Questions tagged [alphabet]

An alphabet is a set of letters, representing phonemes, used to write one or more langages. {alphabet} refers to the proper displaying of sets of letters in (La)TeX.

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How can the traditional \epsilon be written in revtex?

RevTeX has chosen to use the \varepsilon symbol for both the \epsilon and the \varepsilon: http://www.physics.udel.edu/~bnikolic/teaching/phys660/PDF/revtex4.pdf (p. 25). Is there a way to re-...
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Devanagari initials in BibTeX

I'm writing up a paper in number theory, and there are a few number theorists from India whose work is relevant to it, and which I would hence like to reference to. Yet, even though I've managed to ...
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Create alphabet tracing worksheet

I want to reproduce these pages in order to teach children all the letters of the alphabet, I wonder if I could produce it in Latex instead of ordering a notebook on the internet ? Many thanks for ...
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Sorting bibliography in alphabetical order without using bibtex

Is there a way to sort the bibliography in alphabetical order without using bibtex, I am making a one-time project so dont really want to have to use bibtex. I tried using \bibliographystyle{plain} ...
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Georgian letters

I need to write Georgian letters in my LaTeX document. Unfortunately I have no idea how computers work, and can just use my TeX because a friend installed it for me. It seems I need a package (\...
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Package/help for using Yi Script?

I am doing work on Yi (Nuosu) language, and would like to incorporate the Yi script into my work in LaTeX. I have looked around and can't find a package that gives support for Yi script. Is there a ...
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How to create Xindy custom language alphabet?

I am trying to create a custom alphabet (Ancient Greek) to work with Xindy and Luatex. My goal is to put a index/glossary in this custom alphabet. I tried to adapt the methods in here and here, but ...
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How to combine russian and german language

I was using template and I tried to quote that were written in cyrillic. In my template there is a part that define language: \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[babel,...
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How to order alphabetically the items in the itemize environment? [duplicate]

I have a really long list in an itemize environment and I want to order it in alphabetical order. My code is the following: \documentclass[letterpaper,openright,12pt]{article} %\usepackage[spanish]{...
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Russian/Cyrillic alphabets under the simple commands in math modes - Latex

Can we write the Russian/Cyrillic alphabets/symbols using the Latex under the math modes? For example, for the Greek alphabet, like $\alpha$, $\beta$, etc -- it is very easy. This is the sort ...
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What the type of this special alphabet?

How to add special alphabet like this picture below? I have read from How to insert a special math alphabet, but I confused to determine what the font type of this alphabet. What the font type of ...
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Code in latex for document of non latin alphabet

I need to include a code in a document written in greek. I found the command to include the code as it is written, but the letters appear with the greek alphabet in the compiled version. Does anybody ...
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Math Script variant in mtpro2

Considering the guide of mtpro2 (full version) created by Walter Schmidt 2008/1/23, to pag. 8 (see the image below) there is the §2.8. I think that to have for example the second column of Fraktur, ...
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How to arrange tabular in alphabetical order

I have this code, which I want to arrange in alphabetical order: \section{Abbreviations} \doublespacing \begin{tabular}{p{4cm}p{12cm}} \textbf{AD} & Alzheimer's disease \\ \textbf{FAD} & ...
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Dictionary template how to arrange by alphabetical order

I am using Overleaf as an editor and came across their dictionary template. When I write my own entries they don't get sorted by alphabetical order as a dictionary should be. Q: How could one sort \...
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Replace specific characters in an alphabet

\I want to replace how specific characters in an alphabet are rendered. For example, when I write\bm{\mu}, I want it to compile as \boldsymbol{\upmu}. Also possible, to define a new "sub-alphabet" ...
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Combining mathcal and mathbb with thin lines

I am actually looking for tweak to this post Composition of \mathbb and \mathcal In particular would it be possible to get the same letters but with thin lines instead of think lines featured in the ...
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How can I make \Alph using standard latin letters while using new ukraineb.ldf (babel ukrainian)?

Normally, \Alph and \alph command produce enumeration A, B, C, ... and a, b, c, ... respectively. Some days ago I installed a new MikTeX version and found, that, while using \usepackage[ukrainian]{...
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Calligraphic and script fonts with both upper and lower case?

What do I need to do to define a \mathscr which can handle both upper and lower case letters and a \mathcal which can handle both upper and lower case, with the latter staying as close to the default \...
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BibTeX alphebetizes author by “von” rather than last name

I have a BibTeX entry with author=Julius von Braun which is sorted under v rather than B. It doesn't matter whether I write it as above or as author=von Braun, Julius or with various quotings. ...
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Generating a fractal letter and/or alphabet?

Is it possible in TeX or MetaFont etc. to generate a "character" that displays as a single letter at one scale but as a different character or even an entire alphabet at different scales? So at ...
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Accessing dutchcal and other fonts directly

I wanted to define one symbol using the dutchcal font, but using the dutchcal package ruins the command \mathcal. One workaround was to define another command \matholdcal by \DeclareMathAlphabet{\...
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unicode-math Use different font for latin alphabet

I am trying to use STIX Two Math for math. font as a non math font (symbol-wise, letters will be the only thing for math mode), but only for the letters involved in math, i. e. ...
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Hacking default math alphabet(-s?), for both normal and bold \mathversion's

I am trying to replace the greek math letters with another font, while keeping the rest of the math font intact. My solution so far works nice for the normal math version, but not for bold. I know ...
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mathastext font shapes rendered in wrong encoding

I am trying to use the mathastext package to replace alphabet letters in math with the default fonts in the document, and gfsdidot (udidot) for greek. I can either get everything relevant except greek ...
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Calligraphic symbols are too fancy with mathptmx package

I am using the mathptmx package because I prefer my text to be in Times New Roman. However, \mathcal provides in this package "super calligraphic" symbols looking like the ones obtained by using \...
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Creating a Japanese (Hiragana) alphabet

I'm creating a Japanese to English dictionary, using the glossaries package with xindy. Thanks to the answer here, I am able to put Japanese text in the name field of a glossary entry; eg. \...
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Search text in cyrillic alphabet [duplicate]

I have problem with documents generated in LaTeX with Cyrillic symbols. I created the following file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} \begin{document} ...
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Alphabetical line-numbering for texts which exceed 26 lines with reledmac package

I'm using the reledmac package and I'm trying to apply the alphabetical lineation for a text that exceeds the current maximum number of alphabetical characters allowed by the package itself (= 26, as ...
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Multiple Lists by Alphabetical Order at End of Document

I want to get the following lists, but I do not know how. I have investigated several approaches, but none led me to the desired result. I basically want my document to have several lists at the end. ...
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Dotted/Dashed text

is there a way to write dashed or dotted letters such that they appear like normal but dotted or dashed? i mean no word art or such things which i get when i use \pdfliteral{q 1 Tr [0.1 .8]0 d}#1\...
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Math alphabet ignores fontspec options on LuaLaTeX

I am trying to create a new math alphabet on LuaLaTeX, based on the code of mathspec. I set up a font family with some options via fontspec and declare it as an alphabet. Although it seems to work, ...
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Change alphabet for sorting in biblatex for same year

I take MWE from here Sort bibliography with same author and same year (biblatex) \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \usepackage[style=authoryear,sorting=nyt]{biblatex} \begin{...
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Printing letters or words for posting on walls

When learning a foreign alphabet or language (hence [x]unicode), it's helpful to print the letters or words, scatter them around one's surroundings, and quiz oneself once in a while to improve one's ...
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How can I use \dtlsort with different alphabets?

Relevant to my other question regarding Norwegian, I need to sort a number of items alphabetically. I use this code to collect a list of items defined by \vocab into a database called vocabsort. \...
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Cross-Referenced Index/Dictionary

I am undergoing some amateur Greek studies and would like to construct a dictionary of sorts with LaTeX. I would obviously like some sort of alpha-beta-cal listing of vocabulary words I encounter, ...
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insert greek letter in enumerate list [duplicate]

When I type \alpha my list get crazy...What I am doing wrong? \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \pagestyle{empty} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{ifxetex} \ifxetex\usepackage{fontspec}\setmainfont[...
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Lost \dotfill After The texindy command

MWE \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[turkish]{babel} \usepackage{makeidx} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{...
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Why no sans-serif italic numerals in unicode-math? How do I get them?

I'm trying to use unicode-math's \mathsfit to set sans-serif italicised numerals in math mode. I don't want sans-serif math in general; only numerals and latin/Latin (but that works already). I use ...
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Latex: “curly N” for neighborhood in Graph Theory context [duplicate]

How to do the "curly N" for neighborhood in Graph Theory context? Please see the image attached.
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Better alpha symbol

The alpha letter in math mode doesn't look well: its tails aren't clear. The following are images of the alpha letter in math mode: Size 10 pts: Size 60 pts: Notice how the tails aren't as clear ...
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Kerning when inserting symbols from another font

I have a METAFONT that implements the shavian alphabet mapping ASCII characters to shavian glyphs, for example the t is the shavian letter 'tot'. I have mapped the shavian letter's unicode ...
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Words starting with non-letter character in index

When indexing using makeidx, what should I do with terminology starting with a non-letter character? E.g. "†-category", which one would expect appearing before the letter A.
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How to manually change the index file (.ind) to achieve correct order for foreign letters?

I am using MikTex,pdfLaTex, WinXP_SP3. I want to create an index including foreign letters in correct alphabetical order. Using Xindy seems like a lot of hassle, so I would like to avoid it. How can ...
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Problem with enumerate and compactenum

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{enumitem} \usepackage{enumerate} \usepackage{paralist} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate}[label=(\alph*)] \...
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Why might SetMathAlphabet{\mathit} not change the alphabet?

I'm trying to change the math alphabet. The following MWE compiles with neither error nor warning in my latex installation, but the math font is not actually changed. The math alphabet remains the ...
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How can I change the default order between letters of an alphabet?

I'm writing a book in Persian. In its index there is a problem. Words are using Arabic order! So it causes a problem as in Arabic language they don't have four letters 'پ p (in pen)', 'چ ch (in cheese)...
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How can I typeset this particular Devnagari character?

I am comfortable with using all of the Devnagari script. However, I'm finding it difficult to use the letters "श" and "श्री"; the former is present in Devnagari, whereas the latter isn't. How can I ...
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Is it possible to typeset the Ge'ez alphabet in LaTeX?

Is there any package for typesetting Ge'ez (Ethiopic) in LaTeX?
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Other Alphabet [Turkish Language] sorting in Index

My code; \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\...