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LuaLaTeX: String substitution only in text (not in code and commands)

You can perform a string substitution with Lua code using gsub (see this answer). With \AtBeginDocument you can limit the scope of the function to the document. But is it also possible to have the ...
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Wildcard substitutions with Lua Font Handlers

Using LuaLateX fonts.handlers.otf.addfeature, is it possible to make a substitution with a wildcard search? For example, a substitution that would substitute any Cyrillic unicode character with a '.'? ...
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String to lowercase and replace spaces with underscore

I am trying to convert a predefined string in a variable to its lowercase and replace the spaces to underscore. But it's not working. The new string after conversion is like this: ...
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Auto-adjustment of length(size) of bar of substitution

Wrote below. \documentclass[border=0.1cm]{standalone} \begin{document} $\displaystyle \left(\exp\left(x\right)^{\left(i\right)}\right)|_{x=0} =\exp\left(x\right)|_{x=0}=1$\\\\ \end{document} ...
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How to define command to replace spaces with hyphens in long form of acronym

My goal is to have two commands making use of the acronym package's commands \acl and \aclp, but have the spaces contained within the long form of the acronyms be replaced with hyphens. My current ...
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String replacement in math mode

Writing a path in a graph as $a-b-c$ will not typeset as nicely as $a\text{-}b\text{-}c$, so I'm trying to create a macro that performs some string substitution. I tried using xstring, but ...
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Prevent substitution of "macro arguments" in macro invocation within macro definition

I'm getting the error Illegal parameter number in definition of \setuplateloadedpackages. for the following code. It seems like newcommand can't recognise that the "macro arguments" passed ...
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How can I print three greater-than symbols after each other (>>>)?

I am using \texttt to write my code snippets in Courier font including \texttt{>>>}. If I compile, this is substituted to ». How can I prevent that from happening? I am unable to escape with ...
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Contextual substitution of one word by another with LuaLaTeX

I would like to be able to use LuaLaTeX in such a way that one word is replaced by another according to its context of use. Here's a simple example: replace the word " and " (with a space ...
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Substitute repeating words [duplicate]

I have several equations where some text repeats, so I want to match each following word with a "»" in next equations. Important that "»" should be in the middle of the word above. Here is the demo ...
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Set Hospital name and subsitute

I'm trying to default a letter which I have to write after every week. Every week, I'm visiting a different hospital, but will always send them the same letter. Is there a way to set the hospital ...
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Apply a string replacement on the citation as returned by \cite

I have biblatex with options \usepackage[backend=bibtex, style=authoryear]{biblatex} The citations made with \cite look like this: Smith, 2019 or Smith and Baker, 2019 and so on. I would like to ...
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Replace _{\mu with ^{\mu

Following this answer, I wrote a command that allows me to write \cont*{(D_\mu\phi)} to get the effect of (D_\mu\phi)^\dagger(D^\mu\phi). \def\replace#1#2#3{% \def\tmp##1#2{##1#3\tmp}% \tmp#1\...
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Xelatex vs Lualatex and font substitution

As is known, in the Turkish language the i exists as distinct letters in two versions, with and without a dot (with very different pronunciations): the dotted couple i / İ and the dotless couple ı / I....
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How to remove line marks?

I have about 900 lines code, and here is what a segment of few lines look like: 043 043 1.1 Definicija kategorije\\\ 044 044 1.2 Primjeri kategorija\\\ 045 045 1.3 Izomorfizmi\\\ 046 046 1.4 ...
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substitutefont result and \f@family

Is there any way to retrieve the resulting font family of substitutefont, e.g. with \f@family? It seems that \f@family is not affected by \substitutefont{<encoding>}{<family>}{<new-...
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Macro Substitution/Expansion in Environment Names

I've noticed that you can use macros for substitution into environment names: \def\itmz{itemize} \begin\itmz \item Item the first \item Item the second \end\itmz % works It also works ...
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Define latex command in which argument is part of another command

Is there a way to define a LaTeX command in which an argument forms part of a command that is expanded inside the text defined by the command? For example, here's a MNWE (Minimal Non-Working Example--...
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Multi-stage regular expression replacement

I'm trying to write a macro which will recognize certain sequences of characters in a string, and then map those onto a different set. In the particular case I have in mind, since there are multiple ...
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Redefine German Unicode quotes as German LaTeX quotes

When writing German text, one quotes like this when wanting to use the "`correct"' quotes. As a user of NEO 2, I got the quotes the above code produces on my keyboard: „correct“ I heard you can ...
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Specific font for a specific encoding or language

Is there a way to specify a specific font for a specific encoding or language? Using the default font for everything has proper shapes, but using garamondx has no proper shapes for cyrillic, even ...
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Chemistry diagram variable substitution

I would like to write a script for doing my biochemistry homework that utilizes variable substitution. For example, I could create a base molecule using ChemFig with an X on it, then substitute that X ...
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Replacing a substring from a command

I have a problem where I seem to be unable to replace a string that is the output of a command. In my document I call the \outerfunction with an argument that is actually a list of key/value pairs. (...
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Replace a substring

This is actually a follow-up question to Replacing a substring from 6 years ago. I want to replace a substring in a long string. With \ReplaceStr from the xstring-package this works perfectly fine. ...
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Charter and Helvetica with greek letters in LaTeX or XeLaTeX

So I want to write a document (german) with Charter and Helvetica. The problem is that I need to have lowercase upright greek letters in the body as well as in the section headers in their respective ...
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\newenvironment not a simple substitution?

I have two versions of the same document, one using \begin{inner}\end{inner} to substitute in the environment inner and the other with the body of inner substituted in manually. The first one triggers ...
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newtx math italic font replaced by Nimbus font. Should this happen?

I'm running the newtx package under TexLive 2016 and finding that the math italic font (ntxmi expected, OML encoding under the .sty file) is being replaced by a UWR/nimbus font (utmri8a). All other ...
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Replace a text string in all 'table' environments

I input many tables into a tex file and want to replace "Standard errors in parentheses" in each table with "Any thing I want". example \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[UTF8]{ctex} ...
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Is there any reason not to use \let to redefine a deprecated control sequence to the currently recommended one?

I understand that \bf and \it are both deprecated in the current version of LaTeX. To the best of my knowledge, the correct control sequences replacing them are \bfseries and \itshape. Is there any ...
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How to implement a verbatim or null environment using a boolean within \newcommand

I am trying to use a boolean environment within a \newcommand statement to selectively implement a verbatim environment. When I set the boolean to true it should put the "Answer" within the verbatim ...
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What packages provide text/command substitution for LaTeX, XeTeX and LuaLaTeX?

I am aware of the following: xesearch - Allows both text and command substitution. Only for XeLaTeX Simple example: \usepackage{xesearch} \SearchList{list1}{Hello}}{hlw} Any time "hlw" is present ...
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Substituting with \StrSubstitute does not work

I am having a problem substituting string using \StrSubstitute. The way I understand the function, as according to the documentation (page 7/8), it should work with three arguments. It should search ...
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Is there a way to eliminate the "\" in frequently used LaTeX commands?

The "\" in all of the commands requires frequent finger gymnastics of the pinky of the right hand in LaTeX, at least for the touch typist. It occurred to me that although it makes things more ...
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substitute widetilde in one font for another in plain tex

I am using newtx fonts in plain TeX. However, I prefer most of cmex to ntxexx. There is one exception (so far that I have found), the \widetilde, which is beautiful in ntxexx. I do not have any ...
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How to 'un-nest' nested macros?

Sometimes I have to typeset documents with nested definitions like these: \def\foo{\ensuremath{foo}\xspace} \def\baz{\ensuremath{\beta}\xspace} \def\qux{{\ensuremath{{\foo\mskip -3mu/\mskip -2mu\baz\...
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Context sensitive glyph appears even when hyphenation removes the context

The Alegreya font has a pretty clever feature by which it substitutes the regular f glyph with a variant that has a longer cross stroke when the f is followed by t. The result is that the two cross ...
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babelbib "disables" substitution in English, but not in German

I have a really weird problem: When changing the babel language in combination with the use of babelbib, certain substitutions stop working altogether. It took me hours to track down this cause. ...
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Substitute a character by another one (Lualatex)

The lowercase figures of Adobe Garamond Pro are very nice, but the 1 can be confusing: Is this 11 (as it should be) or 2 in Roman? I would like to replace automatically this lowercase 1 with another ...
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Changing remote path of figures to local path with a regular expression

I am using markdown to write the bulk of my thesis, and then converting it to LaTeX (with Pandoc) for the final presentation. To include graphics I use dropbox share links as: ![MyCaption](http://...
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Replacing substrings by linebreaks

I have a LaTeX document with several authors that I enter like \author{First Author \& Second Author \& .... In some places in the document I want to print these authors with a linebreak ...
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mass replace all words that are wrapped between single quotes

In my manual, I've wrapped many words with single quotes, like this: 'bear', 'apple' and 'country'. My goal is to replace all single quotes with \emph{}, so 'bear' becomes \emph{bear} and 'apple' ...
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Drawing Benzene resonance mechanism, and reaction mechanism + curly arrows

I am new to LaTeX and there are few things at which I am stuck. I can draw benzene with alternate double bonds but I don't know how to draw curly arrows to show bond shifting and electrophile attack. ...
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Cannot make substitution

I want a command \myreplace replacing all instances of : with the \textlengthmark command from the tipa package. (In fact, this is one of the things that the tipa command \textipa does, but for ...
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xstring substitution with font commands fails in error

I want to substitute some spaces with normal font \dots in between name parts typeset in \ttfamily. Below example works except for the commented part which fails miserably with the error: TeX ...
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Substitute all 'A' with \textsc{a}

Can I use catcode to substitute all capital letters in my document to \textsc{\myletter}? EDIT: I would like to make this by a function, like: \thisismystring{BLABLABLA}, that converts into BL{\...
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Replace asterisk with nothing in string

I have a function which grabs cells out of a table and returns them. Many of these cells end with two asterisks, and I would not like these returned from the function if they are present. For ...
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How to replace specific words with an underscore equal in length to the original word replaced in ConTeXt?

My problem is identical to Phantom and line break, however, I am using ConTeXt. I am creating a cloze test, e.g.: Frogs have four ____ and two eyes. The original text in the source appears like ...
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Glyph substitution: alternate capital Q in URW-Garamond? (LaTeX, Mac OS X)

I am using URW Garamond in LaTeX running on Mac OS X. The capital Q has a very long swash (extending beyond the next two glyphs!), which makes it unusable for me (I have too many capital Q's in my ...
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changing font of one (or a small number of) text character only [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Font substitution with XeLaTeX I am using a text font that unfortunately does not have accents for the letter e, which I need. But I have found a very similar font, and have ...
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Font substitution with XeLaTeX

I have an automatically generated document (using Doxygen) that has many different Unicode characters for many languages: Hebrew, Japanese, Greek, Arabic and more. Some parts of text displayed using ...
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