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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.)


Sep
10
comment Incorrect placement of quotation marks
The second part of the comment is independent from the first, about the problems of listings with XeTeX, that remain as you saw.
Sep
10
comment Font scaling in mixed-font writing
@Calaf So you can use the final version. ;-) The main problem is that expl3 is work in progress and, in particular, fixed point computations have been revamped in the meantime.
Sep
10
revised PSTricks figure way too big; normal scaling seems not to work
Typos
Sep
10
comment Incorrect placement of quotation marks
I'm afraid listings has problems with Unicode input as interpreted by XeTeX. For the \defaultfontfeatures problem, just define the mono font before issuing that declaration. Don't load xltxtra, but fontspec; the recommendation for the former package has long been obsolete.
Sep
10
revised Font scaling in mixed-font writing
LaTeX3 version
Sep
10
revised Font scaling in mixed-font writing
Added version with fp instead of l3fp
Sep
10
comment Font scaling in mixed-font writing
@Calaf There should be other ways to define \compute; I'll try with other packages. But an upgrade to MacTeX 2013 is recommended anyway.
Sep
10
awarded  Revival
Sep
10
revised Two Columns whose content is positioned relative to each other
edited tags
Sep
10
comment Packages multirow and columncolor give ugly stripes
For the wrong centering, remove the braces { before and after \scriptsize and also the }} before \end{center}.
Sep
10
comment Footer for fancy report format
@RızaBayoğlu Exchanged positions and supplied a command for setting the chapter's date. For enlarging the font size of the date, just add, for instance, a \large command: \fancyfoot[L]{\large\THEchapterdate}
Sep
10
revised Footer for fancy report format
Page numbers to the right; variable \chapterdate
Sep
10
answered No space between vertical rule and image
Sep
10
comment No space between vertical rule and image
I'd add a % also after \hspace{0.6\paperwidth}
Sep
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Box/Table surrounded by a pattern/symbols?
Sep
10
revised Footer for fancy report format
Page number on the left
Sep
10
comment Footer for fancy report format
@RızaBayoğlu You can add back fncychap if you really want to; this won't affect the placement of the date in the chapter starting pages. I'll add code for having the page number at the bottom left; but a more sensible placement would be "page number at bottom right, date at bottom left".
Sep
10
answered How to create new font encoding in LaTeX?
Sep
10
answered Footer for fancy report format
Sep
10
comment Where can I report this Calc2LaTeX error?
I don't think this is on topic.