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Lately, I've begun working on duplicating a 16th century French Bible with XeTeX: https://github.com/raphink/geneve_1564 It features image lettrine and OTF features using XeTeX, specifically the advanced features from the open-source EB Garamond font, some of which were implemented specifically for this project (thanks to Georg Duffner's great reactivity)....


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My lecture notes on Flight Dynamics, in Italian. This is Lecture Note 1.


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Bilingual dictionary typeset in LaTex and XeLaTex I was asked to publish complete code of bilingual dictionary typesetting in LaTex. This regards typesetting of Icelandic-Czech Students' Dictionary. The code: The complete code can be found in two versions on GitHub repositories. LaTex version XeLaTex version Examples: Example picture of current ...


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If I can be allowed to plug my own project, my page for Bertrand Russell's Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy shows off 6 different PDFs for different page sizes, including eBook versions, produced with the same core source file. The source is available too. However, it was also one of my first LaTeX projects and I’m a bit embarassed by some of the ...


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I use LaTeX to typeset my role playing games (RPGs) projects for some years now. I thought I share them here, as they go beyond the usual scientific background. Most content was created in German, but thanks to the LaTeX sources, partial translations in English, Polish and Spanish have been done by others. (Xe)LaTeX is used to apply the same layouts to those ...


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Well someone has to go first.... ! I have partially completed my PhD, and, use this on the inside cover of my submissions to add some 'artistic-flair', however, the source for the word-cloud is actually my BibTeX Database, so the cloud is relevant to each document, and, the sample above is effectively the last one that I produced. In terms of methodology,...


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I also think Uggedal's thesis looks very nice. I am also quite pleased with how LaTeX and Friends turned out. The following are some comments about the design. I tried to implement a proper grid layout, with the text on the verso page backing up the text on the recto. This turned out to be a real challenge. For some reason the grid package didn't work, so ...


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I may be a little biased, but I'm quite happy with the way my thesis Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics turned out. EDIT: I have now packaged up the source with a brief description of some of the tricks I used (tweaking your latex is a great way to procrastinate when you should be writing a thesis!) If you find the sources useful, or further if you use my ...


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My first attempt to make something ... beautiful? Without trying to imitate any particular book or style, I tried to evoke the beauty of ancient publications (very far from the illuminated books of he Middle Ages with Gothic or Uncial fonts, which are difficult to read for modern people). The idea was add only add some fourier-orns ornaments, color, ...


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Here's a nineteenth century-style advertisement for TeX, demonstrating XeTeX's OpenType support and the power of OpenType fonts. A single font, Phaeton, was used to produce this file: all the text, the abbreviations, the banners, the ornaments used in the background and the image of the man on the horse are glyphs in the font. % save this document as ...


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Here is a page from a simultaneous Romanian/English liturgy used in the Romanian Orthodox church that I typeset. I don't know if it qualifies for beautiful, but I'll let you decide. I used an archaich Romanian font for the headings, parcolumns for the side-by-side text, and LilyPond for the scores. edit: There's now http://www.liturghie.net/ where the full ...


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A very simple demonstration of using LaTeX fonts with pdfLaTeX. A pamphlet with a powerful message from George Orwell. Code \documentclass{article} \usepackage[landscape,a4paper,hmargin=1.5cm,vmargin=1.5cm]{geometry} \usepackage[osf]{garamondx} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[cmyk,dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{multicol} \...


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If you have time to spare, you can also have a look at my thesis Stochastic Multiplayer Games: Theory and Algorithms. The font is Fedra Serif B, combined with FdSymbol. Edit: My LaTeX class file is available at https://gist.github.com/3428745.


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A recent edition to the pstricks family is a set of "Vectorian ornaments" used for decorating text. It At the moment (don't know whether it might be expanded) it includes 196 ornaments, listed by number: The documentation showcases some of the styles around text. 108: 158:


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One of the most interesting books typeset with TeX that I know, is "Trees, Maps, and Theorems" by Jean-Luc Doumont. It offers beautiful typography down to details such that each paragraph is typeset as a perfect rectangle (which means a lot of textual rewriting, so whether this is a good idea I leave open). But it makes a wonderful coffee-table book, with a ...


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The coloredlettrine package aims to provide beautiful colored drop caps to LaTeX, using the EB Garamond font:


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Well, it is Christmas: % save this document as example.tex % compile this document with: xelatex example.tex on a machine which has the Zapfino Extra LT Pro font (or edit the font declaration) --- you'll also need a background graphic, or comment it out \documentclass{article} % Needed to make sure your page dimensions % are the same as that of the ...


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I'm not a type designer or a typographer, but I thought use TikZ to illustrate a type design. Here is my idea: I add a text to right side to complement the figure and show typography with a Sans Serif font, the numbers can be used in a pretty good cover :). The output can be downloaded here. Code \documentclass{article} \usepackage[landscape,a4paper,...


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The TeX Showcase contains many examples. The AAUP SHOWBOOKS site shows Humanities books typeset with TeX tufte-latex contains two classes and examples dedicated to the Tufte style


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Personally, I love the ability to really use typography as part of storytelling, like as shown in the \raisebox example in A (Not So) Short Introduction to LaTeX2e: \raisebox{0pt}[0pt][0pt]{\Large% \textbf{Aaaa\raisebox{-0.3ex}{aa}% \raisebox{-0.7ex}{a}% \raisebox{-1.2ex}{r}% \raisebox{-2.2ex}{g}% \raisebox{-4.5ex}{h}}} she shouted, but not even the next ...


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Here's a demonstration of TeX's hyphenation and justification algorithm. Apart from changing a few \sfcodes and using character protrusion with microtype, this is TeX's default output with no manual line breaks or hyphenation points. % save this document as example.tex % compile this document with: xelatex -shell-escape example.tex \documentclass{article} ...


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The minimal class doesn't define size changing commands, so any example that relies on them won't work. It doesn't set \parindent, nor many other useful parameters, among which \tabcolsep: tabular environments will not show properly. The "really minimal" class for typesetting purposes is article. As David Carlisle and Joseph Wright remark, the minimal ...


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I scarcely cannot believe, that Christoph Schiller’s herculean 20 years effort of writing a free physics textbook Motion Mountain is not on this list. Despite his criticism of LaTeX, which itself is interesting to read, the six volumes are produced with LaTeX. Beautifully typeset in MinionPro and Myriad extended by Johannes Küster’s Minion Math. If I had ...


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For February, there are many possibilities at Can we make a love heart with LaTeX? Here’s my heart with one of the few poems I could stand seeing every day for a month: % Compile with lualatex \documentclass[svgnames,12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec,microtype,shapepar,xcolor} \setmainfont[Contextuals=Alternate,Ligatures={Historic,Rare},ItalicFeatures={...


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The thesis of Eivind Uggedal is very nice: Social Navigation on the Social Web: Unobtrusive Prototyping of Activity Streams in Established Spaces The source is at http://bitbucket.org/uggedal/thesis/src/


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Last summer I taught a cryptography course. Next summer I will again, but I'll use PythonTex! The example below shows off PythonTex, TeX, and a little bit of tikz. Good for March? % save this document as example.tex % compile this document with: pdflatex -shell-escape example.tex \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pythontex} %...


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I try to pay attention to typography (and in particular French typography) details in the books I edit. Hopefully, the result is not too bad (I don't pretend to a typographist nor a graphist): Calvinisme, Arminianisme & Parole de Dieu (published last year): Charismatique ou charismaniaque ? (unpublished yet) Sagesse pour Aujourd'hui (...


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I'd like to add two new "styles of typography" which I created recently. The content is not exactly impressive but perhaps the typography is. The first example document contains more of a regular "book style", with strong influence from the "tufte"-class, although I used somewhat different body text and captions. Here are the first four pages of the second ...


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For a project I had to typeset a text conversation between two people. I ended up writing a class that recreates the look and feel of the Kik messenger app. Source of the class file: % kik-android.cls % by Brian Jacobs. % April 11, 2015 % % This document class emulates the user interface of the Kik messaging % application running on an android Moto X....


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I cannot resist to show what all kinds of documents can be done by LaTeX, and I add this style for children books done by Paulo



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