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Space character: stretch after full stop

Is there a way to define certain instances of the space character to occupy a certain length in justfied text? The consistency of the size of the space after a full stop in a 12pt article (using ...
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Configurable spacing after \dots

LaTeX adds some space after the ellipsis \textellipsis. This is enhanced by ellipsis package, which only adds space before certain characters (and also gives the option to configure “easily” the ...
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2answers
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Typesetting a small function with Big parameters

I have a small function that needs to take big parameters. Right now I think that the function part looks too small and implicitly suggests it might be some kind of multiplication instead of an ...
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Double slashes close together with resizing

I basically want this symbol, but I want it to resize properly: While X/\mkern-6mu/H looks good, when I try to resize using \biggl, then the horizontal space between the two slashes becomes very ...
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compute position of each symbol [closed]

I've created a program that generates clickable areas on images with HTML5, taking as input a series of coordinates. Now what I'd like to do is send to that program a .png of a LaTeX expression ...
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Letter with ' (and correct spacing)

I am struggling with a problem I can't even name properly: I'm writing an article about an object A as well as its slightly different variant A'. I am wondering what character/symbol and/or spacing ...
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1answer
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Strange alignment when using tilde as the not operator in logic

I wish to use ~ which has latex symbol: \sim for the negation sign in logic. \sim and \neg are the two most frequent symbols for negation in logic. However, I get a strange looking result if I use ...
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Spacing and the use of \twoacc

When I use the \twoacc command it sometimes puts unwanted space before and after a phonetic symbol. This happens with, for example, with [p\twoacc[\r|\tr{\textturnr}]p]. The correct spacing occurs ...
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latex symbol for covering relation in posets [duplicate]

Is there a package with LaTeX symbols for the poset relations "covers" and "is covered by", as seen in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covering_relation? I've tried creating ⋅> and <⋅ symbols on my ...
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Customise \textvisiblespace

The accepted answer in this question shows a neat redefinition of \textvisiblespace, which I like to use because it doesn't produce a warning in math mode. However, I use it with monospace in an ...
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1answer
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a ∣ b and a ∤ b in formulas

What is the correct way, both semantically and typographically, to typeset a ∣ b and a ∤ b (read “a divides b” and ”a does not divide b”)? I guess I could simply type | (vertical bar, U+007C) or ...
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Dollar sign with txfonts and fontenc

I have a strange problem with the dollar sign ($) and \textbf{} when using the txfonts and fontenc packages. The dollar sign has a space after it. Both packages are required to reproduce the problem. ...
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How to make a circular arrow have the same size and position as other circular symbols?

I'm using the mathabx package's circular arrows; however, since I otherwise prefer the usual amsmath symbols, I'm following the setup described in Importing a Single Symbol From a Different Font to ...
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1answer
667 views

Symbol for chapter endings?

Is there an accepted way of marking a chapter ending? Right now I have new chapters start on new pages, but that leaves the last page of the previous chaater looking rather unfinished. I know that ...
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1answer
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\mod, quotient structures, and spacing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: typesetting modulus operator, as in remainder When \mod is used in a \cong b \mod c the extra space between \mod and what precedes it is appropriate. But what if I ...
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1answer
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Have a space after \texttrademark oder any kind of characters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Spaces behind \textgreater not working as expected I am faced with the following problem. I write a document in which I refer to a registered brand and thus looks like ...
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creating implication and equivalence symbols of intermediate length

It is said that using the commands \implies and \iff is preferred over \Rightarrow and \Leftrightarrow, because they give wider spacing around and thus more prominence to the characters. (This other ...
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adaptive \ldots with no (“…”) spacing

Due to the typographic traditions I'm used to, I prefer my \ldots to have no spacing in between, ideally exactly the same amount as in text. In math mode I would like to write things like \(1, 2, ...
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How can I decrease the space between the symbol “<” and text?

I use "0<F<1" in Latex, however in the pdf it is "0 < F < 1 ", I want to reduce the space between text and <, just like "0<F<1", would someone tell me how to do it?
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Kerning for arabic digits?

In most fonts, arabic digits have nonproportional width, meaning that 1 and 8 have exactly the same width even if the former has a smaller natural width. This is good for typesetting tables, but in ...
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1answer
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Suggestions for tweaking wide root index

I don't like how the wide mn index of the roots is being displayed and am looking to see how others have handled this problem. I am using the closed square root from the references listed below which ...
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1answer
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zero-width Quine corners

I would like to create symbol pairs that can be used like quotation marks (spacing-wise) look like Quine corners (roughly: \ulcorner ... \urcorner) or Japanese quotation marks (roughly: \ulcorner ...
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4answers
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Spacing between triple vertical lines

I would like to create a norm-like operator with 3 verticals bars instead of two. It has to look like $|||\cdot|||$. I would like to know how to decrease the spacing between the vertical bars such ...
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How can I get my ellipses formatted correctly in XeTeX?

I've been using \dots and \ldots to try to get ellipses happening. Ellipses should look like this: Some text . . . and then some more text. But instead they look like this: Some text ...and some ...
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Ellipsis with a period/fullstop

While quoting how ellipsis should be used if few sentences are omitted in between. (ommissions are not clauses or words or phrases, but sentences). For example if there is a passage like: This is a ...
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2answers
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How to insert a space after pifont symbol?

I've inserted a "cross" (\ding{55}) from package pifont in a text but I can't insert a space after it, Latex ignores the space from the source code. Does anyone have a suggestion? Edit: There was ...
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How to indicate elision in a quotation?

How should one typeset an elided passage in a quote? An example: \begin{quotation} some text [...] then some more \end{quotation} Elision in a quote is usually indicated by an ellipsis ...
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The trestle problem: how to avoid >=< in the output

TeX puts no space between \mathrel characters, so one can type := to make a definition. But careless authors often type stuff like < a, b > = < c, d > to indicate that two scalar ...