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awarded  Curious
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comment Strange Cross Symbol in LaTeX
That looks like a variation of the orthodox cross.
May
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awarded  Popular Question
May
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accepted xskak and NAGs/Chess Informant symbols
May
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comment xskak and NAGs/Chess Informant symbols
I dislike the inconsistency it leads to in the source file: {\variation[invar]{moves} blah blah explanation \variation{more moves}}. It just doesn't look right that a subvariation starts with invar but continues without it. I find that it makes it harder for me to verify that I've written what I wanted.
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revised xskak and NAGs/Chess Informant symbols
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comment xskak and NAGs/Chess Informant symbols
One solution I've come up with for dealing with subvariations is \def\subv{\variation[invar]{}} \def\endsubv{\variation[outvar]{}} used like this: \variation{<stuff>} \subv \variation{<other stuff>} \endsubv. Ugly, but it kind of works. At least until you get three nested levels of variations (e.g. if you're GM Robert Hübner :D)
May
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asked xskak and NAGs/Chess Informant symbols
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Yearling
Sep
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comment Installing TeX Live 2013 on Linux
While this is useful (but incorrect if in a multi-user environment), it doesn't address OP's question about how to fix it such that his package manager sees that he has manually installed texlive.
Sep
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answered Installing TeX Live 2013 on Linux
Sep
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comment \hat and \bar compatibility issue EDIT: It's a bug, workaround provided
\hat and \bar are accents. Combining multiple accents onto one character is one of the "scary" parts of TeX.
Aug
12
comment Product symbol c on the lower suffix
Then it's \mathop{\prod_c}\limits_{i=1}^n
Aug
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comment why can't \the be expanded?
Something weird is going on here. Google says that 3.14159cm is 89.3868934 TeX points.
Aug
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awarded  Revival
Aug
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answered How to change font size in graphics included with \includegraphics
May
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comment Arrow heads on \twoheadrightarrow
I think it should be possible to "mask" the extra length off somehow. Possibly with some low level TeX box hackery.
May
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comment Why doesn't \usepackage{times} work with cyrillic characters?
One can also use the TeXLive netinstall and use the dpkg features that let you tell the system "I've manually installed so-and-so packages". This is covered in one of the linked pages from here. After completing a TeXLive netinstall and setting up the equivs for it, one would then go and add the relevant directories to the PATH and MANPATH in /etc/environment (note this is not a shell script, it's a plain text config file), reboot and everything should be working.