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{brackets} is about different brackets, their usage and functionality in (La)TeX.

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Linguex: gloss alignment with (square) brackets

I noticed that linguex aligns the first word of a gloss to the square bracket, and not to the actual word within the bracket. Here's a part of my document (I copied pasted all the packages I'm using ...
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How to change the direction of a huge bracket?

I could easily add this to lyx. But how can I change the direction of this bracket? The code for this is the following. \documentclass[english]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[latin9]{...
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Using { in a table as if it were a vertical line

The question is simple but I am afraid the answer is not: I would like to change the default vertical line between two columns of a table by a { as long as the vertical height of the table. \begin{...
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Parentheses size on mathpazo

I noticed that using the font mathpazo the parentheses done with \big(,\big) or with \left( and \right) on a mid sized expression are larger than necessary and definitely larger than the corresponding ...
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Nested \left and \right) make \vphantom have non-zero width

I have many nested \left( and \right) parentheses in my document and I'm trying to find a flexible way to make outer pairs larger. Unfortunately, I cannot use \delimitershortfall recommended here. ...
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LaTeX beamer problem with equations centered inside braces

I just recently started to use Latex, so I'am having some problems with the equation environment. In specific, I want to put three different equations inside brackets, but I want then to be center ...
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Incorrect symbol appears under math environment

When I write under math environment, e.g. $y(t)$, the brackets doesn't show. Also, I found, when I $\sum a_n$, or $\int_t$, it comes up with flowery "P" and "R" respectively. I have listed all the ...
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How do I stack multiple underbrackets?

How do I reproduce the lines like the image below in LaTeX? In this image, common characters are connected by a line. I've tried using \overbrace and \underbrace, but I couldn't reproduce it ...
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Length of \underbracket with Libertinus Math

The combination of Libertinus Math and \underbracket (provided by mathtools) produces unreasonably large brackets if the argument of \underbracket becomes too long. (One can probably also argue that ...
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Big brackets and text inside the brackets

I was trying to make something similar to this image However if I try to do it with the function \left { \right } in my document It looks really bad. Can you give me some recomendation to improve ...
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A bigger curly bracket in the system of equations [duplicate]

I'm using Lyx and I need to type this system of these two questions. The problem is that I know almost nothing of TeX so I use a script a friend of mine wrote for me: \begin{cases} \frac{y}{x+y}-0.34=...
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Right brackets for multiple code lines [duplicate]

I'm new to latex and I was wondering is there a way to achieve something like this in latex? I have searched the internet but I achieve a good solution. This post is good but it didn't have written ...
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Breaking curly brackets with 3 equations

Anyone know how I can form break 3 equations with curly brackets in this format?
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Superscript not obeying brackets

I am trying to put in superscript only what is in brackets: (2) Let $\overline{h \circ s}(v) = h(\overline s(c)) = h(c^ {\mathfrak_{U}} )$ when $c$ is a constant. \\ (3) $\overline{h \circ s}(f_{...
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How to break a long equation which is in brackets?

I am using amsmath package. I am able to break equation which is outside bracket but I want to break the equation inside these two big brackets also. Here, is the code: \begin{equation} \begin{...
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How do I put 3 equations in two Curly brackets with text

So, I have a formula like the one in the picture on the left and I want to make it so that instead of having to put two separate alignments, I can add two curly braces to 3 equations. My final result ...
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BibDesk does not permit parentheses in Cite Key

BibDesk does not permit parentheses within the Cite Key field even though BibTeX works perfectly well with such parentheses and other BibTeX database programs (such as JabRef) permit it. So I think ...
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Automatically add Parentheses to \cos, \sin, \log, ecc. , allowing subscripts

I'm sorry if the title suggests a question that has been asked a lot of times (see below), but I couldn't find an answer that also fulfills another need... As a math teacher, I want my students to ...
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writing two line equation in parenthesis in LaTeX

How do I write this in Latex. I don't want the figure. How do I write it in equation form
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How to fix height of parentheses in Tikz

I am constructing a figure with Tikz, and I need to insert different vertical parentheses (brackets) like in my previous question (see : How to construct a synoptic table?) which have different ...
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Several lines in a bracket

Can someone display a method to write something like this in latex?
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Delimiters \left( and \right) do not work (fourier and teubner)

Sorry i posted a totally useless long post. I reproduced now the very same issue thanx to the comments of daleif. Here it is: MWE: \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage[polutonikogreek, italian,...
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using "\interval" causes undefined control sequence error

Why does this line causes undefined control sequence error? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \title{Amsmath example} \author{ShareLaTeX Templates} \date{June ...
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How to fix \left and \right formatting in LaTeX?

I frequently come to this website for help on LaTeX formatting, but this is one issue I have not been able to find an answer to. My question boils down to the fundamental issue with \left and \right. ...
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Still cannot combine split with curly brackets [duplicate]

I tried to use vphantom{...} and overleaf does not take breaqn package, so I still have the question: I have the following formula, but I get an error with it that I can't fix. What is wrong here ...
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Why does LaTeX parse square brackets differently than curly braces?

In this comment (copied below without effort to preserve formatting): It may be worth pointing out why this happens. The [ and ] bracketing of optional arguments in LaTeX isn't as robust as the { .....
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Rescaling icon made in TeX

A few days ago, I posted here about my tikz picture as an icon. So, you helped me and it worked. But now, I have some problem. I would like it to be rescaled so I could use it with command \bracket{}{}...
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Cannot use tall curly brackets with array [duplicate]

I tried the other posts here on the following problem, but they don't work for this equation. I have the following: \begin{equation} \psi(x)=\frac{1}{2\pi i}\int_{\partial\gamma_r}\left\{\frac{1}...
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Bold brackets in equation environment

I want to write an equation with bold extended brackets. For example: \begin{equation} x_k = \left[\begin{matrix} 1 & T_s & \displaystyle \dfrac{T_s^2}{2} \\ 0 & 1 & T_s \\ 0 & 0 ...
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Why should I “enclose the previous parenthesis with ‘{}’”? [duplicate]

I stumbled across this line in chktex (here) with a note saying This is a warning which you may ignore, but for maximum aestethic pleasure, you should enclose your bracket characters with `{}'s. ...
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Can't write square brackets inside a table: Bad math environment delimiter

I am working on this thesis template. I need to start a text with square brackets and the word inside the brackets ends with underscore, like: [test]_text But I am getting an error: Bad math ...
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Making \left[ \right] ignore the height of \underbrace

This question is similar to Underbrace without big environment-braces ( \left(\right) ) but that article isn't exactly what I need. I need the underbrace to appear below the brackets. The following ...
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siunitx: horizontal alignment of rows with integers, non-integers with variable number of decimals, "surrounding material", and brackets

I have the following table: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{MnSymbol} \usepackage{siunitx} \usepackage{longtable} \usepackage{...
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Adjacent large square brackets with text in tikzpicture

Call me thick but, how do you tweak the code in the answer here so that brackets are adjacent, e.g., one starts at, say, point (0,0) and ends at point (2,0) and the next one goes from (2.5, 0) to (3.5,...
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Fix inconsistent matrix parentheses size in stix2

As the development of stix2 seems inactive, I want to find at least a local fix for this Problem: Parentheses in bigger matrices are too big as in the following example which was compiled from the ...
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alternative LaTeX-code for round parenthesis ( )

For square brackets one can use \lbrack \rbrack instead of [ ] Is there also an alternative LaTeX command to get normal parentheses (i.e. round brackets) instead of ( and ). Is there a better / more ...
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Chemical formula - how can I write parentheses?

I want to write the following chemical equation in Latex: I'm trying to put the parentheses in (): \documentclass[fontsize=11pt]{article} \usepackage{braket} \usepackage{pdfpages} \usepackage{...
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What's the proper height for brackets around integrals and summations?

What's the proper height for brackets around integrals and summations? Are there typesetting convetions for these cases? E.g., I have this equation: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath}...
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Brackets with given height

In some very very very restricted cases, "cum grano salis", I'd like to manually adjust some brackets heights. The idea is to have a single macro that accepts an argument with the correct ...
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Redefining \big, \Big etc. to \left and \right locally, A (quasi) real case example

Lets say I'm reviewing the layout of a paper (I'm not the author) and I have this code: \begin{align} \Delta_s^- &= \frac{|t_s|^2}{2U} \int_{\vec k} \frac{1 }{\omega_U^2} \Bigg[\frac{ h_s(\...
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Can I use \@ifnextchar to redefine \big macro to \left or \right?

This question is relate to Conditionally redefine \big, \bigg, etc. to \left or \right (locally). I'd like to redefine the \big macro respectively to \left, when followed by (, [, and \{, and \right, ...
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Math mode brackets `\[...\]` without centering

I'd like to be able to put math mode in distinguishable opening and closing brackets, like \[...\], instead of $...$, but the problem is, \[...\] seems to be auto-centering the equation. Is there a ...
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Align operators inside big brackets - using alignat*

The obvious alignment would be the = and the + signs, however, I do wish to align the es). alignat* allows me to alternate between right and left alignment, so I can have right alignment before the es ...
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Adding curly bracket in pgfplot

A few days ago, I was trying to draw some graph to illustrate the epsilon-delta of the limit. As I am just starting to learn how to use pgfplots and tikz, I wasn't able to do it myself, nonetheless, I ...
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How do I position horizontally and vertically repeated brackets where text not lined up with centre

I am trying to replicate a diagram in a paywalled article and I'm having problems. It's using repeated curly brackets to demonstrate a hierarchy. But, because the ideas at each level in the hierarchy ...
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Cannot make bigger parentheses with \left \right

I try making my second pair of parenthesis bigger to match the picture using: $$= p+(1-p)\left(1+ \mathbf E [X]\right)$$ Somehow, that doesn't work. Can someone point out my error?
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Increase spacing between custom \left and \prod & \sum

I slightly modified the spacing around \left and \right as described here. \let\originalleft\left \let\originalright\right \renewcommand{\left}{\mathopen{}\mathclose\bgroup\originalleft} \...
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Add space between italic/smallcaps glyph and upright parenthesis

I'm typesetting a document where unavoidably there are upright parentheses in the middle of italic or smallcaps words, like th(is) \textit{th}(\textit{is}) (or the same with \textsc). In only these ...
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When using vector notation, why do I get double braces around my fractions?

I am trying to format a vector gradient with two fractions in it but unfortunately I get it displayed with double braces around the two fractions. Here's my LaTeX: \nabla f = \left( \begin{pmatrix} \...
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\big parenthesis not much bigger than simple parenthesis in 11pt font [duplicate]

I frequently use simple and larger parenthesis in math mode, like what is shown in the MWE below: \documentclass[11pt,letterpaper,twoside]{book} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{...
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