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Apr
12
comment Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?
@egreg I don't expect correct hyphenations for names and other weird stuff but common dictionary words should be hyphenated correctly, no matter how many rules and exceptions it takes. Especially in English IMHO because there the hyphenation rules are especially unfit for human usage. I don't know how many times I stumbled on a weird hyphenation, looked it up, only to find that it is indeed correct. This time I was actually surprised that it wasn't.
Apr
12
comment Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?
I'm really tempted to write a script that automatically checks hyphenations of an English word list with a dictionary but neither do I have the time nor am I sure if it's legal to query dictionary websites in this way.
Apr
12
comment Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?
@egreg I'm not sure I understand which file is responsible for what and why there's a difference now if the files aren't different ... but do I understand it correctly that the reorganization in 2010 introduced a bug that should be reported?
Apr
12
comment Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?
@HarishKumar AFAIK, which variant of English you get when you use \usepackage[english]{babel} isn't well defined. It's American on most systems but it doesn't have to be. So don't use it. Ever.
Apr
12
comment How can I typeset the reduced Planck constant (ℏ)?
I'm "tagging" the question so that it can be found by someone daring Unicode in a web search: the reduced Planck constant aka the Dirac constant is written ħ, pronounced as "h bar".
Apr
12
comment Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?
@Alex How odd! A hyphenation regression apparently. I'm using TeX Live 2013 and I do indeed get al-tern-ate with \showhyphens.
Apr
12
asked Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?
Apr
11
answered Is there a way to query the page size that I have set in the memoir class?
Apr
10
comment How to write “Java” in LaTeX
Of course when it's used as a logo, there's nothing wrong with actually including it as a vector image.
Apr
10
comment Automatically Detect Foreign Language for Hyphenation?
\foreignlanguage is usually used for up to a couple of words, maybe a sentence. For whole passages I'd use \selectlanguage. Cause you talking about language detection, this usually only makes sense for longer stretches of text in a particular language, not for the odd foreign word (I mean after all, is "die" English or German?). And no, I don't think such a package exists, nor would it vibe well with LaTeX since it's too unclear what it will actually do. Update the dictionary and suddenly the whole text is recognized as a different language? That's not something I'd be comfortable with.
Apr
10
awarded  Yearling
Apr
8
comment How to add a forced line break inside a table cell
The \pbox solution is great. Alignment might be a bit tricky. If you run into trouble using this solution, see here tex.stackexchange.com/a/55861/13450
Apr
6
comment How to set the pagestyle on the page a particular float ends up on?
I totally missed that the package can already do that, too. Thanks for pointing it out!
Apr
6
accepted How to set the pagestyle on the page a particular float ends up on?
Apr
6
asked How to set the pagestyle on the page a particular float ends up on?
Apr
2
comment How to add font commands to a pgfplotstable header cell?
Works great, even with the added code to color in the table cells! But yeah, it would be nice if there was an easier way to do this. I can imagine that setting a certain font style specifically for the header is quite a common use case in one way or another.
Apr
2
accepted How to add font commands to a pgfplotstable header cell?
Apr
1
comment Plot the cusp catastrophe surface
I honestly didn't know that mathematicians were one of the few groups of people where a major catastrophe is just another day at the office ;)
Apr
1
revised How to add font commands to a pgfplotstable header cell?
Yeah, I don't know why I did this complicated stuff for the first column in the first place
Apr
1
asked How to add font commands to a pgfplotstable header cell?