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I am a college student attending Harvey Mudd college (class of 2015), getting a degree in computer science and mathematics; I've been interested in both since well before I can remember. My current interests include these, along with rationality, Harry Potter, some computer games, certain sci-fi (but not horror; I can't understand why the American SyFy channel think they belong together), etc.

I started on the Stack Exchange network with Stack Overflow's public release. Since then I've been fairly active on a variety of the sites, mostly Super User.


Sep
17
accepted Equivalent to TeXLive's --restricted-shell-escape for MiKTeX?
Feb
17
comment Equivalent to TeXLive's --restricted-shell-escape for MiKTeX?
I could always edit my local copy of the package to change the 1 into a 2 (or better yet, find a way to check if pygmentize is specifically available). That still leaves the problem of making it available. Now that I realize that \write18 is the method of accessing external commands, I can check its documentation and see if I find something.
Feb
13
asked Equivalent to TeXLive's --restricted-shell-escape for MiKTeX?
Feb
13
comment How to customize the default xelatex command in TexShop for OSX
I understand that; I was wondering if I could tell XeLaTeX to only allow a partial shell escape (and perhaps I'd have to modify minted if its check would be incompatible). Something like -shell-escape=pygmentize. I can't find anything about -shell-escape in the documentation of MikTex. Actually, I'm promoting this to a full question, as it's not particularly relevant here..
Feb
13
comment How to customize the default xelatex command in TexShop for OSX
Do you know if there's any way to tell TeX that the pygmentize command is safe to run, but not any of the others? Even that has security risks if somebody finds an arbitrary-code bug in pygmentize, but is still safer than "any command you want, including :(){ :|: & };: or rm -rf /*".
Jan
27
awarded  Yearling
Sep
19
comment Physymb not working with fontspec unless a different font is loaded not via fontspec
Why should you always load font packages before fontspec? Do the font packages otherwise break things in fontspec subtly, and fontspec knows how to handle it if it's loaded later, or is there a different reason? Even if it's that, can you expand on that point?
Sep
19
awarded  Scholar
Sep
19
comment Physymb not working with fontspec unless a different font is loaded not via fontspec
I think for this I will go for the no-math option, but I'll keep the rest in mind if it's needed.
Sep
19
accepted Physymb not working with fontspec unless a different font is loaded not via fontspec
Sep
17
comment Physymb not working with fontspec unless a different font is loaded not via fontspec
Thanks! I'll try that within a few hours. You should put that in an answer so I can accept it if it works.
Sep
16
asked Physymb not working with fontspec unless a different font is loaded not via fontspec
Sep
11
awarded  Commentator
Sep
11
comment Entire document typed in monospace font
It's still not allowing me to change the font; are you sure the \usepackage{lmodern} is doing anything on your setup? If I can't get it to work, reverse engineering memoir's ms mode seems like the best option, but I would prefer not to do that because I almost certainly don't understand LaTeX internals enough.
Sep
11
comment Entire document typed in monospace font
After further experimentation, the ms option of memoir seems like it would be perfect, except that it does not seem to render in any font other than Computer Modern Typewriter no matter what I try. I have not been able to find other people complaining about this issue or saying that it does not exist. If nothing else turns up, I will probably see if I can reverse engineer what they do in memoir.
Sep
11
comment Entire document typed in monospace font
In both PDFLaTeX and XeLaTeX, memoir seems to resist all attempts to change the font. I'll see if it provides its own functionality for doing so, but I doubt I'll have much success. If I need some sort of magic configuration options to make memoir allow me to change the font, could you please put them in your answer?
Sep
11
comment Entire document typed in monospace font
The problem appears to be with fontspec;it works fine when that package is not included (but only in Computer Modern, of course); as CM is not an option due to lack of bold support in CMTT, I'll try it with PDFLaTeX
Sep
10
comment Entire document typed in monospace font
Memoir doesn't seem to be playing nicely with xelatex or fontspec; I keep getting errors mentioning "cmtt" insteald of "lmtt", and the document is in a proportional font. I'm going to investigate further.
Sep
10
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
9
comment Entire document typed in monospace font
I will look into the Memoir package, though (I meant to put this in the first comment, but by the time I realized I hadn't, five minutes had passed.)