Questions tagged [typography]

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Kashida-like Hebrew typesetting

I was wondering, what if there actually was a way to produce kashida-like typography in Hebrew in LaTeX. Not necessary as paragraph text, even as an image (nobody prints books like that to the best ...
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Typesetting programming packages/libraries in LaTeX

When referring to programming packages/libraries (such as matplotlib for example) within a LaTeX document should one typeset it to denote it as a package/library name? Such as using \texttt{}?
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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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Which languages defined in babel repeat hyphen at start of line after hyphenation?

Babel (v3.9k) states that: \babelhyphen{repeat} inserts a hard hyphen which is repeated at the beginning of the next line, as done in languages like Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. I checked ...
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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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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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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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Usage of italic fonts and its punctuations in midst upright running text

(I am not quite sure if this qualify as a valid Question) Italic words are often used in midst of running upright text, either for emphasis or other purpose, such as for foreign languages. According ...
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Force equal hinting when combining symbols

I am building a custom operator out of two triangles. But it seems that to the PDF viewers (evince in this case), they are still individual characters and hinted (i.e. pixel-aligned) differently, ...
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Font-independent convention for multi-letter variables in math mode

For several years now, I have always used \mathit to display variables that have more than one letter, to ensure proper kerning: \fbox{$foo = f(jazz)$} vs. \fbox{$\mathit{foo} = f(\mathit{jazz})$} I ...
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What are the rules in typesetting mathematical fractions?

What are the rules for typesetting superscript, subscript and fractions (as in a/b but with an horizontal fraction bar)? I am centring the subscript on the baseline, the superscript on the cap height ...
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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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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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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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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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Square root symbol looking ugly

Recently I noticed that my square root symbol is looking really ugly: The square root per se is not correctly connected to the overbar. The picture above is with a small zoom factor. When I zoom in ...
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Webpages that show off beauty of LaTeX output relative to `competitors?'

There is a question (Showcase of beautiful typography done in TeX & friends) with many great answers showing off the great things one can accomplish with LaTeX. There are books (like Tufte's) ...
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Proxima Nova as default font?

I am writing a resume in Latex, and am still a beginner and want to use Proxima Nova as the default font. How do I use it?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Space around theoremes

I have defined a newtheorem style and I want to shift the theoreme a little bit below from the rest, but I don't get it right. I have something like this : \documentclass{book} \usepackage{xcolor} \...
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What is correct spacing after $\forall x: $ in math formulas?

I am writing math book and I am interested how I should print them correctly. I know that the main thing is sameness across the whole document, but I am really interested in ways which are recommended ...
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“End-of-story mark”

I try to get in the last line of all my document a black square to mark the end of article. So, this is my MWE: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage[french]{babel} %\useppackage{lipsum} \usepackage{...
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Footnote number line overflow

I am using a \footnote inside a list environment. Unfortunately the footnote number is causing a overfull \hbox: Is there a way to prevent this without changing the wording? Here is an example: \...
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Special font for only some symbols

Is there a way to use \usepackage{newtxmath} only for \sum, \int and \lambda and just normal settings for all other symbols? thanks.
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How creating a style or typeset for my own symbol

I write my own symbol or language script. How defining in TeX or Latex this symbol in new alphabet? source code This is example of my word: VVielka z1ool2ta z1aba z1arl2a z1ur. efect This is ...
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Increasing line spacing, but not for figure captions

I have used \linespread to get 1.5 spacing for my document, but is there a way to do this so it doesn't increase the spacing of my figure captions?
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Typography: Oldstyle vs. lining figures within running text to express statistical values

I am just in the progress of setting my thesis. I usually use oldtyle figures within running text. However, I sometimes have to report statistical values. I am now unsure what is best practice here. ...
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Special typography in lecture notes

In some probability theory lecture notes I found on the internet, I noticed a special math typesetting, as you can see on the pictures below The spacing between the brackets is bigger, integral sign ...
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Spaces between operators and numbers in textmode

I just found the package siunitx which also handles the formatting of numbers quite nicely. It even allows for putting an operator before the number, which is quite practical in texts. I am not sure ...
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Is there an automated way to generate a typeface specimen using (Xe)TeX?

I am looking for some automated way (perhaps using some package) to generate a typeface specimen (examples here) using LaTeX. I can use either pdflatex or XeLaTeX, whatever you can provide. Thanks in ...
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How to change typographic style when unicode characters are used instead of macros

When writing a manuscript or converting from other systems, I can come with Unicode characters for some punctuation marks: u'2026' for … (ellipsis) u'2014' for — (em-dash) u'00AB' for \guillemotleft (...
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How to create very thin, very tall whitespace?

I have several macros which produce bracketed expressions, with bracket size automatically adjusted using \right( and \left). This almost always works well. However, there are times when I feel that ...
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Manual font installation vs CTAN's metric files

I installed on my system some commercial PostScript fonts. For all of them, metrics were available on CTAN, namely in the Schmidt's collection http://www.ctan.org/pkg/w-a-schmidt. Now, most of the ...
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emulateapj options not changing anything

simple question: how do you change an option with emulateapj? I'm using \documentclass[12pt, apj]{emulateapj} but it appears to have no effect and comes up with these messages: [Compiling C:\Users\...
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Edit Customize Change Justification rules to solve losse lines in tight columns or spaces

I'm working on a table and have a column (column 3) which is about 5 cm wide (specifically set) where I'd like text to be justified. However, due to the tight column, the paragraph style (in combo ...
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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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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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What's a nice way to display code in a document?

I'm looking for a nice or creative way to display code in a LaTeX document. I see a lot of nice layouts in books, with text-boxes, titles, annotations, delimiters, and all sorts of attractive things. ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...