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Shorter slash (/) for small caps with Baskervaldx?

I have acronyms with slash in them, like ISO/IEC and I'd like to write them in small caps. The problem is that the slash is quite a bit taller than the letters. OT: Is this really a typographic ...
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Microtype settings for Adobe Caslon Pro (LuaLaTeX)

This is a follow-up question for this question Hello, I'm trying to use Adobe Caslon Pro font, which I have installed on my machine. This is an Open Type Font. In the aforementioned question (...
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Showcasing the work of expert TEX users [duplicate]

Due diligence: I have reviewed questions the tag "portfolio" and in so doing did not find an answer to the following question. Have any expert TEX users submitted to this section samples of their ...
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Problem with impnattypo package

I'm using impnattypo package with nosingleletter option under TeXLive 2016. With no luck. I want to move last 'single letter' word to another line. Examples in one-letter word at the end of line ...
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Set negative leading for a block of text (with a specific font) using lualatex

I'm typesetting a block of text within the quote environment which should represent an handwritten letter. I'm using lualatex and I was given a specific font to work with for this special part of the ...
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Identifying typesetting from PDF files [duplicate]

On many occasions I read other people's documents and I wonder that kind of typesetting was used to compile said document. Is there any way to find out the typesetting from the metadata of the PDF ...
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foreign package but with non italicized \ie and \eg

I would like to continue using the foreign package, which italicizes (through emph) foreign words such as "i.e." and "e.g." . However, it is quite common to not italicize "i.e.", "e.g.", "et al", "...
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Minor typesetting issue. Special L character

I need to write this: How do one produce the special L character. I've search the web, be simply can't find anyone asking a similar question.
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Italic or not in equations? [duplicate]

I have written two equations for the report of my Master thesis: $NLL_{k} = - \sum_{j=1}^n \ln(pdf(PD_{k}^{i},skill_{i}^{j}))$ $person_{k}(interest) = \dfrac{1}{n} \sum_{p=1}^n \dfrac{person_{k}(...
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wrong output using \lim [duplicate]

I want to write an equation than contains a limit using the following MWE: \documentclass[a4paper,openright,12pt]{book} \usepackage[a4paper, total={165mm, 240mm}]{geometry} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \...
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Which quote for truncated year number?

Which is the correct single quote to use to show a truncated year number? In the example below is it (first), (second) or (third)? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{textcomp} \begin{document} ...
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No natural log parentheses when typesetting

How can I insert parentheses around the content of the natural log? I want my document to show ln(x+1) but the code \ln{x+1} or \ln(x+1) or \ln \left( x+1 \right) will not produce this. ...
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How to display compound fractions with subscripts correctly?

Which is the correct way to represent a compound fraction in an equation environment? With correct I mean, a way so that the representation would give the same font dimension for all the numerators ...
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Is there a better way of setting this tree?

I created a tree with the help of cases environments. The MWE is this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \usepackage{amsmath} \...
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Typeset old Spanish abbreviation: center ending over period

For a modern edition of music from the seventeenth century Spanish empire, I need to typeset certain antiquated abbreviations in the manuscript sources. In this convention, the middle part of the word ...
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Should I use \big | or \vert?

I want to type f(x) is a factor of g(x). I tried f(x) \big| g(x) and f(x) \vert | g(x) Should I use \big | or \vert?
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Is there an automated way to generate a typeface specimen using (Xe)TeX?

I am looking for some automated way (perhaps using some package) to generate a typeface specimen (examples here) using LaTeX. I can use either pdflatex or XeLaTeX, whatever you can provide. Thanks in ...
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Fine tuning diacritical marks in fonts

I am about to make the paradigm-shift from the traditional way of hard-coding fonts with diacritical marks on top of them to simply using utf8. What surprised me, however, that the rendering of the ...
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How to use apostrophe ' with babel french loaded?

The french apostrophe is the following ’, when babel french is loaded it automatically turns typed apostrophes ' into ’. How to preserve the apostrophe ' in some cases (quote for example) but not in ...
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How to change typographic style when unicode characters are used instead of macros

When writing a manuscript or converting from other systems, I can come with Unicode characters for some punctuation marks: u'2026' for … (ellipsis) u'2014' for — (em-dash) u'00AB' for \guillemotleft ...
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Format single quotes correctly automatically

LaTeX has a tendency to format all quotation marks in the same direction. For double quotes, I've fixed this problem by adding: \usepackage[autostyle, english = american]{csquotes} \MakeOuterQuote{"} ...
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How do diacritical marks impact centering and overshooting?

I am creating a table containing several foreign names with diacritical marks in them, and it seems to me that they ruin the vertical alignment, as they are too close to the top horizontal line. How ...
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How can I format headings and subheadings to this layout?

How can I format a book like the sample in the image? The chapter number uses the font Algerian, but I am not sure about the headings and subheadings. Are there similar latex fonts that I can ...
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Correct typesetting for vectors with subscript

Instead of the arrow notation \vec{a} vectors in scientific journals are often represent in bold font \bold{a}. My question is if I have a vector with a subscript is it conventional to use \bold{a}_{...
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Write an 'r' and a 'd' of a specific type

In the equations, I'd like to use an 'r' and a 'd' as follows: Any idea how to do that?
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How to produce the table flip emoticon (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻?

Oh man, I don't even know where to put this... or how to begin. As a joke, I'm trying to get the ascii art of the guy flipping a table in a question on an exam. I've tried verbatim but it won't ...
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Why do the subscript numbers look misaligned?

I have the feeling that $\mathbb{Z}_{31}$, once compiled, look strange. It seems that the digit 1 is just slightly above the digit 3, or the other way around: the curly lower part of the digit 3 is ...
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How to type set with the same font in code listing?

In text I have use \emph{chkFlag}, and it looks like this I hope to typeset chkFlag with the same font in code listing as follows: What is the correct command should I use?
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Set notation: \colon vs : [duplicate]

Does the definitive way to write the colon, when writing sets in the form \{x\in A : P(x) \} exist and if there is one, which is it? (Two approaches exist. Either writing it as I just did (this is ...
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Numbered reference writing style: Breakable space or not?

Should a list of numbered reference be displayed with non-breakable spaces ? If I have only one, the obvious rule is to use "~", e.g. Lemma~\ref{fundamental}. But if I want to say "By Lemma 1, 2 and ...
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Using Microsoft word fonts in latex

I have a document written in Microsoft Word with Greek, Coptic and Hebrew in addition to Arabic and Hieroglyph languages. For Greek I used the font Greek, for Coptic I used the fonts CS Avva Shenouda ...
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Bold text with cvlanguage and cvcomputer in moderncv

When I typeset \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{moderncv} \firstname{firstname} \familyname{familyname} \title{title} \address{address1}{address2} \mobile{mobile} \email{email} \begin{document} \...
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What caused different output with wrapfigure?

I'm currently writing a Beginner's Guide to LaTeX and I tried this code: \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{wrapfig} \...
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Typesetting Sets

I adapted a solution from Typesetting coordinates to typeset sets, but it seems to have difficulty with nested usage. $\coord[\big]{0,1, \coord{A,B,C}, \coord{3,2,1}}$ yields: Code: \...
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tufte-latex: MinionPro linespacing

I would like to use MinionPro with the tufte-latex document class. However I do not know much about typography. I seems that MinionPro is smaller than the default Palatino for which tufte-latex was ...
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Why does LaTeX insert space before formulas?

What is the typographic reasoning here? Does it make the text look less crowded?
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How to create very thin, very tall whitespace?

I have several macros which produce bracketed expressions, with bracket size automatically adjusted using \right( and \left). This almost always works well. However, there are times when I feel that ...
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Random imperfections simulating traditional print [duplicate]

Is there an easy way to accomplish something like this: I am aware this is scanned, what I want is the random ink distribution and character placement.
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paragraph writing

How can I achieve typesetting as can be seen in the following picture? I especially would like to know how the paragraphs can be written in Latex. Chapter 2 (etc.) seems to be written with bigger font ...
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Intervals denoted with bars

Is it possible to reproduce overline with vertical bars at the ends for closed intervals in Latex? See the picture below.
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Text spirals with TikZ using greek text

I'm using the code provided by Mark Wibrow (Text spirals with TikZ) to generate a spiral text that I could include as a front cover to a report. The below code works perfectly fine when using latin ...
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Universal method to combine diacritical mark ˇ with [sz]?

I cannot combine the hat-pointing-down ˇ with [a-zA-z] but mostly [sz]. Pseudocode \[hat-pointing-down][sz] Most probable packages \documentclass{aritcle} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} %...
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tufte-latex: \newthought after \section

Using \newthought after a new section title inserts an unusual vertical space as in the following example. \documentclass{tufte-book} \usepackage{kantlipsum,cleveref} \begin{document} \section{...
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Balance ragged and hyphenation

From Beautiful Evidence: Each paragraph is left-justified but neither excessively hyphenated nor ragged on the right side. The tufte-book class seems to be too ragged. How can I configure the ...
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How do I make my document look like it was handwritten?

I have an exam coming up next Monday. We are allowed to bring a sheet of paper with information of our choosing written on it. To my disappointment, it is required to be handwritten. Over the years, I ...
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Referencing tufte-book sections

I am using the tufte-book class without section numbers which looks very nice. Is there a visually appealing way to reference chapters and sections? Here is what I am doing at the moment, but I would ...
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productivity tools

I am using latex to write a mathematically dense document which has several hundred differential forms and products. There must be better ways than just typing out the whole equations line by line. ...
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Why does KOMA-Script mix serifs and sans-serifs?

This might be slightly off-topic, but still I'll give it a try, and other TeX-users might be interested as well. Consider this minimal example: \documentclass{scrartcl} \begin{document} \section{...
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Pluralized numero symbol

So, there's a few questions about the Numero symbol: №. However, I'd like to be able to pluralize it. I'm not a master of the text-positioning-adjustment tools; but here's what I've got so far: \...
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Readability of text-heavy latex file

My question is not concerned with the output, but the readability of the input. I am looking for advice for making text-heavy latex code more readable. I know there are already topics on making code ...