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How do I make my document look like it was written by a Cthulhu-worshipping madman?

I want to type up some spells from the RPG Call of Cthulhu and give them to my players. I could just type them up in Word or LaTeX, but that seems too...neat. I'd like to make these things look like ...
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Typesetting before TeX and computers?

I was wondering how did mathematical and scientific books got typeset before TeX? I see lots of papers from the 50's and 60's (on IEEE for example) running more than 20 pages long, with tons of ...
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What's a good typewriter template?

I'm searching for a template which makes a document look like it's written with a real typewriter. Ideally, this means it's not only in mono-spaced font, but the hyphenation is adjusted accordingly. ...
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Can TeX do ugly typesetting (with poor kerning)?

This is from my series of questions "Can TeX do weird stuff?" Today I want to know if TeX can simulate bad typography. I'm not talking about ugly templates, like wordlike or (god forgive me for this) ...
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Simulate printing imperfections and defects with TeX?

Is there a way to simulate imperfections of some of the older books in LaTeX? Like the missing pieces of letters, extra splotches of ink and such? Here is an interesting artifact: P.S.: I guess one ...
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Choice of consistent unicode open-type fonts for Phd Thesis in Engineering

Having written about 60% of my Phd thesis, I gave it to my advisor for review. I used Pdflatex and Latin Modern fonts for text and math. For source code listings, I did not change anything in ...
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How to simulate old typewriter?

I need to typeset a report such that it looks like it was written by an old, unreliable typewriter. I have looked into the memoir class, however it has chapter numbering which I don't want. It also ...
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What does TeX do to make text more beautiful? (Answer: four things.)

This original question was: Are fonts rendered more beautifully with LaTeX than with other systems, such as Word? The larger question really is: Beyond overall document layout, what specifically ...
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Composition of \mathbb and \mathcal

Is there any method to compose \mathbb and \mathcal, that is, to obtain a blackboard version of the caligraphic style? Something like: but maybe not so ugly!
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Writing a tex file in \texttt font [duplicate]

I am trying to write a tex file in Kile with font \textt. This font looks like following typing in a book Number fields-Marcus. But when after \begin{document} I wrote \tt or \texttt, the text was ...
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LuaTeX doesn't seem to recognise \fontid

In short, I am trying to use a LuaTeX package, and after digging into the error-emitting code have come up with the following minimal example: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,twoside]{article} \...