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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!

For the avoidance of doubt, any code of mine that I publish on http://tex.stackexchange.com/ I hereby place in the public domain to the extent governable by law. Explicitly, I place it under the CC0


3h
comment Including references without bibtex
The reason that BibTeX is used here is that it's a dedicated tool focussed on extracting information from the .bib file and sorting the results. TeX isn't the best language for doing that, so while it is possible, to date no one has to my knowledge tried to implement all of BibTeX directly in TeX.
4h
comment ConTeXt system font search path
I'm currently using my Windows system (TL2014) which reports C:/Windows/fonts// from kpsewhich --var-value=OSFONTDIR, which would be 'right', so I'd be cautious and check the value before making any changes.
4h
answered ConTeXt system font search path
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comment ConTeXt system font search path
Welcome to TeX-sx. Font searching by LuaTeX in this regard is format-neutral: the search path is an engine thing. I've altered the tags to reflect that.
5h
revised ConTeXt system font search path
edited tags
5h
comment If f is the name of a math function, should it not be set upright?
Whilst this is an interesting question, it's very much tangential to the scope of the site. At a technical level it is easy to create upright letters in math mode (contrast say \pi, where more technical effort is required).
5h
comment Repeating part of document on every page
As it stands, this question doesn't really have enough detail of what you've tried to be considered clear. Any answers will be speculation at best. I've refunded the bounty and closed. Please edit the question then flag it and I will reopen. Any edit should include key details which seem to be spread about in comments on the existing attempts to answer.
19h
comment Bash lstlistings treats “$#” as a comment
@DavidCarlisle I don't think it's perfect (as noted, it ends up as a keyword not a variable, which is why it's a comment not an answer).
20h
comment Bash lstlistings treats “$#” as a comment
Not sure if it's quite what you want, but \lstset{language = bash, otherkeywords = $\#} will make $# a keyword and so not start a comment.
23h
reviewed Reviewed Package(s) for traffic signs
23h
comment Package(s) for traffic signs
Welcome to TeX-sx. As it stands, this is rather a difficult question to tackle. There are lots of sources of symbols, but I'd image that they'd just be images that you could include using \includegraphics. Finding an appropriate set of images wouldn't really be on-topic, and including them would be pretty easy. Is there more to it than that? (BTW, road signs are also likely to be country-dependent, so it might be useful to say where you are in the world.)
23h
reviewed Reviewed epstopdf error in lyx
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comment epstopdf error in lyx
Welcome to TeX-sx. We will need to see an example file here: as you are using LyX, what we ideally want is the exported LaTeX. The most usual cause of errors of this type is using the file extension in the name of the graphic, but that may not be it. Do you actually get the converted PDF files created?
23h
reviewed Close siunitx package is not recognised, eventhough I have installed texlive-science on Ubuntu 14.04
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comment How to cite a group of papers with the same citing number?
@Resanrom Just a question of changing the appropriate \bibliography and \cite lines: there is nothing special about the .bib file here.
1d
comment \bibliography only shows references from the template
Have you run LaTeX/BibTeX/LaTeX/LaTeX?
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comment How to open a plain TeX document in BaKoMaTeX (TeXword)
@user52124 As I've already said, BaKoMa is explicitly a LaTeX-focussed system, and as it's more than just a text editor it's very hard to imagine it will work with plain. However, you'll find very few people here with experience with BaKoMa, and may well be best asking the technical support for what is a commercial application.
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revised How to open a plain TeX document in BaKoMaTeX (TeXword)
Tidy up capitalisation
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comment How to open a plain TeX document in BaKoMaTeX (TeXword)
BaKoMaTeX is a LaTeX editor, not a general TeX one. I'm not sure you can edit plain TeX files in BaKoMa, given the fact it's aiming at something more than just being a text editor with dedicated TeX features.
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revised \cite{} autocompletion in VIM in non tex file
Mark up code