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Fonts in LaTeX - Exterior Memory. Font Variants Fonts Like in other text-editing programs, you can choose the font you like.

Fonts in LaTeX - Exterior Memory

E.g. Times New Roman, Palatino, Verdana, Utopia, Computer Modern (cm), Latin Modern (lm), etc. All these examples are in fact called font families in the typesetting world. In most typesetting programs you stick with one font family, although you may temporarily switch for specific blocks of text (e.g. switch to a monospaced font family for code listings). The LaTeX notion of font families is slightly different. The University of Florida has a good overview of LaTeX font variants. Latex knows about the following style variants: Stylesheet author's guide to terminal colors. Matt. Meet. Interview With. Continuous. Fiction. Xistential Type » Fonts in LaTeX, Part One: XeLaTeX. Now and then I get asked about how to use some TrueType or OpenType font with LaTeX, so I figured I would take the time to write up some simple tutorials on how to do so.

xistential Type » Fonts in LaTeX, Part One: XeLaTeX

The first part will focus on the easiest route to making use of TrueType and OpenType fonts in LaTeX: XeTeX and XeLaTeX. XeLaTeX also has the advantage of not only giving easy access to modern fonts, but also accepting Unicode input files. The first thing you need to do is find out if you have XeLaTeX installed, and if it is a sufficiently up to date version. This is easiest to do from the command-line: % xelatex This is XeTeXk, Version 3.141592-2.2-0.996 (Web2C 7.5.6) %&-line parsing enabled. **^C This is the version that I am using for the tutorial, and is what comes with TeX Live 2007. I am also assuming that you are using a (modern) Unix or MacOS X system. Now, as an example, say you want to use the Pagella font from the TeX Gyre project. Human-Centered Typography. The fundamental goal of typography is to make text easy and enjoyable to read.

Human-Centered Typography

Typography has its own set of rules and guidelines. From there, we bend the rules to prioritize how to make the text easier to read. Text as an Interface Treating text as an interface is as much about usability as it is enjoyment and ease. It is the writer’s responsibility to make content compelling and interesting and the typography’s responsibility to make the act of reading feel effortless and enjoyable. Our blog’s interface is text. Reduce mental effort when reading and deciding what to read.simplify the information on screen to increase its usability.re-use patterns to minimize learning.provide feedback to the user to give them confidence in their actions.create an enjoyable experience. Built to Scale In The Elements of Typographic Style, Robert Bringhurst describes typography as a system based on “the structure and scale of the human body,” particularly the eye, hand, forearm, and of course, the mind.

Is The Universe A Creation Of The Human Mind? Human Microbiome Project (HMP) Obesity is an important and intractable public health problem.

Human Microbiome Project (HMP)

In addition to the well-known risk factors of behavior, diet, and genetics, gut microbial communities were recently identified as another possible source of risk and a potential therapeutic target. However, human and animal-model studies have yielded conflicting results about the precise nature of associations between microbiome composition and obesity. In this paper, we use publicly available data from the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) and MetaHIT, both surveys of healthy adults that include obese individuals, plus two smaller studies that specifically examined lean versus obese adults. We find that inter-study variability in the taxonomic composition of stool microbiomes far exceeds differences between lean and obese individuals within studies. Bullet Journal brain dump and new signifiers. Sorry, in my last post I said I would discuss which books I might use when I downsize my Bullet Journal.

Bullet Journal brain dump and new signifiers

But after a few days back home using my Bullet Journal like crazy, I realize it may not be necessary or even possible. More on that in, hopefully, my next post. But this morning I came up with something I really like and wanted to share with you right away. I did a brain dump of all the things I need to do today. I didn't take any time trying to arrange them on the page according to type of task, I just got them all out on paper as I thought of them. I needed some way to sort these tasks so their contexts would be more obvious. Below you can see my list. Anyhoozle, if you can read my handwriting you'll see E means Errand, H means Home, W means my daily dog-walking, and that sloppy unidentifiable thing is an @ which means something I have to do at my computer.

Lizzie Widdicombe: Could Soylent Replace Food? In December of 2012, three young men were living in a claustrophobic apartment in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, working on a technology startup.

Lizzie Widdicombe: Could Soylent Replace Food?

They had received a hundred and seventy thousand dollars from the incubator Y Combinator, but their project—a plan to make inexpensive cell-phone towers—had failed. Down to their last seventy thousand dollars, they resolved to keep trying out new software ideas until they ran out of money. But how to make the funds last?