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I’m an engineer, graduated with a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union, and working in that field in the Greater NYC area.

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Nov
23
comment Demonic correspondence: Best practices when defining devils in TiKZ
Current best method: (1) Create the characters any which way, (2) Propose them for inclusion in Unicode and get them added to the next revision of the standard, (3) Wait for a font like Symbola to support them. The process can be automated with a package I’m writing, but the compilation time for a document with a new character will necessarily be on the order of a few years. 😈
Oct
5
comment How to do a small box synchronized translation?
I’ve provided a different picture which I think illustrates the OP’s question better.
Oct
5
revised How to do a small box synchronized translation?
Provided better picture to illustrate question
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
19
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Passing listing-environment as option to command
Aug
27
awarded  Custodian
Aug
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on footnotes indentation issue
Aug
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Floating and non-floating items in one document
Jul
29
revised When and why should I use % !TEX TS-program and % !TEX encoding?
Improved formatting; don’t try to mimic the TeXBook more than Markdown allows.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
9
comment What's the proper way to typeset a differential operator?
@alfC, also see my gist.github.com/jcsalomon/1325295 where I’ve collected the Unicode characters I’ve found most useful into a handy reference sheet.
Apr
9
comment What's the proper way to typeset a differential operator?
@alfC, in GNOME programs, hit Ctrl+Shift+U, then the Unicode character number in hexadecimal, e.g., Ctrl+Shift+U then 2146 then Space for “ⅆ”. (BTW, Texworks has a script that does something similar.)
Mar
30
comment Umlaut dots in a different color
Related: Coloring combining characters without changing color of a base character and Writing Biblical Hebrew texts with different coloring for consonants, vowel and accent signs.
Mar
13
revised Using LaTeX3’s xtemplate
The post only needs one link
Jan
16
awarded  Yearling
Jan
13
comment Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
@KeithB, Wikipedia claims, “The separator used between date values (year, month, week, and day) is the hyphen”. Also, it’s unlikely the standard mandates characters encoded neither in EBCDIC nor ASCII.
Dec
8
comment Text fonts other than Cambria to match Cambria Math
@AlfC, the math font is Cambria Math. I was pointing out how Constantia (a text font) worked nicely with Cambria Math, which was what the OP was asking for.
Nov
19
comment Was this set with TeX?
Looks like Times, which means it’s likely typeset with Monotype’s “four line” math system, the state-of-the art before TeX. See typophile.com/node/71679 (though the link is down at the momenet).
Oct
7
accepted Get \font equivalent of NFSS font
Oct
7
revised Get \font equivalent of NFSS font
Reworded question so it's still valid after I realized the bone-headed mistake I'd initialy made.