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Math inline Sans-Serif font

I used this answer to make all the math in my document adhere to Sans-Serif font. However, whenever I use the Polyglossia package and add another language, I get an error which says: Package ...
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Symbol $\perp$ with a shorter horizontal line to be used as a superscript

i was wondering whether there exists a predefined Latex symbol or command to write $\perp$ with a shorter horizontal line as shown in the image below which has been taken from an old research article ...
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Vertical spacing of \circ used for degree within \frac [duplicate]

I noticed the different vertical spacing of \circ used for degree within \frac command. MWE: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \[ \frac{180^\circ}{180^\circ} \] \end{document} Output: ...
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Which math fonts offer ∀ and ∃ quantifiers with thick strokes and stems?

I'm looking for a math font that has thick strokes and stems like in serif characters (but actually without the serifs) for the \forall (∀) and \exists (∃) quantifiers (I can use OpenType fonts as ...
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Imitate poster typography

So I am trying to recreate the following poster (or something similar) My problem is obtaining the right typography and spacing. In particular I am having problems finding a good way to avoid hyphens....
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Suggestions for neatly splitting or shrinking aligned very long equation with nested \left( \right)

I have an aligned set of very long equations that are difficult to split or shrink. I have tried three methods using \begin{split} inside \begin{align} with ={}& and & for alignment and ...
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Free alternatives to the fonts used by Bourbaki

According to this question: Can one typeset latex to look like Bourbaki's books? the font used by Springer to publish Bourbaki's works is a variant of Adobe Minion Baskerville. However, this font ...
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Notes between lines

There's any way on LaTeX to make a note between lines of the normal text? Exactly like this: In this case, the note/var ("r") over the "t" character...
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Frontispiece with specific informations

i'm really new in latex that I can't do even a single typography task by myself. I'm trying to make a title-page/frontispiece with a specific number and placement of informations, but every time that ...
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Typesetting handwritten “n/a” symbol

I'm transcribing a circa 1890 Danish manuscript where the writer uses a symbol for "missing" values in tabular contexts. It is not a ditto mark, and it is not a zero (both of which the writer uses ...
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Multi-expression display equation: and or comma? [closed]

Example: In display equations that contain two separate expressions in a single line, which we would normally read off verbally with an "and" conjunction, does it make sense to use a comma or an "and"...
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Commas in \cases - typographic standards?

I'm wondering what are the typographic standards for the placement of commas/dots in the following (and similar) case:\ The first option looks nicer, the second seems to be more logically consistent.
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Is there any way to write words the same as TeX/LaTeX logo typography?

I am thinking about, typesetting my name and family name in my documents similar to the way TeX/LaTeX logos are typeset (not exactly, but having it a little changed), I mean having a function like \...
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Tikz: use latex length for length of path (ditto marks)

I want to draw a ditto line, which is a horizontal line with two small marks in the middle. My first attempt was \dittoLatex which uses a box with characters and rules, but is frankly ugly. My ...
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How do I type an expression with decimal in math-mode?

I want slope = 0.0021 How do I do this in math-mode?
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Hard spaces after one-letter words in ConTeXt

I am looking for a ConTeXt solution that will allow me to move single letters from the end to the beginning of the line. LuaLaTeX has https://ctan.org/pkg/luavlna or https://ctan.org/pkg/impnattypo ...
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Correct spacing in math inside a word

Sometimes math formulas become part of a word - eg: "d-1-dimensional" (eg d-1-dimensional sphere, d-1-dimensional hyperplane, d-k-dimensional subspace) "mxn-matrix" or mxn-dimensional (matrix for ...
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Getting the right font typeface [duplicate]

I was told that to achieve the same font that appears on the following screenshot, I had to use \usepackage{lmodern}. But IMHO it does not look the same: DESIRED: MINE: \documentclass{...
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What kind of font is this? [duplicate]

What kind of font is this? Is it available in LaTeX? Thanks
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Converting MathML to LaTeX: Issue on limits positions on Summation symbol

When using David Carlisle's stylesheet to convert MathML to LaTeX, in most cases, the upper and lower limits on Summation symbol are correctly placed on above and below the summation symbol. But when ...
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Better-looking absolute signs?

There are already several questions about absolute signs, like this one. My question is different in that I'm not satisfied with the typesetting of the absolute sign offered by any of the options I ...
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Why does \alpha (outside of math mode) create a double quote?

I am not an experienced TeX user, so maybe this is obvious, but searching did not yield me anything. I wanted to write a lowercase greek alpha, so I used the \alpha command, at first outside of math ...
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Using unicode symbols with mathabx

I am using the mathabx package but I would like to import the integral symbols from Linux Libertine. My MWE is \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{mathabx} \usepackage{unicode-...
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mathabx integrals look different from documentation

According to the "Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List" (http://math.mit.edu/~dspivak/files/symbols-all.pdf) mathabx integrals look like But when I run \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathabx} \begin{...
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Aesthetic Integral Symbols

I don't like the look of the standard integral typesetting. Does anyone know where to find an integral symbol like the one in the following image?
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Ohm symbol not showing in math mode using custom beamer styling

So, I'm using a custom beamer styling required by my employer, and while trying to typeset some problem examples with the "ohm" symbol, I've noticed it doesn't always work. At first, I noticed it ...
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Ensure minimum length of last line by tightening word spacing

There are already a few questions that ask how to ensure a minimal length for the last line of a paragraph: Ensure minimal length of last line and Minimum length of last line of a paragraph. But ...
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Big list of beautifully typeset package documentations

Being just a LaTeX user, I have to look up documentation very often. What could be easier than texdoc packagename and here it is. The other day I opened for curiosity the scontents package and was ...
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Interchange `\colon` and `:`

I know that there is a typographical difference between using : and \colon in math mode, because : is considered to be a relation. However, I use \colon far more often than :, so I would like to ...
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Enumitem package: how to create a fancy or awesome list adapt for a university book

Into my previous old questions (for example), Vertical tennis ball into fancy new enumerate, Pretty enumerate: fontawesome, or other my questions, I have asked a nice style as create a beautiful ...
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Palatino font (newpxmath) misaligns text in fraction numerators

I am using pdflatex in Texmaker (implements TeXLive). Using the default font, the numerator text of the following fractions are aligned to a common baseline: $$\frac{\partial x}{\partial t} \frac{\...
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Some symbols load (display) issue when converting MathML to LaTeX

I'm using David Carlisle's stylesheet to convert MathML to LaTeX. The stylesheet does a phenomenal job for converting even very complex MathML into LaTeX. But I'm having trouble displaying following ...
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Font size of small caps

Small caps \textsc{} seem to use: uppercase letters from the font with the default font size for typed uppercase letters, uppercase letters from the font with a smaller font size for typed lowercase ...
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Author with two surnames

I would like to typeset the surnames of the authors of the document differently (maybe in smalls caps are best), so that it is clear which names are surnames. Is \author{Vincent \textsc{Van Gogh}} ...
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Why do matrix brackets look strange when using package unicode-math?

Compare this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation*} \begin{bmatrix} a & b \\ c & d \\ e & f \\ g & h \end{bmatrix} \...
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Should multiple cities in publisher names, like “Amsterdam–New York”, use en-dash or hyphen? [closed]

Often, publishers list multiple cities in their address, like “Amsterdam–New York–London”; these appear very frequently in bibliographies. Should these be typeset with an en-dash, or a hyphen, or is ...
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Matrices upper triangular alignment

I was writing an upper triangular matrix but due to large entry was unable to get in a good view. \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath,mathtools} \...
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The line between columns is unevenly positioned in the paracol environment

I'm typesetting a Roman missal, and I've run into a problem. Consider the following code and its output. \documentclass[a6paper,pagesize,12pt,twoside]{book} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[...
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Expose single sentence through paragraph-like formatting

I was wondering if there exists a "common-practice"-possibility to expose a single sentence to make it stand out without adding too much weight to the overall look of a page (i.e. I don't want it to ...
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Multivariate polynomial long division in LaTex

How do I typeset polynomial long division with multiple variables using LaTeX? I want to do polynomial long division with two and more divisors. I know there was a similar question already answered ...
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Spacing in “$d=2$-dimensional”

What is the correct spacing if I want to write phrases like "d=3-dimensional". If I just write $d=1$-dimensional, the spacing around the equal-sign seems to be way too wide for me? (Maybe also the ...
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Kerning in italic contractions when using EB Garamond

I'm using EB Garamond to typeset some text and find that the kerning in italic contractions can be a bit generous for my taste. Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ebgaramond-maths}...
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Why is italic style used in theorems and lemmas instead of slanted style?

It seems unintuitive to me to use italic text in theorem and lemma text styles, because some mathematical symbols (letters) are almost identical to regular italicised letters. Consider the following ...
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Bracket for dual pair (in functional analysis)

In functional analysis, one occasionally considers a so-called dual pair (a pair of vector spaces tied together by a non-degenerate bilinear map to the ground field). I usually typeset these using \...
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How do I reproduce this layout and typography?

IMHO, some math books published by the German company Hanser have a very pleasing layout. I'm attaching an example below (screenshot from Google Books which I hope is fair use). I guess this was done ...
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bold tikz text decoration

Consider this example: \documentclass[margin=1cm]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0, 0) -- (2, 2); \path [ postaction={...
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How to place a copyright note at the bottom of a page after the footnotes?

Similarly to this question I need to put a copyright note on the first page of a paper. I would like to have a similar \mycopyright command to set its text. However, differently from the other ...
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Squeeze paragraph such that lines have similar width

I would like to format a paragraph of text such that the width of the paragraph shrinks until the last line in the paragraph is about the same width as all the others. Here is an example of what I ...
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Is it tolerable to force hyphenate English one-syllable word in small layouts?

I already know English language does not allow hyphenatation of one-syllable words, that is why I am not asking this question on english.sx. But I am facing a typesetting task (humanities) with a ...
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About the typographical effectiveness of left aligned equations

It seems to me that in mathematical works, the equations are usually center aligned and in physical works they are usually left aligned. I wonder if there is any typographical reason to do it either ...

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