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Jan
23
comment How to work with two encodings?
If anybody knows the respective modelines of other editors than the mentioned: Please tell (or edit it into the answer :-)
Jan
23
comment Add source to figure caption
Have you tried \caption[Caption]{Caption. Source: here the source of the picture}?
Jan
23
comment Automatic beamer presentation with one slide generated for each image in a directory?
Hi Martijn, welcome to tex.SE! Maybe you could extend your answer by a MWE that illustrates this approach?
Jan
22
comment How can I explain the meaning of LaTeX to my grandma?
I think this so far is the most compelling answer. It's not too technical, not too pictorial, and includes beauty. The chosen example (a recipe) is comprehensive.
Jan
22
comment Is there any package similar to verbatim but with support for icons?
Nice, I wasn't aware of this cute package!
Jan
21
comment Is there a simple way to open “.sty” files by something similar to the “texdoc”?
@egreg: Usually texdoc foo.sty works. Thanks for that hint; I wasn't aware of this functionality of texdoc and always went the manual lookup route :-)
Jan
20
comment Defining a dimension with or without @
A potential advantage of the setter/getter approach may also be its extensibility: If in a future release or another package you need to do THING whenever the dimension is changed (such as recalculate a layout) then this can be accomplished by hooking into the setter.
Jan
20
comment Simulate a scanned paper
@Lucas: Great idea, see edited answer.
Jan
20
comment OS X: umlauts in UTF8-NFD yield “Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:̈ not set up for use with LaTeX”
@That I perfecly understand; however, why not the other way round: use composed forms in the font if the decomposed are not available? Anyway, on top of all that hazzle with two forms we apparently also have different interpretations of eqivalence by different communities :-(
Jan
19
comment OS X: umlauts in UTF8-NFD yield “Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:̈ not set up for use with LaTeX”
@JohanE: +1 and many thanks for the "MWE generator" :-) Today, I am also using uconv for the transformation (see my answer), which, however, is not out of the box available on OSX.
Jan
19
comment OS X: umlauts in UTF8-NFD yield “Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:̈ not set up for use with LaTeX”
@KhaledHosny: Just for curiosity: Are there fonts that have explict support for NFD? To me this sounds a bit strange, as the NFC and NFD encoding of umlauts shall be considered as equivalent.
Jan
19
comment OS X: umlauts in UTF8-NFD yield “Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:̈ not set up for use with LaTeX”
@egreg: Well, they originally were the source of my problems: I tried to embed the output of ls into my LaTeX document. They are probably also the instance on which OS X users sooner or later will hit the root of the problem. However, rephrased the excursus to make this more clear.
Jan
19
comment OS X: umlauts in UTF8-NFD yield “Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:̈ not set up for use with LaTeX”
Hm... lualatex or xelatex do not seem be able to deal with NFD either, at least not out of the box. See edited question.
Jan
19
comment OS X: umlauts in UTF8-NFD yield “Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:̈ not set up for use with LaTeX”
@You: Apply actually does call it a "feature", but everybody else considers it as a serious bug.
Jan
15
comment How to pass \jobname with whitespace to external shell command
IMHO the extended version deserves to become a small package.
Jan
15
comment How to pass \jobname with whitespace to external shell command
Works like a charm!
Jan
15
comment How to pass \jobname with whitespace to external shell command
Oh man, \jobname is already double-quoted when it contains spaces??? No wonder that nothing I have tried did work. I really should have asked earlier... Thanks a lot!
Jan
14
comment How to pass \jobname with whitespace to external shell command
@egreg: Reversing does not work. wc is still complaining that it can't find the file file
Jan
14
comment How to pass \jobname with whitespace to external shell command
This should be easy, but I have been trying things for more than two hours now. So I decided to ask before going to bed, frustrated :-/
Jan
12
comment TikZ - Changing the “z-index” of backgrounds
Look for the background library, on background and pgfonlayer in the manual.