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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
9
comment Displaying the 64 hexagrams of the Yi Jing (using Unicode range 4DC0 up 4DFF)
@JWainer HTML doesn't work in comments. You asked about those glyphs. Please, explain better in your question what are hexagrams.
Sep
9
reviewed Leave Open Typing Following notation in Latex
Sep
9
comment \hat and \bar compatibility issue EDIT: It's a bug, workaround provided
I believe this is a bug in the accent implementation of amsmath. :-( Some macros that are set globally disrupt the working of the inner accent. This can be seen by trying \hvar{\text{$\gbp$}} which produces the dreaded undefined control sequence error about \macc@kerna. See also tex.stackexchange.com/questions/30327/…
Sep
9
comment Right aligning pagenumbers in index with imakeindex
Use \hfill and not \hfil
Sep
9
comment Using unicode-math makes an equation ugly
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a problem due to an outdated version of the software
Sep
9
comment \newcommand in class - undefined control sequence
Sorry, but the class is badly written.
Sep
9
revised \newcommand in class - undefined control sequence
Fixed wrong line indentation
Sep
9
comment Why is it discouraged to use starred sectioning commands?
@AlanMunn With titlesec, perhaps.
Sep
9
comment Scanning l3key with document catcodes?
@HenryDeYoung Done; if you don't trust me, try adding \tl_show_analysis:N \l_mymodule_decoration_tl between \l_keys_key_tl and the closing brace. It requires \usepackage{l3tl-analysis}.
Sep
9
revised Scanning l3key with document catcodes?
Added comment about \tl_set_rescan:NnV
Sep
9
revised How to number slides with an increasing number of digits of pi?
Different implementation
Sep
9
answered Subcaption Package Error
Sep
9
comment \newcommand in class - undefined control sequence
Please, add the code to your question, where it can be properly formatted as the original.
Sep
9
answered Displaying the 64 hexagrams of the Yi Jing (using Unicode range 4DC0 up 4DFF)
Sep
9
comment \newcommand in class - undefined control sequence
Please, report the whole error message that you find in the log file
Sep
9
comment Displaying the 64 hexagrams of the Yi Jing (using Unicode range 4DC0 up 4DFF)
Welcome to TeX.SX! The ucs and inputenc packages must not be used with XeLaTeX (and also ae and aecompl, which should never be used). I'm very dubious also towards CJKutf8.
Sep
9
revised Displaying the 64 hexagrams of the Yi Jing (using Unicode range 4DC0 up 4DFF)
Fixed code markup and grammar; removed html
Sep
9
comment Indent first paragraph of letters
Possibly also \setlength{\parskip}{0pt plus 0.1pt}: using indentation and a paragraph skip is bad style.
Sep
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
9
comment Equation number with an apostrophe
@TRiG “The quiet man” is one of John Ford's many masterpieces.