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Old-ish IT Geezer, young at heart, memoir fanboy


Jan
19
answered Selecting optical sizes for all fonts in a family
Jan
19
comment Selecting optical sizes for all fonts in a family
I need to revise my earlier comment. I had checked SemiBold against Bold, and of course they were different! With XeTeX using the default choices for bold and italic, you don't need to specify the sizes for each feature -- a single set of size specifications works. (Though I use font names, rather than font filenames). With LuaTeX, the results from the two idioms differ, and both differ from XeTeX. As I'm a XeTeX user, I don't plan to investigate the LuaTeX side further. (This year, anyway)
Jan
18
comment Selecting optical sizes for all fonts in a family
+1! "... specify the font for each feature ..." came as such an unpleasant surprise that I actually checked it out (with XeLaTeX), and can confirm that the results are different. Surprising, too is that all the fonts are embedded in the pdf, even though some of them are not used (in the single-sizefeatures case). Hmm.
Jan
17
comment TikZ: How do I occasionally suppress the join option?
Thank you. It's an ingenious option, but unfortunately doesn't fulfil my original aim, only hinted at in the question: uncluttered source code.
Jan
17
comment TikZ: How do I occasionally suppress the join option?
@MarkWibrow Hmm, I hadn't really considered open heart surgery on TikZ, but it's an idea!!! It works like a charm; if you'd care to make it an answer, it's the leading accept candidate!
Jan
17
comment TikZ: How do I occasionally suppress the join option?
Thank you for trying. draw=white is a bit intrusive if 'something gets in the way'. And, I could, as you say, add join to every node, but as joins are in the majority, I'd like to find a way to 'reverse the default', to minimise the amount of options, mainly for readability and mantainability.
Jan
17
asked TikZ: How do I occasionally suppress the join option?
Jan
11
comment Why is LaTeX so complicated?
@Gaussler This question may help
Jan
11
comment Why is LaTeX so complicated?
@yo' Accidents happen - don't worry!
Jan
11
awarded  Guru
Jan
10
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
10
answered Why is LaTeX so complicated?
Dec
19
comment Tikz Arrow Libraries: How can I migrate from arrows to arrows.meta without getting annoyed?
Thanks very much.
Dec
19
accepted Tikz Arrow Libraries: How can I migrate from arrows to arrows.meta without getting annoyed?
Dec
19
comment Tikz Arrow Libraries: How can I migrate from arrows to arrows.meta without getting annoyed?
@dcmst : That works, even though I don't really understand most of the parameters. If you'd care to post that as an answer, I'll be happy to accept it.
Dec
19
comment Turkish (İ) character inside code listings
As an alternative approach to using fontenc and inputenc, you may want to consider using a 'more modern' approch, with xelatex or lualatex, which process Unicode files directly, in place of pdflatex. (That's assuming you don't already have a big investment in legacy files.)
Dec
19
asked Tikz Arrow Libraries: How can I migrate from arrows to arrows.meta without getting annoyed?
Dec
18
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
17
comment datetime: date without year
@Gitano Fixed :-)