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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
10
answered Line spacing with inline formula including fraction
Apr
10
revised \if(username == foo) … \else .. \fi?
Pointed out the need for -shell-escape
Apr
10
comment \if(username == foo) … \else .. \fi?
@MartinMächler No, this needs --shell-escape as well
Apr
10
comment Centering captions under figures
Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}.
Apr
10
comment How can I typeset with LaTeXDB using XeLaTeX?
And the question is?
Apr
10
answered biblatex: change name of author according to language?
Apr
10
answered \if(username == foo) … \else .. \fi?
Apr
10
comment What is the font family name for Cabin?
@user15662 Are you using a Bash shell? That seems to point to a different shell.
Apr
10
comment Text within ExplSyntaxOn/Off
Method 2 is basically what I used for kantlipsum; perhaps \char_set_catcode_space:n {`\ } is better as it avoids the need of % to end the line.
Apr
10
comment \if(username == foo) … \else .. \fi?
@JosephWright The support of "pipe" inputs in XeTeX has been announced for the next version (currently under testing) by Khaled Hosny.
Apr
10
comment how can we write in Greek with computer modern font
@giannis Without precise information about your operating system and TeX distribution, it's difficult to say more.
Apr
10
comment What is the font family name for Cabin?
@user15662 The procedure with the terminal should work on Red Hat.
Apr
9
comment Why use a package to typeset units?
@SvendTveskæg I forgot the dots: \SI{10}{kg.m.s^{-2}} or, for the fraction form, \SI{10}{kg.m/s^{2}}.
Apr
9
comment Why use a package to typeset units?
You can write \SI{10}{kg m s^{-2}}, which guarantees that the unit will be typeset in the correct way: the right space (or multiplication symbol if you so decide) between the various parts, no line break between them, the right glyph shape (upright even if the context is italics) and so on.
Apr
9
comment Why the \expandafter\@firstoftwo idiom?
By writing \ifnum#1=\z@ you avoid the need of \relax, making the macro \IfZero completely expandable. A minor point is that \else is not left in the input stream in case the conditional is false.
Apr
9
answered Aquamacs compiling shortcut
Apr
9
awarded  Revival
Apr
9
comment how can we write in Greek with computer modern font
@giannis Are you sure you saved your document as UTF-8?
Apr
9
answered Cyrillic symbols with Charter font
Apr
9
reviewed Close Rotating sidewaystable