Questions tagged [punctuation]

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Biblatex (bath) and removing punctuation from the reference list

I am using the style Bath with Biblatex, however I wish to remove a comma from way references are listed. For now my references show: However my university requires: ORTON, C. & HUGHES, M. 2013. ...
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Removing comma in in-text citation, Biblatex (Bath style)

I have been struggling to change my in-text citation from: (Pirone and Tykot, 2017: 80) To (Pirone and Tykot 2017: 80 ) I am trying to remove the comma between the authors and date for which I ...
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Biblatex: wrap postnote to \cite command in parentheses

I'm using biblatex with the authoryear-comp style. By default, the \cite command prints citations with no parentheses. I would like to keep this behavior while putting any postnote in parenthes ...
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Is it possible to remove the comma that appears before an in-text citation note?

I am using natbib and the apacite style. I want to cite Descartes' Meditations, and one standard way of doing it involves an in-text citation of the form '(CSM 25)'. I managed to use the alias system ...
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Finishing math with a period (part 2)

Related: Finishing math with a period I believe of the two options \[|f(x)-(y)|<\epsilon\text{.}\] or \[|f(x)-(y)|<\epsilon.\] the first one is correct. However, a problem that was brought up (...
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How can I insert a period without affecting equation alignment?

Here is the setup that I currently have: \[\triangle A_{1}B_{1}C_{1}\sim\triangle A_{2}B_{2}C_{2}\] \[\Big\Downarrow\] \vspace{-1.75em} \begin{align} \angle C_{1}A_{1}B_{1}&=\anglen C_{2}A_{2}...
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Biblatex-chicago: comma before closing quotation mark in author name

I would like to add a nickname to an author, but when I do the below the closing quotation mark ends up before the comma. Is there some way to fix so that the bibliography entry would instead read as ...
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Misplaced comma after LTR word in bidirectional document

I am writing documents with both English and Hebrew text in LaTeX. It works well, except for one thing: when there is a punctuation mark after an English word in a Hebrew sentence, the mark is ...
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BibLaTeX Superfluous punctuation and spacing in gost-inline (and gost-footnote) style

Sometimes the output of biblatex in gost-inline style (the same is for style=gost-footnote) has unnecessary space after a title of a citation and double punctuation between the author's name and the ...
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How to remove dot of section in \ref{}? [duplicate]

I renewed my section with dot and I want to get a number without dot when I use \ref{}. How can I do it? \documentclass[11pt]{article} \renewcommand\thesection{\normalsize{\arabic{section}.}} \begin{...
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Fixing punctuation in biblatex after a close-parenthesis while using custom macro for full page ranges

Recently @moewe kindly produced custom code in order to add full page-ranges to first-time citations of articles and book chapters. This code works well but results in a small bug I just noticed: when ...
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How to escape a quotation mark character/glyph?

I have the same problem as in this question, but the answers just circle around how to best use quotation marks. This is fine as long as you actually want a quotation mark. However, I explicitly don't ...
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Single or double dash between coauthors names?

Should I type: In the foundational paper of Eells-Sampson (...) or In the foundational paper of Eells--Sampson (...) So, single or double dash in the tex code between "Eells" and "...
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Avoiding fullwidth punctuation in English when xeCJK is loaded

When using the Unicode double quotes “ and ” in an English text when the package xeCJK is loaded, the behavior of punctuation changes everywhere (and not only in a CJK context), for example double ...
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els-cas-templates – Elsevier updated LATEX templates - extra comma when including images using \begin{figure}[h]

I'm using Elsevier single column using Overleaf. When I include images using the following code, I saw an extra comma added on the top of the image. My file is around 40 pages and I have many figures ...
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Fix Latex BST Incollection bibliography

I am trying to fix my bst file to represent incollection citations in the following way: Aronson, E. and J. M. Carlshmith. 1968. Experimentation in social psychology. In The Handbook of Social ...
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Biblatex: change period to comma after year

Usually, the year with a period is the last field in my entries. However, if a url exists it should be last and it should be separated from the year by a comma. How can I change the year delimiter as ...
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Comma behind location and in front of page numbers missing in bibliography

As can be seen there is a comma missing between "Amsterdam" and "pp. 1423-..." How can I add a comma in this place? The problem does not occur when using @article, only with @...
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How to place single comma after two equations so it's placed between two strings

I'm sorry for my English, please let me know how I should have formulated my question properly. So I have the code \begin{align*} f(x) &= \sin(x) & x \in[0, 1] \\ g(x) &= \cos(...
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Adding space between comma and dots

In general, we should put a space after a comma, like $x,\,y$ instead of $x,y$. However, I am not sure how to handle the case with \dots. Is it necessary to write $1,\,\dots,\,,\,n$, or just $1,\dots,...
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issue with '-' when converting docx to tex using panddoc

I am trying to convert docx with maths formula, and every thing seems to work fine but for '-' sign. For example, this is how it looks on docx but after translating using pandoc, I find on ...
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Decimal number and \sqrt radical height

I just saw a post on a french Facebook LaTeX group saying this: When using the french decimal separator (comma), the space between the number inside the radical is reduced. The proposed MWE is (...
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Comma semantics

I am wondering about whether to use text or math comma in the following cases (because they carry different spacing), and whether if style guides actually have comments on these. The points A, B and ...
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Style and editors with authoryear-ext

I have encountered several bibliographic style difficulties since using authoryear-ext. My first problem is following the use of innamebeforetitle-true which allows the inversion of the editor and ...
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Natbib agsm - remove comma from subsequent authors in bibliography

My dissertation requires a very specific format of Harvard-style referencing, with a comma only after the first author in the bibliography, like so: Simmons JG, Badcock PB Whittle SL Byrne ML Mundy L ...
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Is there any difference between \setunit*{<punct>} and \setunit{\add<punct>}

For example, I would like to know what is the difference between : \setunit*{\space} (with * but without add) and \setunit{\addspace} (without *, but with add). I sometimes see the expression \...
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BibTex puts a comma after every citation

This is driving me crazy since I cannot find a way to solve it. BibTex keep putting a comma after all the citations in my document, but everything is ok in the bibliography. It looks like this: [...
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how do I type the various dashes?

How do I type all the possible dashes: -,--,---, minus etc. in LaTeX ? $--$ gives - separated by a space with -. In math mode or in text mode ?
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CSV: How to write commas

I have a CSV document, similar to the one in the example code. \documentclass[a4paper,12p]{article} \usepackage[textwidth=450pt, textheight=680pt,top=3cm, left=2.5cm]{geometry} %margins \usepackage{...
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Shrink space after colon without shrinking space after period

When a colon is used to separate clauses in a sentence (rather than preceding a list), current typographic practice, and my preference, is to follow it with the same space as after a semicolon. The ...
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How to use chktexrc to control warnings on dashes?

I am trying to configure chktex with a local .chktexrc. Per the chktex manual: You should also take a look at the “chktexrc” file. As it is self-documenting, you should be able to get the meaning ...
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Vertically align comma with matrices in math mode

When I'm writing an equation with multiple matrices, the comma is still placed at normal text-height, which looks strange. $\mathrm{f}\left( \begin{bmatrix} a_1\\a_2\end{bmatrix}, \begin{bmatrix} ...
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How to draw such complicated Markov Chain diagram? [closed]

I am working on a paper which needs such a graph like the following picture. but It seems like very complicated, I have no idea how to draw it easily, my supervisor told me Inkscape or xfig can be ...
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Punctuation after $$ math mode Latex

I would like to know how to put punctuation after a $$ without line break and without putting this punctuation inside. For example : We have $$1+1=2$$, so $$1+1\neq 3$$. returns while the result ...
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How can I manually insert the length of interword space and inter sentence space?

By \defaultfontfeatures{PunctuationSpace=1.5} I set the space between sentences (to 1.5 * interword space, if I understand it). How can I manually insert this very space, if there is no sentence ...
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Author replaced with dash line in bibliography [duplicate]

I have referred in my thesis 4 abstracts from the same author: @inproceedings{quantin2019exomars, title={ExoMars at Oxia Planum, probing the aqueous-related Noachian environments}, author={...
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Lyx: Citation for 2 authors separated by comma doesn't leave space

I'm a new user of Lyx and I am writing a thesis by using the default bibliography (i.e. I use the "class" bibliography instead of standard/chapter, etc.). In the bibliography, as a key I need to put ...
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Biblatex punctuation after author for @article

I've done several augmentations to my bibliography style. But I can't figure out one things. I want to have a colon after the last author of the @article instead of a comma. It seems to work for all ...
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Customize em dash (output only)

I've got a lot of text like this: ---~Вот мои верительные грамоты. Открывайте ворота! ---~Погодите\ldots{}~---~Губы лейтенанта затряслись.~---~Что такое?.. ---~Для человека, получившего офицерский ...
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How do I change the way the colon is typeset?

In math, I exclusively use the colon : for punctuation, i.e. in the sense of \colon (compare this question). Hence I would like to change the way : is being typeset, so that it resembles \colon. Is ...
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French spacing without babel or polyglossia

To re-edit a document in a constructed language (latino sine flexione), I need "French" punctuation spacing without side effects. More specifically, I want a small non-breaking space before any ...
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include graphics with dot in filename: protection with braces does not work

I want to include an eps figure whose filename contains more than a dot. As discussed here one should insert { } in the filename without the extension. However, pdflatex still complains that it does ...
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Add colon {:} after the chapter number in ToC

My Table of Contents is displayed like this Chapter 1 Introduction.....................................................1 How I can add the colon after the number so it displays as Chapter 1: ...
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Why is hyphenation not tried for words followed by em-dash?

Consider the following mystory.tex: \tolerance=10000 \hsize=.7in \leavevmode\nobreak\hskip0pt Drofnats---or ``R. J.,'' \end This is the log: (mystory.tex Overfull \hbox (17.41133pt too wide) in ...
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How to modify apsrev.bst to include a period at the end of the bibliography entry?

I am using apsrev as the bibliography style file. I want to add a period at the end of the bibliography entry, i.e., "Jones et al. (1990)." How do I modify the style file?
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Pipe symbol not converted through TeX4ht

My codes are follow: \documentclass{book} \begin{document} This is for test | Test \end{document} If I convert this through TeX4ht then the pipe symbol | converted as emdash, how can I fix this? ...
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Commas in \cases - typographic standards?

I'm wondering what are the typographic standards for the placement of commas/dots in the following (and similar) case:\ The first option looks nicer, the second seems to be more logically consistent.
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Removing spacing between commas in multiple citation

I am trying to remove the spacing between citation numbers in my manuscript using elsearticle.cls template, including natbib package, and model1-num-names as the bibliographystyle. I have tried using ...
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Typesetting commas in bracket vector notation

This is my first post so please go easy on me. I am writing a vector using the bracket notation as shown below: \[ \vec{u} = \left\langle \frac{1}{10} , \frac{1}{3} \right\rangle \] The comma ...
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Preventing a line break between an en dash and a paren

When referring to a person who is still alive I give the birth year followed by an en dash all in parentheses, as in Jim Foo (1977--). At times this results in a line break between the en dash and ...

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