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Aug
24
comment Definitions of mathematical terms and declaration of symbols
Which document class are you using and in what way is your definition environment defined? What I take from the question is that she wants to set a flag in the definition environment to indicate that the term has been defined and have the \simplealgebra command check the flag and throw an error if it hasn't been set. Is that a reasonable understanding Cristi?
Aug
23
comment How is expl3 typed?
Initially, a comma separates the items in a clist while a \seq_item:n separates the items in a seq. So the \l_tmpa_clist contains \seq_item:n {someitem}, and has no fifth item so \clist_item:Nn \some_seq 5 returns nothing. I guess that the "typing" is in the structure of the storage format (?).
Jul
19
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
17
comment Asymptote: convert triple to array
Don't have time to read this right now but it looks very comprehensive, thanks!
Jul
17
comment GIF/SWF animation embedded in LaTeX document (PDF)
And also here Animations with movie15 and swf files
Jul
16
revised Wrap text around wide figure in two column
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Jul
16
comment Wrap text around wide figure in two column
The first answer here seems to cover many possibilities. In what way does pullquote fail?
Jul
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
27
answered What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?
Jun
26
comment Problem with newly defined command and special chars
@jfbu Of course being careful not to break things like \renewcommand, \ref, \right etc.
Jun
26
comment Problem with newly defined command and special chars
Typing \show\aa shows that \aa is defined as \r a which is causing the problem. I'm not sure how you can maintain your use of \r however.
Jun
21
comment How can I highlight ligatures?
I'm probably not the one to explain, but callbacks in lua provide points in the processing of the document where one can insert their own code. There are a lot of them. One is the ligaturing callback, which would let you run code when the ligatures are actually being inserted. Here is a document that gives an overview.
Jun
21
comment How can I highlight ligatures?
It might even be dead easy with the ligaturing callback. I've never used it so can't say for sure.
Jun
21
comment How can I highlight ligatures?
There is some code on site that works to suppress ligatures (here and here). It might be a starting point or modified to color them rather than suppressing them.
Jun
20
comment Arabic in latex
The documentation suggests that hello \RL{السَلامُ عَليكم ورَحمةُ الله وبَركاته} arabic. should work.
Jun
20
comment Alternatives to LaTeX
@student Now that it has been mentioned, is math typesetting a requirement?
Jun
20
comment Alternatives to LaTeX
@barbarabeeton Thanks for pointing that out. I've never used it myself and, strangely, whether or not it was "math capable" never even crossed my mind.
Jun
20
comment Alternatives to LaTeX
Without making any comparisons, there is Adobe inDesign
Jun
18
revised Can a \newcommand Definition Contain Braces as Substitution Text?
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Jun
18
answered Can a \newcommand Definition Contain Braces as Substitution Text?