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Conlanging with LaTeX, Part Two

In the previous post I suggested a basic LaTeX tutorial you might use to get a basic command of LaTeX. I'm going to assume everyone reading this has played around a little with LaTeX.Before you can produce any document in LaTeX, you need to tell it a little about what you intend. The very simplest trussing for this will look a lot like this:\documentclass{article} \begin{document} Saluton! \end{document}The space between the \documentclass and \begin{document} lines is called the preamble, and this is were you can put all sorts of other declarations to change how LaTeX works, either by changing its default behavior or by adding new functionality. For this post, I'm going to mention a few things that are useful for conlangers to have in their preambles. Specifically, I'm going to focus on what LaTeX calls packages. Fortunately, if you do a web search on most LaTeX packages you can get good documentation on how to use them effectively.The first thing you should know, i…