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Abbreviations in mixed cases in small caps

Some guidelines suggest the use of use small caps for abbreviations. I have an issue with the following one: iTRAQ. Here are some guidelines on mixed small-upper case abbreviations. I do want to keep ...
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Placement of ellipsis

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $(1-\theta_1) \dots (1-\theta_m)$ \end{document} Isn't the ellipsis supposed to be vertically centered since they indicate ...
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HTML email typeset equations as HTML elements, not images? [closed]

I thought it would be super-useful to find a substitute for emailing equations as images. The problem I have experienced is that with some receiving email clients, the images are turned off by ...
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Tests for checking kerning and sidebearings

To test the kerning and sidebearings of digital fonts, Bringhurst suggests the following methods: To check the sidebearings typeset consecutive pairs of letters and check the symmetry. For the ...
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Edit Customize Change Justification rules to solve losse lines in tight columns or spaces

I'm working on a table and have a column (column 3) which is about 5 cm wide (specifically set) where I'd like text to be justified. However, due to the tight column, the paragraph style (in combo ...
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What kind of dash is used in the combination of artist and song title? [duplicate]

Which one is correct? Def Leppard ‒ Photograph (figure dash, U+2012), Def Leppard – Photograph (n-dash, U+2013), Def Leppard — Photograph (m-dash, U+2014) or Def Leppard ― Photograph (horizontal ...
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Font protrusion — who really uses it? [closed]

Apart from the paradigmatic appeal to some of Gutenberg's Bibles, I have not seen further actual examples of texts typeset using font protrusion and hanging punctuation. Indeed, as a scholar and a ...
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Typeset a number with many digits in the align environment

Questions like this have been asked before, Here and here, but neither of these are within a math enviroment. In context, I would like to type set the approximate solution to an integral to 100 ...
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Table using booktabs and cellcolor looks ugly

When using \cellcolor in a booktabs table, I find that the output is not really appealing: I don't really care that the colored cell does not touch the lines above and below (cf. Coloring columns ...
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\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} makes the font look awful in Google Chrome [duplicate]

I am using MikTex, and reduced the problem to the following document: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % this causes the problem \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor ...
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Fixing fonts with LuaTeX feature files

Bringhurst urges us in Chapter 10 of The Elements of Typographic Style: Version 4.0 to fix the font files if needed. See below a summary of the chapter using the section titles. Bringhurst suggests ...
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microtype and the French way of typing text

In French, we put spaces before characters : ! ; ? when we type the text. For instance, we will type Que fait-on ? On met un espace avant les deux points : comme cela. If I do so and use microtype, ...
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How to cite a chapter in a book (update)? [closed]

This is a follow-up question to How to cite chapter in book? I like the accepted solution there which basically states that one should use: •Boolos, G., 1971/1998. 'The iterative conception of set'. ...
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Two letter variables with upright Delta

I'm using newtxmath with the slanted and libertine option in order to get standard slanted greek letters in mathmode as well as the option for upright greek letters. My question concerns a common two ...
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Possible ways to format a specific century in LaTeX?

I'm writing I little bit of history in my report and I wonder which are the possible ways to format a century in LaTeX (e.g XX century) and in typography which is the most used and accepted. This is ...
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Register accuracy? [duplicate]

I want to have a precise register accuracy in a twosided document. Unfortunately there will be some graphics in the text. For a precise register the height of a graphic and the space above and below ...
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Why do all symbols in $x \in X$ have their own baseline?

When looking closely at some set arithmetic, I realized that all of the three symbols in the following minimum example are rendered here (pdfLaTeX on Portable MiKTeX, Windows 7 x64) at different ...
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Optical Kerning with microtype

I am dissapointed with microtypes kerning. This MWE: \documentclass[ngerman,10pt]{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Which typesetting programming language is most used in publishing?

Is TeX really used in publishing industry?If I have to learn a typesetting programming language to find a job in publishing industry is TeX a good choice or I should learn something else? I'm also ...
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Showcase of fonts that looks great together [closed]

There is LaTeX font catalogue available here. But there only the list of fonts, no comparison and recommendation of fonts, to use together. The list of fonts pairs: for text (many sans fonts have ...
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The punctuation signs; comma and dot, below footnote indicator is beautiful in the context of typographic styles?

The norm say: When there are punctuation marks (e.g. a comma, colon or period) at the point where the footnote indicator should be inserted, the indicator is placed after the punctuation in English ...
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Alternatives to FF Nexus [duplicate]

I am very fond of the fonts M.R.C. van Dongen used to typeset his book LaTeX and Friends. I believe it is the same as Hatcher uses for his books (for instance Algebraic Topology), and also the one in ...
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Why is the default line length in the KOMA scrreprt documentclass longer than recommended?

When using the documentclass scrreprt (KOMA scripts) with the default parameters (a4paper, 11pt, DIV10), I observe line lengths between 81 and 85 characters (including spaces and punctuation, 78 to 85 ...
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Guidelines for typesetting fractions

I realize that this question is to some extent subjective. However, I suspect that there are some common standards regarding how fractions ought to be typeset in mathematics. The guide Mathematical ...
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How to get proper spacing when typesetting an expression such as $f\left(\frac{y}{2}\right)

I am trying to typeset the value of a function $f$ for $x = \frac{y}{2}$ (or something other which requires more vertical space). To get properly sized parentheses I tried: f\left(\frac{y}{2}\right) ...
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LaTeX - ConTeXt converter or there and back again:)

I'm looking for some converter LaTeX -> ConTeXt and perhaps LaTeX <- ConTeXt (just in case). I can write simple script and implement translation of basic syntax, but perhaps someone did it?
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LaTeX + Memoir or ConTeXt MkIV?

Is it worth to migrate from LaTeX (with Memoir) to ConTeXt? I think about it, but I have few doubts: LaTeX + Memoir is a well documented team, while ConTeXt not, LaTeX + Memoir is a team that works ...
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Print a Notebook with LaTeX

I just came across something I missed a few years ago: I still use notebooks that do not have the correct margins for writing, i.e., the outer and bottom margins are the end of the page and the inner ...
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Expand abbreviation automatically at beginning of line

According to an tradition in Spanish typesetting (Martinez de Sousa, MELE4), the abbreviation etc. should be fully expanded to etcétera when it appears at the beginning of the line (Spanish page in ...
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What is the typographically correct way to typeset name initials?

Sometimes I found that writing just "J. Doe" may lead, in a justified line with few words, to a big space between the initial and the surname. Using J.\,Doe looks ok but I would like to know if there ...
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Distinguishing between comma in list of numbers and in text

I am writing the following mathematical definition: ... where for $i=1,\dotsc,n$, $Ag_i=(AS_i,\mathscr{K}_i)$, ... which produces: There are two kind of commas, one in 1, …, n and the other ...
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Showcase TeX Typography for TUG's Calendar

I'm making a calendar. The calendar will be for TUG, 2015. Last year I also made a calendar but because of time constraints most examples were graphics. Since this is a lot of work, I need your help. ...
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Which fonts in images when using URW Palladio, Palatino, etc

I am using the URW Palladio L font in my LaTeX document. For the section headings, as well as the main text. I have many images which include texts. This text is in the sizes between 8pt and 12pt, so ...
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Does combining microtype with ragged right make any sense?

My impression when using microtype in a document that used \RaggedRight (everything said is probably true for \raggedright as well but who cares really ...) always was that all lines just get ...
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Wide inverted breve overset

I want an inverted breve that spans the width of two symbols rather than one. I have tried the suggestions in: inverted breve accent in math mode , and in How to put \smallsmile or \smallfrown on top ...
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Switching decimal mark between comma and dot

You might know that in large part of continental Europe, decimal mark is comma instead of dot. I am writing a really huge document and I would like to switch between them easily from one point, e.g. ...
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Using TeX to split words into syllables

I know literally nothing about TeX, but when trying to figure out how to split english words into syllables I saw that the TeX typesetting system has a syllable breaking algorithm. Is there a simple ...
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What was your very first complete document done with TeX/LaTeX & friends? [closed]

Recently I looked up my first ever document done with LaTeX, and as strange and crazy as it may seems, it was my first thesis (wrote in only two weeks). It all turned out well as I did a very good ...
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correct environment/command for booktitles, names, etc

What is "the correct" environment/command for booktitles, names, songtitles, names of movies or other papers? Example Sentence: Some ideas of that are also reviewed in \c1{Max Mox}'s interview ...
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Turning off TeXnical enhancements

I want to create a table for comparing TeX's typography with that of (approximated) other document solutions. I'd like to turn off all TeXnical enhancements for a single column of text—no ligatures, ...
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Special formatting for section numbers

In these Mathematical Writing notes prepared by Knuth et al. (worth checking out the first few pages if you write technical articles), they use a certain typography for Section numbers. Aside from the ...
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typesetting in the style of Turing's famous “ON COMPUTABLE NUMBERS”

Maybe an unusual question but I love the typographical style of this text. http://classes.soe.ucsc.edu/cmps210/Winter11/Papers/turing-1936.pdf I am an art student writing a research paper. I would ...
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Table with all numbers in millions

What is the proposed way to set numbers in tables which are all in the millions? None of the numbers has a significant digit smaller than 1,000. Since it is a rather large table, I want to get rid off ...
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Harvard Business Review Typefaces [closed]

I am wondering if there are any references to the typefaces used by the Harvard Business Review in their monthly publication. Does anyone have some useful pointers?
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How to get back on a higher section level?

This is a follow up to here. Just out of typographical interest: Is it possible to get back to a higher section level in some document? Kind of misusing a subsection as a bigger bracketed part of a ...
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How to properly typeset multiletter quantities, e.g. Re or Nu (Reynolds, Nusselt numbers)

Is there a canonical way to typeset such quantities in equations and inline math? \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $Re$, $Nu$ are clearly not an option. $\mathit{Re}$, $\mathit{Nu}$ appear ok ...
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Typesetting of digits in groups of two

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{oldstyle} \begin{document} \textos{12345678} \end{document} I would like a command that group the digits in two and puts a \, ...
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Typesetting email address

I have found this answer by Will Robertson on how to typeset an email address: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{color,hyperref} \catcode`\_=11\relax \newcommand\email[1]{\_email #1\q_nil} ...
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Size of indices (sub- and super- scripts)

I've been looking around for a way to change the size of indices (all through the manuscript). I found a lot of stuff, which could work, but I refuse to use without understandind. (See for example ...
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How much space between number and unit?

Javier Bezos (famous of titlsec, tensind, spanish ... packages; and now maintainer of babel) wrote a nice book on typography and scientific notation in spanish. He says (pag. 82) that the space ...