Many of our books contains images and graphics. These serve a variety of purposes (maps, photographs, charts). Very often, the images provided by the authors during the initial submission cannot be used. This blog post will shed light on some of the common issues we encounter when dealing with images.
Books in linguistics frequently contain drawings such as vowel charts, syntax trees, or kinship graphs. The graphics language TikZ enables authors to input the code for vector graphics directly into the LaTeX version of their books. Vector graphics are generally visually more appealing than raster graphics in formats such as *png or *jpg, and TikZ already ships with standard LaTeX distributions. Thus, no further software installation is required on the author’s side.
In this blog post, we will draw a vowel chart to exemplify TikZ. In the first step, we will assume that there is a draft of the vowel chart, either drawn on paper or in another program. At the end of this blog post, we show two predefined vowel chart commands from the
langscibook class that aim to make vowel chart generation from scratch convenient to the author.
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Completion of implementation of book design in LaTeX by Timm Lichte, Berthold Crysmann, Stefan Müller, and Ulrike Harbort Examples of the book covers showing the color climate Example of book layout LATEX classes are availible via GitHUB Documentation and tutorials … Continue reading
Completion of book series design by Ulrike Harbort
Development of the color climate for the cover design and development of the logo by Ulrike Harbort