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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
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?
Aug
5
comment Include section number in list number
Yes, this is a better answer than mine, because it does not require doing this at every level. I had not read the previous question.
Aug
5
comment Include section number in list number
Yep, I just checked and it works.
Aug
5
answered Include section number in list number
Aug
4
comment How can I recognize documents prepared in (La)TeX?
I think you'll find Computer Modern fonts being used less and less, though. Proper ligatures certainly. Also an overall feel of aesthetic balance of the page which I'm unable to define more precisely.
Aug
4
comment What is the difference between TeX and LaTeX?
"LaTeX is all about content" is correct, but that's only with LaTeX2e, because in LaTeX 2.09 the distinction between formatting and content was not clear cut. In fact, it was only when LaTeX2e was introduced that I stopped using TeX in favour of LaTeX.
Aug
4
comment What is the difference between TeX and LaTeX?
I didn't vote this down, but I don't agree that TeX and LaTeX are different languages. LaTeX (as of today) is still a set of TeX macros.
Aug
4
comment Installing bibexport on Mac OS X
@Jukka: indeed.
Aug
4
comment Installing bibexport on Mac OS X
I take it as given that one installs the GNU textools in any *nix system!
Aug
4
answered Installing bibexport on Mac OS X
Aug
3
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