Nils L

Berlin

lindenhayn.com

Age: 34

teacher, historian of science, typophile. *TeX user since 2001. Switched to LuaLaTeX in 2010. TUG Germany member since 2007(?). Fighting bad typography since 1980.

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comment How to show off TeX skills with a TeX-typeset CV?
yup, let's wait for OP to provide us with some more details on their situation, and why not an example of their current document, so we have something more specific to talk about, and can be of more help.
Oct
7
comment How to show off TeX skills with a TeX-typeset CV?
As for what's bad about it, I'm not the right person to answer that question, as -- I repeat -- I'm not among the people saying, or even implying, that there's anything bad about CMR as a typeface. As for binning vs. not binning a CMR CV, it depends on the kind of field we're talking about. That's the whole point I've been trying to make here. There's worlds between hiring a graphic designer for an advertising agency vs. hiring a chemist as a PhD student.
Oct
7
comment How to show off TeX skills with a TeX-typeset CV?
@cfr I didn't say anything bad about CMR. I just don't believe in ›form‹ and ›content‹ being two different things, each of which can be changed arbitrarily and independent from the other. Again: not every typeface, no matter how much work has been put into it, is an appropriate choice in every context. CMR was tailored to a very specific, clear-cut context, and is still, by convention, mainly used in that context. You're free to stand up against those conventions and use it whereever you like, just be aware of the message you'll bring across, & the reactions it'll provoke (garbage bin etc.)
Oct
7
comment How to show off TeX skills with a TeX-typeset CV?
In addition to your taste and crime, conceived as mutually exclusive, I'd like to propose a third concept, the »taste crime«.
Oct
7
comment How to show off TeX skills with a TeX-typeset CV?
PS: Unless you know for sure that TeX skills are relevant for the position you're applying for, I wouldn't worry too much about it, and simply convince people with a decent-looking CV, period. Oh, and with its actual content, maybe :)
Oct
7
comment How to show off TeX skills with a TeX-typeset CV?
If I were the one responsible of picking people for job interviews, a CV typeset in Computer Modern (which I assume is what you mean by the »TeX symbolic font«) would go straight to the garbage bin. For it would make me think of exactly the kind of person you're describing: someone trying to »show off« some »guruness« ...as opposed to someone who takes a minute to think about what a poor typeface choice that might be in this context.
Oct
7
comment A LaTeX font that is available in a default installation of Word
PS: that's Word 2010, Times New Roman 12/18pt, DIV=9 page proportions. Would it look better in TeX? Obviously. Did anyone ever promise it wouldn't? Not really :)
Oct
7
comment A LaTeX font that is available in a default installation of Word
Yes I do. I think it's perfectly feasible nowadays to design, in Word, pages that (at least) don't suck. It does require some tactfulness though (see above), and the willingness to let go of the snobbery that one naturally develops as a spoiled TeX user after few years.
Oct
7
comment A LaTeX font that is available in a default installation of Word
I have a rather recent version of Word. It allows me to define my line lengths myself.
Oct
7
revised A LaTeX font that is available in a default installation of Word
added 193 characters in body
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revised A LaTeX font that is available in a default installation of Word
added 193 characters in body
Oct
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answered A LaTeX font that is available in a default installation of Word
Oct
7
comment A LaTeX font that is available in a default installation of Word
there's no reason to dismiss Times New Roman. It's a masterpiece of early-20th-century type design, and can be used to obtain superb typography if used by skilled hands. If your choice of typefaces is as severely limited as in your case (a few other options come to mind but don't really warrant the mention), it'll be hands down one of the top-3 choices. The other two being Palatino, as mentioned by ChrisS (Tex Gyre Pagella package), and Matthew Carter's wonderful Georgia. PS: TeX Gyre Termes is the TeX package you may want to use for TNR. Use the corresponding Heros for a sans companion.
Sep
30
awarded Explainer
Sep
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awarded Yearling
Sep
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awarded Yearling
Sep
5
accepted biblatex: getting rid of ›nodate‹ where it's inappropriate
Jul
30
comment csquotes: Using Auto Quotes to Create Block Quotes if Required
so for now we're stuck with the question: why is it only possible to assign a particular active char to \MakeBlockQuote once and for all? That seems so un-TeX-y to me.
Jul
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Indentation of my list of equations
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