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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
18
awarded  Revival
Aug
18
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
17
answered How can I remove outer brackets without expanding content?
Aug
17
revised Old style numeral labels and body text
Removed spurious blank lines
Aug
17
answered marginnote vertical alignment
Aug
17
answered Why is the final column of this table running off the page?
Aug
17
answered Hyphenate term with numbers and white space within acronyms
Aug
17
comment \includegraphicx dynamic filename from \usekomavar
Please, make clearer what's the code producing the error.
Aug
17
awarded  Revival
Aug
16
comment \itemize vs. \begin{itemize} not behaving as expected
@A.Ellett \unexpanded\expandafter{\cs} will expand \cs once and protect the resulting token list against expansion.
Aug
16
comment \itemize vs. \begin{itemize} not behaving as expected
@A.Ellett No; macros like \textbf in #1 would make this bomb out. There's no risk with \exp_not:o, because after one expansion the resulting token list is protected by \unexpanded.
Aug
16
comment \itemize vs. \begin{itemize} not behaving as expected
@A.Ellett The main problem is that \aeBeginItemize doesn't fully expand #1 at call time: once the definition is made, it's unimportant whether a macro was defined with \def or \edef.
Aug
16
answered \itemize vs. \begin{itemize} not behaving as expected
Aug
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
16
comment \includegraphicx dynamic filename from \usekomavar
I don't get any error.
Aug
16
answered How to use fakeslant as slanted but not italic font with fontspec?
Aug
16
comment tex using the wrong macro
@contr.error Theoretically, a .web file is platform independent; change files are not for fixing bugs in the .web source, but for adding platform dependent support.
Aug
16
answered tex using the wrong macro
Aug
16
awarded  Necromancer