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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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answered soulutf8 strips characters from compound words
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comment soulutf8 strips characters from compound words
No, with \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} and \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}.
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comment soulutf8 strips characters from compound words
Don't use IL2, nor utf8x nor the dvips global option.
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comment What is the meaning of \+ in doxygen-generated latex?
Welcome to TeX.SX! Did you double the backlashes?
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comment Is there any way to find which template was used for?
No, there isn't, unless the LaTeX file is embedded in the PDF.
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comment List of all control sequences let to primitives in common formats
What if a package redefines primitives? Some do.
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answered How to place an image in a chapter title (perfectly centered)
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comment Incompatibility of Verse and Dialogue Packages?
I get small caps, but I don't have your Palatino Linotype, so I tried with TeX Gyre Pagella.
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comment Why is adding \usepackage{physics} causing an error with \let\left\relax
You could also load \usepackage[notrig]{physics}, that avoids the redefinitions involvong \left and \right.
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comment How to decrease space between footnote mark and next text?
Can you present a minimal working example (MWE)?
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answered Writing Roman numbers in Equation
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comment Why is adding \usepackage{physics} causing an error with \let\left\relax
You may say \let\left\begingroup and \let\right\endgroup; but the problem is in the autogenerated text, of course.
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Good Answer
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comment Stopping the accidental absorption of digits into literals
The TeXbook, page 208: For best results, always put a blank space after a numeric constant; this blank space tells TeX that the constant is complete, and such a space will never “get through” to the output.
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comment New environment for minipage and colorbox
I added a modified version
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revised New environment for minipage and colorbox
Additional spaces
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comment New environment for minipage and colorbox
I'm very sorry: it should have been after \begin{minipage} and before \end{minipage}.
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revised “and” in citation in the end of row
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