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Apr
17
answered UTF-8 (BMP character set) support in listings.
Apr
11
comment Are there alternatives to Beamer for slides ?
It’s not only fancy transitions which are affected by this but also some overlays which can be helpful in all sorts of presentations.
Apr
7
answered Are there alternatives to Beamer for slides ?
Apr
6
comment Why is LaTeX separated into many thousands of packages?
@TH. @Alan Munn : That may be okay for simple packages. But when it involves fonts, updmap stuff or even uninstalling, one wishes that there was a better tool for that. The Linux file system only works today because there are package managers. tlmgr is working well but unfortunately is not shipped with a Texlive installation on many Linux systems.
Apr
5
comment Why is LaTeX separated into many thousands of packages?
I think one should definitely fight those weaknesses: the scoping (which might not be avoidable, of course, unless one designs a complete tex overhaul) and the complicated path structure which makes local installation of packages a huge pain.
Apr
5
comment Why is LaTeX separated into many thousands of packages?
But then you’ll find that you like that certain style very much and, oh, it’s been packaged in t-super-brilliant-style, and you need somebody to install this package as well. – It may be easier though, with Context – if it had the momentum.
Apr
5
answered Why is LaTeX separated into many thousands of packages?
Mar
30
revised Isn't TeX similar to HTML+CSS?
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Mar
30
answered Isn't TeX similar to HTML+CSS?
Mar
30
comment Isn't TeX similar to HTML+CSS?
You have: w3.org/TR/CSS2/page.html
Mar
29
answered Lyx change font
Mar
29
revised Convert macro with one argument to switch
added 124 characters in body
Mar
29
comment Is LaTeX outdated?
Batch-orientatednes is a valid point but I think it’s only important when the result does not rely on certain page layouts and arrangements. You can only do that if one article follows after another. When there are multiple articles next to each other on one page, for example, you’ll spend most of the time re-arranging the articles and the advantage of scripting it is gone. Then you can very well use a graphical DTP for that task and insert the texts manually.
Mar
28
revised Convert macro with one argument to switch
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Mar
28
comment Convert macro with one argument to switch
Bad thing is, I need to use \lowercase which has no ‘switch’ version.
Mar
28
comment Convert macro with one argument to switch
collcell is at the moment too new for our uses, unfortunately.
Mar
28
comment Convert macro with one argument to switch
They use that name in the l2-tabu manual. (They also use the term global macro.) I guess it means a macro whose effect is valid until the next \endgroup.
Mar
28
comment Convert macro with one argument to switch
I’m a bit ashamed of myself now, because I’ve already had this in the code but because a spurious \textnormal confused me, I did not notice it. Anyway, is it possible to have that without the explicit \switchoff?
Mar
28
asked Convert macro with one argument to switch
Mar
22
answered LuaLaTeX: use System font Monaco on Mac OS X