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I am the author of TeX Tutorials on Youtube.

I am a linguist and lecturer.

I use

  • Xelatex because of the unicode support.
  • OS X
  • Linux Mint

Supporter of upvotes for good questions, not just good answers.

My favorite package is tikz (and tikz-qtree).


Jun
4
comment Which Unicode fonts are available with grades/optical sizes comparable to Donald Knuth's awesome eight grades in Computer Modern Roman?
@J.C. Salomon Thanks for that valuable input!
Jun
4
comment Which Unicode fonts are available with grades/optical sizes comparable to Donald Knuth's awesome eight grades in Computer Modern Roman?
@Nils L Excuse me - > Donald Knuth's, the God of TeX, standard of 8. Just yesterday I didn't know what optical sizes / grades were—just recognized that texts at various sizes appear differently.
Jun
3
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
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comment Which Unicode fonts are available with grades/optical sizes comparable to Donald Knuth's awesome eight grades in Computer Modern Roman?
@Nils L, yes point taken. My intent is not to find fonts with 8 grades. My intent is to find fonts comparable to Donald Knuth's original font. I only mention eight grades because 1. It is a good target number based on what we already have 2. Knuth chose to implement 8 of them likely for a reason 3. MOST IMPORTANTLY I hope that this will weed out any lame answers and result in people leaving quality answers below.
Jun
3
comment Which Unicode fonts are available with grades/optical sizes comparable to Donald Knuth's awesome eight grades in Computer Modern Roman?
@Nils L Well Mister, that made me chuckle and think—more is better! But on a serious note, the grades are noticeable, otherwise I would not have asked the corresponding question about latex auto-changing fonts. At the very least it is yet another excuse to leave MS Word in the dust in the name of quality typesetting. Also, I have something against the phrase, "It is good enough" and I think most people who use latex would agree with me on that. "We can do better" is perhaps a better motto.
Jun
3
revised Which Unicode fonts are available with grades/optical sizes comparable to Donald Knuth's awesome eight grades in Computer Modern Roman?
changed "issue" to "problem"
Jun
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revised Which Unicode fonts are available with grades/optical sizes comparable to Donald Knuth's awesome eight grades in Computer Modern Roman?
added question to paragraph text
Jun
3
comment Which Unicode fonts are available with grades/optical sizes comparable to Donald Knuth's awesome eight grades in Computer Modern Roman?
@Joseph Agreed, it is borderline, however it really does apply to fontspec, a latex package (hence the tag). I expect it to provide useful knowledge to the target group of XeLateX and LuaLaTeX users. That was the basis of my decision to ask it in this forum. As with all questions on this site, the best answer wins. Determining that would be the user who asked the question — me.
Jun
3
comment Which Unicode fonts are available with grades/optical sizes comparable to Donald Knuth's awesome eight grades in Computer Modern Roman?
@John Wickerson It has been said that this site operates best when questions are kept separate such that each page has one question and one answer. The question provided is straightforward. I prefer to see how it goes and if it turns out that no usual answers are provided, I will consider integrating it into the previous question.
Jun
3
revised Does LaTeX automatically change fonts when switching between Title, Author, Date, and Body Text or sizes modifiers?
added follow-up q
Jun
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asked Which Unicode fonts are available with grades/optical sizes comparable to Donald Knuth's awesome eight grades in Computer Modern Roman?
Jun
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awarded  Nice Question
Jun
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accepted Does LaTeX automatically change fonts when switching between Title, Author, Date, and Body Text or sizes modifiers?
Jun
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asked Does LaTeX automatically change fonts when switching between Title, Author, Date, and Body Text or sizes modifiers?
Jun
2
comment How can I force a TikZ background pattern to be underneath nodes? (using layers)
Thank you for that great supplemental information! Just to clarify, what exactly do you mean by "nominal" in this context? Do you mean referring to the margins as "top" and "side" rather than their numerical values? (P.S. The Calibri font was chosen to match the font in a Powerpoint presentation)
Jun
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accepted How can I force a TikZ background pattern to be underneath nodes? (using layers)
Jun
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answered How can I force a TikZ background pattern to be underneath nodes? (using layers)
May
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comment Shrink table to fit on a page, or keep it as it is
Thanks egreg! This has a significant advantage over resizebox{width}{height}{object} in that it adjusts the objectonly if it needs to do so in order to fit the object on the page, whereas resizebox will adjust the object no matter what, resulting in small tables becoming awkwardly huge (unless there is a max width function that I am unaware of).
May
30
revised How can I force a TikZ background pattern to be underneath nodes? (using layers)
updated output picture
May
30
comment How can I force a TikZ background pattern to be underneath nodes? (using layers)
I am not sure what to do now. You pointed me in the right direction, I've solved my question with that hint (except for the pattern showing up as black—still don't know what is causing that). I can't mark an answer as correct, unless I write my own solution (which is annoying to others on the forum). I guess I'll just let it be...This is for you future viewers!