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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. 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: Font families LaTeX knows about at least three generic font families: roman / serif (rm), sans-serif (sf), and typewriter / monospaced (tt). Series LaTeX knows about the following series: medium, bold. Shapes LaTeX knows the following shapes: normal, italic, slanted (oblique) and Small Capitals. Font size LaTeX default font size is 10 points. \renewcommand{\bfdefault}{sb} Typesetting. 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. 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. I assume that most of this material should also apply when using Windows, but if someone can comment, let me know.

Human-Centered Typography. The fundamental goal of typography is to make text easy and enjoyable to read. 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. The goals of that interface are to: 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 Just as Bringhurst applies the idea of designing with human behavior and physical attributes in mind, we see that practice equally applied in software and hardware design. Is The Universe A Creation Of The Human Mind? Human Microbiome Project (HMP) Obesity is an important and intractable public health problem.

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. Our analyses further reveal a high degree of variability in stool microbiome composition and diversity across individuals. Figures Editor: Markus M. Introduction ) and 123 lean ( 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. 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. But then when I looked at my tasks, I realized some needed to be done at home, some on the computer, and some were errands I need to make a trip out to do. I needed some way to sort these tasks so their contexts would be more obvious.

Below you can see my list. I really like this, but I wonder if icons would be better so I don't start confusing letters. 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. 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? Rent was a sunk cost. Since they were working frantically, they already had no social life. They had been living mostly on ramen, corn dogs, and Costco frozen quesadillas—supplemented by Vitamin C tablets, to stave off scurvy—but the grocery bills were still adding up.

Rhinehart, who is twenty-five, studied electrical engineering at Georgia Tech, and he began to consider food as an engineering problem. What if he went straight to the raw chemical components? Rhinehart’s roommates were skeptical. She seemed receptive.