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A Non-Uniformly Spaced Display of \ldots. is Produced When Using Fontspec

Consider the following code which I compile with Lualatex: \documentclass{book} %\usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} \LARGE Some words\ldots. % ellipsis and period without fontspec %Some words\...
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How to use the ellipsis glyph from TeX Gyre Termes in pdfLaTeX?

The font TeX Gyre Termes has a dedicated ellipsis glyph. It can be seen, for example, by opening the file qtmr.pfb in fontforge; it is the glyph number 133 (in base ten), corresponding to Unicode U+...
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Drawing an elliptic arc using PSTricks

I can't figure out the command for drawing an elliptic arc having vertical radius 2 cm and horizontal radius 5 cm using "PSTricks". I am just a beginniner so please help.
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Why is there more space after the brackets of `\textelp{}' than before?

I've noticed something about csquotes's \textelp about which no-one seems to have asked here before. With the minimal LaTeX input \documentclass{article} \usepackage{csquotes} \begin{document} Lorem ...
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How to Automatically Center Ellipses in Justified Text [duplicate]

Consider the following excerpt from Plato's Republic: See how nicely centered the elipsis is on the second to last line. However (and frequently encounter this), when I try to produce such a ...
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luatex: get straight quotation and non-unicode \dots without T1

As this thread discusses, lualatex has some problems with T1 fontenc. On the other hand, without T1 fontenc \documentclass{article} % \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} "\dots" ``\...
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Latex (with pandoc) \ldots not rendering

I am working on a document in pandoc, converting to LaTeX for pdf output. For some reason, it seems that \ldots is not rendering properly, always giving tighly spaced periods (...). During the ...
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Ellipsis with sideways curly bracket

I'm writing a math proof and need to expand an exponentiation into n multiplications. I would like to have something like: A x A x A x A ........... A x A x A with a largy curly bracket open ...
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How can I do a barrel

Hello dear users of PGFplots, I need to do this figure, a barrel. How can I do this by using PGFplots?
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Upright [...] in italics quotation

I've configured csquotes to show quotations in italics, but I want the output of \textelp to be in \textnormal shape. How can I accomplish this? I thought it would be easy to just wrap \textelp but ...
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ellipsis in German quotation marks

What's the right way to typeset an ellipsis in German quotation marks? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{mathtools} \mathtoolsset{mathic=true} %%% See https://tex....
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Align diagonals of a labelled matrix with diagonal dots

I have a labelled matrix generated through the blockarray package. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{blkarray} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation} \bm{\tilde{T}}_{(2,1)} = \begin{...
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\textvdots in LaTeX?

Is there a text-mode vertical ellipsis that I can use directly in LaTeX, e.g., named \textvdots, \texvellipsis or similar? I don't mean the unicode engines, but LaTeX, since in {Xe/Lua}LaTeX we ...
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\dots=\bot behaves in mathtools/amsmath differently than in pure LaTeX

Consider the following input: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{mathtools}%%% culprit. Same with amsmath \begin{document} The formulas of the form \(\dots=\bot\) and \(\bot=\dots\) can be ...
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Align along \dots in multi-language table

I would like each of the two columns to align along the \dots. It's unclear to me if a siunitx-based solution is appropriate here. %XeLaTeX \documentclass[11pt]{scrbook} \usepackage{libertine} \...
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Which of the \dots_ variants go with \times?

Assume you write stuff such as f\colon A_1 \times \dots \times A_n \to A_{n+1} which declares a function f taking n arguments of types A_1 till A_n, respectively, and returning a single value of ...
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Single character ellipsis in monospace (teletype)

I would like to get an ellipsis as a single (width) character in \texttt. By default it uses three periods: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \centering \begin{tabular}{rcc} & ...
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ntheorem Definition/Lemma/... ending with \dots results in no end-of-proof symbol

I would like to end ntheorem definition or proof with ellipsis. However, when I change the dot . in this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[standard,thmmarks]{ntheorem} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Renewcommands \dots* from amsmath [duplicate]

According to Zaitcev, V.; Janishewsky, A.; Berdnikov, A. (1999), Russian Typographical Traditions in Mathematical Literature. EuroTeX'99 Proceedings the dots between integrals should be \ldots: This ...
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L7x font encoding ellipsis issue

Can someone explain why does compiler throw an error \f@encoding=macro: ->T1. l.5 \makeatletter\show\f@encoding \makeatother ! TeX ...
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LaTeX: automatically convert "..." to "\ldots" upon \input

I already read Automatically convert "..." to "\ldots" but this question was asked/answered to help the asker save a lot of replace operations through several files. In my case, I'...
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Inconsistent spacing of \dots and … with amsmath

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{2026}{\dots}% … \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \[\left\{a \dots \right\}\] \[\left\{a … \right\}\] \end{document} ...
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Purpose of DOTSB in definition of \iff

What exactly is the purpose of the \DTOSB in the definition of \iff? There is a mention in Is there a left-handed equivalent of \implies? that the \DOTSB makes \iff "dots aware". But, when ...
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Is renaming \dots as \ellipsis or \etc semantic overkill?

In the Wikibook about LaTeX's section on dots, it's suggested that "Instead of using \ldots and \cdots, you should use the semantically oriented commands." The author then goes on to list amsmath's ...
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Shorter space after ellipsis

MWE Is this true? expected? typographically correct? If it should be fixed, how? I've browsed related questions but found no answers. \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage[text={2.1in,4in}]{...
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Is there a difference between \ldots and \textellipsis?

I was just reading about text formatting here, and the following is stated about ellipses: Therefore, you cannot enter ‘ellipsis’ by just typing three dots, as the spacing would be wrong. Instead, ...
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How to center text in a ellipse and to draw circle nodes?

I have spend much time on this figure too and I have tried different types of tikz, pstricks and multido use packages. I would like to create a figure, which look like this: I have wrote following: \...
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\mathellipsis in XeLaTeX with mathspec

Following the solutions Punctuation marks in math mode in xetex/mathspec and XeTeX/mathspec punctuation issue, I am making adjustments to mathspec to force XeTeX to use punctuation marks of the ...
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stackrel with dots

I'd like to insert some symbols over the \dots. I'm doing it with \stackrel but I guess that it is changing the category of the \dots symbol so the space after it is different. How is the right way ...
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Inserting a series of equally-spaced dots in math-mode

A series of equally-spaced dots are required to complete the set up. A slight adjustment of the vertical alignment is required. The above set up must appear as something like this:- \documentclass[...
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How to make \dots from amsmath and ellipsis work together

The amsmath package changes the \dots command to have different vertical alignment depending on context (I'm not sure if it does anything else to it). The ellipsis package changes the \dots command to ...
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How to properly space unicode ellipsis?

Please note the discussion at the end of this thread. After discussing the tex codes \ldots et al, a commenter points out that there is a unicode code point for an ellipsis. However, on my document (...
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ellipsis+titletoc+…(utf character) : does it also cause a bug and how to solve it?

The error In the MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{titletoc, ellipsis} \begin{document} \addcontentsline{toc}{section}{So…} \end{document} I get the error (when ...
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How to make ellipsis work with sans serif font?

Problem/question It seems that the ellipsis package does not work with sans-serif fonts. Is it a known problem or maybe not a problem at all? This question follows this one, about "how to change ...
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How to change how suspension points (dot dot dot) look with LaTeX?

What I want to do I know it is bad, but I would like to redefine how \ldots and its equivalents (the Unicode character … for instance) are rendered by TeX. Indeed, in my opinion, with LaTeX, the ...
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Configurable spacing after \dots

LaTeX adds some space after the ellipsis \textellipsis. This is enhanced by ellipsis package, which only adds space before certain characters (and also gives the option to configure “easily” the ...
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Proper spacing with ellipsis and xspace

Really a simple enough question, but I haven't found an answer, so … is there any straightforward way of making the spacing adjustments of ellipsis.sty work with xspace? The package itself has an ...
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Control the dots separation in math and text

I know how to control the spacing of the \textellipsis command. But I can't figure it out how to do so globally in all the versions of mathtools' \*dots. My idea is to use a global symbol … to use \...
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Raised ellipsis

What's next in the following sequence of LaTeX commands: \ldots, \cdots? That is, I want an ellipsis at the top instead of in the middle or the bottom. The specific situation I have is f^{'''\cdots''...
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Placement of ellipsis

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $(1-\theta_1) \dots (1-\theta_m)$ \end{document} Isn't the ellipsis supposed to be vertically centered since they indicate ...
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