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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.)


Oct
14
answered parbox vertical alignment
Oct
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
13
comment Biber: Cannot decode string with wide characters (encode.pm)
Welcome to TeX.SX! Check for stray characters that might have sneaked in
Oct
13
comment parbox vertical alignment
Do you want to align black boxes or other objects?
Oct
13
answered Text misplacement with certains combinations of \mathring and \overline
Oct
13
comment Text misplacement with certains combinations of \mathring and \overline
I think it's the well known bug in amsmath with nested math accents. See tex.stackexchange.com/questions/30327/…
Oct
13
comment Color all vowels differently in a LaTeX document
@A.Ellett I need to get the text before starting to change the colors.
Oct
13
answered Color all vowels differently in a LaTeX document
Oct
13
comment Color all vowels differently in a LaTeX document
How big is this piece of text? Can you be more precise about your need?
Oct
13
comment Internationalization of output in package skak
Could you please make an example of skak input to play with?
Oct
13
answered Printing the first N terms from a telescoping series
Oct
13
answered Bold monospace font extra-large
Oct
13
comment XeTeX font spacing awfulness
@user38215 There is no need to download Lato, it's already in TeX Live 2013.
Oct
13
comment XeTeX font spacing awfulness
What TeX distribution are you using? TeX Live (MacTeX) prior to the 2013 release disallowed using .ttc system fonts with LuaLaTeX. I can't confirm the bad appearance of the XeLaTeX version as I don't have Chrome.
Oct
13
revised Question marks instead of citation
Fixed position of \keywords
Oct
13
reviewed Close IEEE case: 2 authors, 1+1 Affiliations
Oct
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it possible to parse a date string in LaTeX to convert it to a different date format?
Oct
13
comment How to make color from the table Ruffini - Horner Algoritms?
No problem! It happens! You got your code right almost instantaneously and the vote for closing is not a judgment on you, but only to the fact that this question will not be helpful to future readers. Keep on asking (and answering)!
Oct
13
answered Formating verbatim (not using listing package)
Oct
13
awarded  Enlightened