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Can TeX generate “heap dumps” to analyze+optimize out-of-memory situations?

As package author of the memory-extensive package pgfplots, I have been asked to analyze some out-of-memory situation. I could identify the "culprit"; it was some call to \pdfmdfivesum in which it ...
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Namespace in luatex

Is it possible from luatex access registers where all names of command sequences are stored. Is it possible to pull out this list of names? I am looking for a way to trace how namespace changes during ...
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TeX-run-Tex wrong type argument in emacs

I use such a function for compiling LaTeX in emacs (AUCTeX) taken from here (accepted answer by Jouni K. Seppänen): (defun run-latexmkk () (interactive) (let ((TeX-save-query nil) ...
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TeX programmer needed - or assistance with page dimensions and crop marks

is there a place where i can find/hire a TeX programmer to adjust TeX files that were set up for us in the 80s? I can make minor edits, but things like page dimensions and crop mark locations are ...
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Would it make sense to write a TeX algorithms implementation in Cairo/Pango, so that it can be used to output anything Cairo can?

What I'd like to do is experiment with a TeX renderer, and write it in a good graphics library, which includes font support, so I ended up with Cairo. Does it make sense to write a typesetting ...
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Adding vedic accents in sanskrit in devanagari script in red color using Context - not working in all cases

Using the techniques described in Coloring combining characters without changing color of a base character I have been able to color red the vedic accents in sanskrit typesetting using ConTexT MIV. ...
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Has anyone combined marginfix and tikzmark yet?

I am working on a big book project, and up until today I refrained from using glue. But now I had to, and, lo and behold, suddenly my margin notes' position is broken :( The reason is that marginfix ...
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How to generate an AFP document by using LaTeX compiler?

I'm working on a new program who have to generate an AFP file. I would like to generate this kind of file by using a powerful language like LaTeX. Because I hate Dialog (HP solution), is there a ...
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Reference of Latex/Plain Tex control sequences

I'm looking for a reference of the control sequences defined in Latex and plain Tex similar to this one for the build-in primitives. The Texbook states that there are about 600 macros in plain Tex. ...
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TeXlive on ubuntu - fonts in Plain TeX

I've reinstalled my system recently (now I use ubuntu 12.04) and have problem with fonts in Plain TeX I use texlive and texlive-lang-czechslovak. Apparently with UTF-8 encoding (pdf)csplain is not ...
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Weird behaviour in Texmaker (Changing the papersize)

I'm trying to change the page size in a tex document (I want a letterpaper size). I'm using Texmaker and the sequence Latex -> Dvips -> ps2pdf and my code is \documentclass[letterpaper]{report} ...
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ConTeXt: How to control vertical and horizontal line thickness in tables?

In LaTeX, I could do something like: \begin{longtabu} to \linewidth {X |[3pt] X} ... \tabucline[3pt]{-} ... \end{longtabu} which would produce vertical and horizontal lines of 3pt thickness. ...