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beramono and texttt : angle brackets show as inverted exclamation mark and inverted question mark symbols (upside-down signs, like in spanish)

Angle brackets < and > in \texttt render as inverted exclamation mark and inverted question mark (spanish punctuation marks): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{beramono} \begin{document} ...
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How do I typeset a low single quotation mark?

How do I typeset a low "9" single quotation mark such as that seen below?
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How to remove “.” in the definition [duplicate]

I want to add a definition in my LaTeX file. However, I have a dot after the word definition. How can I remove it? I want: Definition Here is the definition NOT Definition. Here is the ...
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LuaLaTeX comma issue in math mode [duplicate]

I am having an issue compiling math equations. I got a weird comma symbol with lualatex. Here is a MWE and the result : \documentclass[french]{report} \usepackage{fontspec,luatextra,xunicode} ...
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How to deal with hyphens in .bib files?

I am using a .bib files for my references. Some entries have a hyphen in the title or in the abstract which mess up with LaTex. It returns l.22 ...y Local Adaptation and Fitness Trade,Äė ...
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Get punctuation in Springer spbasic bibstyle

This question relates to: Issue with Springer spbasic on how to get punctuation in the bibliography entries. I've been able to add periods for p. and pp. and Ed. and et al., as suggested in the ...
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Author punctuation in Biblatex bibliography

I'm looking to remove the comma between author first name and surname in the bibliography. To come out as: Vincent C, Amalberti R. (2015) LaTeX works so well. BMJ 25(1):370-81 Instead, I'm getting: ...
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How to enable/disable automatic quotations marks and control indents with csquote and \blockquote

When my blockquote is long enough, latex don't put quotation marks when using \blockquote in the csquote package, e.g.: The Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) paradigm is largely attributed ...
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pgf-plot: y-axis shows comma instead of decimal point

The ticks of the y-axis have to be displayed with a decimal point instead of a comma. I have no idea how to do that. I'm using \usepackage[english]{babel} and even the commad \decimalpoint does not ...
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illogical punctuation and non french spacing

There is a convention in American typesetting that punctuation marks such as commas and periods should not come immediately after a closing quotation mark; instead they should be moved inside. It ...
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Using “\citeauthor{key}.” at the end of a phrase renders repeated points

The present question is a follow-up question to this one: Preventing repeated periods in citations I have the same problem, using \citeauthor{key}. at the end of a phrase for a reference with more ...
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Polyglossia \setdefaultlanguage seems to break French quotes

This might be more of a bug report than a proper question, but here goes. In the following example, compiled with lualatex, the sequence << is translated to an opening French quotation mark ...
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Changing citation style

i am currently using the package \usepackage[authoryear,comma]{natbib} and the style plain. Everything is working as it should besides the one thing that when i have 2 authors it cites as follows: ...
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pgfplots import data from table with comma as decimal separator

I am trying to plot data from data files which are using the comma as decimal separator instead of a point (as is normal in SI style (French version): ...
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Problem with quotes and AtEndDocument

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{babel,quotes,angles} ...
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hyphenation and punctuation with “.–” at the end of the line

I have to edit a text (actually a diary) where the line quite often ends with: .– (point and dash) eg. "Last night I took the subway.–" LaTeX does not break the word "subway" if it's at the end of ...
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ConTeXt \quote command resets font shape. Is this a bug?

Whenever I use \quote command, it resets font shape to upright (while \quotation command works as expected). I suppose it's a bug. Here's the minimal example: \starttext {\bf Font shape \quote{does} ...
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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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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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Can't remove an automated period

\section{Education} \cventry{2011 -- 2015}{Honours Physics, H.BSc}{FSU}{Tallahassee, Florida} \textit{} When this is translated there is a comma space period after florida (eg...Florida, .) I ...
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Add Comma Before & in reference list

I am relatively new to LaTex and I am using TexMaker on Linux for my thesis. I am using the following code for my document and in particular for my reference list: ...
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Biblatex IEEE extra comma before and: author1, author2, and author3

When I use Biblatex with style=ieee, I get a COMMA and a AND before the third author in my bibliography: MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Is there a way to add a quote inside smart quotes? [duplicate]

Is there a way to add a quote within smart quotes? Let's say I need to render something like "volonta'" (notice how there's a ' + " symbol at the end of the word), how would I do that? So far I've ...
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Adding straight quote marks to \texttt

Problem: Inline text gets curled quote marks and I would like to format these automatically to be straight ones instead. Minimal Working Example (MWE): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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How to modify a bibliography style to surround titles in single quotes in a bibliography? [closed]

I want to make the title show ` ' around it with capitalization being saved. I could go through and manually modify the .bib file I suppose...
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Using — to produce Kav Mafrid (Hebrew dash) in XeLaTeX

I am using XeLaTeX + polyglossia for Hebrew typesetting. Recently I have encountered an issue with producing dashes (Kav Mafrid, in Hebrew) in Hebrew texts. The issue arises when I am using ...
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colon after Appendix name

I am trying to solve a simple problem but have been unable to find a answer on this forum. My question is -- how can I put a colon after the appendix name? I feel that it should be pretty simple but ...
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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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I'm not getting curly quotes or apostrophes

All the questions I've looked at say that curly quotes are the default, but that's not what I'm getting in my PDF. Is there anything amongst the following that would cause my document to have ...
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Should you put citations before or after interpunction?

This probably also could go to English.SE, but I'm not sure. When I want to cite a source for a complete sentence, you put the citation before or after the period? And if you cite for a word, or ...
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Figure and table numbers in caption are terminated by a period and semicolon

I'd like help redefining the Table and Figure captions. Currently both Table and Figure numbers are terminated by a period and colon. For example, \caption{Foo bar} Produces the text, Table 1.: ...
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How to remove the dot in the proof environment (using ntheorem package)?

\begin{proof} something \end{proof} produces Proof. something and I want Proof: something The solution suggested here produces an error if one uses the ntheorem package instead of amsthm ...
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Fontspec en- and em-dash ligatures

When producing en- or em-dashes with fontspec enabled i XeLaTeX, the ligatures are not produced, it simply prints -- and ---. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Linux ...
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Separator between “in:” and maintitle

I meet some problems of bibliographical style because of my modifications. I modified my style to correspond at norms of my director but modifications are note very "clean". Sometimes, books have no ...
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Adequate hyphenation of words already containing a hyphen

Unlike in English, in German there are quite a few words that contain a hyphen, e.g., "Arbeiter-Unfallversicherung" (workers' accident insurance). By default, (La)TeX will only break such words after ...
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space before and after emdashes

I am typing a document in French and I need to automatically get a fine space (unbreakable) after opening emdash and before closing dash. ---\, blahblah\, --- is not very good... How can I do that. ...
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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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\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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Wrong direction of quotation marks

How to change the direction of quote mark in latex? Both of them are in same direction. How to have one in opposite direction? \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,oneside,onecolumn]{iiscthes} ...
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Impossible to overwrite a dot in subsection title

I am using a class from EMS (European Math. Society), which is largely based on amsart.cls but which has a specific line saying (so I read in the comments) that they redefine sub(sub)section(*) so ...
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How can I fix formatting (e.g., missing parentheses and punctuation) of reference entries created with biblatex-apa?

First, I should admit I'm still fairly new to LaTeX, but I love it so far, even if it can be a bit demanding at times. Regarding my issue, I searched here in Stack Exchange and within the ...
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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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When to use \dots, \ldots, \cdots, and blanks? [duplicate]

I am writing math. questions like these: Complete the missing numbers: 3,4,...,...,7 5+...=7 The rectangle contains four ... angles (choices: acute, obtuse or right) In each case of the mentioned ...
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Add a dot after chapter and section/figure/table number in ToC/LoF/LoT using tocstyle

I am using package tocstyle package to format my ToC/LoF/LoT lists. I saw already some answers using other packages, but none with tocstyle. And the use of tocstyle is "mandatory". I want to have a ...
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Putting a full stop in the end of an equation makes equation number appear one line below

I'm having a problem. I am writing my thesis in physics, so I use a lot of equations. Since equations are to be treated as part of a sentence they include punctuation in the end. I have all the ...
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French quotation marks in titles

I'm currently finishing my PhD thesis. I use Lyx and the packages \usepackage[french]{babel} \frenchbsetup{FrenchFootnotes=false} I use the french quotation marks (guillemets) without any problem ...
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How to type apostrophes in verbatim material

How can I type an apostrophe in \verb mode? I've tried using \' and I've seen solutions that work in the verbatim environment, but I'm not sure how to do this inline. Thanks in advance!
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How to remove comma from authoryear citation

I am using biblatex and biber for the bibliography of my thesis and the required bibliography style resembles the one provided by authortitle. Citations are required to be in the form authoryear. I ...
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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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Full stop after an aligned formula? [duplicate]

maybe this is not the right context to ask, since it's not really a tex-question. Hopefully someone can still answer it. After an aligned formula as the last part of a sentence, am I supposed to put ...