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How to type mdash in bibtex [duplicate]

How can I type the HTML — character into the title field of my .bib file?
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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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BibTeX writes “pages” where it should be “page”

In a book I'm citing, the pages are numbered as following: X-Y, where X is the chapter number and Y is the number of the page in that chapter. For example, the fifth page of the third chapter would be ...
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Why this " (one symbol) works as one double quote as well

According all the tutorials I could found, I need to use `` + '' (two single quote symbol) to produce the double quote. However, it seems that `` + " (one symbol) works as well. Is ...
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Punctuation after multiline math diagram

How to place the punctuation after multiline math diagram at the last line rather than the first line as the case showed in my following code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to modify a bibliography style to surround titles in quotes in a bibliography?

My advisor wants me to cause all titles for papers, books, and articles in " for my thesis in my bibliography. I am using natbib and the plainnat bibliography style and am unsure how to do this. I am ...
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Variations in ldots

Here is my code: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage{unicode-math} %\setmathfont{Latin Modern Math} \begin{document} The letters $a, \ldots, z$ are used. \end{document} It produces this ...
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Automatically replace open quote with accent

Shaloha, My Emacs/AUCTeX combination used to automatically replace a single open quote ' with an accent `, as is required by LaTeX. Many machines and .emacs files later, it doesn't do that anymore. I ...
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How do I make ``` appear as ' + “ and not ”+ '?

It may look like a minor difference, but I'm trying to put quotation marks between single quotes, e.g. ‘“go away” he said’ but ''' results in “‘go away” he said’ which is not what I ...
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Avoiding double dots in glossaries package

I would like to incorporate the suggested solution by Herbert, that can be found HERE, within certain glossary records. Consider the following example: \documentclass[a4paper]{book} ...
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How to access the quotation marks in Berling font using lualatex?

Here is a small example: \documentclass[11pt,article,oneside]{memoir} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[ItalicFont={BerlIt}, FeatureFile=myligatures.fea]{Berling} \begin{document} ``Lala la'' ...
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biblatex-apa puts comma at the end of collection-entries instead of period

I am writing my thesis with biblatex-apa style for biblatex. Unfortunately biblatex-apa behaves strange for whole collections. Instead of putting a period at the end of such an entry it puts a comma ...
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How to use en-dash with Cambria fonts? [duplicate]

When using non-TeX fonts in LuaTeX I can produce en-dashes in the usual way by typing two dashes together --: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec}%use luatex \setmainfont{Cambria} ...
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Quotation marks: Is there any difference between \grqq/\glqq and “` / ”'?

I am currently employed at university to proof-read lecture notes. This means I read quite a lot of text and correct language errors / wrong references to tables / images, but I also try to improve ...
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Is there a way to make LaTeX interpret ``Nested `quotation''' as “Nested ‘quotation’”? [duplicate]

I know there is csquotes but is there a way to make nested quotation marks as in \documentclass{standalone} \begin{document} ``Nested `quotation''' \end{document} to show up as as “Nested ...
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Lyx - quotation mark in C program [closed]

I have a problem with double quotation marks in program listing. When I load a file.c as a child document in lyx and set it as program listing, I get error: #include "softSPI.h" undefined control ...
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\@ vs. \␣ after abbreviation. (Read backslash-at vs. backslash-space)

I was used to write abbreviations like foo i.e.\ bar but today learned that I could also write them as foo i.e.\@ bar. Both of these apparently have the effect of keeping the space to its normal ...
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Quotation marks are not appearing adequately

In certain documents of mine, the quotation marks are displayed incorrectly. For instance, while writing down `word', as usual, the word is formatted within two reverse backticks. Some of my other ...
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Vertical dashed line of a custom height

I need a vertically dashed line in my matrix, but my current solution looks like the dashes are going out of the array environment (and they are - i checked in photoshop). Can I manually shorten it by ...
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csquotes: punctuation and quotation marks

csquotes automatically includes or excludes the punctuation marks in or from the quotation depending on the language specified in the preamble. This can be adjusted individually by commands like ...
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Should a negative kern be added after a degree symbol if followed by punctuation?

Not sure why I have not noticed this before, but spacing between a degree unit and punctuation seems strange as shown in red. Should a manual \kern be added (as shown in blue)? Code: ...
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Using commas in mathematical formulas

I need write some formula, but I don't know how to arrange the comma's place. $p,\ q\in N$, blabla $0<a,\ b<1$ blabla $i,\ j=1,\ 2,\ \dots,\ n$ or $p,\;q\in N$, blabla $0<a,\;b<1$ ...
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Putting row of dots in an equation

Is it possible create a system of equations that will look like this: aX(x_0)+bX(x_0)+cX(x_0)=A dX(x_1)+eX(x_1)+fX(x_1)=B ......................... gX(x_n)+hX(x_n)+iX(x_n)=B I tried with this: ...
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Decimal comma: extract one feature from babel-spanish

\usepackage[spanish]{babel} makes $12.34$ to print "12,34", not "12.34". It doesn't change dot to comma if one says for example $x.y$. Can I use only that feature from babel package, and still use ...
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Uneven spacing around ellipsis in $[A_1;\dotsc;A_n]$

I've noticed that when a \dotsc has a semicolon on each side, there's uneven space around the ellipsis created. With \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align*} ...
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How do I type a Chinese dash in XeLaTex

How do I write a Chinese dash, a two-fullwidth-character long dash? 「——」 looks ugly typset with XeLaTex and the font that I am using (The two parts are not connected and there is a gap in the ...
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biblatex - year in parentheses for references with authoryear? [duplicate]

According to guidelines, besides printing the year in parentheses in the bibliography (which is working by default), I must have the year in parentheses for the references. Also, I have to use ...
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Smart quote in TeXstudio

A useful feature of TeXworks is the smart quote. Does TeXstudio have a similar feature? (to replace "" and '' with their Unicode opening and closing counterparts)
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biblatex: move backrefpages to after the period

I've used some tips about how to toy with the format of backrefs in biblatex, and I'm seeing that the formatting is quite flexible. In the screenshot below, I've put the backref into a box. That's ...
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How do I change the order of comma and ending double-quote after the title?

An example of a BiBTeX reference of mine @ARTICLE{58, author = {{Craig M. Pratt and Terry Eaton and Marilyn Francis and Antonio Pacifico}}, title = {{Ambulatory Electrocardiographic Recordings: ...
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Overfull \hbox caused by em-dash

There is one problem that currently seems insolvable to me. I am typesetting a book in Russian language and I noticed that, in some cases, an overfull box appears which cannot be solved via manual ...
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XeLaTex: — sign

I use following code: \begin{center} \begin{tabular}[]{llcl} \hline \rowcolor[gray]{.9}\textbf{Parameter} & \textbf{Description} \\\hline -c, --create & Do something\\\hline \end{tabular} ...
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TexShop keeps converting apostrophes into curly ones [duplicate]

Whenever I type something such as The energy's source, TexShop changes the apostrophe into a curly one which does not print in the PDF. How can I stop future apostrophes from being changed without ...
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biblatex - comma with space behind every unit (style=authoryear)

I'd like to have a comma behind every unit in a bibliography entry except the year and at the end of an entry. How can I achieve that? This is what I have so far. \usepackage[ language=auto, ...
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Smart parentheses?

Is there a way of smartly nesting parentheses and square brackets (in text mode), so that LaTeX detects nesting relations and typesets them accordingly? I'm thinking in something like csquotes does ...
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fail to add Chinese punctuation after CJKnumber in chatper title in xeLaTeX

I'm writing my thesis in Chinese with xeLaTeX and I've to format the chapter name and section name. The following command works ok: \usepackage[CJKnumber][xeCJK] ...
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How to prevent \xspace from adding a full space after a period?

I have a little macro that I use for doing adding an e.g. in my writing: \newcommand{\eg}{\emph{e.g.}\xspace} The problem I have is that LaTeX is treating the g. as the end of a sentence and is ...
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Using \@-ified punctuation while using \frenchspacing

After reading this very informative TeX.SE thread about spacing and punctuation, I was left wondering about an issue that didn't seem to be addressed: using \frenchspacing together with the modified ...
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Override quotation style [duplicate]

Is it possible to override the default quotation marks of ``notation''? As a czech user, I have to use \uv{} to have czech styled quotations, which doesn't write so well.
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Is there a method just write `---` to get an em-dash, putting thinspace both before and after it?

Is there a method just write --- to get an em-dash, putting a thinspace both before and after it? The situation about break is similar with the original ---.
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which variable controls separation of entries in entry set

using \defbibentryset and block=nbpar I would like to replace the default semicolon by a new line to separate entries in the entry sets. Which biblatex variable controls it?
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What is the difference between the hyphen-like characters #45 and #127 from the T1 encoding?

What is the difference between the symbols with decimal indices #45 and #127 from the T1 encoding? Character #45 seems to be the ordinary hyphen, but what about #127? The en-dash and em-dash are at ...
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\parencite in footnote: where to put the full stop?

I am not entirely sure, if this question fits the agenda of this site. I you feel that it does not, please accept my apologies. Just a brief question: If I have a footnote with a quote, then ...
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Punctuation in superscripting with Natbib in Xetex

I'm trying to use the achemso package for my bibliography and citations. I'm also trying to using Xetex to use the Minion Pro fonts. When I just typeset with LaTeX and do everything in Computer Modern ...
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Ignoring Punctuation during Comparison

I am trying to compare two strings and ignore punctuation during the comparison. I thought that catcode redefinition would be a good way to proceed. But, obviously, the use of \catcode has a great ...
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How to insert a dot in the section headings? [duplicate]

I am using this macro: \newcommand{\ssection}[1]{\section[1]{\centering #1}} \ssection{BACKGROUND} Result, is centered but there are couple of spaces between 1 and B: 1 BACKGROUND ...
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How to force LaTeX not to break the line after a hyphen “-”?

With ~ we can enforce that no line break occures between two words. But this does not seem to work with special characters. I want LaTeX to enforce not to break the line after the - in (re-)creation. ...
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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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biblatex: why no comma after abbreviated shorttitle?

Sorry, this is only a minor question, but I just realised for the first time that when you cite a bibliographic item which has no shortitle, then -- using style=verbose -- you usually get (apart from ...
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No italics in algorithm2e if-clause

Why does algorithm2e typeset the variables anychange and done in italics, and how can I turn this off? How can I remove the semicolon after done in the until-clause? $\textsf{anychange} \gets ...