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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.)


Apr
6
comment What are lccode and uccode used for?
A quick look at tex.web shows no particular usage of \uccode; there's only the \uchyph parameter to consider, again in connection with hyphenation: if the parameter's value is less than 1, words starting with an uppercase letter c (determined by uc_code(c)=c) won't be hyphenated.
Apr
6
comment What are lccode and uccode used for?
TeX uses also characters specified with \char or \chardef tokens when doing hyphenation (treating them if they were character tokens with category code 12); the relative \lccode should be nonzero, of course.
Apr
6
comment Subfloat under each other
Just leave an empty line between the two \subfloat lines. You may want to add \centering just below \begin{figure}[t] (which should better be \begin{figure}[tp]).
Apr
6
comment Produce parentheses around number of equation
Welcome to TeX.sx! What you need is \eqref{eq:1}; just load \usepackage{amsmath}
Apr
6
revised Produce parentheses around number of equation
removed empty lines
Apr
6
answered How can I make a table of symbols with TeX?
Apr
6
reviewed Looks Good Disable the numbering of algorithms
Apr
6
comment How to write norm which adjusts its size?
Please, use \mathbf{P}_{n} and don't use \rm or \bf any more: they have been obsolete for more than ten years in LaTeX.
Apr
6
comment How to write norm which adjusts its size?
@ralfix According to mathematical conventions, an italic and an upright "n" don't necessarily denote the same object. My feeling is that \rm has been used in order to countermand \bf, but it's wrong to begin with.
Apr
6
comment How to write norm which adjusts its size?
All the \rm commands used are wrong: besides being an obsolete command, the n should be in italics. Also \bf is obsolete, use \mathbf{P} and \mathbf{p}.
Apr
6
revised How to write norm which adjusts its size?
Grammar
Apr
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I make a table of symbols with TeX?
Apr
6
revised Resetting theorem counters: \section and (missing) \subsection
Added abstract version
Apr
6
answered Can xeCJK be used with the font Times?
Apr
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
5
revised Reading arguments in a command?
LaTeX3 version
Apr
5
comment Aquamacs Preview doesn't work
Try renaming the "Aquamacs Emacs" folder in ~/Library/Preferences/ so as to start in a fresh state.
Apr
5
reviewed Leave Open Force hyphen line-break one words with dieresis
Apr
5
reviewed Leave Open How to report a bug in LuaTeX?
Apr
5
comment Getting \let definitions from inside a group, inside a loop
@RyanReich Yes, it's better to use \toks1; I've amended it and also added a space before \csletcs that otherwise would be expanded, which is not desirable.