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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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ConTeXt: Drop caps with quotation mark

Background When typesetting drop-caps, if the opening sentence starts with a quotation mark, apostrophe, or single quotation mark, the leading character is typically rendered in a smaller font. For ...
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ConTeXt: Use Figure and initial in the same parapraph

I would like to get placing both an intial and a figure in a paragraph working. I am using the following MWE in this question: \mainlanguage[de] \useMPlibrary[dum] \setupinitial[n=2] \starttext \...
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How implement a drop cap with boxes

I'm trying to implement a "drop cap", not to use it (I know there is a package to do it), but to practice some box things. So far I have this written: \parindent=0pt \newdimen\pdim \def\...
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Drop Cap is causing text to be pushed out on certain lines of text

I would like the text to stay flush but it looks like the superscript along with the dropcap to be pushed out. I don't know what I need to fix that. Also, I'd like the paragraph to wrap around the ...
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How to stop the drop cap appearing in successive paragraphs?

I am writing a thesis, and having a drop cap in the first paragraph of a starting chapter looks appealing. I am using a template for the thesis I found in Overleaf, using the lettrine package for the ...
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How to automate this drop-cap-like effect

In a website I saw the below drop-cap-like effect and I wanted to replicate it. For a one-time case one can do it manually. See the MWE. How can I automate the process? So that I can start a ...
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Zallman drop caps

I would like to use this (https://physica.dev/posts/2021/06/fancy-drop-caps-Latex.html) but I don't understand what I have to do in my code to use it (in the text itself). Can someone help me please ?
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Properly scaling marginal drop caps

Can anyone suggest a reasonably generalisable way to generate these marginal drop caps? The key features are that the drop cap may be more than one glyph long its width is scaled to fill the margin (...
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Replicating the elongated drop cap from The Doves Press Bible

The Doves Press was one of the major players in the early British private press movement, hand-printing books in Hammersmith that were known for the absence of any illustrations and a focus on the ...
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How to write monograms

Is there a way to write monograms, such as these ones (maybe without the decorative frame)? I thought maybe there is a package for this purpose, but I couldn't find any one... Thanks!
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ConTeXt: Protect the lettrine (initials/drop caps)

Background Using KeenWrite Themes (specifically, the Boschet theme) to typeset a chapter, with the first letter being a lettrine. This is invoked using \placeinitial without any context (i.e., it is ...
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Drop cap creates unwanted empty space inside table cell

I am using the Lettrine package for creating a drop cap letter within a table cell. However, this generates an unwanted empty line before the text (or, perhaps, the text is vertically aligned to the ...
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Libertine and lettrine with pdflatex: strange error

I have this package lettrex.sty \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} % \RequirePackage{% lettrine,% ifthen,% } % \setcounter{DefaultLines}{3} \renewcommand{\DefaultLoversize}{0.07} % \DeclareOption{Libertine-...
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Is It Possible to Produce Old French Drop Caps Like These with Latex?

I have come across these drop caps a book published in 1883 in Lyon, France--- Is it possible to produce these drop caps such as these with Latex? I have not been able to find them available anywhere....
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Metric (TFM) file not found when using the initials package in LaTeX

I have installed the initials package from CTAN, using these steps on Ubuntu. I want to use the Acron font, but when I run the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lettrine, Acorn} \...
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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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