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Jul
24
asked FiraSans and XCharter — XeLaTeX
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
25
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
10
comment Text spirals with TikZ
Is there any way to start the text path, e.g., at the left?
Jun
8
accepted Logic tree with tikz-tree — placing nodes on specific places
May
1
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
16
accepted Difference between measures of \vskip in plain TeX and LaTeX
Apr
15
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
15
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
15
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
15
comment Difference between measures of \vskip in plain TeX and LaTeX
@egreg, you're right, I edited the MWE.
Apr
15
revised Difference between measures of \vskip in plain TeX and LaTeX
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Apr
15
asked Difference between measures of \vskip in plain TeX and LaTeX
Apr
1
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
16
revised How can I install a Chinese font in a Ubuntu 13.10 in a way that xelatex can see it?
MWE added
Feb
16
comment How can I install a Chinese font in a Ubuntu 13.10 in a way that xelatex can see it?
See my updated answer.
Feb
15
answered How can I install a Chinese font in a Ubuntu 13.10 in a way that xelatex can see it?
Feb
13
comment Arabtex transliteration encoding mistake
I don't know if it's a matter with the font, but when I compile with the default font for arabxetex (Scheherazade) or other fonts, I get kasra below the shadda. Aesthetically, I think it's more pleasant (it fills the spaces between the shadda and the letter).
Feb
6
revised Is the Bembo font (or a close equivalent) available for LaTeX?
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