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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. :)


Oct
15
comment The label number for a longtable in a landscape enviroment skips by one - help?
@henry: I wonder who wrote longtable. :)
Oct
11
comment Zoom in as \spy does to produce very huge characters in TikZ
it's a trap! :)
Oct
11
comment Zoom in as \spy does to produce very huge characters in TikZ
A TikZ answer! gasp :)
Oct
7
answered Why can't I use babel package?
Oct
2
comment Why can't I use babel package?
'ello, Welcome to TeX.sx! Are you using TeX and friends through Ubuntu's packaging system or the vanilla one from TUG? If it's the former, there might be some missing dependency, say, texlive-lang-portuguese. :)
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
comment Reading in a conf file as a property list
+1 Wow! Very, very impressive! :)
Sep
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
13
comment What kind of symbol is that?
Great job! :) (I'm out of votes, but I'll upvote this answer ASAP) I decided to check the English version of this paper (I happen to have an amusing book nearby me for some reason) and the footnotes match! :) In his previous paper, The completeness the axioms of the functional calculus of logic, Gödel uses and abuses Fraktur as his heart (or mind) desires. :)
Aug
29
comment Why do we use the Latex logo when referring to Latex in text?
+1 This answer makes me want to google latex without SafeSearchâ„¢ on. :)
Aug
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
28
revised Why do we use the Latex logo when referring to Latex in text?
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Aug
28
revised Why do we use the Latex logo when referring to Latex in text?
Added smileys, so people understand I'm not in a bad mood today.
Aug
28
revised Why do we use the Latex logo when referring to Latex in text?
deleted 275 characters in body
Aug
28
answered Why do we use the Latex logo when referring to Latex in text?
Aug
24
comment How to achieve this cover design using LaTeX?
There's no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact, it's all dark. Great, now I have my soundtrack for Sunday. :)
Aug
18
answered How to cut the space of the closing in moderncv cover letter?
Aug
18
comment How to cut the space of the closing in moderncv cover letter?
\makeletterclosing is redefined according to the style provided in \moderncvstyle. I didn't check the other styles, but with classic, it suffices to use \usepackage{xpatch} and then patch \xpatchcmd{\makeletterclosing}{[3em]}{[1em]}{}{}. The default space is 3em, I made it 1em.
Aug
15
comment How can I reproduce the chemmacros logo style?
@percusse: sir I read penicillin instead of pencilline. :P