These findings are coherent with the well-known popularity of LaTeX among researchers of the more technical areas, where writing equations is typically a significant effort if attempted to do in Word. What you will find in a book like this, is the shapes in the LaTeX version. But the greatest difference between the two word processors and LaTeX, is in the area of paragraph and line formatting. Knuth may be a genius in many ways, but not as a font designer. It’s in its DNA. How did you get the nice latex design on your website. I’m using the TeXLive distribution with the TeXlipse plugin for Eclipse, so what’s the latest “best practice” for getting the OpenType fonts in there?

I’m a bit surprised, as Word has a formula editor since Office 2007 which is nearly identical to LaTeX, that the latter has such a profound advantage.