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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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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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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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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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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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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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German character not rendered to pdf

I just started using LaTeX, and need to use the character "ü". I already have this in main file : %%% Sprach- und zeichensatzspezifische Pakete \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \...
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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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What is the difference between Latin Modern and Linux Libertine?

There is good discussion of what is the difference between Latin Modern and cm-super? Can someone summarise what is the differences and similarities between Latin Modern, Linux Libertine and Computer ...
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Font encoding in LaTeX

I've been using LaTeX for a while and I've read a lot of discussion about fonts encodings. Some suggest to use T1 fonts adding \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}, other suggest to add nothing, other suggest to ...
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Anti aliasing from latex to pdf

When rendered the text in my pdf is not anti alised. Anyone knows how to do this? The following example shows my text output compared with output from google docs pdf Is it even possible with ...
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Typesetting latin small letter u with diaeresis and caron

I'm looking for ways to typeset an ǚ. This character is necessary for typesetting pinyin (汉语拼音, the most common way of transcribing Mandarin Chinese), as it contains syllables such as lǚ (Chinese 铝/鋁;...
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Can't copy-paste from my PDF. Any idea why?

When using copy paste from the PDF generated from my Latex document, the text comes out garbled. What could be causing this? This is an example of the original text: At last, and taking the risk a ...
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conflicting options errors

I have in the preamble: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amssymb,amstext,amsmath,latexsym,mathtools} \usepackage[italian,british]{babel} \usepackage{pdfpages} \usepackage[utf8,latin1]{inputenc} \...
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Header not displaying correctly on chapter page due to subsection

(Complete source code below.) (Note: Not sure if I am using LaTeX or just TeX. I am editing with TeXworks, as TeXStudio was not rendering what I typed without +20 seconds of lag.) I apologize if ...
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Fine tuning diacritical marks in fonts

I am about to make the paradigm-shift from the traditional way of hard-coding fonts with diacritical marks on top of them to simply using utf8. What surprised me, however, that the rendering of the ...
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Darker fonts for TeX output to PDF

Sources for darker fonts for math fonts and AMS math symbols for PDF output via, say, dvipdfm.exe? (1st response -- copied from by moderator) Many thanks for the help. I'm just using TeX and not ...
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Ugly alignment (size of square root symbol) with Latin Modern at 12pt

Consider the code \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{lmodern} \begin{document} \[ \sqrt{\frac{m}{n}} \] \end{document} The output is a ...
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Using \fontseries{b}\selectfont does not give me a bold face

I am trying to emulate the font below: Apparently it can be done with: \renewcommand*{\firstnamefont}{\fontsize{34}{36}\sffamily\mdseries\upshape} This is from the moderncv package, more ...
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fontenc changes sans serif bold font in KOMA-script

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} \textbf{\textsf{Some text}} \end{document} The output of the above code is and doesn't change if ...
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Using inputenc package for cp1252 encoding

I want to be able to use the ansinew characters in a latex document. According to the pdf file for the inputenc package, I can do that by putting \usepackage[cp1252]{inputenc} in my preamble. I do ...
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Problem with siunitx and T1 fontenc

I'm having a slight problem with siunitx and fontencwith T1 encoding (I write a lot in Swedish and most people suggest that I should use T1). When I compile to PDF with \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} the ...
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.pdf font rendering

My friend and I are working on the same subject and I asked her to see her work. I noticed that her pdf rendering (if it's really that) is a lot different than mine even though we use the same "...

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