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I'm involved in computer typesetting and TeX since the mid 80's, leading the LaTeX development since the the beginning of the 90's. You'll find my professional profile here. An interview jointly conducted by TUG and the Free Software Magazine on my involvement in LaTeX can be found here.

I've written and co-authored a number of LaTeX books that you can find in my profile on amazon.com (English books) or in my profile on amazon.de (German books).

One of them, "The LaTeX Companion 2ed" is also available as an eBook. It can be obtained directly from the publisher as a bundle containing pdf/epub/mobi without DRM. Check out the news item on the LaTeX Project site for details.


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comment Why does amsmath use fraktur for real and imaginary parts?
but it also says to use \"{o} ... anyway plain TeX does and in reality nobody does $x_{i}$ normally. But was just making a general comment that this kind of changes the nature of the beast. One can live with it but it might be worth mentioning.
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comment Why does amsmath use fraktur for real and imaginary parts?
unfortunately that isn't quite behaving in the same way, with Re being a symbol you can do $X_\Re$ tray that with your redefinition
Jul
15
answered No figures or tables on this page
Jul
15
comment How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX?
@episanty no strong reason, it is simply not implemented and back then perhaps because of memory considerations. Package stfloats adds this, perhaps I should add this above.
Jul
15
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
15
revised Index problem when using l3doc for LaTeX document writing
answered second question as well
Jul
15
awarded  Revival
Jul
15
answered Index problem when using l3doc for LaTeX document writing
Jul
3
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
27
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
26
revised Why is the .toc file created at end document?
extended answer slightly
Jun
26
comment Why is the .toc file created at end document?
@egreg right, it is only possible if it comes either first or last but not if the toc potentially comes somewhere in the middle (that's what I meant). Also it would not allow to reuse the TOC data partially, e.g., for chapter tocs. I guess I could have said this slightly better; slightly updated now.
Jun
26
answered Why is the .toc file created at end document?
Jun
25
comment Is there an `ex` unit equivalent for the capital 'X' in LaTeX
@egreg makes sense really - should have tried before making the comment :-(
Jun
25
comment Is there an `ex` unit equivalent for the capital 'X' in LaTeX
@egreg is using \relax here the right approach? that disallows using this unit as part of a skip specification for example
Jun
20
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
13
answered A problem with vertical positioning of `multicols`