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Questions tagged [typography]

{typography} is for questions about the implementation of beautiful typography using TeX.

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Footnote which is not a footnote

I would like to write not more than two lines at the bottom of a page, in order to thank some people, without dedicating a whole acknowledgements section of my work to that. It would be nice to draw a ...
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Long bar over an ordered pair

I'd like to typeset a long bar symbol over an ordered pair like (g,\epsilon). The best I could do so far is naif and really poor: Is there a standard command for that?
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Request for math font family to use with Horley

What should be a nice font to be used with Horley Old Style font. I'm using xelatex with fontspec and unicode-math and based on the pdf properties I suppose that CM is being used for math fonts. So, ...
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realscripts/fontspec update vs. some Opentype fonts

I have a file that was running smoothly a few weeks ago and is now stopping with the message: Argument of \__fontspec_strip_leading_sign:Nw has an extra } Using most system fonts, or Amiri, ...
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Follow-up: Improving typesetting of striking out terms in equations

This is a follow-up question to my earlier question about Improving typesetting of striking out terms in equations. The solution proposed by @marmot works well, but I have to make more manual ...
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Times New Roman and small caps

Consider the following code: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{fontspec} %compile with xelatex %\setmainfont{Times New Roman} ...
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Weird formatting in a smaller created empty set symbol

A while back I created my own sort of emptyset symbol because the "not equal" slash didn't line up and it annoyed me. So I defined my own emptyset via \DeclareMathOperator{\vempty}{{\centernot{\Circle}...
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Improving typesetting of striking out terms in equations

I need to strike out terms in equations. Based on the answers to this question, I've tried the cancel package, but the appearance of the resulting output does not convince me. Consider this example: ...
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Automatic change of the color for each \part

With reference to a question previously asked, Replace \part of the appendix of Legrand Orange Book with letters of the alphabet instead of arabic numbers I would like to understand which commands ...
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XeLaTeX produces wrong ellipsis

Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \textellipsis\ / \ldots\ / … / ... \end{document} With pdfLaTeX, I get this result: While XeLaTeX produces this: The kerning is ...
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skipping a line using amsthm package in a corollary [duplicate]

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{report} \usepackage{bm} \usepackage{amsfonts, graphicx, verbatim, amsmath,amssymb, amsthm} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{...
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Where do I get this underscore from in Latex? [duplicate]

I have been looking everywhere. Has anyone seen this before?
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Recreating a 17th century book

For whatever reason, I decided to undertake a hobby project of recreating (the first page of) Sir Thomas Browne's 16th century Urne Burial in TeX and friends. I was inspired by this effort. So the ...
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why is the qed symbol a line or two below when using enumerate in the proofs?

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{report} % \usepackage{eurosym}% you probably don't need this (most fonts have euro) %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%...
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End of proof using enumerate appears in the next line

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{report} % \usepackage{eurosym}% you probably don't need this (most fonts have euro) %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%...
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Thin spaces in set-builder notation

Knuth recommends inserting thin spaces inside the braces in set-builder notation. I do not quite get the point in doing so. Why would one write \{a,b,c\} but on the other hand \{\,x\mid x>5\,\}? Is ...
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Print specimen of a given font

Is there a package witch allow the printing of a “specimen”¹ of a given font? I don’t search to print just a neutral table like what \xfonttable{} do. But something more human readable, witch will ...
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How to draw colored text, multiline, monospaced

Wondering how to draw this using different colors (such as each letter a different color) so that it appears in the document like this: / \ / ___| / ___|_ _|_ _| / _ \ \___ \| | | | | | / ...
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End of proof appearing in the next line

I don't know why the end of the proof is being displayed on the next line, I want it to appear at the end of (iii) \documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{report} % \usepackage{eurosym}% you probably don't ...
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How to properly have chapters in a thesis [duplicate]

EDITED: \documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{report} % \usepackage{eurosym}% you probably don't need this (most fonts have euro) %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%...
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Adding a remark without numbering it

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{article} % \usepackage{eurosym}% you probably don't need this (most fonts have euro) %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%...
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Correct Typography: Should Parentheses have same Height as Exponent Numbers or not? [closed]

Which behavior has the correct typography: Should parentheses/brackets have the same height as exponent numbers or not? Example no. 1: [ \si{\square\meter} ] Example no. 2: \left[ \si{\square\...
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Typesetting d'Alembertian symbol

I've seen that usually, the d'Alembertian is written using the command \Box, however, this displays a square with all sides identical. I would like to write it in this other way: in which, the right ...
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Inspiration of how to quote an e-mail correspondence

I am looking for a good way to typeset a e-mail correspondence (maybe including multiple levels of quotations). In an e-mail program this may look like this: this or this one I am not looking of ...
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What is the (traditionally) correct apostrophe in German?

Any typographically aware visitor to Germany will see a huge variety of apostrophes used on signage and in documents. For example, I regularly see all of the following: The first of these, ’, is the ...
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Better spacing for justified text by increasing hyphenation

Is there a way to make LaTeX hyphenate much more to make spacing in justified text more even? I am trying to achieve the justification used in Renaissance-era typography (Bram de Does and other ...
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Is Non-breaking space (~) required for \gls commands of the glossaries(extra) package(s)?

There is a really quick question. Should I use a non-breaking space ~ in front of the \gls commands (for acronyms in my document) when using the glossaries-extra package?
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Trouble with [ sign [closed]

I need to type [x] (for equivalence class of x under some equivalence relation). Problem is: latex thinks that now x should appear in the literature section of the document, hence does not want to ...
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Generating a fractal letter and/or alphabet?

Is it possible in TeX or MetaFont etc. to generate a "character" that displays as a single letter at one scale but as a different character or even an entire alphabet at different scales? So at ...
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How can I typeset and annotate bilingual poetry?

I need to translate into English and annotate Latin poetry (specifically Horace's satires, which I will copy and paste from here), and then annotate the Latin. Ideally I would have to make minimal ...
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Is it possible to have a stretchable \parindent?

I thought that maybe some stretchability in the paragraph indentation may give TeX more freedom and help it at better typesetting some tough paragraphs. However, the following does not work. \...
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Sigma notation properly type set [closed]

I want to typeset the sum from 1 to n of j. So I want to generate a sigma with 1 under and n over and follow that with j. I need a plugin to Word or Word Pad that acts thus. I type my regular text ...
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Is it necessary to use a non-breaking space when using cleveref?

I came across this question about the instances wherein non-breaking space should be used. For cross-referencing, I am using cleveref. Although its documentation does not indicate anything about non-...
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Quotation marks

I have problem with my Latex document, the following code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} This is "test". And another 'test' \end{document} results with this: Is it possible to make ...
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How LaTeX builds the large horizontal/vertical brackets

Wondering about how LaTeX implements the vertical and horizontal brackets [{(⟨. I saw these unicode characters which could potentially be used for vertical brackets: ⎡ ⎢ ⎣ ⎤ ⎥ ⎦ ⎧ ⎨ ⎩ ⎪ ⎫ ⎬ ⎭ But ...
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Frontispiece (really)

Is there a “natural” way (i.e., compatible with the existence of \frontmatter, \maketitle etc.) to produce a half title and a frontispiece for a book being typeset in LaTeX? Here, by “frontispiece” I ...
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Typesetting guidelines for horizontally spacing multiple lines of equations

Not a question about LaTeX per se, but more about typographical norms. I've decided to ask here anyway, because I typeset all my math using LaTeX. I have a bunch of inline equations inside an ...
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Typeset dedication page of thesis as if scribed on a Thaliyola by a Narayam [closed]

I would like to dedicate my PhD thesis for the dear ones who unconditionally supported to see me through to the other side. I intend to do the honours through the ancient keralite tradition of ...
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How to avoid columns' text overlapping for the first row in this table?

The obvious way is by changing the column width, but what I'd like is to get automatically a hyphen at the border for the long word and put the rest of it in a second row (e.g., in the first word ...
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Switch between list and tree in latex (dynamic typesetting)

Is it possible to switch between a list and an equivalent tree (both already coded) with a clickable link with latex i.e. toggle between them ? Does LaTeX allow to typeset dynamically with a ...
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Custom styling for printing glossary in document - textwidth for tabular style & print headers

I am using the tabular-style typesetting of glossaries as inspired by the accepted (and top-rated) answer to this question. I have some moderately long glossary entries, and I don't wish them to wrap....
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Define xfrac/nicefrac based macro to automatically append ordinal qualifiers for in-line fractions

I would like to append suitable ordinal suffixes for inline fractions similar to capabilities provided by the engord package from the oberdiek bundle. Let me clarify. I want to use a macro \...
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True fixed-width font for standalone mathematical expressions

I'd like the following to be in a fixed-width (i.e. monospace) font, so I can get the various expressions lined up nicely in order to (probably with a bit of manipulation) make their similarities and ...
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How to get a separator symbol longer than emdash (maybe a quadruple hyphen)? [duplicate]

I am trying to typeset a table, wherein some headers do not apply to a particular row, i.e. for certain cells. I do not want to use "N.A". According to the package author of booktabs, it is ...
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space between \exists and \forall

I'm writting maths papers. I do use a lot of $ \ exists ; \ forall $ but I have this problem, they glue the next caracter to them. It is really bad for comprehension... So, in my parameter folder, ...
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Make numbers in pgfplotstable bold without changing width

I wished to bold some numbers in a table I am showing with pgfplotstable. The manual and this answer suggest using every row 2 column 1/.style={ %Row number just for example postproc cell ...
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Adjust diacritic position in emph mode

I use the the additionnal letters ḧ, ĥ, and ḋ. With the CMU font in emph mode. So, with the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{CMU Serif} \begin{document} \...
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Bōten/Wakiten (Japanese emphasis symbol) in [p]LaTeX

This may be a rather obscure matter, but I recently attempted to find an easy way of emphasizing Japanese text using bōten/wakiten (furigana dots) in a document I am writing using [p]LaTeX. So far I ...
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why aren't the pages aligned?

This is my whole tex file: \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{amsmath,polynom,amssymb,venndiagram,mathtools} \begin{document} \pagestyle{empty} \title{Diophantine Equations} \author{Sew Qian ...
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LaTeX Typesetting Service [duplicate]

If this is off topic or not allowed please let me know and I will remove it immediately. I have two sets of documents that I need typeset into LaTeX and graphics computerized (math drawings, graphs,...