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bio website paul-ebermann.tumblr.com
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Don't fear to edit my posts: even if I have more reputation than you, I do make mistakes.

I'm now also a Moderator Pro Tempore (= until the first elections) at Cryptography Stack Exchange: feel free to come around and ask some cryptography questions.


My personal name is spoken as /ˈpawlo/ (IPA), in English this would be written similar to Powlo, I think (i.e. the vowels are ow and o), with an accent on the before-last syllable (which is the first in this case). It's the Esperanto form of my given name.

The photo shows my shadow, taken at night. My camera sometimes seems to forget all the other frequencies and only stores the green ones.

My current main private programming project is the game of fencing, an online abstract turn based strategy game. Implemented as a Java applet, using git as a version control system.


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Jun
30
comment Varying style for chapter-references
@firstshot: What is the problem with your solution? Please help use helping you.
May
29
awarded  Critic
Mar
28
comment How not to indent the very first line on a page in LaTeX?
@Daniel: By this argument, you would never need an paragraph indent.
Mar
19
comment Getting Emacs to choose between LaTeX/ConTeXt mode depending on file?
By the way: are there really no acceptable answers for all the 8 questions you have asked up to now? If there are, please click the accept button on the best answer each (it's the checkmark like symbol below the up/down icons).
Mar
19
awarded  Editor
Mar
19
revised Getting Emacs to choose between LaTeX/ConTeXt mode depending on file?
example source
Mar
19
answered Getting Emacs to choose between LaTeX/ConTeXt mode depending on file?
Feb
28
comment Driver-dependent invocations of the graphix package?
Material can be outdated even easier if noone can change it :-)
Feb
28
comment Naming LaTeX files: best practice?
The second point should also have a "modern" in it, since I know quite some file systems (e.g. FAT 16) which are not case-preserving. And VFAT for example converts UPPERCASE names to Titlecase. (I'm not sure these file systems are in use anymore ... but there still may be USB sticks or such).
Feb
26
awarded  Commentator
Feb
26
comment How to split the bibligraphy into two with different bibnames?
You may find more (and better) answers on tex.stackexchange.com. The moderators can move your question there, use the "flag" link for this (and leave a comment).
Feb
24
answered percent signs in luacode* environment (LuaLaTeX)
Feb
20
comment Left and right subscript
@Stefan: Ah, thanks ... I knew I should have looked it up before writing this. – So, don't use this with simple letter-symbols, use the other solutions given here.
Feb
20
answered Left and right subscript
Feb
19
answered Generating PDF without any intermediary files (stdin/stdout)
Feb
18
comment includegraphics - inserting png image leads to blank picture
Alternatively (if you like the draft option for the black markings of overfull boxes, but still want to see the images) you could add a final option to the graphicx package, which overrides the default set by \documentclass[draft].
Feb
16
comment Are there purely expandable variants of \MakeUppercase?
Programming in Lua, chapter 20: Both string.upper and string.lower follow the current locale. Therefore, if you work with the European Latin-1 locale, the expression string.upper("ação") results in "AÇÃO". And I suppose LuaTeX redefines this current locale thing to mean Unicode.
Feb
16
comment Are there purely expandable variants of \MakeUppercase?
Lua itself knows nothing about Unicode and encodings, the string functions just delegate to the system, so it depends from the hosting environment (which is the LuaTeX engine in this case). Since LuaTeX claims to work on Unicode, we should assume it works here, but I didn't test it (nor read the code).
Feb
16
answered LaTeX Markup Options?
Feb
16
comment () or {} after a command
One tiny addition: When having a macro that accepts parameters with {...}, and you only want to give a single token as an argument (a single letter or a control sequence), you can leave the braces away. (Or otherwise around, when you forget the braces, only single characters are taken as argument. Remarkable for things like '\textbf`.