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{drop-cap} An initial is a letter at the beginning of a paragraph that is larger than the rest of the text. A drop cap is a special kind of initial, but this tag is used for all questions about initials.

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Trying to Produce a Schwabacher Lettrine

I am trying to produce a Schwabacher lettrine with the \textswab command in the following manner: \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{type1cm,lettrine} \usepackage{yfonts} \...
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Changing the Color of the Letter in a Goudy Initialen Lettrine

MWE: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{xcolor} \input GoudyIn.fd \newcommand*\initfamily{\usefont{U}{GoudyIn}{xl}{n}} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \LARGE \lettrine[...
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Making an Image into a Lettrine

In the MWE \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{graphicx,lipsum} \setlength{\textwidth}{12cm} %\renewcommand{\LettrineTextFont}{\normalfont} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \...
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How to make Chapter numbers to be in position of dropcap like in the Bible

How to make Chapter numbers to be in position of dropcap like in the Bible (see picture)? And how can I avoid number '1' for first verse between Chapter number and first letter in first line?
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Drop Cap individual settings, leave the main style of drop caps intact, but modify only certain (single) drop cap's parameters

I set up all the parameters of existing Drop Caps in my book via \DefaultLoversize and \DefaultLraise commands and everything looks fine until the drop caps letter falls, for example, on this Cyrillic ...
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Lettrine Parameter loversize Not Working with Drop-Cap Algorithm

Consider the following code containing a macro which produces a two-color lettrine: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage[...
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Specifying the Positioning Parameters for an egreg Two-Color Lettrine

This post refers to a two-color lettrine provided by egreg in Centering an Initfamily Letter within a Colorbox and Sizing It for Use as a Two-Color Lettrine. Consider the code \documentclass{book} \...
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How can I find a scalable font with a relatively large x height?

I am in the middle of a book, typesetting it with pdflatex, and I am in search of a scalable font with a relatively large x height with the ultimate goal of using this font for drop caps. Is there a ...
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Centering an Initfamily Letter within a Colorbox and Sizing It for Use as a Two-Color Lettrine

Consider the code \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{scalefnt} \usepackage[tracking=true]{microtype} \input GoudyIn.fd \newcommand*\...
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Specifying Ahead of Time Both the Color of All Drop Caps and That Their Associated Text be Bold

Consider the code \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{xcolor} \setcounter{DefaultLines}{3} \setlength{\DefaultFindent}{0em} \setlength{\DefaultNindent}{.17em} \renewcommand{\...
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Why is { } Causing Latex to Make Space for Another Lettrine After \vskip?

The following code makes use of \textbf{} for illustrative purposes, but actually, {} will produce the same phenomenon. \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{xcolor} \input GoudyIn.fd ...
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Current Status of the Remaining Garamond Initials to be Colorized (Colorlettrine Package)

Ten years ago today, the following was posted on Tex Talk: https://tex-talk.net/2011/08/putting-colors-in-initials/ However, it seems that no new dropcaps have been added over the past ten years, as ...
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Trying to Get Typography to Resemble a Particular Lettrine/Paragraph Display

I would like to imitate this display: What I have so far is this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{lmodern} \input GoudyIn.fd \newcommand*\initfamily{\usefont{U}{GoudyIn}{xl}...
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Is There a Simpler Way to Use Lettrines in a Verse Environment without Invoking a Subroutine?

This is a follow-up question to Lettrine Not Keeping Up with the Size of the Font UPDATE I have revised the original question after being made aware of Steven B. Seglates' excellent answer posted in: ...
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Lettrine Not Keeping Up with the Size of the Font

Consider the following code and output: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lettrine} \begin{document} \small \lettrine{M}{ore} words. Again more words. Again more words. Again more words. Again ...
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How may I use \textcolor to specify a color using \ LettrineFontHook for \Lettrine

Here is my MWE: \documentclass[12pt,oneside,table,xcdraw]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[table,xcdraw,svgnames,dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{lettrine} \...
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How to make the First Word of every Chapter's First textgraph be cap-droped automatically?

MWE: % !tex=pdflatex \documentclass[oneside,12pt]{book} \usepackage{lipsum,lettrine} \begin{document} % NOTE1: There have text between Chapter and Section, I just want to the first word be dropcaped ...
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How to include first initials when using authoryear referencing format (harvard) with biblatex?

My university has its own kind of Harvard referencing that requires first initial as well as surname, im struggling to find out how to insert this using biblatex. my current code for referencing is: \...
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How to set drop case to a different font in ConTeXt?

I set my font in ConTeXt like this: \starttypescript[serif] [garamond] \definefontsynonym[Serif] [file:~/.fonts/11/EBGaramond12-Regular.otf] \...
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On Sizing and Positioning Drop Caps

I would like to make use of drop caps so that they appear as follows: Unfortunately, with the code \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{color} \definecolor{Red}{RGB}{157,16, 45} \usepackage{...
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Does ConTeXt fail in the LMTX environment with the Lettrine module?

I have been successfully using ConTeXt MkIV for all my documents. So far, everything has gone well with this TeX flavour in my Arch Linux distribution thanks to the context-minimals package ...
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ConTeXt: Capitalize first word of first line within \startlines

Background Looking to reproduce the following text layout (ignore the slight curve to the text, it's a magazine scan of a Robert Frost's Fire and Ice, first published in 1920): The first letter is ...
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Multi-layered Goudy Initials with Lettrine

I bought the font LTC Goudy Initials from P22---as per the comment to this question---but now I wonder how to use this font with the package lettrine. Below in my minimal non-working example: \...
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How to use Lettrine with short paragraphs

I'm trying to use lettrine and everything was going well until a short paragraph appeared. The text started overlapping with the first char. Minimum working example: \documentclass{book} \...
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Some Russian letters overlap the next line of text when used in drop caps

An author I am working with requires typesettng of their work as follows, but the Russian letters used in some of the drop caps overlap the 4th line. I tried plaing as per the comments in the below ...
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Installing the 7-segment LCD font and using it for drop caps

I was reading on TUG about installing a new font, and trying to apply this to the Segment font, however the capbas.zip file which I downloaded from the linked page did not contain the directory ...
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Drop caps in a Royal Initialen font

\documentclass[11pt,letterpaper]{memoir} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{type1cm} \usepackage{lettrine} \setcounter{DefaultLines}{2} \renewcommand{\DefaultLoversize}{0.14} \renewcommand{\...
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yfonts is not working in the full TeXLive 2018 installation [closed]

I have scanned the search results for the error message I am getting, and every answer had to do with the partial installation of TexLive, so installing collection-fontsrecommended or doing a full ...
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Drop cap theorem style

I would like a theoremstyle-like definition which induces the first letter of the theorem-head to be drop-capped. I do not intend to use counters, at all, with this style. I fully intend to use other ...
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Lettrine with EB Garamond Initials

I want to print initials in the EB Garamond Initials font with the lettrine package. However, the text is overlapping the initial below. Am I doing something wrong with the setup? \documentclass{...
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drop cap \IEEEPARstart: how to avoid rendering the characters as upper case?

I'm using the \IEEEPARstart{}{} command to "drop cap" the first letter of my paper. As explained in the IEEEtran LATEX Class document automatically : The other letters in the first word are ...
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How can I use lettrine with parallel? Or should I use something else?

I'm trying to set two versions of a text side-by-side and have worked out how to do it using parallel. I'd also like to use drop caps on the first line. When I do, however, parallel seems to stop ...
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Package {anyfontsize}: any size but not the default with Drop Cap

To "beautify" a text I want to use an enluminure as shown by a French Wikibook. But my text also needs the package {anyfontsize}. With the following MWE, I get the message "Paragraph ended before ...
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Drop caps and parshape in the same paragraph

I have this requirement to have dropped caps and also use a parshape. I'd have liked to use lettrine and something like picinpar or picins, but all of those seem to use \parshape internally and thus ...
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Drop-cap (lettrine) with thmtools

I want to make theorems, definitions, etc. to start with a drop-cap, like on the picture below. It is produced with the code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{thmtools} \...
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Drop Caps: Lettrine package fails to insert line breaks

As you can see, it should spread out over several lines, but does not: MWE, the output is the same with xelatex and pdflatex. \documentclass{article} %%Lettrine \usepackage{lettrine} % lettrine ...
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How to translate yinitial macro from TeX to LaTeX?

There is this macro in TeX. In Yannis Haralambous' TUG Conference presentation in 1990, https://www.tug.org/TUGboat/tb12-1/tb31hara.pdf, in Initials, in page 132, he wrote: To typeset the initial D ...
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Section numbers as drop caps in scrbook

I'm trying to work out a way so that when I use \section it will typeset the section number as a drop cap. I can do this using a custom macro as shown in the below MWE, but I was trying to get it done ...
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How to use lettrine in Cyrillic?

There are many topics about Latin initial capitals but is it possible to make something similar to that picture in Cyrillic?
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rsc bibliography style only printing initials [closed]

I am using \bibliographystyle{rsc} and when I have a lot of authors on a reference, it only prints the initials. I want it to print the surnames as it does usually. Any help appreciated, Thank you. ...
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Drop cap using yfonts and yinipar on a double-spaced text

In reference to drop cap letters, and the thread How can I create documents in LaTeX using a calligraphic first letter for chapters? can anybody tell how to get rid of the space problem that occurs ...
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How to use fancy dropcaps with PDFlatex?

A little while ago I wanted to write a letter to someone using one of the dropcap fonts at The LaTeX Font Catalogue and wasn't able to figure out how to do it in the time I had. Is there an easy way ...
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Customising initials in bibtex

How do I customize initials using bibtex. For instance, several references use 'Gh.' as the initial for the name 'Gheorghe' and I believe they are right. Now, bibtex always gives the initial as 'G.' ...
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Accented Character in ornamental drop-caps using Zallman Caps

I'm looking to use an ornamental drop-caps using Zallman Caps and the lettrine package. However Zallman Caps doesn't have all characters I'm interested. In particular, I'm interested in placing ...
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Ornament drop caps effect

I'm trying to create the ornament effect in first paragraph of the example below in latex. I know how to use the lettrine package for creating drop caps but I'm unclear how ornaments spanning the ...
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Automatic dropcaps for the first letter of a chapter

I'm in the process of writing a LaTeX style for thesis dissertations, and would like to automatically transform the first word of a chapter to dropcaps. This is trivial to do manually using the ...
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IEEEtran with XeLaTeX

I am trying to use the documentclass IEEEtran with XeLaTeX. It all seems to work fine (I load the fonts TeX Gyre Termes Heros, Cursor with fontspecs instead of the standard Times, Helvetica and ...
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Thoughts on turning this DropCap/Lettrine code into a macro

I am aware there are some packages available for Dropped Capitals, esp. the lettrine.sty package for LaTeX. However, I'm learning TeX from fundamentals and decided to figure out how to do it myself. ...
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Using Lettrine or equivalent inside Verse environment

I am trying to use a drop cap in a verse environment. I was more or less successful doing it manually in the following: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{verse,anyfontsize} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Only last name for natbib citep [duplicate]

I want my citations to be shown as (LastName, year) instead of (LastName Initials, year). I am using the natbib package, with setting 'authoryear'. Below a minimilistic example: My .tex file: \...
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