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Special characters (diacritics) used in European languages
The “Basic Latin Alphabet”, as defined by ISO, consists of the following 26 letters and their uppercase variants (and is identical to the (...)
February 21, 2017 – Jakub MarianCzech, English, French, German, Italian, Maps, Spanish
Migration patterns and population gains and losses in Europe
I have previously written about immigration and emigration in Europe. Of course, emigration effectively cancels out the effect of (...)
February 9, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
‘February’ in European languages
The English word “February” comes from Latin februarius, which means “of purification”. The corresponding names for the second month of (...)
Creating a dashed line with two colours in Illustrator
It is possible to create dashed lines in Adobe Illustrator using the “dashed line” option in the Stroke panel (Window → (...)
February 5, 2017 – Jakub MarianVisual arts
How to make Adobe Illustrator remember arrowhead settings
If you ever tried to draw a bunch of arrows in Adobe Illustrator, you were probably frustrated by the fact that Illustrator does not (...)
February 1, 2017 – Jakub MarianVisual arts
Emigration in Europe: Destination countries and percentages of emigrants
Last year, I published a map showing the current state of immigration in Europe. However, I realized that the data contained in the 2015 (...)
January 31, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
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Spanish alphabet with pronunciation
Unlike English, Spanish has a very phonetic orthography (most letters have a fixed pronunciation). Spanish alphabet has 27 letters and 5 (...)
January 22, 2017 – Riccardo Cava  and  Jakub MarianSpanish
Island by Jakub Marian
Drawing an island in Photoshop
I have recently discovered a technique for drawing a relatively realistic-looking island in Photoshop, including the water that surrounds (...)
January 16, 2017 – Jakub MarianVisual arts
Comparison of Iceland and Malta
Comparison of Iceland and Malta
The most densely populated European countries are Monaco (population 38,000; population density 18,700/km2) and Vatican City (with (...)
January 13, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
‘January’ in European languages
The English word “January” comes from Latin ianuarius, which means “of Janus” (Janus was an ancient Roman god of doorways, gates, (...)
January 7, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps