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What kind of dash is used before a quote attribution?

In this quote example: “Planning your video is the first step.” -Christine Cloud, Producer Should the name be preceded by an em dash, or a swung dash?
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Is there a way to automatically change kerning between commas/full stops and footnote marks?

This question led to a new package: fnpct Following up on my question on the kerning of footnote marks after punctuation marks, I'd like to know if there is a way to achieve the kerning of ...
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How to properly typeset footnotes/superscripts after punctuation marks?

I find the spacing of footnote marks after punctuation marks quite unsatisfactory, especially with sans serif fonts and compared to the spacing after letters. Example follows: I came up with a ...
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Comma sign in Bibliography [closed]

I am using \documentclass[a4paper 12pt]{article} and \bibliographystyle{unsrt} to write a report. The problem i am facing is that latex is not putting comma between the author names in my ...
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How to properly typeset all forms of punctuation used in English-language documents?

English documents tend to use these types of punctuation: periods apostrophes brackets of various kinds colons and semicolons commas dashes and hyphens ellipsis exclamation and question marks ...
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Which spacing after a semicolon following acronym?

Similar to my previous question, I have a few sentences ending ACRONYM; word. chktex recommends I insert intersentence spacing (ACRONYM\@; word). I can't find a decent reference to explain why an ...
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When should I use intersentence spacing (`\@')?

I've got a sentence that ends on an acronym: blah blah WORD. Next sentence blah Running this through chktex, I'm informed that: Warning 13 in ./file.tex line 9: Intersentence spacing (`\@') ...
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Range of Dates (1999-01 — 2012-12)?

How to typeset range expressed with dash of two ISO8601 dates ? 2010-01--2012-03 or 2010-01---2012-03 or another option ?
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How to break long word containing symbols but with no hyphen?

Below is my minimum working example: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper,draft]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} ...
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How to have an amsart-like subsection style

If you use the amsart class, then it puts a period after the subsection title, but not if there is no title. For example, if I write \subsection{Title} Blah1 \subsection{} Blah2 Then amsart ...
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Matrix in an align environment

I'm currently writing on my masters thesis and I have a question about matrices at the end of a sentence. I write my matrix as a pmatrix in an align environment. Actually the matrix is at the end of ...
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What is the LaTeX command for “em dash” (—)?

I am trying to insert the symbol in the title of the question, which I copied from a PDF article, but it appears as space in the output file. What is the corresponding LaTeX command?
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How to fix kerning of comma/colon after quotes?

How to fix kerning of comma/colon after quotes? Hello, I’m a relative newbie in latex and am trying to reduce the space between closing quotes and colon/comma, but by a general way in the preamble, ...
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Punctuation between authors in bibliography?

I am finalizing my doctoral dissertation in LaTeX, and before printing my university has some very specific requirements regarding the formatting of the references section. Using makebst I have been ...
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Straight quotes?

How do I get a straight quote instead of curly quotes? I’m not inside verb or listing or any other special environments, and I’m not using XeLaTeX or anything—just normal LaTeX. I don’t want to change ...
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autopunctuation not working properly

What am I doing wrong? According to my understanding, these two formulae should look different (the second one should have a thin space): \setupmathematics[autopunctuation=yes] \starttext $(2,5)$ ...
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authblk footnote marks before/atop commas

The authblk package, in footnoted mode, puts footnote marks inside commas ("Alice1,") which is bad typography. Is there any way to persuade it to put the footnote marks outside the commas ...
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Quote marks are backwards (using texmaker/PDFLatex) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to use quotation mark glyphs Automatically convert quotations in the form of “abc” to become ``abc" I am (obviously) new to LaTeX and ...
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Big quotes drawn with TiKz does not compile

My problem Sorry to give such a long code but my problem appears in it. I don't see why the first long code given below does not work : more precisely, the problem comes from the big quotes drawn ...
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mathptmx gives me commas in the wrong font

When I use mathptmx, it gives me commas in computer modern not times roman. Anyone know how to fix this anomaly? Compile this to see the difference: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathptmx} ...
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Changing the colon to a comma after the vol.(num.) in bst file

I need to change the format in the .bst file that I am using. The format currently as: Beth, T. and Gollmann, D. (1989). Algorithm Engineering for Public Key Algorithm. IEEE Journal on selected ...
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Using quotation marks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically convert quotations in the form of “abc” to become ``abc" I have a Microsoft Word document whose text I have copied into a LaTeX document. One ...
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Old-style figures: Use in references/brackets (e.g. to equations, bibliography) or not?

In my documents I usually use old-style figures for "non-mathematical" numbers. By this I mean for example dates, page numbers, telephone numbers and the like. For tables, results of equations etc. I ...
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Is there a special hyphen-symbol to be used between capital letters?

In words consisting of small letters, the - hyphen seems right. In words (abbreviations, acronyms) consisting of capital letters, the common hyphen appears (at least imho) to be placed too low and to ...
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Automatically convert quotations in the form of “abc” to become ``abc"

I did not know that latex had different symbol for opening and closing quotation marks. I've used it like "abc" every where and just realised that I really should have used ``abc". Is there anyway I ...
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Backward opening quote in Mac

I am using Mac OS X, Standard US English Keyboard. I have written a full document using TeXShop. I have several double quote and single quote for single word or two words (not a quotation of many ...
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Biblatex authoryear in brackets and with parenthesis around the year

I use square brackets around my citations (/parencite) from the answer to Biblatex, author-year, square brackets. So now I have [Doe 1995] in text. But I would like to have [Doe (1995)] ...
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Typesetting single quotes

How can the single quote character be typeset as the ascii character ' in a LaTeX document? For instance, consider the document: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Listings remove single quotes after I made it look good [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Listings package not correctly showing PHP strings So I've used this code for my listings. However it seems to ignore single and double quotes and everything inside them ...
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Using \lccode / \lowercase{…} trick with double quote mark

My question was inspired by this question in which it is described how to map "#1" in maths mode to \text{#1}: \begingroup\lccode`~=`" \lowercase{\endgroup\def~}#1"{\text{#1}} \mathcode`"="8000 ...
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algorithm2e-Drawing vertical dashed rules

In the following code, I would like to produce dashes lines instead of normal ones. The three HERE indicate where the code draws the lines. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Vertical position of punctuation following fractions in display-style equations

Assuming that one wants punctuation in equations, what is the best way to adjusting the vertical position of the punctuation if it follows a fraction? I am using Palatino and Euler here (which I ...
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biblatex-mla bibliography: one redundant dot in second entry by same author (@collection)

when quoting two collections by the same author, biblatex-mla puts an extra dot before the title in the references entry, as may be seen here: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Hyperref + \url: long URL with dashes won't break

I've discovered a rather weird behaviour of PdfLaTeX. In this example \documentclass{article} \usepackage[breaklinks]{hyperref} \begin{document} ...
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Force dot after abbreviated author's first name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Biblatex: no period/dot after initials if bibtex-entry firstname is only one letter I have a pretty large and messy BiBTeX file (who hasn't?), and I would like biblatex ...
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Biblatex: no period/dot after initials if bibtex-entry firstname is only one letter

After several hours on this webpage, I decided to change to biblatex and have already configured according to my preferences. Apart from an easy way to change the order of certain fields of a given ...
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How to add LaTeX style quotation marks to the Hunspell spell checker?

Quotation marks in LaTeX have to be added with `` and '', but this results in the word being marked as misspelled in Texmaker, which uses Hunspell files (.dic and .aff). I tried adding `` and '' to ...
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How can I avoid extra whitespace after using a macro before punctuation?

I have a document in which certain frequently-occurring entity names are replaced with macros, e.g.: \newcommand{\entity}{\emph{Name of Entity}} ... Lorem ipsum dolor sit \entity, consequat ...
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How to get the closing single quote in math mode

How to get the closing single quote in math mode. The apostrophe in math mode is displayed as prime. \documentclass{article} ...
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Encoding italian quotation marks

I've noticed that using \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} my quotation marks are ignored. I've used " in my source files and i would like to see the same glyph(?) in my output file. I saw i should use ...
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Problem using “-” inside \textbf

I hope you can help me with this. I have the following in my code: \textbf{Legendre–Fenchel transformation} The problem is that the - doesn't show up after compilation. Instead it comes out as ...
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Comma after first author name in authoryear biblatex style with two authors

I am using the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[american]{babel} \usepackage{filecontents} \usepackage[style=authoryear,% natbib=true, % enable natbib macros %firstinits=true, % ...
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Problem with Bibliography Style (ACM)

I am a newbie in Latex and forgive me if the question seems dum. I have the following entry in my Bibliography. @misc{fuller2011, author = {V. Fuller and D. Farinacci and D. Meyer and ...
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Asymmetric quoting in LyX

In LyX, when I enter quoted text, the generated LaTeX source has uses different quotes for left and right: `` for the former and '' for the latter so that "Ugly quotes" produces ``Ugly quotes'' ...
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Write command so that commas appear properly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: \newcommand and spacing I want to write a command as a shortcut to insert text. \newcommand{\bl}{$blah blah$} When I write the command like this, "blah blah" runs ...
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Superflous leading dot in biblatex/numeric and beamer

The combination of beamer and biblatex with the numeric style leads to an undesired dot and space at the beginning of @MISC entries. \begin{filecontents}{mybib.bib} @MISC{www, title={TeX.SX}, ...
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Removing the quotations marks from the bibliography using harvard style (agsm)

I'm pretty new to using LaTeX but have so far found it fairly intuitive and am currently using it to write my dissertation. I am using the harvard and natbib packages to cite and create my ...
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Biblatex bibliography quotes break when using fontspec

As soon as I use fontspec in my biblatex xelatex document, my quotes stop appearing as proper quotes ", and start appearing as a pair of `` and ''. My minimal working example, first: ...
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comma like \cdot

What is the \cdot alternative for comma, or any other punctuation symbol? I want to raise comma symbol in a list of fractions to the fraction line. Comma is placed below when used next to fraction.
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Parentheses size

How can I change parenthesis size in whole document? I have bunch of 'coc(o)nunt' or 'co(c)onut' words. Standard parenthesis seems too big, footnotesize looks ok. Replacing any ( with ...