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Monday 27 June 2011

Custom math fonts in XeTeX

I am a rather avid user of the LaTeX markup language, but I have recently begun switching to XeTeX, mostly for it's superior font handling and support. Although it is fairly trivial to use arbitrary (OpenType) fonts in XeTeX, when I tried to use arbitrary fonts for math mode this proved to be a little trickier.

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Sunday 26 June 2011

Optimal colour schemes

As Paul Tol writes:

Graphics with scientific data become clearer when the colours are chosen carefully. It is convenient to have a good default scheme ready for each type of data, with colours that are distinct for all readers, including colour-blind people.

and to that goal he has redesigned several different colour schemes from the ground-up to maximize visibility for both colour-blind and colour-aware people. The result is a set of colour schemes for various applications which make best use of colour space. There is no reason not to use them, so take a look at Paul's technote.

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