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comment Using a good non-default font
About Minion and Myriad: "these free versions lack some of the requirements listed above" makes no sense. "Nice ligatures and old style numbers are a plus (&, ff, fl, fi)." -- small caps (I guess Myriad Pro doesn't have them anyway), historical ligatures, bold+italic+regular+bolditalic you've got everything there -- the only thing missing from those Adobe Reader free fonts is a bunch of optical sizes (which most fonts don't have anyway), condensed forms etc.
Aug
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comment How do I insert an underlined ordinal indicator, if the font does not have that glyph?
Edit: I found fonts which work with Mico's command (for instance, Brill), but still, the underline doesn't feel right: I'd like it to get closer to the letter. Is that possible?
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asked FiraSans and XCharter — XeLaTeX
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Jun
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comment How to prevent \section from starting on a new page in the scrartcl class?
I second egreg's comment: Why are you using an article class for a thesis?
Jun
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comment Text spirals with TikZ
Is there any way to start the text path, e.g., at the left?
Jun
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accepted Logic tree with tikz-tree — placing nodes on specific places
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accepted Difference between measures of \vskip in plain TeX and LaTeX
Apr
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comment Difference between measures of \vskip in plain TeX and LaTeX
@DavidCarlisle and egreg, so as per your previous comments, there must be some baselineskip glue and some parskip glue that account. It makes much more sense now.
Apr
15
comment Difference between measures of \vskip in plain TeX and LaTeX
@egreg, I agree with you, but I don't know how to argue with someone who just said he printed the two MWE's and "measured both with a rule" and said he obtained the following (in Latex): baseline to baseline: 2.43cm; "white space between lines" (sic): 2,18cm; "\hskip between two points" (sic): 2,13cm. All this with the goal to convince that "what Latex understands by 1cm is different from what TeX understands by 1cm", which of course sounded preposterous, but I couldn't prove him wrong.
Apr
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comment Difference between measures of \vskip in plain TeX and LaTeX
you're right -- I didn't know I was supposed to let a blank space before \vspace. However, would that result be the same if, in Latex, you used \vskip instead of \vspace?
Apr
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comment Difference between measures of \vskip in plain TeX and LaTeX
@DavidCarlisle, I tested a blank line before \vspace and it measured OK with a rule. However, as in the edited question, if I measure the difference between the examples, in the "LaTeX" one there is a space of 2 cm between baseline and topline, and in the TeX MWE, the 2 cm space is between baselines.
Apr
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comment Difference between measures of \vskip in plain TeX and LaTeX
@egreg, you're right, I edited the MWE.
Apr
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revised How can I install a Chinese font in a Ubuntu 13.10 in a way that xelatex can see it?
MWE added