José Figueroa-O'Farrill

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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
2
comment Is it already possible to use the STIX fonts?
I'm running a pretest TL2010 on my Mac and have just installed the XITS fonts. As noted above \mathscr works fine, but \mathcal does not. The fonts look great, though :)
Aug
2
revised Cyrillic in (La)TeX
changed distributive (adjective) to distribution (noun), which was the intention of the OP
Aug
2
comment Cyrillic in (La)TeX
Does "(la)tex" preclude the use of XeLaTeX? Because unless there is something I'm missing, in the same way that I can typeset in Japanese with XeLaTeX, you should be able to typeset in Cyrillic, provided you have the fonts.
Aug
2
comment Is there a way to get two pages in one with LaTeX?
I think it's fair to say that we are living in a transitional period where typography is still very much linked to paper and printing and, in my opinion, the end of the transition cannot arrive too quickly. This is why I make a clear distinction, as articulated by Caramdir, between the typsetting system (in this context, *TeX) and the different ways of rendering the output of that system. This does not contradict what anyone else is saying, but it helps perhaps explain my original commment.
Aug
2
comment Is there a way to get two pages in one with LaTeX?
I must echo Caramdir's question. It's usually the print driver which handles that, assuming that you are doing this for printing, and even if you don't want to print, you can always "print to file".
Aug
1
awarded  Commentator
Aug
1
comment Average integral symbol
Oops -- somehow missed that. The offending line has been removed. At any rate, it might be useful to point out the Detexify website.
Aug
1
revised Average integral symbol
deleted 63 characters in body
Aug
1
answered Average integral symbol
Aug
1
comment Whatever happened to \newfontinstance?
Will, many thanks for your answer. The change in fontspec.cfg is probably the way to go, given the number of documents I have.
Aug
1
awarded  Scholar
Aug
1
comment Whatever happened to \newfontinstance?
What I needed was Will's assurance that the two commands were functionally interchangeable. I grant you that I could have tried to download an old version of the fontspec source and compared, but the whole point of sites like this is that whereas this would take a considerable amount of time on my part, it's immediately answerable by the author of the software.
Aug
1
accepted Whatever happened to \newfontinstance?
Jul
31
revised Whatever happened to \newfontinstance?
added 143 characters in body; added 45 characters in body
Jul
31
asked Whatever happened to \newfontinstance?
Jul
31
comment Is there a “ForwardPDF” tool available?
I second this suggestion. On Mac OS X, Skim + Aquamacs play nicely together and with synctex. I use it all the time.
Jul
29
revised What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?
Explained some of the packages
Jul
29
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
29
comment What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?
Sorry -- misread the format of the question. I'll break my answer up later today.
Jul
29
answered What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?