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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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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.
Oct
7
asked Get \font equivalent of NFSS font
Aug
20
comment Are there any open research problems in the world of TeX?
There’s also the idea of preferred and secondary hyphenation points. IIRC, the hyphenation dictionaries being shipped have that information, but TeX has no way to use it.
Jul
29
comment Can't overwrite Unicode character definition
@egreg, for mathematical use, shouldn’t U+27e8 “⟨” and U+2789 “⟩” (Mathematical Left/Right Angle Bracket) be preferred?
Jul
10
accepted Can I refer to key value in general code?
Jul
8
comment expl3 switch for booleans: Is there a \bool_case:Nnn?
BTW, the devs have suggested renaming the *_case:Nnn functions to *_case:NnF and adding *_case:Nn (and possibly :NnTF and :NnT).
Jul
3
comment Patch font with LuaTeX
BTW, Jacko has confirmed that this is a bug, the LM team having incorrectly assumed that U+00B7 was a math operator; but fixing this bug will change font metrics in a backwards-incompatible way—which may yet happen, but not anytime soon.
Jul
3
comment Patch font with LuaTeX
It can work if I use \newunicodechar{·}{\textperiodcentered} before defining the macro that uses the middle-dot character. But that’s only needed for Latin Modern, and I haven’t checked the package font options at the time I’m setting the phone-number-formatting options. See gist.github.com/jcsalomon/5921380
Jul
3
revised Patch font with LuaTeX
Rearranged question so what I'm looking for comes first, and discussion of the typography later
Jul
3
revised Patch font with LuaTeX
added 67 characters in body
Jul
3
comment Patch font with LuaTeX
Thanks for the explanation. In the actual file, I was using U+00B7 “·” within a macro which a second name is \cs_set_eq: to (see the basic idea in my question Generate l3keys meta key from subkey) so I can’t directly use your suggestion, though.