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Just can’t get used to em dashes in English typography …


May
25
comment How do I manually split a paragraph without \afterpage?
@Mico Apparently, memoir is not the only class affected but KOMAScript as well. I just stumbled on this question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/139834/…
May
25
comment How do I manually split a paragraph without \afterpage?
@cslstr Looks promising but when I pass \picturepage to \AtBeginShipoutNext, I get a Not in outer par mode error :/
May
25
comment How do I manually split a paragraph without \afterpage?
@Mico it seems that changing geometry in an \afterpage is to blame. This is a relatively new feature of the geometry package so maybe nobody noticed this bug yet. \afterpage{\newgeometry{textheight=\paperheight,textwidth=\paperwidth}\null\res‌​toregeometry} will already produce a similar behaviour, adding a \clearpage after \restoregeometry will mess the page up exactly as my package does.
May
25
comment How do I manually split a paragraph without \afterpage?
@Mico I agree, it is. Unfortunately, memoir is so huge that it's probably hard to pinpoint what part exactly is to blame.
May
16
comment How can I reproduce this beautiful table of contents?
I just want to remark that for most theses this structure is too simple. This is clearly the TOC of a book that is a collection of chapters by different authors so the requirements are different. But if you're sure that nobody would ever want to look up the page number of a particular section or even subsection then sure, go for it :)
May
14
comment Too long website as footnote results in `Overfull \hbox`
I would only do that if you're really really sure that the reader won't be irritated by the hyphen at the end of a line (like when you explain the line breaking behaviour at one point in the document). I think the author of the url package made a really smart choice when he decided not to allow line breaks after hyphens.
May
14
comment Too long website as footnote results in `Overfull \hbox`
@RStudent You probably also get the "underfull \hbox" error as you did for your manual fix. The sad truth is that there just aren't enough opportunities for line breaks to typeset this with a fixed line width. URLs are notoriously tricky here. What I would do in your case is to set the whole footnote as \raggedright or \RaggedRight (from the ragged2e package ... shouldn't do much of a different here).
May
13
comment How to autorotate pdflscape landscape pages when n-upping
I'm sorry but I'd rather not share my original document at this point in time. However, if you just build the MWE I added to the question with pdflatex, you should have a good toy example that contains all that's necessary.
May
13
comment How to autorotate pdflscape landscape pages when n-upping
Ok, I seem to struggle to make myself cleary. I added a MWE to my question, including pictures. Pictures always help, right? :)
May
11
comment How to autorotate pdflscape landscape pages when n-upping
I want all pages to have a portrait orientation, regardless of their orientation in the original document. So the brute force approach would be to split the document into individual pages, detect their orientation, rotate them 90 degrees anti-clockwise when they are in landscape, cat them back together again and 2-up them. I'm hoping there is a much easier way, though.
May
11
comment How to autorotate pdflscape landscape pages when n-upping
Thanks. However, this doesn't behave any differently than my command line for me. It doesn't rotate individual pages.
Apr
28
comment What can't TeX do?
@Yuji Sometimes I believe the apocalypse is coming for us in the form of bad typography. In that case, who knows. But since it's actually more likely to be some form of environmental destruction that's going to get us into trouble, I believe you are right and TeX can't do much to help.
Apr
28
comment Suppress 2-letter ligature when 3-letter ligature would apply
let us continue this discussion in chat
Apr
28
comment Suppress 2-letter ligature when 3-letter ligature would apply
Had to go to bed after 3h but I had gotten it to work without help ... "work" as in "it compiles without errors". But apparently the selection of unicode math fonts is still very limited and there's nothing that I can see going well together with Optima (as the type 1 Iwona Math does). I remember now that actually the problem last time that screwed up my math was using LuaLaTeX without unicode-math so I need it but at the same time there just aren't many options outside the serif realm :/
Apr
27
comment Suppress 2-letter ligature when 3-letter ligature would apply
I should probably do that ;) With the amount of packages I'm using, a MWE can take anything between 2 minutes and an hour to make ... okok, I'll get to it. Here's to hoping for a quick one.
Apr
27
comment Suppress 2-letter ligature when 3-letter ligature would apply
Oh it's been a while. I just tried to compile my document with the TeXLive 2013 lualatex though and it doesn't even compile anymore :/ Some problem in amsthm apparently. Anyway, yes URW Classico is the free clone of Optima but Zapf was somehow still personally involved (that's why I said I didn't want to argue with him earlier ;) and it inherits its lack of . I've been fighting the urge to just shell out a couple hundred bucks and buy Optima Nova for years but that would rely on LuaLaTeX working flawlessly with my document.
Apr
27
comment Suppress 2-letter ligature when 3-letter ligature would apply
It's a perfect solution but unfortunately I at some point gave up on LuaLaTeX for this particular document because it inflicted terrible mayhem on my math. More precisely, unicode-math did IIRC.
Apr
27
comment Suppress 2-letter ligature when 3-letter ligature would apply
@egreg They used to be in TeXLive but these days you'll have to getnonfreefonts-sys classico micahyi.blogspot.de/2012/05/…
Apr
27
comment Suppress 2-letter ligature when 3-letter ligature would apply
@egreg Ok, did that but the result is much the same. Still no 146 or 257.
Apr
27
comment Suppress 2-letter ligature when 3-letter ligature would apply
On a related note, this answer tex.stackexchange.com/a/3279/13450 by @GeoffreyJones seems to indicate that -- ligature or not -- this odd splitting of the f from the might be a feature as in "intended by the font designer". Who were I to argue with Mr Zapf in that case.