Tip of the Week: New Year, New Font? Check out the fonts available on Overleaf
By Ryan Looney

Are you looking to refresh your document design and layout using some different fonts, or wondering just which fonts are supported on Overleaf? One way to unlock many new design possibilities is to use OpenType fonts via the fontspec package—fonts galore!

Front page of fontspec font listing
OpenType-based math typesetting: An introduction to the STIX2 OpenType fonts
By Graham Douglas

In this article we take a brief look at the STIX2 fonts, the latest set of high quality OpenType text and math fonts produced by the Scientific and Technical Information Exchange (STIX) font project. We provide a range of resources including a ShareLaTeX template, a video and a downloadable glyph chart detailing over 5000 glyphs contained in the STIX2 OpenType math font STIX2Math.otf.

A page from the STIX2 math font glyph chart

An example page from the glyph chart for the STIX2 OpenType math font STIX2Math.otf.

Tip of the Week: Using Overleaf teaching tools with your learning management system
By Ryan Looney

Did you know you can use the Overleaf teaching tools with your learning management system? Once you've created your teaching assignment on Overleaf, you'll be provided with a unique URL you can share with your students.

Share menu publish as assignment highlighted
Happy Holidays! 2017 Remembered…
The Overleaf Team!
Overleaf and ShareLaTeX team 2017 photos

Happy Holidays from everyone here at Overleaf! It’s amazing how quickly this year has flown by—and what a year it has been! We’ve seen huge growth and exciting changes and as always, we owe a huge THANK YOU to our customers and users. We certainly wouldn’t be where we are today without your support. So THANK YOU!!!

We wanted to share our 2017 highlights with you all—for both the company and for individuals on the team. We hope you find them interesting!

Thanks again for an amazing 2017 and here’s to a fun, happy and successful 2018 for you all!

Community in Focus: Professor Tim Weninger on how we consume and curate information
By Chris Walker

In this article we introduce you to Tim Weninger, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Amongst other things, Tim is working to make AI assistants like Siri and Alexa smarter and in this article he shares some details of his current research projects.

But first, let’s take a quick look at where it all began...