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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
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
awarded  Beta
Aug
3
comment Is there an automatic process to create index creation?
What do you mean by "suggested to be included in the index"? I would expect it to be the author of the content who should know what is suitable for the index. Or are machines already getting so smart? :)
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
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awarded  Commentator
Aug
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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
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revised Average integral symbol
deleted 63 characters in body
Aug
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answered Average integral symbol