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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.)


Jun
16
comment tabularx \hline introduces blank line above
Remove the \, in the first cell.
Jun
16
comment tikz alignment for multi-line text within font commands
@Jake I didn't even look at the manual. ;-) But the present status is "560 tikz-pgf × 98", a bit far from the gold badge. ;-)
Jun
16
answered Structure, Tuple or Dict for the foreach-loop in Tikz
Jun
16
answered tikz alignment for multi-line text within font commands
Jun
16
comment How to modify the headers of this book to lower case?
@AméricoTavares Just use \normalfont instead of \itshape.
Jun
16
comment How can I cite a chapter in the same article or book
@LudovicC. This is the method; but it's preferred to use a descriptive name for the label, rather than hardcoding a number which may change during document preparation.
Jun
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on A collection of LaTeX equations?
Jun
16
comment hyphenation next to a parenthesis
@LoverofStructure People using \makeatletter on their own initiative should know what they're doing. In particular that \nobreak should be issued when it's possible to know what mode it will appear in.
Jun
16
answered english number and ltr direction in xetex
Jun
16
comment english number and ltr direction in xetex
I don't know if this is what you mean, but \text keeps the main writing direction, which is right-to-left in your case; does \text{\LR{for $n,k>0$.} help? Also add \DefaultMathsDigits before \begin{document} if you want digits in math to be the Western ones.
Jun
16
comment english number and ltr direction in xetex
Can you give a minimal working example (MWE)?
Jun
16
comment \penalty-10000 or \linebreak?
@LoverofStructure Would you give the wine bottle to a thirsty infant? ;-)
Jun
16
comment \penalty-10000 or \linebreak?
@LoverofStructure It's not an exaggeration. A dark glass bottle containing wine and one containing water look pretty similar; I'd say they're much different when their contents is what we're discussing.
Jun
16
comment How to use a local variable inside a macro in expl3
@BrunoLeFloch Thanks for the edit.
Jun
16
answered How to use a local variable inside a macro in expl3
Jun
16
comment Latex, place page number in specific custom position
Welcome to TeX.SX! Your post was migrated here from Stack Overflow. Please register on this site, too, and make sure that both accounts are associated with each other (by using the same OpenID), otherwise you won't be able to comment on or accept answers or edit your question. The problem is certainly solvable, but more information about your setup is needed. Can you add the part of your preamble that deals with setting page format parameters?
Jun
16
comment Sorting bib entries in amsrefs
Welcome to TeX.SX! 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}. If you have time, you can consult our TeX.SX starter guide to familiarize with the format.
Jun
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on xepersian, xetex can't find fonts
Jun
16
answered \penalty-10000 or \linebreak?
Jun
15
comment What preamble does math.stackexchange.com use?
Math.SE uses MathJax which is not (La)TeX, although it uses mostly LaTeX syntax. There is no preamble nor any TeX processing of the input.