Consider: Then, the sequence $k_i$ given by (3.38) is increasing and converges to \begin{equation}\label{eq:weired_equation} k^\xi = k_1\times k_2 \times c \times d, \end{equation} where $c$ and $d$ ...
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Period after last author name in biblatex when terseinits = true

My reference style requires author initials without period-space but between the author list and year there should be a period, e.g. Cho JC, Kim MW, Lee DH, Kim SJ. (1997). Response of bacterial ...
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Consecutive commas with ae package

How do I output two (or more) consecutive commas inside \texttt{} ? ,, displays a black square, \,\, displays nothing, \verb{,,} display three consecutive commas (what the heck!), \verb{\,\,} ...
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Biblatex prints white space plus period before PART field

When I print the bibliography with a BOOK entry using the PART field, biblatex prints white space followed by a period before the PART field is printed. Is this a bug, or am I missing something? ...
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Quotation mark problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Quotation with double quote and O results in Ö I'm having a problem to write this in LaTeX: "real-world" objects. My code is this ``real$-$world" objects But ...
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How to improve listings display of JSON files?

I was wondering if there is a good way for JSON files to be listed with the listings package. The only language definition I could come up with, is this: \lstdefinelanguage{json} { ...
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What is the symbol to join two personal names? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dashes: - vs. – vs. — I don't know if here is the best place to ask, but my question involves three symbols, so here we go: What symbol should I use to connect two ...
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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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Comma at the end of last BibTeX field

A BibTeX entry looks like @entry_type{internal_key, field_1 = "value_1", field_2 = "value_2", ... field_n = "value_n" } I've seen examples that put a comma after "value_n". Is there any ...
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Babel and the decimal separator

I'm using Babel for writing a document in spanish. However, it uses a comma instead of a period as a decimal marker (i.e. 3,14 instead of 3.14). Is there any way to reverse the behaviour? I prefer ...
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jurabib: how to delete comma between “lastname” and “firstname” in bibliography

I use the jurabib package and everything works fine. Entries in bibliography look like this: Doe, John: How to vote for a Democrat, Kluwer 2012. Does anyone know how I can delete the comma ...
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Punctuation in bibliography with multiple languages

In a document written in a given language (in my case French but it may not matter so much) I have a bibliography mixing entries in different languages (in this case French, English and German). I ...
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biblatex: parentheses around the volume number of an article

What do I have to write in the preamble to bring the bibliography to make parentheses around the volume number of an article? I'm using the authoryear style. Here is an example: ...
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Redefine quotation mark usage

I would like to be able to manually redefine quotation mark usage, preferably without having to load an external package. Judging by the answer to How does TeX's mechanism for sorting out quotation ...
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No space after closing double quote

As the title says, there's no spacing after my closing quotes, I have boiled my huge preamble down to the following, % Manual: http://ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/memoir/memman.pdf ...
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\ldots produces a square

Using XeLaTex and OpenType font Goudy Bookletter 1911, the command \ldots{} produces ❏ (without shadow). My question is: why XeLaTeX does not find automatically a substitute ? I guess that ...
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en-dash with half-sized space on either the left or the right

I am looking to produce directional variants of the en-dash. A "left en-dash" should have half of ordinary inter-word spacing on its right and allow line-breaks only on its left; a "right en-dash" ...
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Fix for CJK punctuation kerning in xetex?

When using xelatex with xeCJK to typeset a document in English with Japanese quotations, I get rather unsightly kerning with Japanese punctuation. In general, punctuation is shifted to the left, so ...
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How to reduce the spacing between punctuation and the superscript citation

I'm using biblatex with the autocite=superscript option, so I can use \autocite to switch the interpunction and a superscript citation when the \autocite command is placed before an period or comma. ...
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\dots versus \ldots - is there a difference?

Is there a difference between \dots and \ldots, the ellipsis? If yes: Which? When to use \dots and when to use \ldots? If no: Why are there both at all?
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Removing comma after last name in the last-first biblatex macro [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Biblatex: remove commas between last and first names in bibliography Is there an easy work-around with the last-first biblatex macro so that the comma after the last ...
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Problem with “and” keyword translation

I'm trying to generate bibliography using bibtex. My problem is that keyword and is not generated to comma. I also want to put First name after Last name. (I'm using Gummi as LaTeX editor). Document: ...
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Problem with libertine font for pretty big quotes

The following code, that I used with success, does not work with the last TeX LIve distribution. I don't know why. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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adaptive \ldots with no (“…”) spacing

Due to the typographic traditions I'm used to, I prefer my \ldots to have no spacing in between, ideally exactly the same amount as in text. In math mode I would like to write things like \(1, 2, ...
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hyphens in index entries

If I write: \index{axioms!Zermelo–Fraenkel} LaTeX generates axioms, 184 ZermeloFraenkel, 203, 208 How do I stop the hyphen from disappearing? EDIT: MWE... \documentclass{article} ...
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Error message and newline

In the following, why is the exclamation mark (!) repeated in the error message? \def\error#1#2{% \begingroup \errhelp{#2}% \errmessage{^^J! package Error: #1^^J}% \endgroup } \error{Stop ...
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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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«» resemble too much \ll \gg

I am typesetting a translation of some ancient poetry book from another language (namely Finnish). In the text there are several quotes which uses the Guillemets (« and »). Since I am using a UTF-8 ...
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Babel + Hebrew + aeguill incompatiblility

(Question split off from here.) If you try to use the aeguill package (which adds some guillemets to the ae fonts) with Babel and Hebrew: \documentclass{standalone} ...
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XeTeX/mathspec punctuation issue

In a previous question, a solution was given for changing the font of punctuation marks in a math environment when using mathspec. Unfortunately, this solution gives the punctuation marks in italics ...
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How remove dot after section number in ToC with babel's spanish?

I'm using the book document class and the babel package with the spanish option, I have a ToC like this: CHAPTER NAME 1.1. SECTION NAME 1.1.1. Subsection name 1.1.1.1. ...
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How do you end with a single quote followed by a double quote?

I have a paragraph as follows: ``This is a quote. `Here is a quote within a quote.''' But the formatting works out to be a double quote (") followed by a single quote (') instead of the other way ...
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How can I display two single quotes in LaTeX?

I need to display two single quotes without anything between them (I'm preparing computer science lecture slides and I want to display '\''), but of course LaTeX wants to translate '' to closing ...
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What is best method to insert an ellipsis in a (Xe)TeX document?

What is best method to insert an ellipsis in a (Xe)TeX document? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times New Roman} \begin{document} a...b a ... b %or a\ldots b a \ldots b ...
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Removing dot after section letter

Right now this I'm getting this for my first subsubsection: G.1.1. I would like for this to be G1.1. Does anybody know if it is possible to remove the first dot and put G and 1 together ...
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Redefine apostrophes to prevent bad kerning

The apostrophe in Adobe’s Minion Pro font has a kerning that is much too tight for typesetting French, where sequences of letters like l’a or d’e or j'a are common. One solution I found is to wrap ...
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Italics emphasis and punctuation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I include punctuation marks in \emph, or should I place those marks after the command? When emphasizing the last part of a sentence by making it italic, is it ...
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Entire document typed in monospace font

I want to put an entire document into monospace font for various reasons. This is nominally fairly easy; you can say \renewcommand{\familydefault}{\ttdefault}. However, there at least two problems ...
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How to make apostrophes appear normally when copy-pasting from a MS Word document?

I have a report written in MS Word which I would like to turn into a LaTeX document. I copy-pasted the content of the document in my LaTeX editor (TeXShop, LaTeX, pdfTeX) and everything comes out fine ...
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How to break long URLs using common hyphenation but adding a line feed indicator?

I saw several questions like this one that request a solution for breaking apart URLs. I wonder if it is possible to hyphenate the words in a URL as it happens in normal text (i.e., breaking apart ...
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Why the point is missing after the number in this enumerate list?

I've always used latex for writing papers and documents but I'm not really expert of templates and styles. Currently I'm working on a document and I'm using a template that was provided by a ...
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Block quote with big quotations - white on black

There is are some very nice answers to the question of how to put large quotation marks around a block of text at Block quote with big quotation marks. Using the first answer (which uses tikz) but ...
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Colon instead of “p.” in Biblatex authoryear-comp

I'm using the authoryear-comp style with biblatex. But when using citing commands, instead of p/pp. I would rather have a colon. I have tried these: \DeclareFieldFormat{postnote}{: #1} ...