{typography} is the art and technique of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs.

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How to typeset a wide table (typography)

First MWE: \documentclass[twoside,a4paper,12pt]{article} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{9.6mm} \setlength{\evensidemargin}{-0.4mm} \setlength{\textwidth}{150mm} \usepackage[ top = 3.00cm, ...
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Oldstyle numerals or lining numerals with units of measurement?

What is considered proper typography regarding which set of numerals to use with units of measurement? A real-life example: In the experiment, shown schematically in figure 2.2, we illuminate an ...
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document style for paper editing

Many of the LaTeX styles (e.g., article, memoir, and koma-script) seem designed to produce beautiful documents that are easy to read. Is there a document class (or options) or typographical rules that ...
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Vertical spacing before and after equation environment: empty line or not?

The vertical spacing in front of and behind the amsmath equation environment is different whether I insert a blank line or not (im using KOMA-Script with parskip=half if this is important). I'd like ...
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Are there typographical drawbacks to using .otf font files?

Recently I've been messing around with different fonts in LaTeX and tonight got set up with the fontspec package which allows you to use .otf fonts in your LaTeX documents (in my case compiling with ...
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Catchwords: Print first word from next page at bottom of current page

I would like to typeset catchwords. That is, I would like to put a “preview” of the next page’s first word at the bottom of every page. An example taken from the Wikipedia page linked above: The ...
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Typesetting a song inside a non-fiction book

In several places in a book, I need to quote songs. I've tried the verse environment, but it doesn't really look great: \begin{verse} Douce nuit! Sainte nuit!\\ Tout se tait, l'heure fuit.\\ Seuls ...
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Proper way to quote verses before a section

I'm typesetting a book which — sometimes — has quoted verses in the beginning of sections. My first idea was to use something like epigraph to quote them, but then there's some very long quotes (up to ...
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Calligraphic numbers

I want to write the power set of a set S as 2^S. But the 2 should be kind of calligraphic. I tried cal and mathcal but they do not work with numbers. Has anybody an idea?
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Which typewriter font fits to Linux Libertine and supports bold letters?

I'm thinking about using the Linux Libertine font (\usepackage{libertine}) in my next TeX documents. For listings with syntax highlighting I will need a typewriter font that supports boldface. I ...
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Italics emphasis and punctuation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I include punctuation marks in \emph, or should I place those marks after the command? When emphasizing the last part of a sentence by making it italic, is it ...
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Check Template Settings

Since I am new to LaTeX, is it possible to help me check if the required settings quoted bellow have been setted correctly in the template also quoted bellow? The required settings: The text ...
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Typesetting limitations of LaTeX

What are the typesetting limitations of LaTeX? In other words what are the things that desktop publishing and word processing programs do better than LaTeX? I am not really interested in things that ...
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How would you go about typesetting something like this on TeXworks? [closed]

This is one of examples the that appears in the TeXbook (pg. 411) and I tried my hands at typseting it but couldn't. I'm a newbie and was hoping someone here could help, please? The code supposedly ...
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Width threshold for space detection

I'm writing this stuff pdf2htmlEX, for each distance between two consecutive letters, I need to check if there should be a space character or not. Especially for PDF files generated by LaTeX, which ...
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Is there a rule of thumb to set the space between columns?

I've never heard about a convention to adjust the space between columns in a writing, it seems it depends on aesthetic sense--even in scientific literature---doesn't it?
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What are some best practices for the typography of tables and figures?

I put captions above my tables and below my figures. I use the booktabs package (and no vertical lines) for my tables. Do I show both tables and figures (graphs) for the same data? If so, in what ...
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What is the best way of arranging multiple minipages on a page?

I have been trying to use mini-pages to produce the equivalent of Office text-boxes. The idea is to have panels of different sizes on a page such as 4 equal sized or one wide followed by two long ...
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TeX typesetting algorithms for web sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tex like formatting on blog posts I wonder if there are any solutions for using TeX typesetting algorithms for web sites publishing to make pages as beautiful and ...
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Macro for the average width of a character

How can i made a macro similar to \averagecharwidth of ConTeX in LaTeX, that calculates the average width of a character based on the frequency of that character into my document ? that macro is show ...
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Solution for typesetting interviews in LaTeX?

Are there any packages for typesetting interviews in LaTeX? Of course, I could manually format all the text but I am sure that there are typographical rules for interview sections that I would ...
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How can I reproduce the bill of rights in LaTeX?

Though some might disagree, I think the Bill of Rights is a beautiful piece of typography. I would like to reproduce this using TeX and friends, but have no idea where to start. How, for example, ...
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kpfonts and Computer modern

there are typographical contraindications to use kpfonts for the text and standard Computer modern for the Math mode? \documentclass[a4paper]{memoir} ...
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Should I load microtype with pdflatex?

Should I always load the microtype package with pdflatex? Could it produce unwanted effects a naive user (like me) might ignore? Are there any known issues as for compatibility with other packages? ...
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Mid-paragraph drop cap / float (lettrine)

I'm trying to typeset drop caps, but I have some instances where I need a drop cap to be mid-paragraph. I'm picturing something like: /\ *Some multiline text /==\ starts here and goes below, ...
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Could TeX typeset note text between two lines of the body?

How to typsetting the note text like There is body blahblah blahblah I need a note here and then blah blah The note about word blahblah blahblah ...
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Style question: serif or sans fonts in figure and chart text?

Question for you design-y types: I like to use a serif font for all my text (title, headings, body). What I'd like to know is whether you think that I should go with a serif or sans serif for text in ...
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Comparing typographic traditions for different languages

Sometimes students using LaTeX ask me how to do the typesetting of documents in French or Spanish. I'm not able to help them because I never learned to speak or write French or Spanish. Different ...
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Enable automatic hyphenation for Cthulhu-style's document

This question is based on the following thread: How do I make my document look like it was written by a Cthulhu-worshipping madman? ,where doncherry has provided a nice answer with the highest rate. ...
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Minimum length of last line of a paragraph

There is a more or less equivalent question to this: Ensure minimal length of last line, but I absolutely need a TeX solution. I more or less stumbled upon the problem mentioned in the discussion of ...
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What is best way to mention that a document has been typeset with TeX?

Is there any common way to mention that a document has been typeset by TeX? So non-TeXnicians (TeXperts) may become a little familiar with the TeX world. Update: It would be nice if one hero make a ...
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Style: “In the table below..”

You commonly see references to "the figure below" and "the table below" in literature. In the table above [2], one can see.. However, LaTeX provides \ref, which acts as a hyperlink. Is it better ...
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subsection vs Theorem

This a typographical/style question. Inside a subsection (after just one paragraph) I have some theorems (amsmath environment). The word Theorem looks stronger (bold, starting with a capital letter) ...
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Ligature suppression algorithm fails if the word in question contains an Umlaut (dieresis) before the ligature

This is a follow-up posting prompted by Taco Hoekwater's recent excellent answer to a question I posed a few months ago. It concerns the use of the ligature suppression algorithm for words (mainly, ...
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What is a good way to typeset dot-separated acronyms?

I am trying to find a good appearance for typesetting "C.A.T.A.P.U.L.T.". When I type it as is, it appears to me that P.U.L. are bunched up together while the other letters are well apart. Perhaps ...
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Kerning for arabic digits?

In most fonts, arabic digits have nonproportional width, meaning that 1 and 8 have exactly the same width even if the former has a smaller natural width. This is good for typesetting tables, but in ...
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Vertically aligning hyphens and en dash in a compound word

I was wondering if there is a way to make the hyphen and en dash in a compound word appear at the same "height." For instance the style guide I'm following suggests using en dash to reduce the ...
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When should an italic font be used for newly-defined terms? [closed]

Let's say I'm writing a paper. In the introduction, I use some term informally, and then later in the text give an exact definition. Intuitively, I would use normal font for the informal uses in the ...
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Typesetting mixed-case acronyms with numbers

What are the various alternatives to typeset acronyms that contain lowercase letters, lowercase letters and numbers? For example, take the acronym SOA4All. The naive way would be to typeset it just ...
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Different small-caps in mathpazo and tgpagella - which are better?

Both the packages tgpagella and mathpazo (with "sc"-option) provide the font Palladio with true small-caps. tgpagella additionally offers a bold small-cap font. Yet when comparing the normal ...
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How to Typeset C# with pdfTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make the correct hash-symbol in C Sharp (C#) What is the best way to typeset C# using pdfTeX? At the moment I'm using C\# but that does not look nice.
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Formatting of coordinates?

In case I want to describe the pixels of a picture with cartesian coordinates, how would I properly typeset the coordinates? Is p_\mathrm{x}, p_\mathrm{y} correct or rather c_x, c_y? x and y represent ...
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Typesetting a dictionary containing pictures

I am seeking advice (any ideas) how to typeset a bilingual dictionary that will contain many pictures. The picture below shows the dictionary. Problems: The lines in columns differ. The spaces ...
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Alternate Q in Garamond Premier Pro with XeLaTeX

My question is closely related to Glyph substitution: alternate capital Q in URW-Garamond? (LaTeX, Mac OS X) but I am using XeLateX. It looks like there is a hidden mechanism that I do not understand. ...
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How to typeset properly products of glyphs with diacritics in mathmode?

I have the product of two quantities with diacritics (\tilde, \hat and \bar - to be more precise), which give this ugly result. Based on your PDF viewer and zoom selection the sight might be more or ...
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Garamond and URL links

I am experimenting the use of the Garamond Premier Pro font for a dissertation and I still would like to keep the URL information in the bibliography when available. Obviously, there's a font problem ...
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Printing/typesetting two A4 pages from a single-page A3 document in TikZ

I'm currently working on a huge graph using a A3 format, with the landscape option. I don't usually work on A3 pages, but this is not a mistake. I purposefully chose this format because it's made of ...
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What kind of dash is used before a quote attribution?

In this quote example: “Planning your video is the first step.” -Christine Cloud, Producer Should the name be preceded by an em dash, or a swung dash?
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Is there a way to automatically change kerning between commas/full stops and footnote marks?

This question led to a new package: fnpct Following up on my question on the kerning of footnote marks after punctuation marks, I'd like to know if there is a way to achieve the kerning of ...
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How to properly typeset footnotes/superscripts after punctuation marks?

I find the spacing of footnote marks after punctuation marks quite unsatisfactory, especially with sans serif fonts and compared to the spacing after letters. Example follows: I came up with a ...