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Long standing TeX user and developer. Chair of UK TeX Users Group. Particularly interested in mathematics online.


Sep
9
comment Test whether token list is empty
@TH: To solve this without assignment do something like \expandafter\helper\the#1 \sentinel\anothersentinel and then make \helper do whatever it takes, namely pick something out of the expanded #1. This probably means \helper has to expand to \expandafter\anotherhelper\string, and now it's getting complicated. And perhaps can't be reliably done, however clever we are with sentinel.
Aug
31
answered Pros and cons of the LaTeX3 syntax?
Aug
13
comment Creating Kindle-friendly versions of existing LaTeX documents
The Digital Mathematics Library project has aims that overlap with yours. fi.muni.cz/~sojka/dml-2010.html is a good place to start.
Aug
12
answered Winedt 6.0 toc tree and window view automation?
Aug
12
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Aug
12
comment Remove paragraph indent from abstract in article class
I wrote this with my mathematical hat on. Redefining \ni in this way is of course a deplorable and sloppy practice, etc (with my TeX hat on).
Aug
12
answered Remove paragraph indent from abstract in article class
Aug
12
comment Lowercase \mathcal
@Caramdir: My opinion is that lowercase calligraphic letters won't be helpful to mathematicians. Your opinion is otherwise. I agree with you about mixed font "Hom" being ugly.
Aug
12
comment Lowercase \mathcal
@Caramdir: Handwritten calligraphic 'g' indeed corresponds to typeset fraktur 'g'. This, I think, supports my opinion.
Aug
12
comment Lowercase \mathcal
@Caramdir: Harthorne's Algebraic Geometry (p 67) uses "Hom" with a calligraphic "H" and italic "om" for this concept. The recent Bull. AMS. survey on Perverse Sheaves (de Cataldo and Migliorini) uses uppercase math italic letters for sheaves.
Aug
11
comment Lowercase \mathcal
Why do you want lowercase calligraphic letters in mathematics?
Aug
11
comment Lowercase \mathcal
The 'calligraphic' lowercase L is an ordinary lowercase L written in a way that reduces confusion with the number 1. Typographically it is calligraphic but mathematically it is not.
Aug
11
answered Lowercase \mathcal
Aug
11
answered What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?
Aug
11
comment What are the most popular LaTeX packages?
The two questions have very different answers, and so can't be duplicates of each other.
Aug
11
comment What are the most popular LaTeX packages?
The nice thing about this question is that someone has done a large-scale study, as can be seen by following the link.
Aug
11
answered What are the most popular LaTeX packages?
Aug
11
asked What are the most popular LaTeX packages?
Aug
11
answered How to make sense of font metrics?
Aug
10
answered Is there a common set of packages that is available in every distribution?