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The `lettrine` package lets your add drop caps at the beginning of paragraphs.

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Drop caps (lettrine) unaligned when using scrartcl

I've wanted to change up the style of my personal notes and I tried to use a drop cap by using the package lettrine, this is my first time doing this. Normally I use the KOMA-script classes, ...
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On Producing Bold Commas in Lettrines When O is a Word

Consider the code (which I compile with lualatex) \documentclass[12pt]{book} \textwidth=4.5in \usepackage{lettrine} \renewcommand{\LettrineFontHook}{\bfseries{}} % for the initial argument. \...
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Usage of polyglossia breaks lettrine drop caps

I'm facing an issue with the usage of polyglossia and lettrine packages on the same document. Setup: MiKTeK on Windows 10 lettrine 2.60 polyglossia 2.1 Tried with both LuaLaTeX and XeLaTeX When I ...
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Italicizing a Lettrine on an Ad Hoc Basis

Consider the code: \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{lettrine,xcolor} \renewcommand{\LettrineFontHook}{\color{red}{}} % for the initial argument. \renewcommand{\LettrineTextFont}{\scshape} % for ...
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babel otherlanguage environment causes lettrine to stick into the margin

In typesetting documents where there are extended passages in ecclesiastical Latin and then the vernacular (English), I set babel to accommodate this and as the main language is Latin, I use \begin{...
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Package lettrine and tex4ebook with error

When using the package lettrine and tex4ebook with the following MWE, it leads to an error message: Package xkeyval Error: `slope' undefined in families `L'. [ERROR] htlatex: ./Testdocument_lettrine-...
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Cannot get template to work with lettrine

Cannot get this template to work with lettrine... If I break it down to this minimal example, the error is still the same: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt, openany]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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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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Issues using lettrine within a Tikz environment

I'm relatively new to LaTeX, and I'm typesetting a friend's coloring-in book. I'm using the "memoir" class. I want to include "Medieval" looking text under the pictures, so I'm ...
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How to apply drop caps in verse environment in memoir class?

I'm typesetting poetry using the memoir class and I'm trying to have each poem start with a drop capital (using the lettrine package), but it doesn't fit nicely and there is considerable overlap: How ...
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Allign lettrine with title

I would like to recreate the look of the first page of an old book. Is it possible to align the initial with the section title? \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{microtype,fontspec,lettrine} \...
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Unable to use csquote’s \enquote with lettrine

I’m not quite sure how to get csquote’s \enquote to work nicely with lettrine. Should I just enter “ and ” manually (see code block below)? (Note that I’m writing “ manually because not even `` works ...
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Gap inside parshap in one line

General overview I try to put a custom lettrine with \parshape command and I get the following rendering: The problem But, the hand of the goddess Hator fall under the baseline of the N wile the text ...
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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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How do I make lettrine style drop-caps float into the previous line and paragraph, when it appears at the bottom of a page or column?

Using lettrine to print chapter numbers, I ended up with a chapter number at the end of a paragraph that was printed hanging over the bottom of the left paragraph, and a space in the top of the next ...
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Lettrine and Hebrew

When I try to use the lettrine package in Hebrew (via Babel), I can't seem to get the text to properly wrap around the drop cap, which works fine in English. How can I get lettrine to work with Hebrew ...
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Write a tester for Lettrine options for each letter/size

I' writing a test macro to evaluate the Lettrine arguments for different letters & different sizes (lines). The scenario is this: The main prog calls a one arg macro to test the Lettrine for a ...
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How to use a custom font from LuaLaTeX with coloredlettrine?

I have installed a new custom font (OTF & TTF); and I would like to use it with the package coloredlettrine. Which steps would I need to follow to be able to use it? MWE: \documentclass{memoir} \...
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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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adjusting text around contextual alternate Q with lettrine in XeLaTeX?

I'm trying to see whether there's a way I can use contextual alternate initial Q(u) in lettrine without its tail colliding with other text. Usinga fontspec's \addfontfeature{Style=Alternate} within ...
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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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Lettrine character messes with paragraph setting

The code below \documentclass{memoir} %\usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{kantlipsum} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage[many]{tcolorbox} \setlength{\textwidth}{0.8\paperwidth} \...
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First Letter Big and Inset into the next line?

How to make that "F". I'm also using the multicol package
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Lettrine with hebrew bidi problem

After update TeXLive on 18.10.2022 (all packets) I get problem with xelatex compilng this combination: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setotherlanguages{hebrew}%...
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What's causing this mirror Lettrine effect?

As you can see in the picture below, I'm getting a strange effect on the righthand page, similar or identical to the lettrine on the left page. Relevant script for this chapter: \chapter{The ...
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How to avoid damaging of a paragraph with `lettrine` and `varwidth` while using `chickenize`?

Trying to put automatically one symbol-words (as shown by arrows on the screenshot 1) from the end of the line into the beginning of the new line in scrbook (according to the topical typography rules) ...
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Tweaking an Initfamily Do-It-Yourself Colored Lettrine

The following code mimics Steven B. Segletes' answer to the question posed in Adding a Letter to an Image in a Do-It-Yourself Lettrine: \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{yfonts,xcolor,scalerel,...
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Cabin Font, Microtype, and Lualatex Produce Smallcaps---but not with Tracking=True

In the following MWE, I am using Cabin as the main font and compiling with lualatex. Remark: I do not believe that this is a duplicate with Smallcaps don't work if fontspec's microtype is used ...
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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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lettrine in Itemize environment overlapping

I want to take use of Big letters using the neat lettrine-package However I have to confess it is not well aligned in itemize-environment: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{...
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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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Effecting a Shift of an FCOLORBOX within a Simple Lettrine

Consider the code \documentclass{book} \usepackage{type1cm,lettrine} \usepackage{xcolor} %\usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[tracking=true]{microtype} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \large \...
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How to Push a Secondarily Defined Lettrine Out of the Margin of the Page

I am working on a document in which I would like to incorporate a secondary lettrine outside of the one which is mainly used. Consider the code \documentclass{book} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{...
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Adding a Colored Frame to a Do-It-Yourself Lettrine

This question is an extension of the one posed a while back in Adding a Letter to an Image in a Do-It-Yourself Lettrine Consider the MWE \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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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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Proper use of a Lettrine when the paragraph begins with a roman numeral

A typography consideration: In a current project, I am encountering the situation where I would like to make use of a lettrine, but the paragraph in which it is to be used begins with a Roman numeral. ...
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How to Left Justify the Lettrine Only with the Text After Inserting Opening Quotation Marks

Consider the code: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lettrine,xcolor} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[tracking=true]{microtype} \input GoudyIn.fd \renewcommand{\LettrineFontHook}{\usefont{U}{GoudyIn}{...
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How to Produce Italicized Small Caps Using fontspec and the Code Compiled with Lualatex

I would like to obtain italicized small caps immediately following the lettrine. And so, I call in the lmodern and slantsc packages for this purpose into the following MWE: \documentclass{book} \...
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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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Unexpected Positioning of Paragraphs When Small Capped Letters Do Not Follow the Lettrine

Consider the code: \documentclass[foolscap]{octavo} % to get a small image \usepackage{lettrine,lmodern,xcolor} \usepackage[tracking=true]{microtype} \input GoudyIn.fd \renewcommand{\LettrineFontHook}...
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To Color or Not to Color the Small-Capped Letters Following a Two-Color Lettrine---A Typography Question

This question is directed to LaTeX typographers and is a bit of a follow-up to the one asked in Centering an Initfamily Letter within a Colorbox and Sizing It for Use as a Two-Color Lettrine. As ...
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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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Is it possible to have a drop capital in a tcolorbox? [closed]

Tried lettrine and did not work. Dropping seems not to be in texlive anymore.
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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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Softening the Bold

Consider the code \documentclass[12pt]{book} \oddsidemargin 17pt \evensidemargin 18pt \topmargin 35pt \headheight 25pt \textheight 8.5in \textwidth 5.75in \headsep 40pt \marginparwidth 35pt \...
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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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Customized Opening Single and Double Quotes for a yinit Lettrine

This post directly relates to egreg's answer given in size and alignment of quotation mark with lettrine The following code \RequirePackage{fix-cm} \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lettrine} \...
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