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I'm an active developer for LaTeX, most notably with the package siunitx for formatting numbers and units. In my day job I work as a chemist, and so you'll see I write a number of chemistry-related LaTeX packages. I'm also a member of the LaTeX3 Project, working on improving LaTeX with the eventual aim of producing LaTeX3. To keep people up to date with my TeX work and anything else TeX-related I see, I have a blog on TeX matters. I'm also keen on helping other TeX users, and so I try to watch the various places that people go for help. I'm also on the committee of the UK TeX Users' Group. So I pop up all over the TeX world!

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comment Non-English letter input/output problem
I'm minded to close as a dupe of tex.stackexchange.com/questions/21736/…: this covers the key point here
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comment Non-English letter input/output problem
@postit Ah! You shouldn't be loading inputenc with XeTeX: I guess you've worked that out.
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comment Non-English letter input/output problem
@postit Ah! You shouldn't be loading inputenc with XeTeX: I guess you've worked that out.
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comment Non-English letter input/output problem
@postit What editor do you use to save your file? Some of them allow choice of encoding 'on the fly'.
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comment Non-English letter input/output problem
@postit OK, as David says that suggests an incorrect encoding or similar. Can you make the 'raw' file available using a file sharing system such as DropBox so we can take a look?
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comment Non-English letter input/output problem
The inputenc approach covers only a number of chars that have been set up: it can't easily do every UTF-8 char. Which ones are giving you problems (Ö for example should be fine).
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comment problem installing texlive 2014 on ubuntu
OK, how are you determining the TeX Live version: I presume something like pdftex --version? What does which pdftex give? Did you add the 'vanilla' TeX Live to your path?
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comment problem installing texlive 2014 on ubuntu
You are going to need to give us more details. For example, are we talking about the version of TeX Live from the Ubuntu Package Manager or one downloaded from TUG? If the latter, exactly what did you download, ...
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comment Creating performance profiles
I think we will need some idea of the nature of the raw input here. As you say, the way the example plot appears seems just to use a list of value pairs, for which plotting is pretty trivial.
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comment LaTeX: Quirks of mathmode?
Related (although perhaps doesn't directly answer the question): tex.stackexchange.com/questions/119248/…
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comment How to add et all to references?
The format for printing author names depends on the BibTeX style (.bst file) in use. Can you edit in a minimal document showing the style you use?
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comment xmakefirstuc combined with MakeTextLowercase
@egreg I think the point being made in the edit is that people might expect a 'functional' outcome (lowercase-of-uppercase-of-'f'), which as the TeX experts know is not what you get :-)
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revised xmakefirstuc combined with MakeTextLowercase
Nicola has answered so ref that
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comment Package won't get loaded
@MickG 'Your' one (inside ~ = home folder for your user).
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revised Can I attach a \footnote to a \sidepar
appended answer 197009 as supplemental
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answered xmakefirstuc combined with MakeTextLowercase
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comment Package won't get loaded
@MickG Depending on your system, you may not have ~/Library/texmf 'out of the box': just make the folder.
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comment Package won't get loaded
Perhaps worth adding a note to explain why it will be found in the local tree but not the main one (at least without hashing).
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comment Latex error after ubuntu 14.04 update
The thing here is that with a 'managed' TeX Live install the problem is more one at the Ubuntu end than the TeX one ('normal' TeX tools don't apply). I'd use the Ubuntu package manager to remove anything with 'TeX Live' in the name, as suggested by @daleif, then re-install.
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comment Meaning of “Diagrams should be prepared in .ps (postscript) or .eps format”
We can answer the technical part (e.g. 'How do I make EPS/PDF files for individual TikZ graphics?"), but the 'policy' part is up to the journal in question.