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Nov
1
comment TeX capacity exceeded under Droit-fr 0.4
It looks to me like this could be an issue with the droit-fr class itself. I do not know its exact inner workings, but you could perhaps try to reproduce the problem with a shorter document (try removing as much stuff as possible while getting the error) – this MWE would be useful here, but you could also send it along with the log to the developer (Yves).
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
28
reviewed Leave Open Downdated TeX-Files?
Sep
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to draw the following box using TikZ?
Sep
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
2
comment Why do we use the Latex logo when referring to Latex in text?
+1 I totally agree with the fact that the (La)TeX "logo" is not really a logo at all, but a play on kerning and letter shifting. It does not even add emphasis, nor does it have a fixed form, so it can barely qualify as a logotype.
Sep
1
comment Fancy chapter headings
And then you change a section's title or number, and you need to redraw your entire picture :). I am not saying this is a bad solution, just that it should only apply to parts, preferably where there is no description of the internal subdivisions.
Sep
1
reviewed Close Footnote number not showing
Jul
31
comment What are the most common mistakes that beginners of (La)TeX and Friends make?
My point exactly… When I put my code in the hands of a novice, I remembered how hard it had been for me to learn how to use these packages and how discouraging my class would be to average users if I did not do a proper job at preventing their beginner mistakes. This is my first (and I hope, worst ever) mistake as a beginner public developer.
Jul
30
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Drawing on a 3d cone with tikz
Jul
7
answered What are the most common mistakes that beginners of (La)TeX and Friends make?
Jul
6
revised Contextual mix of lining and old-style numbers
Added an example
Jul
6
comment Contextual mix of lining and old-style numbers
That was my first attempt, but modifying the catcodes for every number (in XeLaTeX) screwed up the superscripts used in footnotes. So a fix for this would be a great solution. I will edit my question adding the code.
Jul
6
comment Contextual mix of lining and old-style numbers
@jon Thanks for your comments. As suggested in my post, the best option would be to use OSF everywhere, but switch them for another font's OSF digits (but I had problems with footnotes). Second best would be to selectively use lining figures in certain contexts (e.g. \AtBeginDocument but without affecting previously defined macros). We do not use environments much, and have very few commands except for sectioning and references (the public is non-TeX-savvy). Manually changing the font is more of a "best-practices" question – what kind of implementation would be efficient and unobtrusive?
Jul
6
comment Contextual mix of lining and old-style numbers
@cfr Thanks for the suggestion. If we could reasonably use "réales" such as those (Times New Roman sort of style), we definitely would have a wider range of possible fonts – even modern fonts would be easy (just use Latin Modern). Trust me, I have envisioned a lot of possibilities, and Junicode mostly stood out because it is old fashioned while being highly legible, and (over all other such existing fonts) it can be replaced with Adobe Garamond Pro pretty much without changing line breaks (and there are lots of people who do use Adobe's fonts). So I really am looking for a LaTeX solution.
Jul
5
comment Contextual mix of lining and old-style numbers
I personally do not mind old-style figures anywhere, but in legal documents we need 1 to look like a 1 no matter what. Hence the question – I would like to keep using OSF as much as possible because they are suitable, but I need to find a proper way to either switch fonts or replace them by lining figures when needed. The goal is to avoid forcing users to use tons of environments or commands just to get what they want – or to find an implementation that is at least sensible (e.g. it could function as some kind of "semi-math" mode).
Jul
5
asked Contextual mix of lining and old-style numbers
Jul
5
reviewed Close Multiple names bold in bibliography
Jul
5
reviewed Leave Open Little graphs of groups