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Comparison of vector fonts of "Computer Modern" variants

I'm looking for a detailed comparison of the various alternatives of "Computer Modern"-like vector fonts. I'm currently using Latin Modern with pdftex, but am weighing whether it's worth ...
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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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Bold Version of CMU Serif Roman / Latin Modern Roman Regular

My current LaTeX document uses the following font for headings, which is either "CMU Serif Bold" by default or "Latin Modern Roman Bold" (the updated version of the CMU font) if you use \usepackage{...
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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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How to set Computer Modern as the font in ConTeXt?

I watched a video interview in which Donald Knuth complained about the changes made to Computer Modern in the Latin Modern font. ConTeXt appears to use Latin Modern instead of Computer Modern, as the ...
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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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exported PDFs are different in windows and ubuntu [closed]

I am using Texmaker with PDFLaTeX build option in both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. The .tex uses my institute's template which is said "using scrreprt class of KOMA-Script". The problem is: I can ...
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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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LuaLaTeX: Replace character "ß" in CMU fonts

The glyph for the character "ß" differs considerably between Latin Modern and the CMU fonts (CMU Serif, CMU Sans Serif etc., which use the same glyphs for ß as cm-super; see this answer): I much ...
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Pixelated PDF output [duplicate]

The PDF output of my LyX documents is rather pixelated as can be seen on the image. Does anyone know how to fix this? This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (MiKTeX 2.9) (preloaded format=...
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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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The text in pdf is not smooth [duplicate]

I am using TeXstudio to edit Latex and create pdf files. The text is not smooth in the pdf files created by TeXstudio in my computer. When I zoom in, it will be But if I use my friend's computer to ...
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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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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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