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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 How do I typeset unicode characters with TexShop without conversion to control sequences?
I don't think TeXShop is responsible for this conversion. Besides I see \diamond and no problem with it.
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comment How to typeset an em dash in an alltt environment
An em-dash doesn't make much sense in a monospaced font, does it?
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comment Mathjax: How to display BIG text in array?
Sorry, but this is off-topic for this site; MathJax uses a syntax similar to TeX, but there's no way to solve your problem on the syntax side, if MathJax doesn't support a command such as \smash
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comment How to get csquotes, polyglossia with german and hyperref work together?
@Tobi My answer has to be read: “Don't use " as a shorthand for quotes, especially if you're writing in German”.
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comment How to cite tweets?
Instead of Python you could use Lua for the conversion, with the advantage that any (fairly recent) TeX distribution can use it via texlua.
2h
comment PDF with an expiration date
Not with pdftex, I guess. But I see that there are postprocessors around that provide the feature.
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revised Page number in Fibonacci style
oodef -> edef; fixed typo
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comment Page number in Fibonacci style
@jfbu I added a mention and code for the new bnumexpr package
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revised Page number in Fibonacci style
Added mention to new package bnumexpr
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comment how to avoid breaking a line in dmath mode?
Which shows the shortcomings of breqn. I want to decide where to break my equations.
2h
reviewed No Action Needed biblatex: Adding an editor as a series editor, not general editor
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comment Customize endotes part 2
@Sverre I added some notes. You're better not to have enumerate or itemize in your endnotes. If you do, something different has to be set up.
3h
revised Customize endotes part 2
Implementation notes
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comment Using index on parent enumeration
Do you want the labels to be flush with the left margin, or should inner lists be indented with respect to the outer one?
3h
comment Customize endotes part 2
@Sverre Yes, an \ignorespaces was missing, because the package implicitly adds a space between the number and the text. I guess that a key for setting this might qualify for a feature request to the package maintainer.
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revised Customize endotes part 2
Indentation equal to parindent
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comment Customize endotes part 2
@Sverre The format is stored and executed at each paragraph, so I assume em refers to the current font. If you want the number at the left margin, then say number=\makebox[0pt][r]{\makebox[1.8em][l]{#1.}}, but the alignment when you step to two digit numbers will be funny. If you want \parindent, it's slightly more complicated; I'll add it.
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comment Declare additional Unicode characters in verbatim environments in a Pandoc-generated file
@Clément I just knew that textcomp defines a down arrow and that there is ts1enc.dfu providing UTF-8 correspondences with the glyphs in the TS1 encoding (the one accessed to with textcomp).
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comment Wonky behavior from \@ifnextchar,
The \@ifnextchar in \ie always sees \punctuationcheck; it has three arguments: (1) the character to check for; (2) the code to execute if the character is found; (3) the code to execute if the character is not found. The token immediately following the arguments is what's checked.
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comment Declare additional Unicode characters in verbatim environments in a Pandoc-generated file
@Clément I'd say to add to moredefs.tex the lines \usepackage{newunicodechar} and \newunicodechar{↖}{\ensuremath{\nwarrow}}