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comment How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor?
It would help to say which editor you use. In e.g. TeXworks you can set a search path independent of the system, so I have each TL release there in order, and when I want to alter which is in use I just reorder the entries in the path.
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comment How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor?
@Mark As a 'core' dev., not only do I have TL2009-2016 (inclusive) on my Mac but also Windows TL14/15/16, MiKTeX 2.9 and Ubuntu LTS with TL09 :-) What exactly you need available depends on your normal work!
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comment Parse macro arguments char by char and for loop through these chars
Yes. What have you done so far? Do we need to do this as a string (all catcode-12) or on tokenized basis (retaining braces, etc.)? How should spaces be treated?
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comment Setting up BasicTex (Homebrew)
Do yourself a favour and install BasicTeX or MacTeX 'directly' (no Homebrew involvement).
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comment Getting superscript citations in RSC Chem bibliography format
No, that's rather my point: \supercite is for hard-coded superscripts, \cite is for inline citations, \autocite is a 'might do different things' command which can have semantics depending on the style.
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comment Getting superscript citations in RSC Chem bibliography format
Indeed: the semantics of \cite with biblatex are quite clear: it's an inline citation. So either \supercite or \autocite (if set up as \supercite) are correct here.
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comment luatex85: New definition of \pdfcreationdate is problematic
Tricky one: Hans has this down as \def not \edef in the manual, so presumably we can't rely on expandability (as you note, in general that may not be the case for \pdffeedback).
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comment Available commands for including LaTeX version information in document
@user2943160 The TeX format itself has never had such 'version' commands whilst LaTeX is also quite old and again predates the stability of such banner strings for extracting the engine details. One can happily query \fmtname and \fmtversion for plain/LaTeX but I'm unclear from the question exactly what it is you want to know the data for (the engine, the system or the format).
Apr
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comment Which typesetting system should a beginner use?
@ChristianHupfer LaTeX3 isn't available: you likely mean expl3, the programming layer.
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comment TeXworks on Mac with bib-file?
pdflatex+makeindex+bibtex is a script of sorts (actually a built-in binary) in MiKTeX, a Windows-only TeX distribution. On the Mac you could consider other scripts such as latexmk (which you'd have to add to TeXworks yourself) or you could just do things by hand: run BibTeX/MakeIndex when you need them.
Apr
25
comment problem with natbib
What does the .blg file say?
Apr
24
comment XeTeX hangs on article documentclass, while LaTeX-Mk with XeLaTeX works perfectly
Essentially the same issue as tex.stackexchange.com/questions/41031/…: you are trying to use plain XeTeX for a XeLaTeX document.
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comment kpsewhich returns blank line
Any settings for the environmental variable TEXMFHOME also apply and do not show up in the dialog.
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comment Is it possible to translate the 'and' separator in references using BibTeX?
'No': the plain style has and as a literal hard-coded.