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comment Many \lstinputlisting[..]{…} — but need standalone *.tex file
I would say it takes less then an hour to copy the contents of the "dozen" files to your tex document - probably less time then it would take to write and test some skript that does it automatically.
Jan
23
awarded  Necromancer
Jan
11
comment Bug with XeLaTeX \setmainfont{CMU Serif} command displaying Bold/Italic/BoldItalic fonts
be careful not to have fonts in two locations. This can lead to faulty glyphs when xelatex finds the one version and xdvipdfmx the other.
Jan
11
awarded  Revival
Jan
10
comment Portable TexLive XeLaTeX work in XeTeX mode under WinXp
What about Latex and lualatex? Did you check the log-files of the format creation? Did fmtutil rebuild the format used by the compilation?
Jan
10
comment Why is LaTeX so complicated?
LaTeX has grown over the year from the work of many people. So it is a bit like an rather old town: Some parts looks new but there are also some curious old streets and not every house fits in the environment. And like a town you can't simply simply tear everything down to build a new shining city. You can only try to improve things slowly. Btw: You should look at expl3: A lot of the things you are missing have be implemented there.
Jan
10
comment Bug with XeLaTeX \setmainfont{CMU Serif} command displaying Bold/Italic/BoldItalic fonts
I can confirm that there is a problem. miktex/fontspec does find the normal font and the italic font but when looking for the bold font is finds (only) the regular variant: Requested font "CMU Serif/B/OT" at 10.0pt -> ]^^B/MiKTeX2.9/fonts/opentype/public/cm-unicode/cmunrm.otf and then is miffed that it is not a bold font. It is not related to the fonts (the problem persists after I copied the fonts from texlive). I suspect a problem with the binary (the version is slightly different to the one in texlive).
Jan
10
comment prevent combining characters if single characters are available
This is not a luatex problem. Mac OS uses the "decomposed" form of umlauts in the file system and some/many/all (I have windows and so don't know the extend of the problem) copy&pasting actively replace composed chars by the decomposed form. See also developer.apple.com/library/mac/qa/qa1235/_index.html. If your input contains decomposed chars you could (with a feature file) force luatex to create a pdf with composed chars but copy & pasting from this pdf could change the chars again.
Jan
9
comment Annoying list of error messages pointing to missing Myriad Pro font
Myriad Pro does not come with miktex, but with the adobe reader. miktex only adds the path to fonts (if it can find it) to localfonts.conf.
Jan
9
comment listingsutf8 in XeLaTeX
tex.stackexchange.com/questions/25391/….
Jan
8
comment XeLaTeX compiler file is missing - where shall I download it?
You need both. TeXStudio as editor and TeXlive as texsystem.
Jan
8
comment What are the incompatibilities of pdftex, xetex and luatex?
Sure it is an incompatibility. But one that is of no practical interest as you shouldn't break up ligatures like this. It only works with pdftex in some cases as the engine avoids to lookup hyphenations in the first pass - probably to save some time - and so is only a side-effect.
Jan
8
comment What are the incompatibilities of pdftex, xetex and luatex?
shelf{}ful does not suppress the ligature with pdftex in all cases. See tex.stackexchange.com/questions/209449/… and tex.stackexchange.com/questions/106487/…
Jan
8
comment XeLaTeX compiler file is missing - where shall I download it?
Don't confuse TeXLive and TeXStudio.
Jan
8
comment space in font name
You are probably simply getting the "font not found error". tex.stackexchange.com/questions/43029/…. The example works fine for me in TL2014 (on windows), but with TL2013 I get errors due to missing fonts too.
Jan
8
comment TeX at the Command Line
Well a mathmode error is an error, so you got an error. The \relax avoids that tex interprets the following text as file name.
Jan
8
comment TeX at the Command Line
Hit enter and then your \pi should give an error. Type "x" and hit enter to quit. If you type \relax abc \bye at the ** prompt you will get a dvi with "abc" in it. If you start the whole experiment with pdftex you will get a pdf. If you type simply abc tex will try to find and open the file abc.tex.
Jan
7
comment Biblatex: Dont Show Page Numbers When Citing
\renewbibmacro{postnote}{} could work, but as you didn't provide a minimal example ...
Jan
7
revised Replacing placeholder text in LaTeX \input file
edited body
Jan
7
comment Error compilling with Xindy ?
@Hirwanto: Rereading the answer of speravir more carefully I see that he has updated it in 2014 so probably it will work with a newer xindy.pl. But I don't have the time to test. Try if it works if Scriptpath points to the absolute path of the local tree where you put the xindy files.