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PhD student, should have finished by now. Sometime LaTeX hacker, member of the LaTeX Project Team. Knows a bit about Matlab, Mathematica, Mac OS X, a little shell scripting, and, of course, TeX & LaTeX.


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comment Without any built-in looping macro, can we just use a recursive macro to get a-b-c-d-e?
@wipet — All I'm saying is that in general the pattern \expandafter\@firstoftwo\else\@secondoftwo\fi{true}{false} is more robust. (Sorry about the slow reply; I don't know what tex.sx didn't tell me about your reply for four days.)
Jul
15
comment Latex Alignment
It's not clear what you need help aligning. The example looks fine to me. I haven't heard of multialign before; please include (as Mico has said) a complete example that compiles correctly.
Jul
15
comment Correct pronunciation of graphicx?
I pronounce them the same :) I think only David Carlisle is qualified to offer a legitimate answer.
Jul
15
comment How to add an extra searchable dir with personal style files to TeXLive, NOT under ~/Library/texmf?
I'm not sure if adding multiple trees in the single variable is a good idea — I've written scripts in the past that use TEXMFHOME to, say, install some files, and if that returned more than one path it could very probably break some things. I don't have a good suggestion for adding multiple home texmf trees, however :)
Jul
11
comment Without any built-in looping macro, can we just use a recursive macro to get a-b-c-d-e?
Depends what you mean by ‘work’. Consider \aaa {\iftrue abc\fi xyz \iffalse def\fi}. Heiko's solution has a more sensible result (-a-b-c--x-y-z) than yours (xyz).
Jul
10
comment Without any built-in looping macro, can we just use a recursive macro to get a-b-c-d-e?
Note that although this style of conditional code looks simpler than the other answers here, having the contents of your recursion macros execute inside the conditionals can cause problems in other contexts.
Jul
10
comment Fontspec warning : “rename-feature-not-exist”
Very sorry for the slow fix to this problem :( Will address ASAP. One reason for my slowness is because I think there's a better way to do this through l3keys and I wanted to take the time to investigate…
Jul
10
comment Is there a simple way to manually change font with font size in XeTeX?
— Ah, I must be blind! Thanks. (BTW, probably best to be consistent with where the optional argument to \setmainfont goes.)
Jul
10
comment Is there a simple way to manually change font with font size in XeTeX?
@JosephWright — Multiple master fonts tend to get used as "instances"; you load the font with some particular parameters set for the shape you want. But I haven't tested MM fonts for years; they're not supported with the standard drivers AFAIK.
Jul
10
comment Is there a simple way to manually change font with font size in XeTeX?
Isn't this the same as the example in your question? Not sure where the misunderstanding was originally.
Jul
10
comment Is there a simple way to manually change font with font size in XeTeX?
@JosephWright The important point being that for most fonts, optical sizes come in separate font files — so changing optical sizes is the same as changing fonts.
Jul
10
comment How can I contribute to CTAN?
As far as I know there is no real approval/vetting process as long as the package doesn't clash with anything in terms of filenames and everything looks sensible. In terms of timeframes, that depends on the TeX Live development process (during a TL freeze things can be held back for a short time) and also how busy the CTAN volunteers are.
Jul
9
comment Using psfrag with LaTeX counters (insert counter number directly in eps figure)?
Thanks for noticing this old question.
Jul
9
revised easy list with beamer?
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revised easy list with beamer?
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Jul
9
answered easy list with beamer?