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Sep
15
comment Packages that need to be included in a specific order
\usepackage does work like the #include directive, and if you could overwrite existing definitions in C, you'd run into the same issues that LaTeX has.
Sep
15
answered Drawbacks of XeTeX/LuaTeX
Sep
15
comment Drawbacks of XeTeX/LuaTeX
microtype does work with LuaTeX.
Sep
14
awarded  Editor
Sep
14
revised Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX
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Sep
14
comment Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX
The textcomp package provides access to symbols from the TS1 encoding. In XeLaTeX, these can be directly entered or accessed via the macros from the xunicode package. So I'd say that textcomp is wrong and should be left out or replaced by xunicode.
Sep
11
comment Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX
Driver options are required if and only if you want to post-process a DVI file with something other than dvips (e.g., dvipdfmx).
Sep
11
answered Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX
Sep
11
answered Margin kerning in Xe(La)TeX for TeXlive 2010: how to enable?
Sep
10
answered Parse comma-separated list of command names with spaces
Sep
10
answered Comparing MathJax and MathML
Sep
9
comment Which command should I use for displayed equations?
amsmath.sty contains these lines: \DeclareRobustCommand{\[}{\begin{equation*}} \DeclareRobustCommand{\]}{\end{equation*}}. So \[…\] is exactly identical to the equation* environment when the amsmath package is loaded.
Sep
9
awarded  Commentator
Sep
9
comment How to speed up a large plot?
The question is tagged tikz, so I suppose the plot is generated by Ti k Z or PGFPlots.
Aug
31
comment Recommendations for substitution of non-free fonts with LaTeX typefaces?
@mindcorrosive: If you can't use Gill Sans, then Plan B doesn't really work, and Plan A doesn't exist (there is no free substitute). Time for Plan C—Latin Modern Sans or some other free sans font.
Aug
21
awarded  Teacher
Aug
21
answered How to include SVG diagrams in LaTeX?
Aug
21
comment What are benefits of e-TeX for LaTeX users?
@Lev Bishop: The registers are from the engine, but you need to load the etex package to be able to use them from LaTeX. Loading etex as the very first package is often a good choice in large documents, since it prevents LaTeX from running out of registers when lots of packages are loaded.
Aug
21
answered Is there a comprehensive and complete LaTeX reference?
Aug
14
comment What table tools/packages do you use?
booktabs is highly recommended, but it doesn't make building "a semi complex table with cells that have to span multiple rows/columns" easier.