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Dodgy quotation formatting. Both start quote and end quotes are in the direction of end quotes, [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically convert quotations in the form of “abc” to become ``abc" My quotes are coming up like end quotes on both sides of the quotation. How can I overcome ...
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What are the TeX definitions for the hyphen and dashes -, --, and ---?

I've tried latexdef which does not handle --- as the operand. And \texemdash is defined as a character. So that leaves me once again leaning on the collective wisdom of the group :)
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Using “German” quotation marks inside \newcommand [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: babel shorthand "| doesn’t work in macros I know there is a deeper non-understanding of LaTeX mechanics at work here, but I have no idea how to phrase my question ...
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Marks like “«»” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Guillemets in LaTeX («») I need to make some quote marks like this: "« »" in my Latex document. \begin{document} Some text with quote marks like ...
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List of mostly all quotation marks used [duplicate]

I'm seeking of a list of quotation marks used in different language. So far I found only this wiki-page. But there is only the marks itself in Unicode. I know about csquotes package. I just want to ...
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Declare acronyms and abbreviations to automatically correct spaces after periods?

If I understand correctly, (La)TeX assumes that a period after a lower-case letter ends a sentence while a period after an upper-case letter does not. Unfortunately, my documents usually contain ...
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Differing hyphenation in xelatex and lualatex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: lualatex and line breaks after em-dashes I am working on a manuscript that can be compiled with either with xelatex or lualatex. The PDF output from xelatex looks ...
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two commas on first page

When I compile my document I get a very strange first page. It only has 2 commas and the pagenumber on it. Has anyone has this problem before or knows how to solve it? I have included a minimal ...
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Retaining double quotation marks in biblatex-chicago with British localization

I am using biblatex-chicago, current version (0.9.9b), with biber. I am loading babel with the british option in order to get the punctuation right (I need logical quoting). However, this also ...
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How do I modify the section tag? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add a dot after the section number? Each of my section tags looks like the following: What I want is punctuation after each section number. I am not sure where ...
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Space after \textquotedblright

I am trying to put a text in "" using \textquotedblleft and \textquotedblright. It works perfectly fine except it does not put ANY space after \textquotedblright. In other words, BEFORE ...
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Using natbib with agsm

I am using natbib and agsm for harvard style referencing. My related code is \usepackage{natbib} \bibliographystyle{agsm} Then I am using \citep{} for citations. My problem is that in text I am ...
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Indexing, subentries, and see also

I'm creating an index using makeindex and I can't get the output to look the way I want. Basically, I would like to create an entry formatted as follows: entry1 ~~~subentry1, 2 ...
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Remove comma from moderncv's \cventry

This image shows the excerpt of a CV produced with the moderncv document class: Notice that after the bold text there is a comma. This seems to be produced automatically. How can I stop this?
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Using \selectlanguage with csquotes

As per this question, I am using csquotes to convert quotationmarks to typographical-quotes. However, when changing language through \selectlanguage the quotationmarks no longer gets converted. (I ...
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Typewriter quotation marks in texttt

I'd like to do the text "conservative" with the quotation marks into a \texttt. However, when I do so, the first quotation mark is removed. I'm using the LNCS documentclass, I'm not sure if this ...
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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 ...