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Why (La)TeX can not work with true type fonts?

I know that if one wants to use true type fonts, there are solutions via xelatex or lualatex. My question however is, why it is like so? What is the fundamental difference between latex fonts and ...
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TeXlive on ubuntu - fonts in Plain TeX [closed]

I've reinstalled my system recently (now I use ubuntu 12.04) and have problem with fonts in Plain TeX I use texlive and texlive-lang-czechslovak. Apparently with UTF-8 encoding (pdf)csplain is not ...
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1answer
255 views

Plain TeX online documentation/references?

I am a non-beginner plain TeX user, mostly typesetting cheat sheets for computer science. I own The TeXbook and have seen some TeX manuals for the compilers, such as pdfTeX manuals and so forth. My ...
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2answers
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\setbox containing maths interferes with surrounding math mode in XeTeX

I encountered what might be a bug in XeTeX (but I would be glad to be proven wrong) while chasing a strange interaction between bytefield, unicode-math, and mathtools. In general, I do not expect a ...
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1answer
183 views

How to install or replace fonts in old TeX files?

I got interested in a research paper from 1991, which I cannot get an electronic online version of. The author was kind enough to send me his tex sources, but is himself unable to produce a pdf file ...
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1answer
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font loading via URL for all TeX-en

Firstly, I'm not asking about typesetting URLs. What I am talking about is font resolution via a URL reference. My limited experience is in using XeLaTeX so I'll couch the question accordingly. If you ...
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1answer
465 views

Computer Modern font with accented characters (in XeTeX)

I'd like to use Knuth's Computer Modern font with XeTeX in a way where I don't have to type accents in a \'-way and without any gimmick such as making accentuated characters active and then say ...
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How do I get mathematical fonts to Illustrator?

I am doing a thesis on graph theory, and I am currently drawing graphs with Illustrator. Vertexes and edges are easy to draw, but how about naming them? How do I get the symbols in image look like ...
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641 views

What does different \fontdimen<num> mean

I know that \fontdimen<num> returns some dimensions associated with the current font. What are they?
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1answer
238 views

Math font change for subscript only

Goal: I want a macro that changes the math font of only subscript and superscript. In TeX terms, I think this means I want to change only S, S' styles, which are typeset using scriptfont. ...
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244 views

\dimexpr gives 0pt

Why on earth does the following expression give me 0.0pt? \edef\x{\the\dimexpr 3ex-1ex\relax} I assume ex is a LaTeX unit, as it isn't in the TeXbook. Please where is it defined in the kernel? ...
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how to open old 'tex metric font' file in ubuntu/windows? [closed]

I've been given a ''tex metric font'' file which was apparently used, by the person who gave it to me, to make a spreadsheet on Windows in the late 80s. I know nothing about LaTeX (neither does he), ...
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1answer
498 views

XeLaTeX, Modern Latin and cyrilic

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmainfont{Latin Modern Roman} \setsansfont{Latin Modern Sans} \setmonofont{Latin Modern Mono} ...
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1answer
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Missing font on compile

I have been given a latex template to use for my school thesis, however when I try to compile the demo to pdf: pdflatex thesis.tex I get the following error: kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / ...
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1answer
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Font is not embedded

I need to create pdf file with all fonts embedded (from tex source). But, as I understood, the most common fonts are not embedded by default. Therefore I have problems: ? 8 Error Font Times-Bold is ...
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1answer
697 views

From LaTeX with pdflatex to plain TeX

I've always wanted to try plain TeX instead of LaTeX. I can use plain but I'm not able to use correctly the fonts and I'm not able to use the french hyphenation. I would to know how to do this with ...
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1answer
206 views

Weird output of \tracingassigns with \font

Setting \tracingassigns to a positive value causes eTeX to write to the log file (and console when \tracingonline is positive) all assignments it performs. Thus, I would expect the following code to ...
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vote
1answer
154 views

Set fonts in graphs equal to tex document [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set fonts in matplotlib graphs equal to tex document I am writing my phd in LaTeX and I am generating all my graphical content in Python with the matplotlibpackage. For ...
2
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1answer
263 views

Continuously-sizable brackets?

It often frustrates me that TeX only supplies a small set of bracket sizes to choose from (or rather, the default fonts do.) Has anybody written a package that provides continuously-sizable brackets, ...
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1answer
378 views

Contradiction in a TeXbook example?

This might be a little OT, but I'm curious about this: in the TeXbook the excercises 4.1 and 4.2 mention the italic correction needed in some cases. One such case is: {\it f\/} Since TeX is only ...
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Selecting optical size?

For some time I've seen LaTeX-produced documents that had slight differences in fonts. When you looked at them, they had the same Computer-Modern or Latin-Modern, however, they looked more stylized ...