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A Canadian geek, finishing off a chemistry degree. I typically hang around TeX.SX as I like the community and learn things by reading the questions. I'm also active on RPG.SX and History.SX.


Mar
26
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
25
comment How do I print a beta in TeX Gyre Termes text mode?
Probably not; I'll just leave it italic. I must say, the pain at using upright greek is really annoying, and probably the one place that TeX really gets its rear handed to it by Word.
Mar
25
comment How do I print a beta in TeX Gyre Termes text mode?
How would I get access to the other betas in Terms? Is that possible?
Mar
25
comment What is the recommended font to use for a statistical table in an academic journal?
@tohecz I believe sans-serif is normally used since you don't need your eye to flow over the text (The advantage of serifs) and a good sans-serif is more legible (Why it is used on highway signs: I can look up my citation for that data if you need)
Mar
25
asked How do I print a beta in TeX Gyre Termes text mode?
Mar
12
comment Placing the un-ligatured text in the OCR layer
Which is why documents & search algorithms should be adapted to deal with this automatically.
Mar
10
comment Placing the un-ligatured text in the OCR layer
I strongly disagree that we need to stop using ligatures: Once you start to notice them reading text without them becomes more and more painful.
Mar
7
comment Output viewers for use with LaTeX
We had issues in my lab with xpdf displaying some JPEG images at very low resolution for no apparent reason when Adobe displayed them just fine. Just a warning.
Mar
2
comment Sanitizing Text from Word Documents
Have you tried inputenc with the utf8 option set?
Feb
29
comment Can we get .pfb files from .ttf or .otf files?
@PatrickGundlach I thought PDFTeX's advantage was Microtype, and XeTeXs was able to use system fonts?
Feb
28
comment Can we get .pfb files from .ttf or .otf files?
@PatrickGundlach I've not used LuaTeX: I was warned away from it on the LaTeX IRC channel as not worth it if you weren't trying to use otf fonts, as it had some unfound bugs yet. Also it doesn't support all the features of Microtype that pdfTeX does, including margin protrusion as mentioned above.
Feb
28
comment Can we get .pfb files from .ttf or .otf files?
Huh, so the only advantage of XeTeX is otf fonts? Huh, I'll have to look up how to use them with my documents.
Feb
27
comment Can we get .pfb files from .ttf or .otf files?
Sorry, I thought PDFTeX only supported Type 1, not ttf?
Feb
27
comment Can we get .pfb files from .ttf or .otf files?
@MarkS.Everitt I thought it didn't have the ability to stick punctuation out into the margin yet? Or did the fix that?
Feb
27
comment Can we get .pfb files from .ttf or .otf files?
@MarkS.Everitt LuaLaTeX is still buggy, and neither support Microtype. Also neither are used by scientific journals.
Feb
27
comment Can we get .pfb files from .ttf or .otf files?
@MarkS.Everitt Anyone who wants to use PDFLaTeX instead of LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX with a font that isn't on CTAN would need to do this...
Feb
26
comment \takeargs{n} = take n arguments and print them, space separated?
So you want the TeX equivalent of the C command int array[3] = {0,1,2}; except taking functions instead of int, and with a command to print out the whole array?'
Feb
23
comment How to typeset gotos and labels using LaTeX pseudocode environments?
Doesn't listings have a layout tool for this? Some of the 'howto' examples are in psudocode, aren't they?
Feb
13
comment Applying an operation only to capitals
@user62152 Couldn't you set it up one for each deity? I mean, as long as you avoid the Hindu pantheon it shouldn't take you that long.
Feb
13
comment Applying an operation only to capitals
My eyes! They bleed!