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


Nov
2
comment LuaLaTeX does not work anymore since last MiKTeX 2.9 update (“fatal format file error”)
I have the same problem, and it's nothing to do with LuaTeX. It arose for me from following the instructions in tex.stackexchange.com/questions/67768/times-new-roman-font, but it also arises by going to MikTeX package manager and installing expl3 (although why it's required I can't imagine). MikTeX give the following information starting package maintenance... installation directory: C:\Users\jf3243\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9 package repository: http://mirror.ox.ac.uk/sites/ctan.org/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/ lightweight database digest: b5c327843d7508f1caa13b621ac8f5cb
Sep
9
comment Test whether token list is empty
@Jan: We expect \ifx\a\b \ifempty{#1} \fi \fi to expand to nothing if the \ifx is false. But your definition does not have this property.
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
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
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
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
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
6
comment How to test whether next token on input stream is catcode 10
TeX is not a suitable language for doing string processing, even with the LaTeX 3 front end. I've answered the question as asked.
Aug
5
comment TeX daemon for Windows
Yes, I'm behind the TeX daemon also. The MathTran site is open-source, but not as easy to get hold of and install as I would like. For technical reasons, the TeX daemon requires Unix style sockets (so that it can make a select()).