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I'm a mathematician working in algebra. I've been using TeX since 1987, but couldn't write my Ph.D. thesis with it. Sob!

I teach LaTeX at my university, besides the mathematics courses. I'm the author of some LaTeX packages and even of one Plain TeX package. At my site it's possible to download my book on LaTeX programming (in Italian, sorry).

Here's my motto for TeX.SX:

Pronto prontissimo son come il fulmine: sono il factotum della città. (From "Il barbiere di Siviglia", music by Gioachino Rossini, libretto by Cesare Sterbini.)


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comment Does polyglossia with LuaLaTeX hyphenate greek text?
After further research it seems that the wrong language name is passed when language.dat.lua is examined.
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comment Does polyglossia with LuaLaTeX hyphenate greek text?
If I do lualatex -recorder test, I find that LuaTeX loads hyph-el-polyton.pat.txt instead of the expected hyph-grc.pat.txt file.
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comment Similar Structured Macros
@Aditya They are taken either from lasy10 (the old LaTeX font) or from the AMS symbol font (msam10).
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comment Does polyglossia with LuaLaTeX hyphenate greek text?
No, it apparently doesn't. I see no difference between the output with XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX, apart from the missing hyphenation. Support for ancient Greek hyphenation has recently changed, so I guess it's a problem with the incomplete port of polyglossia to LuaLaTeX or, possibly, with the hyphenation pattern loading in LuaLaTeX.
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revised Sentences alignment error with the lettrine package
nindent to zero
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comment Sentences alignment error with the lettrine package
@Harry That's another problem. I'll add how to cope with it.
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answered Sentences alignment error with the lettrine package
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comment Sentences alignment error with the lettrine package
Do you have \usepackage{fix-cm} in your document?
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answered How to divide two lengths and get a result as an integer?
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comment How to divide two lengths and get a result as an integer?
Should the integer be the largest integer less than or equal to the quotient?
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reviewed Edit Restart float numbering with endfloat with labels
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revised Restart float numbering with endfloat with labels
added explanation
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comment Restart float numbering with endfloat with labels
@petrelharp I beg to differ. My solution doesn't require any strange code in the body of the document. If you want to restore the usual behavior, just comment out the patch to \appendix.
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revised A question about using a \renewcommand to adapt a package
Comment to code
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answered A question about using a \renewcommand to adapt a package
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comment A question about using a \renewcommand to adapt a package
The default definition of \parnotemarkfmt already has \textsuperscript. Why would you want to add another level of superscripting?
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comment :0 Undefined control sequence
Are you using TeXStudio, Texmaker or another similar front-end?
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comment Why are there no spaces in Hangul-Words (XeLaTeX - xeCJK)
@Felix Consider that I can't read Chinese, Japanese or Korean; but I searched for space in the documentation, found the option and tried it. :)
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answered Why are there no spaces in Hangul-Words (XeLaTeX - xeCJK)
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comment Why are there no spaces in Hangul-Words (XeLaTeX - xeCJK)
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