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

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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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Ligatures: why “fi”, but not “fj” as well?

My university name is "FJFI", with e-mail/web addresses containing lowercase "fjfi". Then "fi" gets ligatured whereas "fj" does not, and the result looks a bit strange. My question is, which ...
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Showcase of beautiful typography done in TeX & friends

If you were asked to show examples of beautifully typeset documents in TeX & friends, what would you suggest? Preferably documents available online (I'm aware I could go to a bookstore and find ...
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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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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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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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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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Why exactly is \linespread{1.05} appropriate for Palatino?

Section 1.4 of l2tabu, Changing inter-line space using \baselinestretch, contains a remark about the Palatino font: [I]f you only want to use fonts other than Computer Modern you may use ...
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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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Consistent typography

When working with large documents, or even across multiple (smaller) documents, I often find that I forget which typographical consistencies I should stick to. With TeX being inherently consistent in ...
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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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Make MS Word document look like it has been typeset in LaTeX

A few years back, I used to use LaTeX for writing reports and such, and I really liked the look of them. However, nowadays I am forced to use MS Word to write my reports, but that does not hinder me ...
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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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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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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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Upright parentheses in italic text

This question led to a new package: embrac Bringhurst, in Elements of Typographic Style, recommends to use upright parentheses in italic text (i.e., write 'a (simple) example' as opposed to 'a ...
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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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underline omitting the descenders

I'm very well aware that it is considered best practice not to use underlining other than on typewriters and in handwriting. But sometimes it is needed nonetheless. In my opinion the typographically ...
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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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diagonal text in math mode w/ vertical equality

The goal is a code where one can label elements in math mode in the following way: without having to manually position each letter of each word as a node in tikz. Preferably, other than the stacks ...
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How to visualize the underfull box in final output PDF files

I am finalizing a document. There are a few underfull vbox I just cannot figure out where they are. Sometimes it is easy to figure out which page is underfull vbox from the log file, but sometimes it ...
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Minion Pro and Monospace Font

This is more a typography question than a TeX one, but can anyone recommend me a good monospaced font that blends well with Minion Pro?
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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 ...
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vertical equality in

How does one get inline or at least formula space typography of the following sort in an easy to parse (for the editor) way when writing formulas, for instance: Yes, I know, the equalities ... can ...
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How to make ellipsis work with sans serif font?

Problem/question It seems that the ellipsis package does not work with sans-serif fonts. Is it a known problem or maybe not a problem at all? This question follows this one, about "how to change the ...
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Superscripts and subscripts in this equation

I have this equation: g^{\mathsmaller{\left(1\right)}} \left( \tau \right) = \frac{\langle E_{\mathsmaller{s}}^{\mathsmaller{*}}\left( 0 \right) E_{\mathsmaller{s}} \left( \tau \right) ...
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How to change how suspension points (dot dot dot) look with LaTeX?

What I want to do I know it is bad, but I would like to redefine how \ldots and its equivalents (the Unicode character … for instance) are rendered by TeX. Indeed, in my opinion, with LaTeX, the ...
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How can I set the space between elements of a set?

I want to list all elements of a set. I tried \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \[\left \{0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6\right \}\] \[\left \{0,\, 1, \,2, \, 3, \,4, \,5, \,6\right ...
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How to get “and,” “with,” “for,” etc. to print small and with diagonal banners behind

There was a typography contest from which an answerer featured these diagonal instances of "and," "with," "for," etc. which were slightly tilted and had banner-like symbols behind them. How can I do ...
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Better automatic spacing of differential d?

This question was basically about whether the differential d should be upright or italicized, not about how to achieve that in tex. However, this useful answer did suggest something like the following ...
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Proper use of Backticks and Butterick's Practical Typography

In his book, Practical Typography, Butterick makes the following remark. Com­put­er sci­en­tists and doc­u­men­ta­tion writ­ers, take note: straight quotes and back­ticks in soft­ware code should ...
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Italics using csquotes with foreign language

Using the csquotes package and polyglossia with French, i want to transform only \foreignquote{english}{my text is write in english italics with « » typography} into italics. \documentclass[a4paper, ...
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How to force text condensation

I have a title, that's written in font family with no condensed face. But I still want to bring letters closer to each other due to typographical reason. I find couple of ways to change ...
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Showcase of beautiful presentations in Beamer [closed]

I would like to know to what extent Beamer can produce professional presentations. The following following are the requirements : The contribution must be a TeX solution to this question. Usage of ...
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Typesetting with Inch Symbols and Sizes in Inches

I'd be much obliged if somebody could tell me how to do the following. How does one typeset the symbol for inches in LaTeX? Is it "?. Neither Lamport nor Knuth seem to mention it. Assuming ...
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Which typeface is used in scrartcl?

Can somebody tell me which typefaces uses this document? \documentclass[twoside,parskip=half]{scrartcl} I think the serif one it's Times but I'm not sure about it. No idea which font is the ...
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Quotations spanning multiple paragraphs in csquotes with french guillemets under LyX

This question was already raised and answered here for american: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage[american]{babel} \DeclareQuoteStyle[american]{english}% verified ...
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Proper semantics for italicized foreign words and phrases

In English, foreign words and phrases such as per se and ibid. should be italicized, as shown here. There might be a number of ways to accomplish this in LaTeX: with \emph{per se} with \textit{per ...
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Which languages defined in babel repeat hyphen at start of line after hyphenation?

Babel (v3.9k) states that: \babelhyphen{repeat} inserts a hard hyphen which is repeated at the beginning of the next line, as done in languages like Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. I checked ...
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A bit of fun with logos: how to combine lines and letters in LaTeX (or just TeX)?

I was just having a bit of fun messing around with typesetting, and was able to produce a simple logo. However, it suffers from several issues that are illustrated in the MWE. I'm mainly just doing ...
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Typography and style - good choices for font styles in TikZ or pgfplots graphics?

When creating graphics or graphs with TikZ and/or pgfplots, one can put several commands to format the text to his likings. My question is: what are sound possibilities to format the elements in said ...
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What is the best book with american typography rules? [closed]

There is russian book Reference book of editor and author which is well-known and considered the best comprehensive guide to typography and writing of text in russian (formatting, margins, font sizes ...