Questions tagged [characters]

{characters} is about the regular alphabetic characters that are part of some script in a language. For accented characters, add {accents}. For non-alphabetic characters, use {symbols} instead.

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Emulating missing accent

This time I'm working on the bilingual edition of the First Grammatical Treatise. I chose the Brill font which is almost perfect -- by itself and for my goals -- except that it is missing a few ...
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Overleaf not working with pipe into lstlisting block of source code

% %%%% Code Snippet START: %%%% \begin{lstlisting}[language=bash] grep ^hello t.txt # ok grep ^hello t.txt | grep bye # NOT SHOW THE PIPE! grep ^hello t.txt \| grep bye # NOT SHOW THE PIPE! \end{...
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Count characters in piece of text, ignoring latex code

I want to control the size of a piece of text in my Latex document (for an application for research funding), and ignore the latex code. I want to count also the whitespaces. I really want to measure ...
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Counting the number of occurences of specific characters in a string in an expandable way

This question shows how to count the number of occurrences of a specific character in a string. I would like to do it in an expandable way, and for a list (not only one) of specific characters. \...
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LaTeX displays (replaces? shows?) combining comma above right (U+315) as a backtick/grave accent (U+0060)

I am using Overleaf to write a grammar of Lushootseed (a native language) and I need to use the symbol ƛ̕, which is composed of ƛ and ̕ (a combining diacritic). I've been able to get other characters ...
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Is character count with spaces possible in LaTex?

Hi I've really tried to google around on this one, but nothing has worked for me. Anyone who knows, if it is possible to count characteristics with space? Thank you in advance. Best, Maria
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New line cause a "\par" even the "\endlinechar" is changed to "\char256" in TeX

TeX will insert \endlinechar at the end of line. If the value of \endlinechar is negative or greater than 255, no character is appended, and the effect is as if every line ends with %. \def\...
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What are the special meanings of # and ! for etoolbox? [duplicate]

In this this question, we find ##! in the context of a \newcommand definition, and specifically right after the \addtablerow command from the etoolbox package is used. What does ##! mean here? Why is ...
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What follows the `^^` in TeX? Hex or Dec or symbol?

^^6\bye will produces v. I can understand this. 6 is the symbol of ASCII table, and the DEC of 6 symbol is 54. As 54 is smaller than 64, so 54+64=128. The 128th symbol of ASCII table is v. ^^61 ...
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Why can the character number 127 be ouput by default?

On page 44 of The TeXbook, it says, the “dangerous bend” sign used in this manual appears as character number 127 of font manfnt, and that font is selected by the control sequence \manual On page 45 ...
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"^^A" does not work in TeX?

On page 45 of The TeXbook, TEX has a standard way to refer to the invisible characters of ASCII: Code 0 can be typed as the sequence of three characters ^^@, code 1 can be typed ^^A, and so on up to ...
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Using Arial and special characters

I have to use Arial in my document. If I want to use special characters in the text, such as numbers set higher or lower, these are not displayed or are only displayed as a rectangle.Superscript 2(²) ...
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Missing Character

I was trying to make changes to a template but was running into an issue. You see, it seems the first character (Chinese) was always missing from the first line under the {defn} line.(Like this ...
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Proper caron accents with kpfonts?

In good typesetting, the caron accent on some letters (t, d, l) should be replaced with something looking more like an apostrophe. This is done correctly with the "default" font with T1 ...
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Count all characters including whitespace and footnotes

How can I count the characters of my document? I tried characterCount, but it doesn't work. I want to start at a custom point in my document and all characters including whitespace and footnotes ...
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Is there a "smooth" version of \Letter?

From the ifsym package I have \Letter, which gives Is there a smooth version of this? I want something like the Unicode ✉, or
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Using Demotic Alef unicode character with Noto font package and pdfLaTeX

I'm editing some documents for my institution and need a few Demotic (ancient Egyptian script) characters: Alef: ꜣ and Ꜣ; Unicode: U+A723 and U+A722. Ayin: ꜥ and Ꜥ; Unicode: U+A725 and U+A724.^1 It ...
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Capital R with whitespace padding

I'm a math and latex novice, and I'm trying to write out the following rule with latex: I'm having a hard time with this capital R. In the textbook, it has that nice side padding but when I type ...
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LuaLaTeX - Pinyin over rare Chinese characters

I know that using the xpinyin package can solve this, but I need to use Lualatex, which is not supported. At first I used the following code: \documentclass{ctexart} \usepackage{amsmath} \newcommand\...
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garamond-libre and small caps

I want to use the Garamond font provided by the garamondlibre package. Unfortunately, it appears that the small caps cause some issues: One minor issue is that \textsc{ff} produces an ff-ligature that ...
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Using fontspec or XeTeX commands to replace certain characters in font

This will sound like a strange question, but there is a rhyme and reason for it. Is there a way to have fontspec or XeTeX commands affect only letters of one case--say lowercase? For example, ...
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Expandable macro that extracts the first characters of many words for UTF-8/cyrillic or UTF-8/ASCII string without additional packages

There was a problem to slightly change the macro described in Expandable macro that extracts the first character of UTF-8/cyrillic string without additional packages for the argument which may contain ...
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Command naming convention different abc letters [duplicate]

Is it possible to define command name containing greek (and latin) letter with any type of *tex? (latex, latex...) Eg: \μμμμ or \μinv
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How to print a vertical bar in text mode without the use of the "|" symbol?

I'm trying to print the vertical bar symbol in text mode, but I can't use the | symbol itself. What is the right command for this? Please, don't suggest to use \rule, since I need the standard symbol ...
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How can I print a right/left angle character without using ">" and "<" symbols?

Please, don't ask why I need this. I need to print > character, but I can't use the > symbol inside the .tex file. \rangle doesn't work for me, since it prints a math-mode char, which looks very ...
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How not to lose special characters in Bibtex file?

My bibfile includes special characters. When I open the file with TexShop (4.70) which I used to create this file on my Mac, I see my special characters. When I open the file with Texmaker (5.1.3), I ...
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Is there a way to remove specific characters from argument of a macro?

Suppose we have a macro saying, \NewDocumentCommand\foo{m}{#1} When it eats an argument, I want it to print whatever is in the argument without specific characters. For instance, I want to remove ...
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What character is this? [duplicate]

Does anyone know what character this is? How do I reproduce it in LaTeX? It came from a PDF written with LaTeX (which I obviously don't have the source code for).
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Why is LaTeX printing an em-dash for the vertical bar (character 124)? [duplicate]

I have lately seen a strange behaviour of my MikTeX installation and cannot explain it to myself. If I have the following code: \documentclass{minimal} \begin{document} | \char124 \end{...
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How to put a verbatim section in place of teaser figure in acmart document?

I would like to use a graphic built from monospaced characters as a teaser figure in an acmart document. Elsewhere in the document I've used verbatim sections inside of table*s to do this, creating ...
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How to mention passwords in LaTeX documents with special caracters? [duplicate]

right now I am writing a technical report for my collegue. Therefore it is nessecary to mention a password in the document. I did a simple \documentclass[11pt,parskip=full,a4paper]{scrartcl} ... \...
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Latex complex number symbol ℂ in text [duplicate]

I want to write $\mathbb{C}$ as a text in my references (.bib) file. it is a text and it is not inside math dollar.
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Vertical alignment of lines change based on letters having a descender or tail

I am currently having issues with vertial alignment based on the type of character being inputted. If I use a character that has some sort of descender or tail, it adjusts the height of the \hrule ...
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How to type a BOX that occupies the size of a Chinese character symbol

If a Chinese character does not exist in the font, the resulting pdf document will not display the Chinese character correctly and will be replaced with a large box. Just like this box down here: The ...
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Uppercase epsilon-like letter in text mode: what is it and how do I get it?

Here it is, circled in red. It looks like a greek epsilon, ε, but it is upper case. To me, it looks like a \mathcal{E}, but I'm not sure as it is in text. Furthermore, I don't know if this book was ...
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How to reduce "new list of" character?

how to reduce font size in "new list of""? and why when I insert "\listofmaps" does it appear red? \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, twoside ,titlepage]{article} %%% packages \...
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Character ĵ being displayed as a black box

I'm writing a document in which I try to use the following characters used in Esperanto: ĉ, ĥ, ĵ, ŭ, ŝ, Ĉ, Ĥ, Ĵ, Ŭ, Ŝ. Until now I was using base latex and it was working just fine, but I switched to ...
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Character ñ in basque language [closed]

I'm trying to put the character ñ with basque language. I've seen that in some languages you can use \~{n} but it doesn't work. I need to put it in the text format, not like $\tilde{n}$. Can someone ...
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How to include character count with spaces and specify which sections are to be included

I want to add character count including spaces in my report. So far I've found a command, which provides me this: \documentclass{report} \begin{document} }{% \newcommand{\charactercount}[1]{ \...
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Any useful command to fix this error:LaTeX Error: Unicode character ⌊ (U+230A) [duplicate]

I am using Arxiv template example of overleaflatex. Sometimes I got some errors that I regarding Unicode characters that can fix. In my research paper I have used the latex symbol r_\ell. I have got ...
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How to make my non-latin pdflatex document more copy-paste friendly?

I write and typeset articles in languages that do not use the latin alphabet using pdflatex. I have received requests from foreigners to make it easier to run the document in Google Translator. ...
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Transferring the concepts "string" and "character" into TeX/LaTeX

(Looking at packages like l3string, xstring and stringstrings tempted me to post the following: ) The concepts "string" and "character" to me seem not well defined in (La)TeX. ...
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How to insert a star symbol in tikz [duplicate]

I would need to insert black or white five -pointed stars in a tikz figure, but I don't know the computer coding of these special characters... where can I find them?
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import multi external files into forest

I want to import many input text files inside a forest. Here is an example to illustrate my idea: input1.txt This line is a long sentence that may need more space to fit inside a single line. This is ...
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Import extrenal text into forest

I want to import a text file into forest and have it as it is without using latex symbols. I found verbatiminput as possible choice but it doesn't work as I expect and outputs some strange chars: Here ...
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How to write the string "^^^^" into a file

I am trying to write "^^^" into an already opened file (under the variable \myfile) using the command \immediate\write\myfile{"^^^"} This, however results in an error. I am ...
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Using different encodings at the same time

I need to write a letter which looks like the small greek epsilon but in large (like a capital). I found on page 17 of this document the possibility of using \m{E} for it, which comes close enough. ...
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Make paragraph with special character or programming source code?

Is there an easy way to type a programming command line or paragraph with special character ? example this: @Test(name = "Login", urlPatterns = { "/login" }) public class Login ...
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Italic ampersand displayed weirdly?

I want an italic ampersand, yet it looks weird to me: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \textit{\&} \end{document} I just want an ampersand in italics, yet it should still look like ...
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Special characters in a glossary entry cause an error if printed uppercase

I have a glossary entry that defines a word beginning with a special character "ś". Unfortunately I need to use this entry at the beginning of a sentence so it must be written uppercase. ...
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