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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 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.
Sep
10
comment What is the purpose of \crcr in an \halign preamble?
@morbusg I think you nailed it.
Sep
10
revised \overbrace with square bracket
Typo in title
Sep
10
comment Displaying the 64 hexagrams of the Yi Jing (using Unicode range 4DC0 up 4DFF)
@JWainer I added the requested trigrams; it's difficult to understand why we need two different names pointing to the same font, but the documentation of xeCJK is only in Chinese. I guess it has to do with how the package decides something is CJK or not.
Sep
10
revised Displaying the 64 hexagrams of the Yi Jing (using Unicode range 4DC0 up 4DFF)
Added support for trigrams and fixed code for xeCJK
Sep
10
comment Font scaling in mixed-font writing
@Calaf You need to update your TeX distribution, then.
Sep
9
answered Font scaling in mixed-font writing
Sep
9
comment typing with latex
There's also a4papter and you should have seen the relative message on the terminal. ;-)
Sep
9
comment Removing Type 3 fonts
Can you show a minimal document that ends up with Type3 fonts?
Sep
9
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Using lower-case roman numerals in enumerate lists
Sep
9
comment Displaying the 64 hexagrams of the Yi Jing (using Unicode range 4DC0 up 4DFF)
@JWainer Use \newCJKfontfamily instead of \newfontface (move the line after \usepackage{xeCJK}. I don't think you should load CJK and pinyin that aren't thought for XeLaTeX.