I have a scan (jpg) of a table from a book, and I want to use it in my own work. It shows position and name of awardees of a type design prize, the names of their types, and the typefaces themselves:

Luo Shubao 罗树宝, 20 shiji houbanqi de yinshua ziti 20世纪后半期的印刷字体, in Yinshua zazhi 220/7 (2004): 91.

I cannot myself produce it in LaTeX, because I do not have access to the (metal) type.

I use a figure environment and includegraphics to load the picture, and accordingly, it goes into the list of figures. Since, however, this actually shows a table, readers might look for it in the list of tables.

Do you consider this a table or a figure? If it’s a table: how do I get it into the list of tables instead? Should I simply use a table environment instead of a figure environment?

  • I don't think this is a question to be asked on tex.se but more suitable somewhere dedicated to writing papers. – Shade May 31 '18 at 12:43
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    Interesting question (although indeed maybe a bit off-topic). I would say it is a figure, i.e., a figure showing a table, rather than being a 'real' table - but you could argue otherwise. In any case, if you want to use it as a table then indeed you can just use a table environment with an \includegraphics inside. – Marijn May 31 '18 at 12:45
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    It is a table, use the table environment. – Johannes_B May 31 '18 at 12:52

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