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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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Aug
5
comment Split itemize into multiple columns
as much as it pains me to say, but multicol is not a good solution to this problem in a general case. It works alright in your examples above, because they all contain single line items and the same in each column, but this gets bad the moment you have different amounts of text per column. As multicol starts with slighly compressed column heights and works its way up to the point they balance you normally end up with uneven (and compressed glue and that can look rather horrible. See my talk from Tokyo 2013 (latex-project.org/papers) where I discuss some of those issues.
Aug
5
comment KOMA, bad typography
On the screen the word falls apart in both resolutions in my opinion, the reason being the the "rectangular" white space between t and u is bigger than, say, the white space between the two stems of an u. So I don't think it is just a screen rounding issue (though there it gets easily even worse). So in my opinion one could argue for a small negative kern. (by the way, the distance between bar and serif seems to be slightly smaller then between u and n (42 to 48pt on my screen) but I think it should be even smaller to reduce the bulky white space.
Aug
5
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
23
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.
Jul
23
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
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26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
26
revised Why is the .toc file created at end document?
extended answer slightly