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Math PhD student at Czech Technical University in Prague and at LIAFA in Paris. At the same time, I'm a typesetter (and partly the copy editor) of one scientific journal (done in LaTeX, of course).

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Oct
28
comment Double space acceptable after period before abbreviated title?
Well, traditional typesetters would do much more complicated job than we think. They've always had sheets of trash paper by hand, and they used small pieces of paper put inbetween the words together with the interword spacer to increase the space if necessary. They had a different spacer after the full stop (I actually think that some of the studios had letters with interword spaces and punctuation with both interword and increased spaces ready in the boxes to save time) and were willing to stuck quite a lot after a full stop if the line somehow didn't "fit in".
Oct
28
comment Double space acceptable after period before abbreviated title?
@mangledorf No, you have it wrong. The fact that both with the Oxford comma and without it, you can get ambiguities doesn't mean that you should use it inconsistently. You have to use it consistently, and re-word your statements if the ambiguity is semantic as well, and not only syntactic.
Oct
28
comment Double space acceptable after period before abbreviated title?
@supercat Voilà! That's basically what LaTeX is doing :) Just it is done after every punctuation (the factor is different for each symbol), and you can suppress it manually.
Oct
25
comment How should I position the letters in a square logo to read “H S S C”?
I agree with @Timmy that this question is relevant on UX. I would even say that it belongs there rather than here.
Sep
22
awarded  Yearling
Sep
10
answered Titles and Menu items in lowercase, uppercase, serif or sans serif?
Sep
3
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
2
awarded  Constituent
May
2
answered What are great fonts for information-heavy data tables?
Apr
29
awarded  Caucus
Apr
16
comment Font with equal spacing between letters
@RandomO'Reilly Nevertheless, if ct is really that tightly spaced in otherwise very airy font, something's wrong.
Apr
16
answered What skills, techniques or methods can I use to help teach my child typography?
Apr
16
comment What skills, techniques or methods can I use to help teach my child typography?
I wuv your "build letters with objects" :)
Apr
12
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
1
comment Handwriting font that at random picks characters?
LaTeX, and especially LuaLaTeX are surely capable of doing this. But it would be a long way to go to make it work.
Jan
28
answered My Xylophone is off key; Understanding this kerning
Jan
28
comment My Xylophone is off key; Understanding this kerning
I supposed it's caused by the fact that OP cuts the screenshots himself. If you see the comparison, there the first and last letter are correct.
Jan
28
comment My Xylophone is off key; Understanding this kerning
You cannot "tighten up" in that game, the first and last letters are fixed.
Nov
21
comment Designing for a 6in x 9in book
@LaurenIpsum You won't get text crushed in with 0.8in margin. You'll get about 0.5in margin (depending on the binding technique), which is just right ;)