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May
20
comment Project-local package management
Updating would not be a problem, if a version number could be specified (and/or if the bundle manager would automatically remember which version was used upon installation). And of course, such a solution – properly used and implemented – would also free the package developers from supporting a legacy API at all costs (or alternatively from having to ship a differently named package which does the same thing better but with a different API).
May
20
comment Project-local package management
Thanks, @jon, I guess this will have to do for the moment while I’m waiting for a better solution. OTOH, I might probably never search those tar files anyway and could just as well only keep the pdf then.
Jun
24
comment Alternatives to LaTeX
What about more recent versions of both InDesign and Word?
Apr
19
comment UTF-8 (BMP character set) support in listings.
@egreg: Great. I have included the information.
Apr
17
comment XeLaTeX cannot map letters with diacritics correctly?
Why don’t you just use ǚ directly? At least with some fonts it produces better results.
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
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.
Mar
30
comment Isn't TeX similar to HTML+CSS?
You have: w3.org/TR/CSS2/page.html
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
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
14
comment Wrong protrusion with csquotes and microtype
Ok, so Philipp has answered and said that the marker is needed for some features and that there might not be a way to fix this in csquotes.
Mar
9
comment Wrong protrusion with csquotes and microtype
Done.​​​​​​​​​​
Mar
8
comment Wrong protrusion with csquotes and microtype
However, there is a \def\csq@qclose@i in earlier versions with almost the same code (except that it takes no argument). Patching that one works as well. Bad thing is that newer versions have both \csq@qclose@ii and \csq@qclose@i (which looks rather different) so one definitely has to be careful to patch the correct one.
Mar
8
comment Wrong protrusion with csquotes and microtype
Thanks. But this seems to only work with the latest updates in TexLive 2010.
Mar
7
comment Symbol for “care of” (c/o)
It’s in unicode, however: ℅