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I'm a Brazilian developer and programmer. I've been using LaTeX since 2007 for virtually everything - articles, theses, songbooks, music sheets, slides, labels, visiting cards, you name it. TeX/LaTeX is always my first choice when I have to produce high quality documents. I never regreted of using it.

Though I'm light years far from being a TeXpert, I'm always eager to learn.

On the Computer Science side, my areas of interest include Automata Theory, Adaptive Technology and Programming Languages. I have some opensource projects hosted in SourceForge.net and GitHub.com.

My humble contributions to CTAN, TeX Live and the TeX community so far:

  • arara: a TeX automation tool based on rules and directives. arara gives you subsidies to enhance your TeX experience.
  • checkcites: a Lua script written for the sole purpose of detecting unused or undefined references from both LaTeX auxiliary or bibliography files. My good friend Enrico Gregorio encouraged me and gave me great ideas to write this script, so we came up with this script.
  • TeX Live PT-BR: This project consists of providing a Brazilian Portuguese translation file for TeX Live. The translation file pt_br.po is now incorporated into the official release in order to provide localized content to the TeX users in the Portuguese-speaking countries.
  • TeXPrinter: TeXPrinter is a Java application designed for the sole purpose of printing threads from here. TeXPrinter currently can print threads to tex and pdf formats.

In my ToDo list:

  • Implement dandelion with my good friend Bruno Le Floch.
  • Finish The TeXbook and The LaTeX Companion.
  • Learn Metapost, PSTricks and TikZ, in that order.
  • Learn LaTeX3 and somehow help the project.
  • Implement a complete LaTeX3 editor.
  • Go to a TUG conference.
  • Lure Barbara Beeton to sign my TeXbook. :P
  • Lure Frank Mittelbach to sign my LaTeX companion. :P
  • Watch a cricket match with Joseph Wright and David Carlisle.
  • Have a pet duck. :)

If you want to support LaTeX development by a donation, the best way to do this is donating to the TeX Users Group.

LaTeX isn't for everyone but it could be for you. :)


Dec
17
comment Generate unreadable handwriting text
It looks exactly like my mum's handwriting. :)
Dec
16
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
12
comment arara with indent.yaml works in command line but not in TeXmaker
I suspect arara is working, but TeXmaker is not aware of changes in the current file. I'll take a closer look.
Dec
11
comment arara with indent.yaml works in command line but not in TeXmaker
I'll install TeXmaker later on and try to reproduce your issue. :)
Dec
8
comment First paragraph of the enumerate in bold
Hi there, fellow Brazilian! :) You could also wrap things like \newcommand{\mchoiceitem}[1]{\item {\bfseries(#1)}\par}, then issue \mchoiceitem{Petrobrás Bicombustível -- 2010 -- Administrador Júnior -- Q.\ 37} Os estoques representam ... inside your enumerate environment. :)
Dec
4
awarded  Favorite Question
Dec
2
comment Defining `$$$ $$$` to align
Oh no! Kittens noooooooooo!
Dec
2
comment Curved arrows on top of every node
My eyes hurt so much! :) Thank you sir! :)
Nov
27
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
26
comment Hyphen Sporadically Appearing In Enumerated List
my pleasure! I asked David to answer it for me because he also explains why your code was failing (I was only able to spot a fix). :)
Nov
26
comment Hyphen Sporadically Appearing In Enumerated List
Note that - and are different symbols (the first is an hyphen, the second is an en dash). You need to tell the engine which encoding you are using (both input and font). Adding, say, \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} and \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} to your MWE makes the en dash appear. Also note that you can get the same result with -- instead. :)
Nov
21
comment Christmas List / Catalog
@Werner: that's it. We are officialy in. :)
Nov
16
comment Obfuscate Latex command
At the end of the day, you can always track things back to source. After all, we are only doing expansion.
Nov
16
comment Tikz issues: mood etc
Here's what you want: gist.github.com/cereda/8dff95134332a28ecf43
Nov
4
comment pdflatex in terminal - how to define editor to jump to (instead of vim)?
-1 for not using vi. :)
Nov
3
comment Are there any studies that show that LaTeX typesetting is beautiful?
I think beautiful is indeed a subjective word. Personally, I'd suggest you to go after ergonomy and some sort of pleasant feeling towards reading a material produced with LaTeX in comparison to another similar output. In the worst scenario, you might need to create your own control group and evaluate the feedback. Also, an important note: beware of font impact, this could surely be misleading. :)
Nov
3
comment citekey included in compiled bibliography?
Hi, welcome to TeX.sx! :) Could you please provide us with a minimal working example (MWE)? The one to blame here might be the bibliography style, but without seeing any actual code, we can only guess.
Nov
1
comment How can we make a pumpkin, jack-o-lantern, or other halloween spirit, ghoul, or skeleton?
Boys and girls of every age, wouldn't you like to see something strange? :)
Nov
1
comment How can we make a pumpkin, jack-o-lantern, or other halloween spirit, ghoul, or skeleton?
Goota love this pumpkin. :) Can't wait for a poker face version. :)
Nov
1
comment How can we make a pumpkin, jack-o-lantern, or other halloween spirit, ghoul, or skeleton?
I am the one hiding under your bed, teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red! :)