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The {percent-sign} `%` is used as a TeX comment, or typeset with `\%`.

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Convert % to macro, retain as comment?

I often transfer files between myself and someone with little knowledge of LaTeX, for editing purposes. So far, I have managed to get most TeX-specific oddities under control (thanks to utf-8 encoding)...
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Can't use percent sign in \directlua [duplicate]

while the following works: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{luacode} \begin{document} \directlua{token.set_macro("prjdatetime", os.date())} \end{document} I get in trouble when I want to ...
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obtaining a substring with \directlua when original string contains %-character

I want to implement in LaTeX a sort of function with two parameters a String containing a percentage e.g. "3.20 %" an integer, e.g. 2000 The result should be the product of both numbers (in ...
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what's the point of % before line breaks? [duplicate]

I see this pattern of %(s) before line-breaks a lot in packages. What's the point of it? Is it necessary or a convention? For example: \newenvironment{blah}{% some command% some other command% }
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Is it possible to use the percent sign in my acronym list?

I have an established list of acronyms in my document and use \newacronym to add new terms. I was hoping I could add one for %MVC using the following command: \newacronym{\%MVC}{\%MVC}{Percentage of ...
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What does "{%" mean? [duplicate]

What does "{%" (a brace followed by a percent) mean, and what is it called if I want to find the documentation for it? Here is an example. \newcommand{\atest} {% \includegraphics[width=1in]{...
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How can I write multiple % in url in figure?

I have something like that: \begin{figure}[h] \begin{center} \includegraphics[scale=0.17,angle=00]{some_images.jpg} \caption[The_caption} \textbf{\textit{Source :}} https://some_domain/...%C3%...
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Special rule in Siunitx for percentages

The convention used at my workplace is to have spaces between numbers and units except percentages. Is there a way to create such an exception for a single unit throughout the document using the ...
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How to cite a youtube video (with URL when there are percentage signs)?

I would like to cite this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo46TEp6FB8&ab_channel=InstitutdesHautes%C3%89tudesScientifiques%28IH%C3%89S%29 in an overleaf file. I'm not sure how this ...
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How do I use the following reference without it outcommenting the link?

I am quite new to overleaf/latex and have run into a problem. I want to cite a link which containt % and this outcomments the link is there anyway to get around this? code: @book{web:...
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How to get the percent sign using the latex moodle package

I'm preparing a quiz for moodle using the moodle package (+ LuaLaTeX). When I input a percentage in the usual way (i.e. 40\,\%), the LaTeX render is OK but the backslash is passed along to moodle and ...
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Percent signs in class file [duplicate]

I am trying to write my own class and I don't quite understand the use of percent signs. For example, I have this snippet of code in my .cls file: \renewcommand{\maketitle}{ \begin{center} ...
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How to underline siunitx numbers with soul?

I'm trying to write very long lines of underlined text containing percentages using soul for allowing linebreaking and siunitx for getting the right spacing, as I do in the rest of the document. ...
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How to escape percent sign (%) in \path or \texttt environment?

How to escape percent sign (%) in \path{...} or in \texttt{...}? For instance compiling this code fails since % sign starts comment: \path{%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts} The result of ...
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how to insert % symbol in a statement without intending comment? [duplicate]

I wish to insert a % symbol in a line. But the rest of the statement goes missing since % is usually intended for comment. How can I resolve this problem?
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Want to show the percentage symbol using Helvetica rather than using the default text font

The following code produces a strange rendered percentage symbol which looks like this: Here's my code: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper, twoside, %openright, toc=listof, BCOR=5mm, bibliography=totoc, ...
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How can I \typeout a percent sign?

I want to \typeout a message containing a percent sign. I know that if I want to \typeout a macro followed by a space, as in: The name Name is unknown. I have to use \space, not \␣, because \space ...
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