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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.)


Aug
6
comment Why don't these figures align horizontally?
@CravingSpirit The Overfull \hbox message you get is due to the fact that an end-of-line is equivalent to a space; the % in dartbith's answer masks it so TeX doesn't see it.
Aug
6
answered Can I easily tune the mathdesign fonts?
Aug
6
comment Incompatibility problem of the packages subfig and subcaption
Welcome to TeX.SX! I have added a subfig based solution to the other question because it's better not having information scattered through different questions. If that new solution is good for you, please let us know so we can close this one as duplicate. Don't worry about this: this was indeed a good question.
Aug
6
answered Placing Subfigures vertically
Aug
6
comment How to make an 'if' on roman numbered pages and another 'if' on arabic numbered pages
@luke May you add some indication about how you'd want to use this new condition?
Aug
6
comment using the chronology package with babel french option
@Thibaut The problem is surely due to not having a Type1 version for the CM fonts in the T1 encoding; either install the CM-Super package or add \usepackage{lmodern}.
Aug
6
answered The font size in my page
Aug
6
awarded  Revival
Aug
6
answered Find out actual width of text in nested lists
Aug
6
answered Gantt chart in IEEEtran
Aug
5
revised How to convert a document from article to report?
Fixed bad bug
Aug
5
revised Strange EPS to PDF translate error in MacTeX
Capitalization
Aug
5
revised How do I use locale numbering for page numbers, footers etc.?
Fixed code markup
Aug
5
comment Create \eqref* (\eqref without link, i.e. starred eqref)
I'd use \textup{\tagform@{\ref{#2}}} instead of \oldeqref
Aug
5
revised Create \eqref* (\eqref without link, i.e. starred eqref)
Fixed spurious spaces
Aug
5
comment Find out the number of a symbol to access it
@Witold No, it doesn't; the package is thought for eight bit fonts.
Aug
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
5
comment XeLaTeX : Problem with diacritics (using Gentium font)
I was asking myself which component was responsible of the substitution. This feature of HarfBuzz seems very interesting.
Aug
5
awarded  Revival
Aug
4
comment Double Slash close together
The same result, without extra packages, can be obtained by \newcommand{\sslash}{\mathbin{/\mkern-6mu/}}