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Footnote style using asterisk should have space or no space between symbol and note?

Yes, I generally use a narrow space like third, quarter or thin space. However, if you have multiple footnotes, or they span across multiple lines, or the numbering/symbols take up more space, you ...
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Is there a name for this form of 19th-century (?) table of contents design?

According to my wife - who has been a book editor for a number of years I'm not allowed to say - has told me that there is no particular name for this style. The only part she pointed out is that it's ...
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Small caps and text figures in titlecase

To my mind, in academic and technical writing* full caps is likely to be correct for an abbreviation (initialism or acronym), but unlikely in other cases. A course code could be "MATH123" ...
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Small caps and text figures in titlecase

If you can’t ask your tutors to explain your organisation’s house style, or rephrase the Question, or both, please consider these few points: Since the styling of “Introduction to Abstract Algebra” is ...
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Small caps and text figures in titlecase

I would rule out the uppercase small caps, which, arguably, defeat the purpose of using small caps. I would also rule out lining figures, because those work better with normal case type. I would pick ...
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(Hypothetical?) character: Vertically stacked apostrophe and comma?

The sign you probably should use is the з, used in Ancient Egyptian to represent the ‘vulture or double ›aleph’, which is often printed as two commas on top of each other.
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