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Tag Archives: LaTeX
Hermann Zapf
I learned from today’s Guardian that the type designer Hermann Zapf died last week at the age of 96. The journalist focussed his article on Zapf’s revolutionary Dingbats font, but for me and other TeX users, his great contribution was … Continue reading
Projective and polar spaces
I have produced a new edition of my lecture notes on Projective and Polar Spaces and put them with my lecture note collection. I did this because it seems that people still find some use for these notes. According to … Continue reading
Posted in history, open problems, the Web
Tagged Desargues' Theorem, LaTeX, LaTeX picture environment, Pappus' Theorem, plain TeX, polar spaces, projective spaces
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Generation, tdesigns and other mathematical notation
Donald Knuth, a mathematician (his adviser was Marshall Hall, his thesis on algebraic structures related to projective planes) turned computer scientist, became dissatisfied with typesetting while producing his multivolume The Art of Computer Programming. So he took time off to … Continue reading
Posted in exposition, typography
Tagged angle brackets, LaTeX, tdesigns, TeX, twographs
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Beamer handouts
During my career I’ve seen great changes in the presentation of lectures and the production of handouts. The original lecture technology, writing on a blackboard with a piece of chalk, is hopelessly oldfashioned now, though I still prefer it for … Continue reading