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Apr
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comment General text/string manipulation from within LaTeX
@ChristianHupfer Your previous comment: Why l3regex is not meant for whole documents.
Apr
13
comment General text/string manipulation from within LaTeX
@ChristianHupfer Could you please explain ?
Apr
13
accepted Numbered reference writing style: Breakable space or not?
Apr
13
comment Set notation: \colon vs :
Thanks for all the info (@Manuel nice/elegant idea, thanks!). Weird how I missed the duplicate question, usually I try not to post question that already have an answer.
Apr
13
comment Nonbreakable space for bibliography
@egreg Glad to hear that a highly experienced tex.SX user agrees. So you would also code such a bibitem´ without the ~` ?
Apr
11
asked Set notation: \colon vs :
Apr
11
asked Numbered reference writing style: Breakable space or not?
Apr
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asked Nonbreakable space for bibliography
Apr
11
comment General text/string manipulation from within LaTeX
+1, because, this is a good answer, enticing me to use LuaTex. But I'm not going to accept it yet, as I haven't yet been able to make the move to LuaTex (which will be a big move, as I already have my system setup just the way I want; so I hope you take no offense if I wait a bit around to see if also an l3regex answer comes up).
Apr
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Apr
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Apr
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comment General text/string manipulation from within LaTeX
@Mico Both requir login credentials. Can you please provide easy accesible links ?
Apr
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comment General text/string manipulation from within LaTeX
@DavidCarlisle Apart from the fact that I might be "misusing" l3regex for something it has been not designed, Is there a reason why it won't work ? Perhaps its too slow for long documents ?
Apr
8
comment General text/string manipulation from within LaTeX
@StevenB.Segletes Kind of, but imagine if I had to do that for 100 document or if the replacing is of a much more complicated nature that would usually, by hand require a lot of fiddling for a single instance of replacement. The l3regex package mentioned above seems to be exactly what I want, wouldn't you agree ?
Apr
8
comment General text/string manipulation from within LaTeX
@StevenB.Segletes no, assume there are hundreds of ":" already spread throughout my document and I want to replace these with a single stroke.
Apr
8
comment General text/string manipulation from within LaTeX
@StevenB.Segletes On instance: Replace all : with \colon. But the idea is for the language to be sufficiently powerful so that I keep my options open for the future and do not have to adopt a different solution, if some more complicated scenario of text replacement occurs.
Apr
8
comment General text/string manipulation from within LaTeX
@ChristianHupfer That certainly sounds interesting, I'll look into it!
Apr
8
comment General text/string manipulation from within LaTeX
@Bernard The idea is to code one long chunk of code that I put in each of my documents that solves a whole bunch of problems. If I use regexp from the editor I assume I have to do a lot of clicking for each document to copy my script in it.
Apr
8
comment preprocessing of LaTeX document before compiling in LyX
@scottkosty Thanks, this is great help. Would it be possible to expand one approach slightly in form of an answer (assuming my script flle is called "manip") ? Am I right that the second approach is the faster one ?
Apr
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asked General text/string manipulation from within LaTeX