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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


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awarded  Necromancer
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revised High precision \includegraphics for LaTeX
Code updated
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awarded  Guru
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comment Syntax Coloring in LaTeX
@soandos Link fixed
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revised Syntax Coloring in LaTeX
Fix link
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comment Compile error when using package fontspec
That's not the actual issue here as far as I can see: I can run your example just fine with an up-to-date TeX system.
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comment Compile error when using package fontspec
We are going to need some log data here. Can you add \listfiles to your input and copy the resulting *file list* from the log into the question? Aside: you should not be using inputenc with a Unicode engine (XeTeX/LuaTeX).
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comment What companies provide translation services for LaTeX (XeLaTeX UTF-8) documents?
I don't see the TeX link here. Translators aren't going to work on your TeX source, they are going to translate your text in some form usable by them.
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comment Missing \begin{document} in dantelogo.sty? Viccuad-CV
Could you try running the update wizard? You've got an older version of fontspec and I suspect some syntax changes there are responsible.
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comment Text with spaces in units using siunitx
@darthbith On the line breaking, it's a technical limitation of the way I've implemented the list/range stuff. I have a plan for v3, but in any case it doesn't affect the 'usual' cases. mode=text does indeed (broadly) put everything inside \text.
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comment How to force a math font regardless of any other factors?
Welcome to TeX-sx! \text is meant for producing text mode material, not math mode text. Are you looking for \mathrm?
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comment Text with spaces in units using siunitx
@darthbith In general the input in the document body should work irrespective of math/text mode selection. That's why for example for anything that requires math mode I recommend using \ensuremath. The trick is to 'protect' as little input as possible (it can affect font choice): here, there's no reason 'litre' or 'soln' to be forced into text mode, so I'd prefer a solution which avoids using \text.
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comment What is your experience switching from TeXShop to Sublime Text?
Or you could ask in the chat room!
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revised Text with spaces in units using siunitx
\litre is redefinable
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answered Text with spaces in units using siunitx
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comment I can't use PDFlatex using apple mac!
@MichaelHemming It should be a link. For example, ls -l /usr gives me lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 63 6 Jun 2014 texbin -> /Library/TeX/Distributions/.DefaultTeX/Contents/Programs/texbin
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comment I can't use PDFlatex using apple mac!
@MaxNoe No you shouldn't: MacTeX uses /usr/texbin for a single location and points to /usr/local/texlive/<year>. Anything in /opt is not standard MacTeX.
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comment I can't use PDFlatex using apple mac!
Welcome to TeX-sx! Did you try the 'fix MacTeX' utility from the MacTeX site?
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comment What are the incompatibilities of pdftex, xetex and luatex?
New example is almost certainly a bug in LuaTeX: report it. There are lots of things in LuaTeX that are complete rewrites from TeX90, and it's not surprising that not all of them are not currently 100% correct.
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comment TeX — Non-italicized varepsilon
@W4cc0 I think you slightly miss my point. The Computer Modern math mode Greek letters are 'wrong' for typesetting the Greek language: they are just for typesetting maths. So the correct answer here varies depending on your requirements.