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Why does Latin Modern make strange-appearing output? [duplicate]

In Should I use fix-cm? the issue came up of strange output from Latin Modern. Here is an MWE to get this issue: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{lmodern} \begin{document} TRUE FALSE \end{...
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Broken display of 11pt typewriter text in Acrobat Reader [duplicate]

I set some all-caps words in my document as typewriter. Using scrartcl as documentclass, with a default fontsize of 11pt, yields a PDF that looks rather bad in Acrobat Reader. Here is an example: \...
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What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?

I'm getting the impression from reading the answers written by some of the real experts here that there are quite a few little packages that just tweak LaTeX2e's default behaviour a little to make it ...
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Why do the less than symbol (<) and the greater than symbol (>) appear wrong as upside down exclamation (¡) or question mark (¿)?

When typing < or > in LaTeX and compiling with pdflatex, the less than and greater than symbols appear at upside down exclamation points. I'm not in math mode.
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How to create small PDF files for the Internet

I feel that PDF documents when intended to be uploaded on the Internet should be of minimal final size in bytes. Many strategies exist to create such small documents: Pay attention to the size of the ...
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Why are Bitmap-Fonts used automatically?

I have the following LaTeX-document: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \title{Sample} \author{Litb} \begin{...
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What is the history of the ß (Eszett) in the T1 encoding of Computer modern?

In the default font (Computer modern) the ß looks ugly to me. It really sticks out on a page as if it would come from a different font. Here's an image: What is the history of this character? Why ...
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Is it still useful to load the lmodern package?

A few years ago, the lmodern package was a good way to have high quality fonts by simply adding : \usepackage{lmodern} Nowadays, lmodern seems less popular. I'm wondering if it is because LaTeX ...
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Did the "Computer Modern" font families become a default because they're well tested and proven, or chance?

I'm deciding on the Font Families to use in LyX for a planned novel. Computer Modern is the default (Roman, Sans and Typewriter). I'm interested in the number of font faces and the versatility in ...
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What's the difference between ngerman and german in babel?

I use the following three packages to get correct German umlauts in the generated PDF: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % this is needed for umlauts \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} % this is needed for ...
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How to type French character in LaTeX

I would like to insert "ç". Tried including \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}, and type \c {c} , but doesn't work.
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How to adjust the line breaking in the bibliography?

This question continues my earlier posting. I have to use slightly unusual margins and line spacing for my academic wirting. MWE: \documentclass[ pagesize, usegeometry = ...
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Should I use fix-cm?

I recently became aware of the existence of the fix-cm package. I've looked at the documentation in fixltx2e.pdf, but it's not clear to me exactly what the problem is that it fixes. Should I worry ...
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Use case for Latin Modern Math (LM Math)

Since July 2011, there has been a beta release of LM Math. Some people seem to be quite excited about this. The release announcement states that this release ...completes the modernization of the ...
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Automatically change é to \'e – most convenient setup for accented letters?

I assume this is really basic question, I'm new to LaTeX, I read a first step tutorial to get ready to write some documents but I couldn't answer my own question at this time and I really don't know ...
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