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Mar
24
comment Calculating the ink coverage of a page
To be pedantic, in XeTeX and LuaTeX, you can chop the box up a little bit further by accessing the sidebearings, but this, of course, doesn't help you get at the position, nor the amount, of the actual ink in the glyph.
Mar
21
comment Use of Spanish in Babel results in unwanted text in final document
I ran your full MWE, which has \documentclass and \begin{document} 'in the right places', plus just the title page, and it appears to work perfectly.
Feb
19
comment Use courier font inline on text
@Iplodman Oops! I'd recommend Inconsolata
Feb
3
comment node distance=6mm and 25mm?
Happy to see that, even though the result is a mess, the connections still work! (Almost)
Feb
1
comment How to draw this picture in TikZ?
TikZ is a bit frightening at first sight (just the page counter in the pdf freaks me out on its own!), but don't be put off. Have a try, and if you get into difficulties, bring them back here and there are lots of clever people who should be able to help.
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
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!
Dec
19
comment Tikz Arrow Libraries: How can I migrate from arrows to arrows.meta without getting annoyed?
Thanks very much.
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
17
comment datetime: date without year
@Gitano Fixed :-)
Dec
13
comment Passport photographs using resize
This sounds like a fit for the labels package. Take a look at this answer
Dec
6
comment Where can I find submission and style guidelines for TUGboat?
Thank you, [B]arbara. As an amateur author, I don't have too many hangups as to my opinions, so that's cool. Once you see the article, I think you'll just love my approach to item 2 :-)
Dec
6
comment Where can I find submission and style guidelines for TUGboat?
@JosephWright (I appreciate this may be marginally off-topic; please close if appropriate.)
Nov
30
comment Other Alphabet [Turkish Language] sorting in Index
The (Iıİi)'s don't really have a solution, if your index is bilingual. If, for example, you sort under the Turkish rules, then the index entries for 'Ideal' and 'ideal' will be classified under two separate initial letters, which is confusing, independently of whether it is 'correct' or not. General indices, IMHO, should be all lowercase except for proper nouns (which perhaps should be in a separate index). But then again, that might not suit those who speak German.