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bio website paul-ebermann.tumblr.com
location Berlin, Germany
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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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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`.
Feb
11
comment Alternate he / she in text
Wouldn't it be more sensible to put the \xspace at the end of the macro (before }) instead of inside each branch of the if?
Feb
7
comment LaTeX baffled by BOM---Unicode's byte order mark.
You may try to do latex '\RequirePackage[utf8]{inputenc}\input{file}'.
Feb
7
answered LaTeX baffled by BOM---Unicode's byte order mark.
Feb
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
7
awarded  Teacher
Feb
7
comment texdiff for multi-file documents in subversion
I don't really know a better way, but thanks for sharing your way. Maybe you could somewhere publish your script?
Feb
7
answered How can I safely compile other people's LaTeX documents?
Feb
7
comment How can I safely compile other people's LaTeX documents?
Actually, with current TeXlive the default for shell-escape is to allow certain commands. You may want to switch this of totally. (Set shell_escape = f in texmf.cnf.)
Feb
6
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