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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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How to mix characters from different languages in LaTeX?

I cannot mix characters from different languages ​​in one document. When I add \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}, there are problems with the cyrillic characters. When I add T2A, there are problems with other ...
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synctex doesn't work with a `.tex` file contains `\input` command which pathname include chinese characters

synctex doesn't work with a .tex file contains \input command which pathname include chinese characters when I ctrl+click on a .pdf page, TeXworks's error reporter will say "no file name ...
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Invalid character in my array of a function…Code Check

I'm getting an invalid character error from the following array that I'm entering in my document. I don't see any characters that could be invalid: \begin{equation*} f(\textbf{x}) = \left[\begin{...
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How to insert open square bracket in text mode?

I try to add reference with list of many research papers like this \textbf{Reference} [1] R. Agrawal , T. Imieli ´nski , A. Swami , Mining association rules between sets of items in large databases, ...
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latexmk generates oddly spaced letters

In the following text the words sich and kostenlose have oddly spaced letters in them, specifically i, c and e. How can I fix this? I am using latexmk version 4.61 and MiKTeX. Here is my working ...
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Why LaTex equation doesn't recognize characters such as “(” , “+” or hat?

I have this equation coded in LaTex : \^{y}$_i^k$ = $R_k^i$($x_i$) I would like to print it to LaTex equation format thanks to the commande : \begin{equation} \label{...} ... \end{equation} so ...
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Escaping special characters in pgfplot

I need to produce a scatter plot involving many special characters, including LaTeX special characters like $, \ and %. For that I use tikz. I first produce the plot in Python with matplotlib, which ...
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how make two carets/hats/circumflexes ^^ unspecial

I want to make ^ unspecial in a command definition, i. e. “^” in the input should give the “^” character in the output. Setting the catcode to 11 or 12 works—but not for “^^”. Instead LaTeX replaces “^...
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Converting Latin characters to Greek

Is there a package or simple method to generate Greek characters from their Roman counterparts? Like, for instance: \greek{a} would generate \alpha \greek{b} would generate \beta \greek{B} would ...
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How do I write this symbol in latex [duplicate]

Please, how do I represent this symbol in latex? I have checked here but I could not find it.
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How to convert English letter to its alphabet index, and to its ASCII/Unicode index?

I need to convert a letter to its index in the alphabet, and to its ASCII / Unicode index. And would like to have more than one way of achieving each of the cases (because I remember there are more ...
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Is there a “non ligature ‘short f’” in Junicode or EB Garamond?

This is how f and its ligatures look like when using Latin Modern Roman, Junicode or EB Garamond: Note that Latin Modern Roman’s “normal” f is short whereas the other f’s are “long”. Disabling ...
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Strange characters appearing in tikz plot

for some strange reason, when I draw a plot with tikz, some strange unicode characters appear in the plot. The original code is: \begin{figure}[!htb] \centering \begin{tikzpicture} \...
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syntonly: warning (font): lua-loaded font '16' with name 'dummy' has no characters

I get this warning when compiling a document which uses syntonly with LuaLaTeX. Does every font have an ID and 16 links to the 16th font which was loaded? Where is the dummy font and why do I get this ...
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Conditionally replacing sequences of characters

I am a noob in the area of plain TeX. All commands which are used in this question are written with the help of answers on this site and the 'LaTeX Wikibook'. I want to change keyboard mapping using ...
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Sho, greek letter

I wanted to print the greek letter sho (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho_(letter)), but I have noticed that it is not in the default package. Does anyone know if there is a package for this letter? ...
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How to make the letter “K” that denote Krylov space

I'm trying to denote the letter K that appear in notation Krylov Space I've already tried to use \mathcal and \kappa but it's not the same.
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Creating fused ft and ct symbols from Old English

I am quoting an old document and would like to quote it properly. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Edit: This is the part of the document I need to be in the appropriate format. %---------------...
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Can you write a macro such that each character will be the next color of the rainbow

I would like to write a LaTeX file where each character will be the next color of the rainbow, but I don't know how to program this in a new command. So if I would want to write the text "Hello ...
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How do I unravel apparent recursion in an edef statement?

The text book that I'm writing requires the ability to dynamically build an alphabetically sorted list. As to not invoke the overhead of high powered, general purpose packages, I have opted instead to ...
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Processing input file character wise

I want to process a non-English mixed file. For example, please see the following illustrative code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} {\it It is a statement in English.} \par {\bf This non-...
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Reading an input word in an array and then processing character by character

For some application, I need to read input tex file word by word (not necessarily as arguments of any command), and then to print each word after changing the positions of some characters within the ...
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Output Devanagari (Hindi) from raw unicode using luatex

I can get the following code to compile, using luatex, with the Hindi/Devanagari characters correctly printed in the pdf: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times New Roman} \...
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Insert characters via CID in XeTeX

In LuaTeX, we can use \CID and \UTF in luatexja-otf to insert characters via their CIDs: \documentclass{ctexart} \usepackage{luatexja-otf} \setCJKmainfont{KozMinPr6N-Regular.otf} \begin{document} 森\...
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\bar{\hat{R}} gives 3 errors. WHY?

\bar{\hat{R}} gives 3 errors: Missing number, treated as zero, and illegal unit of measure and undefined control sequence. WHY? \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \[ \bar{\hat{R}} \] \end{...
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!Misplaced alignment tab character & in bibtex entry

As the title says, I tried adding a BibTeX entry: @Book{hebbrule, author = {Donald O. Hebb}, title = {The Organization of Behavior: A Neuropsychological Theory}, publisher = {Taylor \&...
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!package inputenc error unicode character ​(u+200a)

im currently writing my bachelors thesis and while inserting some cites and adding something to my bib file the above mentioned error occured. i tried to "fix" it by removing all the steps prior to ...
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Creating two special characters

In a paper I'm writing, there are words using the alphabet ${{\sf D,R}}$. It will be very convenient to add ornated versions as in the picture below, but I have no idea how to create something that is ...
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How to write special keyboard character in latex? [duplicate]

I wonder if it is possible to write character Ł on latex. I try with $\Ł$ but it does not work.
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How to write ı (i without dot) character in pgf-pie

\i uses count function instead of showing "ı" character. Tried \i, {\i} $$\i$$, \imath \text{\i} but continues to count. \documentclass[12pt, letterpaper, oneside]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \...
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Copying text out of PDF includes greek characters

I'm having an issue where if I copy words out of a PDF (generated with XeLaTeX) where the text copied out includes random Greek characters. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,english]{report} % setup ...
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Make an interesting calligraphy character like an Axe in the Text

I am trying to use LaTex/PDFTex to make this character (or at least Figure) in the text. I could not find any proper charcter look like this: Do you have any way to find this symbol or make this ...
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What is the name of the character $\wp$? [closed]

What is the name of the character whose code is $\wp$ ? Thanks
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Randomising mapping to glyphs in pdfLateX / XeLaTeX [duplicate]

I've noticed that when using the MinionPro package, some glyphs like ligatures and oldstyle figures would be mapped to another character. For example, compiling \documentclass{article} \usepackage[...
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Make a command accept underscores without having to type a backslash in front of it

When using for example \includegraphics{my_picture.png} there is no need to escape the underscore in the file name. I am trying to make my own command to display Python code, but Python identifiers ...
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Is there a way to change the character a particular byte maps to?

TeX is amazingly customizable. I would never do this, but I am curious whether TeX possesses the following functionality: As I understand it, TeX reads in a stream of bytes, and assigns each a ...
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Import a single letter from a different font (and use it in text mode)

There are many questions about import symbols form other packages to use them in math mode. But there is nothing about import symbols (letters) from other font families and use them in the text. In ...
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How can I avoid escaping the # character as a command argument in a Tikz environment?

I am attempting to write a music related package where the user can enter chord names, that will be nicely printed: % this prints out the C chord \somecommand{C} However, a chord names can have ...
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XeLaTeX: Chinese characters [closed]

Firstly, apologies for my ignorance but I have tried all the options given in: this post. However, I still am unable to get it working. From the above post, I am trying to achieve this: % Compile ...
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How do I prevent "s from turning into ß with babel?

I'm writing a German document and thus I need äÄöÖüÜß to work. However I don't use it this way: "a"A"o... I just type äÄö... My Problem is that "Test" s is displayed as "Testß Here is a MWE: % !...
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Includesvg with % sign

I am using \usepackage{svg} to include an svg file using \includesvg{filename.svg} and compiling using pdflatex --shell-escape file.tex This generally works like a charm. However I encountered a ...
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How to shift characters and numbers in math mode to make them vertically centered around the formula axis

In math mode, characters and numbers are placed on the baseline and develop upward and/or downward. How can they be centered vertically around the formula axis, as symbols such as + and = are? For ...
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H Character with Crossbeam

Can anybody tell me the LaTeX character code for the upper-case 'H' character with crossbeam in the upper segment (as in 'Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum' (Malta))? Thank you.
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How to properly centre vector arrows upon characters

I'm using the standard LaTeX vector arrows in math mode, but they are always aligned in such a way that they result shifted if they haven't an italic character underneath. The following code: \...
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How to avoid problems with diacritics once and for all

I work with Rnw, and I type in Catalan, so there are diacritics I wouldn't encounter in English. I just want two things: That when I compile my PDF, all diacritic letters are as they should be. That ...
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Replacing Multiple Characters Including Backslash

I am in a situation to replace many characters from a sentence. In the working example attached below, command relaceB replaces backslash and command replaceA replaces many other characters like **, /*...
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BibTex - polish letter “ł” in translation from chapter

I'm using \bibliographystyle{plabbrv} and utf8 coding. I have problem with displaying polish letter "ł" in word "rozdział", which is automatically added when typing the chapter section. I get ...
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Missing letters in calligra font

I'd like to use calligra font for a cite, but two letters are missing from the package: ő and ű. The code: \documentclass[xetex]{beamer} \usepackage{calligra} \usepackage[magyar]{babel} \usetheme{...
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Custom Lua feature for CID-keyed font

fonts.handlers.otf.addfeature in luaotfload can be used to create custom features for fonts. The unicode values of glyphs can be used for CID fonts in the same way as for GID fonts, but some fonts ...
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how do I fix this error [closed]

in this section latex says that there is package inputenc:Unicode character×(U+7D). how should I fix this. this is the section of text where latex throws the error: humans have tried to help mother ...