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TeX user since 1989, mostly LaTeX. For some time maintainer of pdfTeX, since then a close friend of the LuaTeX team.


Dec
10
comment Why are computers so bad at automatically kerning?
Optical kerning seems to exist.
Nov
21
comment What should be considered when using very thin lines on a print piece?
And a printing shop can ensure a minimum line thickness (i.e. thicken lines that are so thin they become invisible).
Jul
17
comment Method for batch layout of images into PDF sheets
@Brendan: This task seems simple; if you ask nicely on TeX.SE, someone will probably give you a working solution.
May
28
comment What font is similar to Zapfino One but a bit more legible?
LaTeX can handle OpenType fonts quite well today thanks to XeTeX and LuaTeX.
Mar
5
comment PDF viewer with a 'View Outline' Function?
These "layers" you talk about don't have to exist - there's nothing about them in the PDF spec.
Mar
5
comment PDF viewer with a 'View Outline' Function?
Is that a PDF produced by Illustrator? PDF per se has no concept of an "outline", but applications can add arbitrary data.
Mar
5
comment PDF viewer with a 'View Outline' Function?
That's not possible with PDF.
Feb
11
comment Need free pdf file editor software
See PDF editor, creator alternatives?, Which programs can I use to edit PDF files?, Modifying PDF files
Jan
18
comment Symbols “degrees” and “degrees centigrade”: proper spacing
Doesn't situnitx handle this automagically?
Dec
22
comment What are diacritical marks?
As usual: Wikipedia has a lot of information.
Dec
17
comment What's the practical difference between a 'glyph' and a 'character'?
It becomes way more complicated when you have scripts like arabic where you have combining characters.
Nov
26
comment Can the end of double spacing after periods be dated?
The article on TeX explains quite clearly that it's not that simple: The space may be wider, but it's not double spaced.
Oct
30
comment When should text figures/lining figures be used?
I think the question is: Do you really want to user lining and text numbers in a document?
Oct
30
comment How does random choice of alternate characters work in OpenType fonts?
The list is here, the archive is here. As you can see, it's pretty closed. :-(
Oct
30
comment How does random choice of alternate characters work in OpenType fonts?
In a recent discussion on the Opentype mailinglist it seemed as only TeX supports the rand feature (and maybe some web browsers).
Oct
30
comment When should text figures/lining figures be used?
I've seen them used in page numbers (which aren't exactly "running text").
Jul
19
comment How can I outline (LaTeX) text in Inkscape?
You could try dvisvgm to get svg files.