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Add a special character in a latex url

I want to incorporate a link as a footnote to my latex text that contains a special character. That link is the following one: http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~vgg/research/cross-modal-emotions/ And ...
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How do PostScript interpreters know the meanings of PGF-specific operators, such as 'pgfe' and 'pgfstr'?

A TikZ node "lives" in a TeX box. With latex as the TeX engine these boxes are converted to PostScript directives. Use \showbox to see how a box like this is implemented by following these steps. ...
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How to view the list of system-layer (alternatively, \special) commands that a TikZ picture translates to?

A TikZ path statement, such as \path[draw] (0,0) -- (1,0); is not generally rendered linearly. The TikZ "engine" breaks it apart, shifts its parts around, and finally renders them in some order that ...
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Chalkboard background to write on

I was wondering if it is possible to create a chalkboard background in LaTeX, like in this picture (minus Bart of course). Then write in the chalkboard using white fill (chalk)? Is it possible to do ...
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How should the effects of manipulating specials be switched off?

In this anser, I suggested using morbusg's solution to produce outlined text with XeLaTeX. This does what it says on the tin: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} % ref https://tex.stackexchange....
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Binary data in TeX \special [closed]

I want to ask if I can output binary information in \special? If it is possible, how do I put the binary in TeX source? In C/C++, for instance \0 can be used to get the byte 00000000 so what could be ...