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Memoir class - I would like to have footnotes without indentation on the first line, but no formatting options seem to work

I am using the memoir class and I am trying to get rid of the space before footnote marks. I would like to have the whole paragraph as a block, without indentation on the first line. I tried changing ...
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XeLaTeX+polyglossia+french+biblatex complain about missing character (U+200B)

Note to inattentive users: please stop asking if Unicode char {U+200B} answers my question. When using biblatex with XeLaTeX and polyglossia-french, I get the following error which seems to come from ...
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APA7 Oxford comma again

although I have looked for the solution on several other posts, I definitely fail to remove the Oxford comma before the "&" separating the last author (only when the order is "Name, ...
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french numbering on tikz graphics

would you how can I display French numbers on charts created in tikz? By default, only English numbers appear, even with the babel package and SIunit's Group-separator.
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French accent on Elsevier documentclass

I seemes to me that the questions asked here about this do not work properly in my case. I have: \documentclass[preprint,12pt,authoryear]{elsarticle} \journal{Carbon} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{...
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How to remove small capitals in citation, and keep them in the bibliogrpahy, when using biblatex with biblatex in french?

With XeLaTeX, when I use [backend=biber, style=authoryear-icomp, dashed=false]{biblatex} together with \usepackage{polyglossia} then \setmainlanguage{french}, the citations and references are written ...
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French quote in quotation environnement for sociological verbatims

I want to do exactly the same you can find here : The Quotation Environment : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{quoting,xparse} \NewDocumentCommand{\bywhom}{m}{% the Bourbaki trick {\nobreak\...
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French guillemets in English document

Is there a way to get French guillemets (like here: French guillemets specific look) without changing the language to French? I would like to use them in an English document.
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Error while running pgfplots along with babel (French)

I am trying to prepare a beamer presentation in French (using the babel package). In my presentation there is a histogram generated using the pgfplots package. This is my code: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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csquotes' French guillemets unexpected within hyperref's \href argument with (pdf|lua)latex

In the following MWE relying on csquotes, " is used as quote which prints outer quotation marks, with French guillemets for the output. \documentclass[french]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \...
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French spacing in plain tex / optex

I've seen the answer here for Latex. How can I adapt this to plain TeX or OPTeX? \frlang \fontfam[Times] { \catcode`\:=\active \catcode`\;=\active \catcode`\?=\active \catcode`\!=\...
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"et" instead of ampersand "&" for French biblatex-apa

I'm using BibLaTeX (APA) in French and I have one little problem: When I have only two authors, they are cited with the conjunction symbol & whereas I would like the grammatical French conjunction ...
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ConTeXt : TikZ foreach interaction with french module

The \foreach statement in TikZ is shifting the coordinates in my ConTeXt figures ; after some experimentation, I found it to be caused by the two instructions \usemodule[french] and \...
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Why \frenchsetup is no more defined when using \babelprovide

I try to compile this very small LaTeX code which used to work but is no more: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{babel} \babelprovide[main,import]{french} \frenchsetup{ItemLabels=\textendash,og=«,fg=...
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Babel+french: incompatible with cref and colon in name

If I use colons in \cref{sec:mysection} then it fails to compile when I use the french babel. I can remove the colons in the section names, but this feel a bit dirty. Any other option? MWE: \...
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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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Biblatex : replace "In" by another entry in APA style [duplicate]

I would like to put the strings like "In" in french (so "Dans") in a APA bibliography with biblatex. I tried to use the answer of this post, it works until I put the biblatex style ...
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Ignore spaces, including ~

The title says it all, how can I ignore spaces, like \ignorespaces does, but including a ~ ? The reason I ask is we are multiple authors writing a document, and they have different habits with respect ...
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biblatex style with just commas and date at the end?

I have a very basic question. I need to have a biblatex style that fits the requirements from a French publisher. In a nutshell : mostly commas between elements of the reference, no points, no ...
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Display \ref results with small caps roman numerals (French typographical rules)

According to French typographical rules, chapters heading have to be in Roman numerals caps and references to chapters have to be written with small caps Roman numerals. Modifying chapter headings is ...
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L'Circonflexe Accent --- How to Adjust Its Height

With certain fonts (e.g., Cabin), I have noticed a difference in the relative positioning of certain accent marks---to the point where sometimes, it seems to me that an adjustment is in order. ...
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How to facilitate inclusive writing in french?

When I write in french I often have to use the inclusive form: The students did their homework. Les étudiant·e·s ont fait leurs devoirs. However, it is not easy to get a good-looking example with ...
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Amsmath package and overleaf

I have been using LaTeX (on the Overleaf platform) for a few years now, mainly in article and report class. Since I’m studying physics, I’ve more or less used the same packages for every new document ...
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Trying to modify the appearance of a description environment

I have to do something like this but I don't know how to do it. I tried with \newcommand and \newenvironment but it seems that it's the wrong solution if you have any idea please tell me.
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How to Extract the Three First Letters of Current Month in French without Accented Characters?

Is there a way to extract the 3 first letters of the current month in French but WITHOUT acented characters AND with the first letter capitalized - e.g. Fev for Février (February in english) - AND ...
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How to Produce the Acute Accent When Using the a Font from the Sqrcaps Package

Consider the code which I compile with xelatex: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{sqrcaps} % I COMPILE THIS CODE WITH XELATEX: \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \LARGE \...
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When a Period Immediately Follows the Lettrine --- A Typography Question

Because of the usual manner in which the French word Monsieur is abbreviated, I have often encountered a chapter beginning something like this: M. Nom In typesetting such (making use of a lettrine), I ...
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Is there a command to correctly abbreviate the French ordinal « second »?

I cannot find any command available in a LaTeX package to produce the abbreviated version of the words second/seconde/seconds/secondes, when dealing with ordinals in French, as I would use for other ...
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Unwanted space before Polyglossia's \textlatin in a \begin{french} environment with XeLaTeX

Unwanted space appears before Latin language text inside an outer French environment when using Polyglossia. This does not happen when the outer environment language is English. In my example, when ...
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Latex : Bibliography in french - plainnat-fr

I am using the following template https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/template-for-a-project-report-or-memoire/zcgzvcmrsxsb Moreover, I am using plainnat-fr for styling the bibliography, as I ...
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How can I use a roman font for capital letters in math mode when using plain TeX?

The French style (see the frenchstyle option of the LaTeX kpfonts package) is to typeset capital letters in math mode in roman rather than in italic. How can I achieve that in plain TeX without having ...
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Problem of spacing with numprint and newtxmath packages

I have a problem of spacing and it seems to come from these two packages. Here is a MWE: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{...
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How to make uppercase roman letters upright in ConTeXt?

Using \setupmathematics[ucgreek=normal], one can force uppercase Greek letter to be upright. How to do the same with Latin letters? The words ucroman and uclatin do not appear on the ConTeXt wiki.
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Best Alternative to Approximate the Sqrcfamily Font Which Seems Not to Recognize Accents

I would like, for example, to type the French word Pens{'{e}}es with the sqrcfamily font; however, it seems that the sqrcaps package cannot handle accents. MWE: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{...
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How to typeset French quotation marks in plain TeX?

How to typeset French quotation marks in plain TeX? <<~This is the {\LaTeX} way.~>> I might need to use European Computer Modern (or Latin Modern?) but I'm not sure how to do so.
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Use of \thedots@ doesn't match its definition. Problem with the French package

I have a fairly complicated document in English, typeset using kaobook. For my abstract I need to add French and adding french to the line \usepackage[main=english, ngerman, french]{babel} results in ...
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Problem reading file with french language in babel

When reading a temporary file, I get an error when switching to french (comment/uncomment documentclass): Runaway argument? testcolor;testtext \\\textbf {\ChangesIncolor \ -- \ChangesIntext }\fi \ETC. ...
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How to type œ and ç in LaTex and Markdown?

I used to solve the problem of typing Dutch letters by $\acute{e}$, $\ddot{e}$ and so on. And I get by. But now that I need to type some French, I can't get away with œ and ç. What's the most handy ...
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Conflict between amsmath, FrenchPro and cleveref

I'm hitting a conflict between amsmath, e-french and cleveref that causes equation references to be undefined. Here's a minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{...
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How do you typeset '‿'s and 'x's inbetween words for French liaisons?

I want to typeset a French document with the grammar marked. Example: Je suis‿en seconde. I also want to have a small 'x' in between two words when a liaison is impossible and add parenthesis around ...
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Goodies for colored french accents

I save this font file as example : -- file pagella.lfg return { name = "pagella", comment = "Goodies that complement pagella.", colorschemes = { default = { ...
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Index \see command not italicized in french document

I'm using imakeidx and polyglossia packages, main language: french. I have a nice small index with some \see commands. But the word “voir“ (“see“ in french) printed in the document is not in italics. ...
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How to handle colon in macro when using babel for french? [closed]

I've recently encountered a problem when trying to combine \usepackage[french]{babel} and \graphicspath{{c:/Users/...}} A problem then appears when I try to use \includegraphics (although it ...
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Longtable with multicolumn and multirow issues

I tried to build a "complex" table of a certain size but still have some problems with the multicolumn. As you can see on the attached images, in the table I want to have in the first column ...
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How to translate "and" into "et" within a French bibliography?

I have a document in french language that uses bib references. This is why is use the babel package with the french option. However, the bibliographical references still contain the "and" ...
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Natbib sorting with approximative (circa) years

The context is that I have to cite some old sources (music manuscripts) whose date is only approximative. The simple solution is to have this as "ca. 1710" or whatever is the approximative ...
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Changing babel package inside the same document

I am currently writing my Ph.D. thesis in French and English. Following the procedure that I found here Changing babel package inside a single chapter, I have divided the document into two parts, one ...
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How to change title column style in numbered tcolorbox boxes?

I use some tcolorbox boxes, created using \newtcbtheorem with the option auto counter on so that they come with automatic numbering. That works fine, but in my language (French), there should be a ...
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Typography of nested quotations

In the case of nested quotations, we have the following rule in French typography: if two or more closing quotation marks follow one another, we will write only one closing quotation mark. Thus: « ...
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How to fit parentheses (Guillemets) into a single line in LaTeX

I'm looking for a way to process parentheses so that they don't come at the end or beginning of a line. The typography of parentheses in French (« ») doesn't like to isolate either of the parentheses ...
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