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Babel: two languages, active shorthands

I'd like to use multiple languages in my document (babel), and both ngerman and british should have the nice shorthands active ("` and "'). The british language environment should turn "` into “ and ...
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TeX quotation marks short-circuit optional argument with \ifx

In a command with an optional argument, if I put a string beginning with TeX quotes (e.g., ``quote'') in the optional argument, something goes wrong. See the bottom entry in the example below. The ...
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How to subscript a single quotation mark?

I can do: \emph{f$_i$$_j$} to get fij But how do I get fij'? I've tried: \emph{f$_i$$_j$$_'$} But it didn't work.
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Put parentheses by default when referencing an equation [duplicate]

I have this equation: \begin{equation} \label{eq:helicsol} x = y \end{equation} and then I have: As we can observe, the solution of \ref{eq:helicsol} and I get: As we can observe, the ...
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What is the best way to use quotation mark glyphs?

There are several types of quotation marks in the English language (and in other languages there are even more). There are also several ways in LaTeX to represent these. I have seen editors, that are ...
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Biblatex not putting a dot behind “abbreviated” single character author name

Here it is claimed that using biber as backend is enough to correctly "abbreviate" with a dot author names given as a single character, however, from my MWE it does not seem like this would be the ...
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biblatex - Manually replace dash with en dash in bibliography

I use biblatex, biber with the style biblatex-philosophy. Unfortunately, the page ranges in the bibliography are produced with a regular dash and not an en dash. Here is a MWE: ...
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How do I make en/em dashes work in Myriad when using it with MinionPro

I'm using MinionPro for the body of a document and Myriad for figure/table captions. Because I can't load packages MinionPro and Myriad at the same time, I load the Myriad fonts for the sans-serif ...
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Get comma between multiple reference superscript numbers

When I add multiple references at the same point in my document, the superscript numbers are shown directly next to each other. I want a comma between them but cannot work out how to do that. It was ...
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Locally disabling en and em dash ligatures

A programming tool that I use (coqdoc) generates LaTeX documentation from my source code. Parts of the manual include pretty-printed code listings and math proofs. These listings and proofs are ...
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Color of dash gaps in tabular and dash endpoint alignment?

I am using the \usepackage[table]{xcolor} and the \rowcolors{...}{...}{...} command to get rowwise alternating background colors in my tables. Now i wanted to have dashed vertical lines and came ...
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How to break long URLs using common hyphenation but adding a line feed indicator?

I saw several questions like this one that request a solution for breaking apart URLs. I wonder if it is possible to hyphenate the words in a URL as it happens in normal text (i.e., breaking apart ...
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Multilingual document: Problem between babel and csquotes: \MakeOuterQuote{"}

: Line 5 is my problem... I want to use simple quotation marks in a multilingual document with csquotes AND babel, with the help of \MakeOuterQuote{"}, and I need the command \selectlanguage{ngerman} ...
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How to correctly write number ranges?

Suppose I would like to write something like: "She has between 1-5 cookies on her at all times."; what is the correct way to write such a number range in TeX? Is it: $1$-$5$ Or: $1\text{-}5$ ...
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French guillemets specific look

I want to find the french guillemets in latex. To be honest I found them by many ways : \og text \fg{} with or without OT1 and french babel, but they do not produce the same result as those which ...
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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 delimiter after journal title

I am trying to change the separator between the title of a journal article and the following element (In this case the name of the journal). however, I cannot find the proper delimiter in the §4.10 of ...
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position punctuation after a box

In this document I think the period would look better horizontally aligned with the floor of the box. Perhaps it should be bolder, too. If you think the alignment is right as is please say so. Edit: ...
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Adding a comma after “et al.” in citations doesn't work for a different language “et al.”

In an assignment, I am required to have citations formatted in the following manner: in the authoryear style with a comma after the andothers-string (normally "et al.") with "et al." translated to ...
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How to prevent a stranded comma on the next line?

In this document, where I am replicating my original document in order to get the issue I am highlighting here, a comma is stranded on the next line: \documentclass[a4paper, 14pt]{extarticle} ...
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French-style quotes look ugly

I want to use French-style quotes like so: «Quote» So i replaced the quotes with \flqq{} and \frqq{} but unfortunately it looks very ugly (see example) is there a way to have the french quotes ...
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Removing period after subsection

How is it done? Here are my style file examples \renewcommand\thechapter {\Roman{chapter}} \renewcommand\thesection {\arabic{chapter}.\arabic{section}} ...
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Spurious punctuation in xelatex + biblatex + Cyrillic or Greek

Biblatex has a mechanism that prevents spurious punctuation. Generally, it works fine but fails with xetex and some languages. The MWE below compiles fine with pdflatex but with xelatex yields double ...
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Replace “dot” with “comma” using biber and verbose-trad1

I'd like to have a "comma" instead of a "dot" after the authors and before the title. In other words, replace the "dot" for a "comma" as the author-title separator... MWE : \documentclass{article} ...
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Double dot at the end of sentence when figure reference ends with a dot

I try to make a class. I wrote \renewcommand\thetable{\thechapter\arabic{table}.} and under the table or in sentence I have e.g. "Table 2.1." but problem is when reference is at the end of ...
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Removing double punctuation when SI units with dots occur at the end of a sentence

I'm writing a document that uses a mix of SI and atomic units. The latter are usually written in the slightly awkward notation p = 1 a.u. with dots and all. (I know, it's not great, but what can ...
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Biblatex journal: issue, number punctuation

I use biblatex-biber in a report class, and need to modify my journal footnote from this: JOUR 24, no. 2 (1998) to this: JOUR 24.2 (1998) I am using a document style I did not create, and ...
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Can not redefine the command of \figureformat (\figureformat undefined)

I want to redefine the \figureformat to customize the output of figure captions: \renewcommand*{\figureformat}{\thefigure.\figurename} However, it gives an error when I compile: \figureformat ...
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use dots instead of comma in math mode with babel package use [duplicate]

hi i started to use math mode for lab reports but when i use the babel package (\usepackage[spanish]{babel}) the dots changes by comma, i been tried to use \DeclareMathSymbol and \mathcode.="8000` ...
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Block quote with big quotation marks

How can I create a block quote enviroment with big quotation marks similar to the Cquote Template of Wikipedia? Additionally it would be nice to place both quotation marks and quote in a colored box ...
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vancouver.bst : How to remove the dot after the journal name

I need to remove the dots after the names of the journals in the references of my paper. I am using the vancouver style file. My minimum working example (MWE) looks like this: ...
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How to except code blocks from csquotes smart quoting?

\LaTeX newbie here. I figured out that csquotes can be used to automate smart curly quotes, and have added this to my preamble: \usepackage{csquotes} \MakeOuterQuote{"} This has the effect of ...
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Is there a way to disable kerning of punctuation marks globally?

I use the font XCharter in my document. Unfortunately, I get undesired kerning of punctuation marks following capital letters like W, P and T – especially in the bibliography (biblatex). Is there a ...
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Footnotemark after period in bibliography

I need footnotes in either the pages or addendum fields of some of my references. Since I don't have control over the period appended at the end of those fields, the footnote mark will end up before ...
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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 ...
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biblatex: title and authors to be switched and followed by a line break instead of punctuation

The following MWE explains what I'd like to obtain: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} % \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @Book{ ...
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A comma decimal separator that is bigger than a dot

\documentclass{mwrep} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} Check:\\ with "," $0,125$\\ with "." $0.125$ with commas: \begin{equation} P= \begin{bmatrix} 0,1 & 0,3 & 0,0 & 0,6 \\ ...
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Biblatex: Remove comma after andothers / et al.? Only if editor field is used [duplicate]

I need a pretty specific human-science citation style, that's why things got a bit difficult. Most of the times it works, but now I've got a problem: sometimes a book as only one or more editors, ...
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French spacing for semicolon in math mode

When writting mathematics in a french document, you should use the semicolon instead of the comma to separate the coordinate of a vector or a point (for example). The problem is that in math mode, ...
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Typesetting novel dialogue where one speaker has multiple paragraphs

I'm typesetting a novel wherein many characters have 2+ paragraphs of uninterrupted dialogue. Example: “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet…tik. “Nullam orci dolor, porttitor a…julo? “Nulla nibh ...
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How to automatically put the footnotes before punctuation?

I have little problem :). I have a big file with 1422 footnotes. The problem is that I need to put every footnotes before punctuation (.,;). How to automatically put the footnotes before punctuation? ...
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Avoid line break between em-dash and the next word

I'm writing a text in Spanish, and I have a phrase wrote between em-dashes (that work like parentheses). The problem is that if the "opening" em-dash is too near the end of the line, then it may ...
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Non-breaking spaces inside dashes

Exists a method or environment to write in French, exactly like a quote in « guillemets », a text in — en dashes — with automatic non-breaking spaces inside ? So, I used this trivial method, but it ...
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Biblatex change punctuation between authors in multiple citations

I use biblatex package. I have a problem with changing multiple citations punctuation. I want use such commands as \cites and \parentcites follows: \cites{AuthorYYYY,AuthorYYYY,AuthorYYYY} I have ...
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Page-Range: output hypen as en-dash in \autocite

I'm trying to get \autocite to output -- for the page-range, the same way Biblatex does it for the bibliography entries: This is my MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ backend=biber, ...
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How to make LaTeX do auto punctuation like Word

Something is bothering me while I use LaTeX. If using, for example, Word, it will automatically capitalize the first letter of the beginning of each sentence and also suggesting to make some other ...
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Increasing the kerning around ' (apostrophe) but not inside the " (double quote) in microtype?

The microtype package (with kerning=true) allows to use \SetExtraKerning [ unit = space ] { encoding = {OT1,T1,LY1} }{ ' = {500, 400} } to increase the kerning before (500) and after (400) the ...
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How can I input normal quotes in LyX?

For example, if I type "this" into LyX file, the output PDF will show “this”, the quotes change to a set of curly quotes. But I want it looks like "this". Especially in LyX, there are six quotes ...
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Theoremstyle : adding dots

I need an extra dot in the format of \theoremstyle, for example; 2.1.3. Theorem 2.1. Lemma I use : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsthm} \swapnumbers \newlength{\spacelength} ...
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Guillemets in LaTeX («»)

I need the characters «» in my LaTeX document. I'm writing in English though, and I don't want to use Babel. I have the following hack but I'd like a better way: \newcommand{\q}[1]{{% \font\larm = ...