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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.


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!
Feb
12
comment Why does my PDF render differently in Windows and Linux?
I suggest trying to compile it using a normal LaTeX install. Are you using PDFTeX? XeTeX? LuaTeX?
Feb
11
revised titlesec wiki excerpt
Added a long description.
Feb
11
revised titlesec wiki description
Added a long description.
Feb
11
suggested suggested edit on titlesec tag wiki excerpt
Feb
11
suggested suggested edit on titlesec tag wiki
Feb
7
comment Bi-directional editor for LaTeX
@yaa09d It seems bidirectional text is an area that emacs is actively working on-- I linked the details. I didn't realize that Arabic is one of the hardest languages to support in a text editor.
Feb
7
revised Bi-directional editor for LaTeX
It seems that arabic in emacs is hard.
Feb
7
comment Bi-directional editor for LaTeX
Did you change the encoding scheme? I know emacs can do this, but I've never worked in an language other then English myself.
Feb
6
answered AUCTex indentation settings
Feb
5
answered Bi-directional editor for LaTeX