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macro that deletes whatever symbol follows after the code and leave no space

How would the following macro X be defined in TeX? word in previous sentence?\macroX . Next sentence gives output identical to word in previous sentence? Next sentence The motivation: a period ...
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Double-quote produces guillemets in emacs

I am having a totally bizarre problem with typing quote marks in tex documents in emacs. I work as an editor, so I receive tex source files from a publisher and I work on them. I work in emacs 24.3.1 ...
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Comma separator for \citet and semicolon separator for \citep (in the last reference with \citet)

I need an answer about this problem and many of the accepted solution herein (StackExchange) do not work for me! For example A comma separator for \citet and a semicolon separator for \citep ...
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Changing english quotation marks to german + greek text

I need to change english quotation marks: “text” into german quotation marks: „text“ through out my entire document. The problem is I used ``text'' and `text' in the entire document. There is ...
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A comma separator for \citet and a semicolon separator for \citep simultaneously?

Is there an easy way to simultaneously have a comma separator for \citet and a semicolon separator for \citep? It is currently [comma]{natbib}, but (e.g., Black and White, 2006, Pink, 2006) looks ugly ...
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How to define a symbol which never goes at the beginning of the next line?

I have created a very simple symbol, and try it in the main text. What I want is this symbol never show at the beginning of a line, which means TeX(I use XeTeX) always treat it as a punctuation. How ...
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How to remove the full stop at the end of each bibliography entry?

Using biblatex how do I remove the last full stops in the following entries: [1] Peter Fox, Richard Rabbit, and Franc Bird. “Animals are the better hu- mans”. In: Horse and Hound 10 (2011), ...
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Remove question mark following period for reference title in PDF, using Vancouver.bst

I am using LyX with a slightly modified vancouver.bst file. In the PDF output, reference titles that end with a question mark have a period also printed. This occurs only for those references that ...
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Decimal separator in \psaxes of pstricks-add

When I use the comma option of the command \psaxes, only the y-coordinates are displayed with a comma while the x-coordinates are still displayed with a dot. My figure is included in a somewhat big ...
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\includegraphics: Dots in filename

\includegraphics cannot handle filenames that contain more than the one dot, separating the filename from the extension. Apparently it uses everything after the first dot as extension and then, of ...
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Allow line break, but without inserting a dash

I have a sentence that contains a number of long dataset names. I would like to allow LaTeX to break these names at certain positions that I would like to specify somehow just like I can use \- to ...
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Remove punctuation (comma) after volume number in biblatex

Using this code: \RequirePackage[l2tabu, orthodox]{nag} \documentclass[a4paper,twoside]{memoir} % Unix options \isopage ...
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Arabic comma in polyglossia

I'm writing a book of probability in arabic, and was using for this arabtex, which is now obsolete for my use. I've done my migration to polyglossia arabic, by the way, \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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Quotation marks in Beamer

I have something like this \documentclass[xcolor=svgnames]{beamer} \usecolortheme[named=Crimson]{structure} \usetheme[height=7mm]{Rochester} ... \begin{document} \begin{frame} In fact ...
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In biblatex, treat periods in journal as abbreviation dots

I would like to consistently have a comma between the journal and volume number for article references using biblatex with biber as the backend. Unfortunately, the punctuation between the journal and ...
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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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Upright parentheses in italic text

This question led to a new package: embrac Bringhurst, in Elements of Typographic Style, recommends to use upright parentheses in italic text (i.e., write 'a (simple) example' as opposed to 'a ...
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XeLatex and greek quotation marks

Background: «» are the greek analogues of the English quotation marks "". Goal: To be able to write "quote" in my .tex file and have XeLateX render it as «quote». Minimal test case that fails for ...
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CJK bracket quotes for english text?

This is a MWE for german style quotes in english text. Now how can japanese bracket quotes be used using the enquote command? Or should another command be used? Also how do I install CJK taken from ...
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apalike bibliographystyle:: how to quote title of each article? [duplicate]

I am using apalike biblographystile in latex. I would like to quote each article title. Currently, my latex file looks like: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{apalike} \usepackage{natbib} ...
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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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Is it possible to use the punctuation of one font within another font?

I'm in the process of trying to turn an English document into Hindi based on a translation in Word. However, I'm struggling to find a font that does what I want. As I'm working with an existing ...
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Strange symbol in place of full-stop in TexMaker [duplicate]

Writing in texmaker these lines (the mount heigh is $1200m$). we saw it in \ref{chapter1}. width=6.02099737532808in (inside tikzpicture environment) all the dots (fullstop) get replaced ...
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Periods show up as hieroglyphs in TexMaker OS X

I am getting the following strange and somewhat annoying behavior in TexMaker for OS X 10.9: It happens any time a period immediately follows a curly brace. Why? Is there any way to fix this...? ...
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How to change how suspension points (dot dot dot) look with LaTeX?

What I want to do I know it is bad, but I would like to redefine how \ldots and its equivalents (the Unicode character … for instance) are rendered by TeX. Indeed, in my opinion, with LaTeX, the ...
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Enquote title using csquotes

I use the package csquotes and the \enquote command to place quotes in my documents that depend on my babel settings. For my current document I would like to enquote of an article. Therefore I wrote ...
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How to set a global setting for hyphenation of already hyphenated words using XeLaTeX?

Please consider the MWE below, I want to globally invoke hyphenation of already hyphenated words using Babel package, Hyphenat package in English, to get the same effect when using ...
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Proper use of Backticks and Butterick's Practical Typography

In his book, Practical Typography, Butterick makes the following remark. Com­put­er sci­en­tists and doc­u­men­ta­tion writ­ers, take note: straight quotes and back­ticks in soft­ware code should ...
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Quotation marks in TexWorks

I pasted a lot of text with quotation marks into TexWorks, expecting to have to change all the opening quotation marks to ``. But only about half of them actually look wrong when I compile. Is there ...
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biblatex: stop supressing double punctuation after title which ends with a dot [duplicate]

I have a problem with the automatic punctuation while using \footcite: I use references whith titles ending with a dot (e.g. 'Die Reichstuerkenhilfe in der Zeit Karls V.'). The dot is part of the ...
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TeXStudio : Disable auto-completion of parentheses

I cannot stand the auto-completion of TeXStudio (formerly TexMakerX) regarding parentheses, braces, etc. I agree auto-completion is useful sometimes, but here it does just not work as I would like. ...
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Listings problem with quotes in a string

A single quote occuring inside a listings string seems to be interpreted as ending the string. Is there a way to avoid this from happening? \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[top=0.3in, ...
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How to write quotation marks in math environment?

How to use quotation marks in math mode? I need to get \lim with the quation marks above.
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Why aren't backtics giving me curly quotes?

I'm using the appropriate keystrokes to get curly quotes, but I'm not getting them. What is wrong here? \documentclass[nols,nohyper,openany, letterpaper]{tufte-book} ...
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'=' and '-' characters single quotation

I have a problem getting the - and = characters between single quotations. `-' and `=' both produces -' in the generated pdf. If I put an alphabetical character between ` and ' it works as expected. ...
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Override the spacing on the right of an in-line equation when followed by a punctuation mark

I set \mathsurround to 2pt in order to have a bit more horizontal spacing between text and in-line equations. Is there a way to set it to 0pt on the right whenever the in-line equation is followed by ...
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Comma in math mode

In some countries one use comma as decimal separator instead of a dot. I ususally use: %%%% Une vrai virgule pour les décimaux \DeclareMathSymbol{@}{\mathord}{letters}{"3B} and $3@2$ to obtain 3,2 ...
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Turn each single dash into en-dashes for page ranges in biblatex

I use biblatex with the setting, \usepackage[backend=biber, sorting=nyt, citestyle=ieee-alphabetic, bibstyle=ieee-alphabetic, maxnames=3,minnames=1,maxbibnames=99]{biblatex} and my ...
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„German“ quotation marks in .cls file

I have a class file which, among other things, generates a title page for my paper. The name of of my school, which appears at the top of the title page, is hard-coded into the class file. I would ...
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Display ' apostrophe

Is there a small package free way of implementing something like this, in pdflatex, and LaTeX? I wish for the outcome of \documentclass{article} \begin{document} `It's a nice day!' ...
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Biblatex: suppress colon after “In” for edited volumes

I'm using Biblatex with biber backend, authoryear-comp style. Is there a quick way to remove the colon after the "In" introducing the title of an edited book (@inbook bibliography items)? I've found ...
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German-style quotation marks in LuaLaTeX using polyglossia

Could someone post a complete minimal input file for LuaLaTeX to output "Hallo" also to get around ,,Hallo´´ In LaTeX I would have written ``Hallo´´ %% Minimal Inputfile for LuaLaTeX ...
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Preventing repeated periods in citations

I'm using natbib to do citations in text, and sometimes those citations end with a period. When this corresponds to the end of a sentence, a duplicate period can easily be inserted. A MWE: ...
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How to type apostrophes in an easier way?

I find typing `a word' and ``a word'' quite inconvenient, because I find it rather annoying to type ` and `` all the time. Instead, I'd prefer typing 'a word' and "a word" ...
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Getting rid of semicolon in vancouver style bib file when using @Webpage

As the title says, I am getting an extraneous semicolon after the type entry when using vancouver style bibtex. Here is the example .tex file: \documentclass[11pt, oneside]{amsart} ...
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Ending sentences in an aligned equation [duplicate]

This is more of a general "mathematical english/punctuation" question, but I figure TeX users will know the answer. The following sentence seems natural: We define the $xyz$ constant via ...
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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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Coloring combining characters without changing color of a base character

Problem I am trying to find out is there a good way to paint combining characters without changing the color of the base character they are combined with. My actual problem case is to make some ...
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Changing “and” to “&” and removing Oxford comma in bibliography

I need to change the "and" to "&" and remove the Oxford comma in my bibliography. I saw a solution here for removing the oxford comma that suggests changing the .bst file, but I'd prefer not to do ...
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Dashes (any kind) not showing up in table

I'm making a table that contains bond lengths and angles, and I can't get any dashes to show up to indicate a bond. I have typed (ETA entire table code): \begin{table}[hbp] \caption[Selected bond ...