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I am a mathematical physicist at the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences and the School of Mathematics of The University of Edinburgh, in sunny Scotland. I am a founding member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Physics Group and regular contributor to its blog.


Aug
14
comment What fonts are available for LaTeX?
I realise that your question mentions LaTeX explicitly, so you may already be aware of Xe(La)TeX and do not wish to consider it. But just in case, Xe(La)TeX allows you to use pretty much any font present in your system.
Aug
12
revised Footnotes in tables?
added 306 characters in body
Aug
12
asked Footnotes in tables?
Aug
11
comment New language - hyphenation
Hyphenation in English is a pain (and worth a PhD thesis or two) but I remember learning the Castillian hyphenation rules in school as a child, so it would seem to be much simpler (unless I'm missing something, of course). Is hyphenation in Asturian all that different from Castillian?
Aug
10
comment What is the correct way to do delimiters?
In English, "goniometric" functions are more commonly known as trigonometric functions. I don't think that this is a TeXnical term :)
Aug
10
comment How to determine the true size of a font?
msw: thanks -- can you point to some literature on (attempts at) a precise definition of the size of a fontface? I'm curious. Thanks in advance.
Aug
10
comment Showcase of beautiful typography done in TeX & friends
Lev, I'm still finding typos in my own thesis, written over 20 years ago. (Let me just point out, though, that Feynman's name is inexplicably also misspelled in the references. Don't tell me you wrote the bibliography by hand...)
Aug
10
answered What is the minimum TeX one can use to put together a mathematical document?
Aug
9
comment Grid System in LaTeX
+1 for the link to The Vignelli Canon -- interesting document.
Aug
9
answered How can I make a table that takes up more than a single page?
Aug
9
comment How to determine the true size of a font?
Thanks. Alas, I do not have access to this software. I did download the Acrobat Reader (for which I have no other use in principle) since I had vague memories that it did have a way to show the fonts being used, but it only gave the names of the fonts, their encoding,... but no information on the size beyond the one gleaned from the name of the font.
Aug
9
revised How to determine the true size of a font?
added 315 characters in body
Aug
9
comment How to determine the true size of a font?
Thanks - I knew about the many different points, although I confess I didn't think to check whether this could be the source of the problem. As you point out, the difference in the point size does not account for such a discrepancy in this case.
Aug
9
asked How to determine the true size of a font?
Aug
9
comment What professions use TeX/LaTeX besides CS?
@Michael, I would be very surprised if there are any papers in the high-energy physics, astrophysics, gravity,... sections of the arXiv which use anything else but LaTeX. Notice that the "physics" section is where they deflect the crackpots... and it would therefore not be surprising to find Word documents there. What would be surprising is to find some real physics there.
Aug
8
comment Showcase of beautiful typography done in TeX & friends
Looks very good indeed. Alas, it's Feynman not Feynmann!
Aug
6
accepted Is there an incompatibility between `eulervm` and `fourier` packages?
Aug
6
comment What professions use TeX/LaTeX besides CS?
Well, Hull all but obliterated their Maths department a few years back, so somehow I'm not surprised...
Aug
6
comment Which command should I use for displayed equations?
Emacsen (with AUCTeX) autocomplete many environments, so you can be lazy and still use equation* :)
Aug
5
comment Include section number in list number
I am not sure you can have a \section inside an enumeration, but why would you ever want to do that?