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I am a student of computer science and mathematics at the Humboldt University of Berlin.


Dec
11
comment Are there good books retracing the history of (La)TeX?
Yeah, one of the articles in Literate Programming is that log printed out.
Dec
11
comment Are there good books retracing the history of (La)TeX?
look in the Knuth folder.
Dec
11
answered Are there good books retracing the history of (La)TeX?
Dec
11
accepted How to mention the bitwise or operator in CWEB?
Dec
11
answered How to mention the bitwise or operator in CWEB?
Nov
19
comment How to mention the bitwise or operator in CWEB?
@Werner Other forms of input would be acceptable. My workaround right now is to look at the CWEAVE output for the same input but with & substituted for |, then I replace all occurrences of \AND with \OR and finally I put the generated code into the source, circumventing CWEAVE.
Nov
18
comment How to mention the bitwise or operator in CWEB?
I'm sorry. It seems that I do not understand your question.
Nov
18
comment How to mention the bitwise or operator in CWEB?
@Werner @f something TeX with \let\something=\OR won't work because something will be treated as an identifier and thus subject to different spacing than the bitwise-or operator.
Nov
18
comment How to mention the bitwise or operator in CWEB?
@Werner CWEAVE uses the macro \OR which is defined as \let\OR=\mid so the author can change the appearance of the bitwise-or. If I were to use the approach you describe, I would rather use this macro. Still, I hope there are better solutions.
Nov
18
asked How to mention the bitwise or operator in CWEB?
Oct
22
accepted Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty
Oct
22
comment Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty
@MarcelKorpel ngerman.sty makes " active so you can type "a"o"s instead. Additionally, german.sty provides some special macros for the rather weird hyphenation rules of the old orthography, where backen is hypenated as bak-ken and Schiffahrt as Schiff-fahrt. They also provide macros that create make-shift German quote characters „“ by lowering the English ” character. Very much needed for typesetting with the computer modern fonts.
Oct
21
comment Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty
@MarcelKorpel Thank you, I use a German layout so this is not needed. I prefer to use the computer modern fonts though, so maybe I have to use some trickery with latin modern to get them to run with Unicode input.
Oct
21
comment Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty
Thank you for your effort.
Oct
21
comment Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty
@MarcelKorpel That's interesting.
Oct
21
comment Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty
Given that I would like to use XeTeX, is this also the way to proceed, but with XeTeX substituted for pdftex?
Oct
21
comment Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty
@egreg Is there such a format that is otherwise like plain.fmt in TeXlive?
Oct
21
comment Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty
@MarcelKorpel ngerman.sty provides some macros that make typesetting German easier, notably it makes " active so you can typeset umlauts with "a instead of \\"a. The documentation for ngerman.sty explicitly states that it can be used this way in plain TeX.
Oct
21
asked Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty
Aug
6
accepted How to make ~ work for en-dashes?