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Converting MathML to LaTeX: Issue on limits positions on Summation symbol

When using David Carlisle's stylesheet to convert MathML to LaTeX, in most cases, the upper and lower limits on Summation symbol are correctly placed on above and below the summation symbol. But when ...
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Better-looking absolute signs?

There are already several questions about absolute signs, like this one. My question is different in that I'm not satisfied with the typesetting of the absolute sign offered by any of the options I ...
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Why does \alpha (outside of math mode) create a double quote?

I am not an experienced TeX user, so maybe this is obvious, but searching did not yield me anything. I wanted to write a lowercase greek alpha, so I used the \alpha command, at first outside of math ...
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Using unicode symbols with mathabx

I am using the mathabx package but I would like to import the integral symbols from Linux Libertine. My MWE is \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{mathabx} \usepackage{unicode-...
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mathabx integrals look different from documentation

According to the "Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List" (http://math.mit.edu/~dspivak/files/symbols-all.pdf) mathabx integrals look like But when I run \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathabx} \begin{...
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Aesthetic Integral Symbols

I don't like the look of the standard integral typesetting. Does anyone know where to find an integral symbol like the one in the following image?
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Ohm symbol not showing in math mode using custom beamer styling

So, I'm using a custom beamer styling required by my employer, and while trying to typeset some problem examples with the "ohm" symbol, I've noticed it doesn't always work. At first, I noticed it ...
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Ensure minimum length of last line by tightening word spacing

There are already a few questions that ask how to ensure a minimal length for the last line of a paragraph: Ensure minimal length of last line and Minimum length of last line of a paragraph. But ...
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Big list of beautifully typeset package documentations

Being just a LaTeX user, I have to look up documentation very often. What could be easier than texdoc packagename and here it is. The other day I opened for curiosity the scontents package and was ...
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Interchange `\colon` and `:`

I know that there is a typographical difference between using : and \colon in math mode, because : is considered to be a relation. However, I use \colon far more often than :, so I would like to ...
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Enumitem package: how to create a fancy or awesome list adapt for a university book

Into my previous old questions (for example), Vertical tennis ball into fancy new enumerate, Pretty enumerate: fontawesome, or other my questions, I have asked a nice style as create a beautiful ...
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Palatino font (newpxmath) misaligns text in fraction numerators

I am using pdflatex in Texmaker (implements TeXLive). Using the default font, the numerator text of the following fractions are aligned to a common baseline: $$\frac{\partial x}{\partial t} \frac{\...
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Some symbols load (display) issue when converting MathML to LaTeX

I'm using David Carlisle's stylesheet to convert MathML to LaTeX. The stylesheet does a phenomenal job for converting even very complex MathML into LaTeX. But I'm having trouble displaying following ...
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Font size of small caps

Small caps \textsc{} seem to use: uppercase letters from the font with the default font size for typed uppercase letters, uppercase letters from the font with a smaller font size for typed lowercase ...
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Author with two surnames

I would like to typeset the surnames of the authors of the document differently (maybe in smalls caps are best), so that it is clear which names are surnames. Is \author{Vincent \textsc{Van Gogh}} ...
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Why do matrix brackets look strange when using package unicode-math?

Compare this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation*} \begin{bmatrix} a & b \\ c & d \\ e & f \\ g & h \end{bmatrix} \...
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Should multiple cities in publisher names, like “Amsterdam–New York”, use en-dash or hyphen? [closed]

Often, publishers list multiple cities in their address, like “Amsterdam–New York–London”; these appear very frequently in bibliographies. Should these be typeset with an en-dash, or a hyphen, or is ...
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Matrices upper triangular alignment

I was writing an upper triangular matrix but due to large entry was unable to get in a good view. \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath,mathtools} \...
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The line between columns is unevenly positioned in the paracol environment

I'm typesetting a Roman missal, and I've run into a problem. Consider the following code and its output. \documentclass[a6paper,pagesize,12pt,twoside]{book} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[...
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Expose single sentence through paragraph-like formatting

I was wondering if there exists a "common-practice"-possibility to expose a single sentence to make it stand out without adding too much weight to the overall look of a page (i.e. I don't want it to ...
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Multivariate polynomial long division in LaTex

How do I typeset polynomial long division with multiple variables using LaTeX? I want to do polynomial long division with two and more divisors. I know there was a similar question already answered ...
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Spacing in “$d=2$-dimensional”

What is the correct spacing if I want to write phrases like "d=3-dimensional". If I just write $d=1$-dimensional, the spacing around the equal-sign seems to be way too wide for me? (Maybe also the ...
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Kerning in italic contractions when using EB Garamond

I'm using EB Garamond to typeset some text and find that the kerning in italic contractions can be a bit generous for my taste. Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ebgaramond-maths}...
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Why is italic style used in theorems and lemmas instead of slanted style?

It seems unintuitive to me to use italic text in theorem and lemma text styles, because some mathematical symbols (letters) are almost identical to regular italicised letters. Consider the following ...
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Bracket for dual pair (in functional analysis)

In functional analysis, one occasionally considers a so-called dual pair (a pair of vector spaces tied together by a non-degenerate bilinear map to the ground field). I usually typeset these using \...
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How do I reproduce this layout and typography?

IMHO, some math books published by the German company Hanser have a very pleasing layout. I'm attaching an example below (screenshot from Google Books which I hope is fair use). I guess this was done ...
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bold tikz text decoration

Consider this example: \documentclass[margin=1cm]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0, 0) -- (2, 2); \path [ postaction={...
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How to place a copyright note at the bottom of a page after the footnotes?

Similarly to this question I need to put a copyright note on the first page of a paper. I would like to have a similar \mycopyright command to set its text. However, differently from the other ...
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Squeeze paragraph such that lines have similar width

I would like to format a paragraph of text such that the width of the paragraph shrinks until the last line in the paragraph is about the same width as all the others. Here is an example of what I ...
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Is it tolerable to force hyphenate English one-syllable word in small layouts?

I already know English language does not allow hyphenatation of one-syllable words, that is why I am not asking this question on english.sx. But I am facing a typesetting task (humanities) with a ...
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About the typographical effectiveness of left aligned equations

It seems to me that in mathematical works, the equations are usually center aligned and in physical works they are usually left aligned. I wonder if there is any typographical reason to do it either ...
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What's a nice way to display code in a document?

I'm looking for a nice or creative way to display code in a LaTeX document. I see a lot of nice layouts in books, with text-boxes, titles, annotations, delimiters, and all sorts of attractive things. ...
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Latex users make more mistakes [duplicate]

Article Source: An Efficiency Comparison of Document Preparation Systems Used in Academic Research and Development Knauff M, Nejasmic J (2014) An Efficiency Comparison of Document Preparation Systems ...
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Decrease spacing between double bars [duplicate]

I'd like double bars over my X, that I can get using these overline symbols \[\overline{\overline{X}}\] I also tried the bar symbols, but they're misaligned over the X. \[\bar{\bar{X}}\] What I ...
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Writing expectation like Shiryaev

I want to know how to get this symbol for Expectation. I tried with Mathpix to know the command, but it doesn't help. Thanks!
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How to enable old ligatures, long s in LaTeX? [closed]

How would you enable quaints (old-style ligatures) in LaTeX? E.g. the st, ct, sp ligatures &c. Is there also a way to contextually put in the long s (ſ)? Keep in mind that Overleaf won't let me ...
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Treatment of space in quotation marks in listings

Consider this example: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{listings} \begin{document} \begin{lstlisting}[language=sh] command "A B" \end{lstlisting} \end{document} the output is: The replacement of ...
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Astrophysical notation : typeset HI

What would the best way to typeset HI to designate molecular gas as in the title of this article, with a capital H and a slightly smaller numeral I ? I am using the scrbook class. I tried to define ...
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Libertinus font on ubuntu, installed version vs. github version

I'm using the libertinus font family with the latest version coming from github. However, the font is also installed on my system, but I stopped using this version since there was a problem with the ...
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Saint abbreviation

I would like to know if there is a way to abbreviate "saint" in this french way. A dash is also commonly used. My researches are unsuccessful at this point, thanks in advance.
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Attempting to Format Symbol and Text in Two Columns [duplicate]

I use markdown to take school notes. They are later converted, via Pandoc to HTML and PDF (through LaTeX templates). I am trying to typeset a Symbol (floated left) to multiple lines of text. In the ...
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Footnote which is not a footnote

I would like to write not more than two lines at the bottom of a page, in order to thank some people, without dedicating a whole acknowledgements section of my work to that. It would be nice to draw a ...
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Long bar over an ordered pair

I'd like to typeset a long bar symbol over an ordered pair like (g,\epsilon). The best I could do so far is naif and really poor: Is there a standard command for that?
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Request for math font family to use with Horley

What should be a nice font to be used with Horley Old Style font. I'm using xelatex with fontspec and unicode-math and based on the pdf properties I suppose that CM is being used for math fonts. So, ...
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realscripts/fontspec update vs. some Opentype fonts

I have a file that was running smoothly a few weeks ago and is now stopping with the message: Argument of \__fontspec_strip_leading_sign:Nw has an extra } Using most system fonts, or Amiri, ...
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Follow-up: Improving typesetting of striking out terms in equations

This is a follow-up question to my earlier question about Improving typesetting of striking out terms in equations. The solution proposed by @marmot works well, but I have to make more manual ...
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Times New Roman and small caps

Consider the following code: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{fontspec} %compile with xelatex %\setmainfont{Times New Roman} ...
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Weird formatting in a smaller created empty set symbol

A while back I created my own sort of emptyset symbol because the "not equal" slash didn't line up and it annoyed me. So I defined my own emptyset via \DeclareMathOperator{\vempty}{{\centernot{\Circle}...
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Improving typesetting of striking out terms in equations

I need to strike out terms in equations. Based on the answers to this question, I've tried the cancel package, but the appearance of the resulting output does not convince me. Consider this example: ...
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Automatic change of the color for each \part

With reference to a question previously asked, Replace \part of the appendix of Legrand Orange Book with letters of the alphabet instead of arabic numbers I would like to understand which commands ...