Questions tagged [typography]

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

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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 ...
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Can I choose parentheses or square brackets from a different font?

I'm using xelatex, and the font I use has absolutely horrific square brackets (KerkisSans - the left square bracket is smaller than the right and also none of them is square!). I want to change them ...
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\linebreak after a scope

I can insert many empty lines using \linebreak after a text: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} text1 \linebreak \linebreak \linebreak text2 \end{document} However, if the first part of the ...
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If you were to write beautiful letters, which typesettings would you recommend?

The context is to have a letter to be sent to people you love, if it looks like manuscript, it would be perfect. Also if they are already packaged for Linux distributions, it would hold be even ...
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Set xparse variables to lowercase

A while ago, I asked for a method to comfortably define several variables and the best answer came up with xparse and its key-value pairs. I now have two related issues, which I would like to discuss ...
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typesetting: mixture of citation styles

I have a stylistic question regarding mixture of citation styles, rather than a technical one: If I find let's say Einstein's field equations in a text book I, strictly speaking, have to cite that ...
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Should I use \big | or \vert?

I want to type f(x) is a factor of g(x). I tried f(x) \big| g(x) and f(x) \vert | g(x) Should I use \big | or \vert?
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How to start with recreating typographical complex stuff?

I happen to own an early version of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Friedrich Nietzsche, and I always found the title-page (just after the the preface) quite nice, and I always wanted to recreate it with ...
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Style of figures compared to the overall layout

Two questions regarding your subjective perception: Should figures be typeset in the same or a different style than the document? and How "bad" is using a different font-size within figures? I ...
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Is there any way to make formulae look like handwriting?

A while back, I saw a question on both Mathematica and MATLAB boards that showed how to 'XKCD' (handwritingnize) graphs. Now I have the same question regarding LaTeX formulae generally - is it ...