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A Canadian geek, finishing off a chemistry degree. I typically hang around TeX.SX as I like the community and learn things by reading the questions. I'm also active on RPG.SX and History.SX.


Jun
19
comment Average width of popular TeX fonts
@Seamus That shouldn't be hard to do; The ratio of the letters in all common written languages is quite well known, as web browsers use it (well, vowel:consonant ratio) to determine what language a page missing character set information is in. I'm sure you could find an academic paper around, then just construct a text with the appropriate number of each letter, then measure how long the text is.
May
23
comment Problem with siunitx and T1 fontenc
Can someone write up a canonical answer, since it seems to be a problem that has happened before?
May
13
comment Modern book design, margins and typed area
Is this really a *TeX question?
May
5
awarded  Popular Question
May
3
awarded  Stellar Question
May
2
comment Document requiring infinitely many compiler passes?
@MartinScharrer Good to know that there is a built in safety for that.
Apr
22
comment old style numerals in mhchem equations
I strongly suspect that will fail if you try and use math commands, as you've just defined everything inside it to use textmode.
Apr
22
revised old style numerals in mhchem equations
Added solution user found
Apr
22
revised old style numerals in mhchem equations
Updated based on feedback
Apr
22
comment old style numerals in mhchem equations
Right, you'd have to change \mhchemoptions{mathfontcommand=foo} to change what it does in mathmode. Try what I have above.
Apr
22
comment How do I use TrueType Fonts with PDFTeX using otftotfm?
1) Is fontforge free? Part of LaTeX? 2) How are you installing a otf file for use with PDFTeX? I didn't think that was possible? Could I just use all otf files to avoid the issue?
Apr
22
accepted How do I use TrueType Fonts with PDFTeX using otftotfm?
Apr
22
answered old style numerals in mhchem equations
Apr
22
comment old style numerals in mhchem equations
Sorry, can you explain why that will mess up the formula once it gets more complicated? By first instinct is to rename \ce to add the fontfamily commands to it, but I'm opening the mhchem manual now.
Apr
22
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
22
comment How do I use TrueType Fonts with PDFTeX using otftotfm?
@Joseph Annoyingly, some of them require fonts that aren't part of LaTeX, which I have a much better chance of finding as a TTF then Type 1. Also I am curious to know how it can be done, as some people have told me that it is now easy with modern tools.
Apr
21
comment How do I use TrueType Fonts with PDFTeX using otftotfm?
See above. A lot of journal publishers only support PDFTeX, so I'd like everything I do to be compatible with it. Also some people in the chatroom were discussing it, and it seems in the past few years some tools have come out that have automated all the hard parts.
Apr
21
revised How do I use TrueType Fonts with PDFTeX using otftotfm?
added 217 characters in body
Apr
21
comment How do I use TrueType Fonts with PDFTeX using otftotfm?
I will need to use PDFTeX any time I an publishing, so I'd prefer to stay with it. Also from what I'm told LuaTeX doesn't quite support all of Microtype yet, which I adore.
Apr
21
asked How do I use TrueType Fonts with PDFTeX using otftotfm?