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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.)


Dec
14
comment Texhash has no permission for home directory
Welcome to TeX.SX! It seems you have a TeX Live installed in your home. Check the owner of /home/markl/texlive and of directories below it. It should be you and not root or some other user.
Dec
14
revised Horizontal alignment (problem with minipage)
Code markup
Dec
14
answered In-line long division symbol (French style)
Dec
14
revised What is the cleanest way to redefine math-mode font commands such as \mathrm and \mathit to use a different font?
Added \text version
Dec
14
comment What is the cleanest way to redefine math-mode font commands such as \mathrm and \mathit to use a different font?
@LoverofStructure \text{\fontfamily{whatever}\selectfont...}
Dec
14
comment What is the cleanest way to redefine math-mode font commands such as \mathrm and \mathit to use a different font?
@LoverofStructure Using \fontfamily doesn't work in math mode.
Dec
14
answered How can I find out the linebreak penalty at a given point of text or a math formula?
Dec
14
comment What is the cleanest way to redefine math-mode font commands such as \mathrm and \mathit to use a different font?
@LoverofStructure No, OT1 is predefined.
Dec
14
revised What is the cleanest way to redefine math-mode font commands such as \mathrm and \mathit to use a different font?
Added introductory material
Dec
14
comment What is the cleanest way to redefine math-mode font commands such as \mathrm and \mathit to use a different font?
@LoverofStructure Not really; with \mathrm you should only use ASCII characters.
Dec
14
answered What is the cleanest way to redefine math-mode font commands such as \mathrm and \mathit to use a different font?
Dec
14
comment What is the cleanest way to redefine math-mode font commands such as \mathrm and \mathit to use a different font?
Using Charter for \mathrm when the main font is Times is a typographic nonsense.
Dec
14
comment Flushright square mark
You probably want \qedhere of amsthm; this requires using \[...\] rather than $$...$$ (which shouldn't be used in LaTeX anyway).
Dec
14
comment Clean uninstall of TeX Live (for upgrading to the next version)
@AlanMunn Indeed: it doesn't make any change.
Dec
14
comment How to print ticks and backticks in mathmode
Good guess, I believe; but I can't understand what the meaning of this would be.
Dec
14
reviewed Close Winshell not uploading eps file to pdf file in Windows 8
Dec
14
reviewed Close Faster compiling
Dec
14
revised Jerus10 font metric (TFM) file not found after installing TexLive 2013
Fixed code formatting
Dec
14
comment How to print ticks and backticks in mathmode
Welcome to TeX.SX! What do you mean by “backtick”?
Dec
14
answered Tikz example not compiling