{typography} is for questions about the implementation of beautiful typography using TeX.

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Typography rules : how to apply them on such tabulars

I am trying to apply the typography rules I read here and there on the stackexchange network (vertical rules by no means, horizontal rules are often over-used, etc), and managed to do pretty well ...
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how to typeset empty inner product

I want to typeset the following in TeX (without the arguments). < , > I know that I can accomplish this by doing \langle , \rangle As an example I want to write something like the follwing: ...
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How do I display pi in LaTeX like Don?

Way back in 1979, Donald Knuth, tried to give the feeling that π is irrational using the idea of infinite sequence of smaller and smaller font sizes like what I have tried to do here using HTML and ...
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Should uppercase be used for graph labels? [on hold]

Simple question. Should graph labels be written first an uppercase letter? This link indicates it should. Are they "official" rules?
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Style of figures compared to the overall layout

Two questions regarding your subjective perception: Should figures be typeset in the same or a different style than the document? and How "bad" is using a different font-size within figures? ...
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Right way to typeset a mathematical document

I am writing a lot of documents mostly with mathematics in them. I personally leave 1cm space between sections/subsections etc and the text below them and a 0.7cm space between text and math ...
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Introduce random imperfections to typeset' text

LaTeX does an outstanding job in typesetting things perfectly (as if that needed to be said yet one more time...). Now, I'd like to introduce certain imperfections to my text to make it look like it ...
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Claim Check Set From A List of Clients

I don't know that this fits here, but here's my question: I'd like to make a set of claim checks from a list of clients so that they can all be printed together within the same PDF. I'm looking for ...
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How can I typeset a quote directly above a period?

Is there a way to typeset a right double quote directly above a period (if the quotation ends with a period)? Not to the left (for example, ."), not to the right (for example, ".), but directly above. ...
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What is the difference between a typesetting language and a markup language

I remember, I read some article in a technical journal where the author drew the attention on the reader on a lot of people confusing typesetting languages and markup languages. How can I surely tell ...
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Unable to typeset vectors using physics package

I'm trying to typeset the equation for the dot product like this (using the physics package). $$ \va{A} \dot \va{B} = abs{A}abs{B}\cos{\theta}$$ However, LaTeX keeps throwing this: ./AP Physics ...
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Type the word “LaTeX” in special font [duplicate]

How do I type "LaTeX" in the classic special TeX font where it's all different sizes?
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Defining consistent rules for the use of small caps

This question is related to the questions Small digits for small caps? and Using small caps for abbreviations When reading a text where initialisms are frequently used, the initialisms tend to ...
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Is there any way to make formulae look like handwriting?

A while back, I saw a question on both Mathematica and MATLAB boards that showed how to 'XKCD' (handwritingnize) graphs. Now I have the same question regarding LaTeX formulae generally - is it ...
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Why does a TeX point differ from a Desktop Publishing point?

From this answer to Why does PDFLaTeX and XeLaTeX generates 11.955 font size for 12pt documentclass option?, I found out that PDF and TeX have different ideas about the size of the point (pt). A TeX ...
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Can I automatically adjust the vertical alignment of square brackets in text?

Many roman and sans serif fonts, and the default LaTeX fonts in particular, seem to have a thing with square brackets: they descend a long distance below the baseline, probably in order to "catch" ...
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Does SIunits package correctly manage the typography according to the language of document?

when I use SIunits with \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,oneside,french]{book} and \usepackage[frenchb,french,francais]{babel} as preamble, could I be sure the commands like \kilo\meter will be print as ...
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Is there a good reason for lstlistings code to look so ugly by default?

I thought, the purpose of LaTeX was to make it easy to create beautiful documents. Yet every time I see one of those lstlistings I can't help but wince at the mutilated kerning. Take for example this ...
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How to write Definition 2.1. in texmaker?

I am just want to write Defintion 2.1. in texmaker ? I already used \subsection \begin{definition} \end{definition} but I can't found the output Definition 2.1. so please kindly tell us. After ...
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Why do we use the Latex logo when referring to Latex in text? [closed]

It seems standard practice, when typesetting with Latex, to put the Latex logo in the text whenever we are referring to Latex itself (usually through the \LaTeX command). Why do we do this? It's ...
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Typography: floating vs inline illustrations

I understand the use and purpose of floats containing figures and tables. It makes a lot of sense if you think about the overall aesthetics of the page. However I find the graphical distance between ...
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Center some lines within an alignat environment nested in subequations environment

For typesetting a mathematical program I use the subequations environment to number the equations. The restrictions are aligned using the alignat environment (see MWE1). What I would like to achieve ...
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Is there a trick to beautify bibliography?

I'm using the memoir and biblatex packages together. In general, I'm very happy with both. However, in my bibliography, I get some overflows and I don't have any clue how to avoid them... are there ...
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Make plural in small caps acronyms distinguishable

The problem Small caps are commonly used to typeset acronyms (see e.g., #9534). I personally think that this is good typographic style and makes acronyms less obtrusive. However, using small caps ...
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Should I use \mathsmaller with superscripts and subscripts in \frac?

I am stuck with how to best format this equation and would love if you stylish tex-heads could help me out. It looks like this: I am happy with it except for the: I think the 2 and 0 are too ...
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Beautiful text - typography

Can anyone show me how to draw something like this. I am thinking of having a quote with similar font but have no idea where to start.
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Theorem Style in text

This is a typographical question as opposed to a tex question. I want to standardise my theorem style when typing in normal text. Some of my theorems have names: Mordell-Weil Theorem, BSD Conjecture ...
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KOMA, bad typography

Ok, I have no typographical knowledge, but this: just looks wrong to me, intuitively. The spacing between the 't' and the 'u' in "Einleitung" seems clearly too wide, imho. That's the code ...
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How to provide format in latex

How to give the format of ZOZZLE as follows in latex? (please disregards to blue highlight, it is due to selection of mouse)
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Font-independent convention for multi-letter variables in math mode

For several years now, I have always used \mathit to display variables that have more than one letter, to ensure proper kerning: \fbox{$foo = f(jazz)$} vs. \fbox{$\mathit{foo} = f(\mathit{jazz})$} ...
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Bold (or smallcaps) typesetting in bibliography

I'd like to generate a bibliography where authors (or maybe the title of the cited document) are printed in bold/small caps. However, I've just been able to find the following entry related with this ...
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What are the rules in typesetting mathematical fractions?

What are the rules for typesetting superscript, subscript and fractions (as in a/b but with an horizontal fraction bar)? I am centring the subscript on the baseline, the superscript on the cap height ...
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How do I make my document look like this?

I want my document to look like this. It is an extract from the Calculus solutions book by James Stewart. I would like to know something about the following: fonts (I guess Times New Roman was ...
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General way to split a line by a rule of thumb and displaying results

The following is to construct illustrations for concepts of frequency of a properly sampled outcome if any such frequency exists. Doing such illustrations is tedious and liable to error by hand ... so ...
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Typography of sideways figure [closed]

Since my figure is too wide to fit the layout, I rotate it using sidewaysfigure environment from rotating package. I'd like to clear out some typographical issues with respect to international and/or ...
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Should superscript and subscript be upright in this case? [duplicate]

What do you think which notation is better to read? The set $B^{high} = {b_1, \ldots, b_n}$ should indicate the set of all buildings which are high and $B^{low} = {b_1, \ldots, b_n}$ all buildings ...
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Writing accent grave in università

i'm attempting to write Università but unsuccessfully. I have tried this one: \centerline{\textbf{Universit\grave{a} degli studi di Roma}} Please can you help me to write ...
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Which LaTeX package provides this text typeface? [duplicate]

The typeface is the same as the one here: LaTeX font for 'old-fashioned' script characters I have copied the image from that post here. Thanks in advance.
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How to typeset time duration of a song?

I need to reference several times (eg. 2:30 - two minutes and thirty seconds) from a song for an assignment I am working on. I have thought of using $2$:$30$ because I thought using 2:30 would be ...
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Typesetting temperature, should I write the number inside dollars?

Are there any advice which one is more preferable: The temperature is $5$ degrees Celsius. or The temperature is 5 degrees Celsius. Here, I don't want to use siunitx or anything similar to ...
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Angle notation for complex numbers in polar form

I am looking for suggestions on how to typeset complex numbers in the modulo-argument form, sometimes called phasor notation. Have already checked Conventions for typesetting complex vectors and ...
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Typesetting C functions

I want to describe C-functions in a document, e.g.: The function fooBar() does foo and bar... Should I use a different typeset for the function in the text? I have the feeling that for example ...
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Manual font installation vs CTAN's metric files

I installed on my system some commercial PostScript fonts. For all of them, metrics were available on CTAN, namely in the Schmidt's collection http://www.ctan.org/pkg/w-a-schmidt. Now, most of the ...
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always upright parenthesises and brackets

I was suggested by my thesis referee that parenthesizes () and citation brackets [] (I only use square brackets generated by biblatex)should always be in upright. This is indeed the same question as ...
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How compose an image from a specific text?

I love playing around with ASCII art and, as you may know, there are tools to generate ASCII art from images, where the ASCII consists of those characters which will result in the best image, as this ...
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Macros formatting/arranging words {A_1}{A_2},…{A_n} into predefined paragraph for varying n and tagging

How does one robustly (without breaking most environments) construct the macros with arbitrary number of parameters that output the parameters into a predesigned paragraph such that several of these ...
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Micro-Typography with Luatex

Since I wanted to use Opentype with Latex, I had to go with Luatex and consequently am now missing some features of Microtype (spacing, kerning). (I tried converting my openfonts but failed) Here is ...
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Is there a better (more condensed) way of formatting a subscript \perp (or \bot)?

I'm writing a lot of these types of formulas: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation} \mathrm{e}^{-\mathrm{i} \boldsymbol k_\bot \cdot \boldsymbol r_\bot} ...
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Placement of rules at the top or bottom of a page [closed]

I am writing a two-column document and I use \hrule to separate different sections. Once the \hrule reaches the top or the bottom of the page it stays there. Shouldn't for aesthetic reasons be placed ...
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Lining numbers in mathnormal

Is there a simple way to have lining numbers (instead of old style ones) using \mathnormal{} ? I want $\mathnormal{abc123}$ to look like $abc123$. My problem is that I have an operator ...