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Questions tagged [typography]

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

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Changing the stretchability of the word space for better justification (LaTeX)

I guess this is sort of a follow-up to my previous question about justification, but I realised that the things I learned from that question changed what to ask significantly enough that it warrants a ...
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The Kaba Ornament in LaTeX

I was just wondering if anyone has implemented Bram de Does’ famous Kaba ornament in LaTeX? I have been thinking of replicating it in Illustrator and then including it as a PDF, but it just occurred ...
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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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How to scale entire intersection/union object including subscript?

In my document, my unions and intersection symbols are showing up a bit smaller than I'd like. \bigcup_{\substack{s \in \mathbb R \\ s > 0}} B_s Produces this: So I tried using the scalerel ...
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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 [on hold]

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,...
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Are there standards for how one should typeset in (La)TeX a scientific paper?

I'm looking for publications from people who have studied about this and give out rules, advice, orientation regarding how to (in general) present a writing. I'd like publications such as books or ...
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Modifying argument in macro

I need to modify an argument of macro. For example #4 equals to 1.1 Optimal solution of RNASP When I write Figure #4, output is this: Figure 1.1 Optimal solution of RNASP But I need this: Figure 1....
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Too much space after an abbreviation period in tt mode

Is there any way to reduce the space between "CTRL." and "OUT", in the following text? \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,twoside,openright]{book} \begin{document} \noindent Press the button \texttt{CTRL. ...
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How to choose a different color for structure text in notes

Is there a way to typeset structure with different colors in the presentation (slides) and in the notes? My slides use white font on a black background (for the students to see while I talk) and the ...
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Typographic rules and optimal margins

I've read all around the web that the "optimal" number of characters per line is about 70 (exact numbers change a bit according to the one who writes but most of times the range is something like 65-...
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Can I number a page from 1 to 9 as 01 to 09? [duplicate]

Is there a way of adding a 0 to page numbers (or any other counter, for that matter) from 1 to 9? I wanted to number those pages as 01, 02,...,09, 10, 11,... This is for design purposes only.
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Typesetting dense list of names for credits

I am trying to make a list of names look decent for a credits section. My approach is to fit as many names as possible on a line, without allowing breaks in the name, and separating each name by a ...
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Provoke or avoid ligatures in micro typography

In German language there exists a word like Wachstube. It has different meanings when split into syllables: Wachs-tube Wach-stube No problem, when the word crosses a line -- one can fix like above ...
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Beamerposter and \setmainfont incompatibility

I made a presentation using beamer. In it I can change the font. I used: \usefonttheme{serif} % default family is serif And then I can freely alternate fonts in any place with, for example \...
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Why is \LARGE 20% bigger than \Large and \Large 20% bigger than \large, etc.?

Inspired by a comment by Mico in a totally unrelated question, I want to know if someone of you know why font sizes are based on a linear progression of 1.2. The author of the comment suggest that ...
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Dynamically set line & paragraph spacings relative to current font-size

I am writing my PhD thesis using the basic report class because my advisor asked me to keep it simple and avoid KOMA-classes/memoir for now. At the moment, I am using the setspace package to set my ...
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Define point or area of a letter to show typographic information

I would like to define specific points or areas of characters: uppermost / lowermost point horizontal line (like in the m and p in the image where the top horizontals are not the uppermost parts of ...
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Lettrine with EB Garamond Initials

I want to print initials in the EB Garamond Initials font with the lettrine package. However, the text is overlapping the initial below. Am I doing something wrong with the setup? \documentclass{...
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When (and why) to use manual kerning for mathematical content?

I recently asked here, a question about the choice of OpenType Unicode fonts for my PhD thesis. After considering the comments and answers to the question, I decided to use Libertinus for both text ...
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Typography Common in Translations of Russian Science Books

I have done some extensive review of LaTeX fonts and document classes, searching for the style pictured in the samples below. This style is very popular in translations of science books from well-...
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Auto-format equations with many for all conditionals

For an Atom package, I'm trying to display equations resulting from a GAMS model as Latex output (similar to how it's done in Hydrogen for regular Latex commands). Consider the following GAMS ...
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How to type a proper Hawaiʻian ʻokina

I'm writing a paper on Hawaiian, and I wonder what the proper way of writing an ʻokina is in LaTeX. I believe it is U+02BB in Unicode (correct me if I'm wrong). For now, I have been replacing it by ...
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Making hyphens in text slightly longer and thinner

Even though I would think that this is a duplicate, I was not able to find any answer to a rather simple question. I am concerned about the appearance of various hyphens or dashes. In this discussion, ...
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How to properly typeset a rolling r

To my greatest surprise, LaTeX does not provide any means to properly typeset rolling r's. (OK, neither Word nor pages do any better, but this is hardly a valid criterion.) I am talking here about the ...
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Copy theoremfont option from newtxtext

In Bringhurst it is suggested to use upright parentheses and punctuation in italic text. The newtxtext packages allows for the option theoremfont which replaces figures, punctuation and parentheses ...
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I am encountering overfull hboxes. What should I do?

Imagine you told your friend who likes to write novels as a hobby about the great typesetting which is possible with TeX so often that now he asked you to typeset his new novel with TeX. After ...
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Is it possible to know the typeset of this sample?

I'm looking for the typeset of the following format: The link to this full report is: thesis report My current latex MWE is: \documentclass[a4paper,14pt,onecolumn]{report} \usepackage[dvips]{...