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


Feb
28
comment Is a “real” Baskerville font available for LaTeX?
I just download the sampler from Storm Type Foundry, and you're right - it really is a beautiful font, full of grace and functionality.
Feb
28
comment Is a “real” Baskerville font available for LaTeX?
Hmm, the N of Nutgarden looks like a swash of some sort. Libre, GFS, New Baskerville all appear to have 'modern' parentheses. When you say that's 'Real Baskerville', is it made with metal type?
Feb
27
comment Set up a system to alternate between genders per paragraph
@Canageek Yes; that's nice if you have the option, but I just can't see why we have to spend so much effort on what is, in the last analysis, a completely unimportant problem.
Feb
27
comment Set up a system to alternate between genders per paragraph
Isn't it extraordinary? The amount of time spent on finding a he/she (which IMNSHO doesn't matter an iota) could have been spent on finding a cure for cancer, hunger, the list is endless...
Feb
25
comment Can I make LuaLaTeX use \input files that are ANSI encoded?
(A slightly late) Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. I suspect this may be a font-related problem, as I have managed to format an International Currency Symbol without the problem you mention.
Feb
25
comment How to precisely tell from log-file whether to rerun LaTeX
@LoverofStructure I think it's one of those computers can do lots of boring repetitive things that humans aren't good at kind of things...
Feb
24
comment How can I add “page # of ##” on my document?
@LoverofStructure : That's correct.
Feb
23
comment How to write Bengali in LaTeX?
@Kurt If it helps, it's a part of the bangtex package, and is available in TeXLive, last update December 2006
Feb
21
comment How to typeset flowcharts in LaTeX?
If you think TikZ could help you, I'm quite proud (for some strange reason!) of a fairly painless TikZ flowchart example that was recently accepted.
Feb
20
comment different type areas on even/odd pages
That's so true...
Feb
20
comment different type areas on even/odd pages
In the hope of easing your angst, a simple question: why would you not want small illustrations or annotations in the margins of even pages, too?
Feb
16
comment Space between the two slashes in “http://” too big
@Tobi You sure that was a typo? I always thought ex was a height
Feb
13
comment Which measurement units should one use in LaTeX?
@JohanE Yes, indeed. What a surprise!
Feb
13
comment How can I perform a simple file search in LaTeX?
As always, thanks, @egreg . I'll have a play with this and see if I can break it (before it breaks me) :)
Feb
13
comment How can I perform a simple file search in LaTeX?
@egreg Yes, I thought that no extension might prove problematic. I guess that the solution will have to be LuaTeX, but that's no good for a public package. Alternatively I can klugde just three levels and forget about the .git directory, but that's not what I call a quality solution. Thanks anyway...
Feb
11
comment TikZ - Rounded closed polygon
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Feb
10
comment Trying to use FreeSerif as a maths font — what am I doing wrong?
@egreg: Would you like to make that an answer?
Feb
10
comment Trying to use FreeSerif as a maths font — what am I doing wrong?
@Sigur Is that using the .otf version? (I'm on Windows 7)
Feb
9
comment What is the default saturation for a beamerposter HTML colour?
It would probably help us to help you if you told us how you were defining the colour in your .tex file. A MWE would be even better
Feb
9
comment What is a good package for taking note of draft ideas?
It's Windows-only, I think, but, for what I do, I find it much less bloated than Adobe