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


Sep
10
comment Metrology tolerance and fits
@YiannisLazarides My point exactly!
Sep
9
comment Metrology tolerance and fits
Just updated a typo in the title (I think) - firs => fits. If that was wrong, sorry. You may also care to reconsider meteorological (=> metrological) in the body.
Aug
31
comment Math w/italics in normal context, roman when in italic context (ie, caption)
Just seen this. "to get help with LaTeX problems": not only LaTeX problems, but also with style problems. We're not arrogant here, although we have strong opinions, and many of us are inclined to ask "why so ugly when it can be really beautiful with LaTeX". You're not the first, and you won't be the last.
Aug
29
comment LaTeX packages for use with revision control
As the author, of course I endorse this, by gitinfo has been superseded by gitinfo2.
Aug
20
comment Give a symbol an alphabetical “order”?
That'll save you keystrokes, but, depending on the type of document, it may sacrifice the quality of the index a bit.
Aug
10
comment Put the last date of the file versioned with Git
Looks reasonable, though it may be a bit brittle. I'm sure you've already thought over the cases where the working copy has uncommitted changes, and also what happens when you start adding folder structure. That's why I think I'd recommend using the hooks.
Aug
8
comment Put the last date of the file versioned with Git
BTW, gitinfo is now deprecated for new work, and is kept on CTAN and in the distributions so that existing documents don't break. If you decide to use this, please use gitinfo2.
Aug
8
comment Put the last date of the file versioned with Git
I believe gitinfo2 will do what you want, and more. However, it gives you access to commit dates, rather than individual file dates. [Full disclosure: I am the author and current maintainer]
Aug
2
comment Cannot find ecrm1095.mf
I don't know what others do, but I habitually install everything, as it generally saves me from troubles of this sort. Do you have serious disk space problems?
Jul
30
comment Changing the behavior of $$ but not of $
Lovely, but wouldn't \usepackage[l2tabu]{nag} be simpler?
Jul
24
comment Problem with framelines in tables
Don't worry, and thank you for the question. It's always valuable when we get reminded of PDF rendering idiosyncrasies...
Jul
6
comment Possible incompatibility - LaTeX3 kernel and EbGaramond.sty
Curious! ebgaramond12.fontspec is listed in the eggaramond tlpobj file, but is not in the package tar.xz, nor in the package on CTAN??? How is it created?
Jul
6
comment Possible incompatibility - LaTeX3 kernel and EbGaramond.sty
That's it! Thank you.
Jul
6
comment Possible incompatibility - LaTeX3 kernel and EbGaramond.sty
@egreg File added! Could the difference be that I have the otfs installed as windows fonts, too?
Jul
6
comment Possible incompatibility - LaTeX3 kernel and EbGaramond.sty
@JosephWright Added!
Jul
3
comment AVG: Biber listed as a trojan in TexLive 2014?
@ThomasF.Sturm '...a very annoying false positive...' -- but, I'm sure, not half as annoying as a false negative. :)
Jun
26
comment Marginnotes size
There probably is, but I don't know it. But for when we know, I've added a line to tweak the marginpar.
Jun
26
comment Marginnotes size
Ah! the golden rule would mean a typeblock proportion of 1.612, rather than 1.414 (which is the proportion of the page. But I still think your margins are gpoing to be crowded. You may need to go to something more extreme. For example, my copy of Bringhurst's Elements has a 2:1 typeblock proportion. Oh, and I've just noticed your page size - A5; that's going to cramp your style considerably.
Jun
26
comment Marginnotes size
With that amount of marginpar text, you're going to need a wider marginpar (if, indeed the whole document is like that). In that case, you'll have toreduce the width of the typeblock, and the 1.414... ratio is going to make your textblock (height) very short. I was also a bit mystified by all the length arithmetic; if you could explain the geometry you want, I'm sure we could work out a simpler way to do it. It may also be that instead of marginpars, you would be better off with some kind of parallel text mechanism.
Jun
25
comment git LaTeX and branches workflow
While I'm revisiting this, I would add that although rebasing is a (very) attractive approach, one needs very special care clearly to separate the stuff that will be rebased from the stuff that gets pushed out to a remote repo. Ther is scope for the accident-prone (like me) to shoot themselves in the foot.