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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 ...


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I was asked to publish complete code of bilingual dictionary typesetting in LaTex. I have added also two images of final result. Update: You can preview the result in PDF of example letters here The work is still in progress. I will apreciate any comments and advices. I humbly admit that this is actually a community coolaborative work that helped me step by ...


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


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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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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 ...


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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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I use LaTeX to typeset my roleplaying game (RPG) projects. Since I received some "Is this really LaTeX?" comments, I'd thought I might share them here, as they go beyond the usual scientific background. The text however is German only. Maybe notable are: Kurai Jikan, an Anime/Manga/japanese themed 24-page booklet Einhundertelf Jahre, a toys themed 20-page ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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} ...


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


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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} ...


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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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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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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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I scarcely cannot believe, that Chrisoph Schiller’s herculean 20 years effort of writing a free physics textbook Motion Mountain is not on this list. Despite his criticsm 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 to ...


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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 got a directory "Beautiful TeX document" on my computer storing files that are beautiful and I might want to look at for inspiration when designing mine. ArsClassica ClassicThesis the manual of pdfx TKZdoc-linknodes-us All of them can be found in CTAN. fontinstallationguide and tufte-sample-book have already been mentioned. LaTeX companion 2nd edition ...


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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 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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Christoph Bier's typokurz is beautiful and useful; it's a 15-page guide to (German) (micro)typography in a nutshell. While it's just an article lengthwise (scrartcl, to be precise), it masterly modifies many features frequently discussed on Tex.SX: section-titles, tables, footnotes, marginnotes, header ... What's even better is that the preamble is ...



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