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Hi, I'm Scott, pleasure to meet you.


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?
added tag
Jun
18
answered Can a \newcommand Definition Contain Braces as Substitution Text?
Jun
18
comment Can a \newcommand Definition Contain Braces as Substitution Text?
Does the second option I mentioned above work for you in that case? Actually, just \begingroup might be easier..
Jun
18
comment Can a \newcommand Definition Contain Braces as Substitution Text?
It would help to know what you need it for. If you just want the symbol, then you could use \newcommand{\openbrace}{\{}. If you want to start a group you could use \newcommand{\openbrace}{\begingroup}
Jun
12
revised Vertical spaces above and below longtabu
added centering
Jun
12
comment Vertical spaces above and below longtabu
@Qrrbrbirlbel That's a good suggestion, I didn't consider that the center environment might have something to do with it. Would you like to add an answer or should I update mine to include that option?
Jun
11
comment avoid empty vert space after lstlisting
The answers here or here might help out.
Jun
11
comment Vertical spaces above and below longtabu
No problem! Unfortunately, I don't know what specifically it is about longtabu/longtable that causes the extra spacing. I assume that it is a consequence of the ability to split a table across pages. The -17pt was simply from guess and check...I tried -15pt and it wasn't enough while -20pt was too much. I'm not sure if it's exact, but it looked close enough to me.
Jun
11
comment Option clash with hyperref
drN, if you have found an answer to your question then by all means post it as an answer!