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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 Correct way to specify discretionary hyphens in bib files with biblatex/biber
Press/Clarendon wouldn't be hyphenated, because of the slash, that's why I proposed \slashb.
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comment Correct way to specify discretionary hyphens in bib files with biblatex/biber
Curiously, \- is mapped to U+2011 NON-BREAKING HYPHEN, which I'd consider a bug. However, I'd use Press\slashb Clarendon, where \slashb is defined to do \slash\hspace{0pt} (if you'd like to break at the slash) or /\nobreak\hspace{0pt} (if a break at / is not desired). You should also add \hyphenation{Clar-en-don} if you use the US hyphenation patterns that give just Claren-don; with British hyphenation patterns, you get Clar-en-don.
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comment Block quote with big quotations - white on black
Note that with TeX Live 2014 the fxl family name doesn't work and \fontfamily{LinuxLibertineT-TLF} should be used.
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answered How to get big quotation marks again
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comment How to un-italicise Bulletpoints
@HaikalYeo It's the command for telling LaTeX to use the upright font.
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answered How to un-italicise Bulletpoints
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answered Proper use of the emp package
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comment Math w/italics in normal context, roman when in italic context (ie, caption)
I have a book typeset with that style; the typesetting is as awful as the contents: probably the worst math book I have on my shelves. ;-)
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revised How to un-italicise Bulletpoints
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comment Non-ascii character as argument
@pst Yes, it's in one of the last releases, the older function was called \int_to_binary:n, IIRC.
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awarded  Necromancer
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comment Issue with tabular environment
table is a floating environment: you were telling LaTeX to set the tabular wherever it thinks fit. See How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX?
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revised Tabular size exceeding page size
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comment ! LaTeX Error: Command \textcurrency unavailable in encoding T1
@user59969 Oh, that's definitely a possibility: BibTeX doesn't like spaces in the citation keys.
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comment ! LaTeX Error: Command \textcurrency unavailable in encoding T1
@daleif Possibly so.
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comment Issue with tabular environment
Welcome to TeX.SX! Just don't use table, but center.
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comment ! LaTeX Error: Command \textcurrency unavailable in encoding T1
Welcome to TeX.SX! There is no \textcurrency in your example; anyway, the problem is solved by adding \usepackage{textcomp}. About the citations: did you run BibTeX after adding new ones?
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revised ! LaTeX Error: Command \textcurrency unavailable in encoding T1
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answered Formatting my thesis document
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revised Errors for \subfloat environment
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