# Overview

.. -*- rst -*- -*- restructuredtext -*- .. This file should be written using the restructure text .. conventions. It will be displayed on the bitbucket source page and .. serves as the documentation of the directory. ================================= Exploring Typography with LaTeX ================================= This project was inspired by the book Explorations in Typography_. I use a modified form of the geometry_ package to allow one to change the page size mid -document, thereby allowing one to explore different layouts and typographic choices in a single document (this may require pdfLaTeX). Examples of layout design currently include: The Elements of Typographic Style_ : Robert Bringhurst Examples of the chapter and layout matching in particular the first page of chapter 3. Also, the geometric form of the page layout is demonstrated and computed with a small python script. (I have not yet found a way of computing/constructing the layout using TikZ_ or metapost_. Does such a construction exist?) This uses the Minion Pro font, but presently requires XeLaTeX. (In principle one can generate the metrics and use this with LaTeX but this requires a non-trivial amount of work.) Explorations in Typography_ : Carolina de Bartolo with Erik Spiekermann Example from chapter 6. Here is the result of typesetting the document with XeLaTeX using latexmk (the result will be placed in the _build directory): PDF Example_ ============== This project is just in the exploratory stage with several hacks. Eventually I hope to roll the page-changing parts back into the geometry_ package, and separate the rest. Please feel free to make suggestions, add layouts, or fix the code (just fork the project on bitbucket, play with it, and make a Pull Request if you have something I should add to the repository.) .. _Explorations in Typography: http://explorationsintypography.com/ .. _The Elements of Typographic Style: \ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Elements_of_Typographic_Style .. _geometry: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/geometry .. _TikZ: http://www.texample.net/tikz/ .. _metapost: http://www.tug.org/metapost.html .. _PDF Example: \ https://bitbucket.org/mforbes/exploring-typography-with-latex/downloads/exploring.pdf