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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.


Jan
27
comment Can someone help me figure out what this code does?
What is that date at the end for?
Jan
25
comment Entering Unicode characters in LaTeX
@flow Wait, what? I thought Lua was good with UTF8 and OFT fonts. My mind is blown.
Jan
25
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
25
accepted Can someone help me figure out what this code does?
Jan
24
asked Can someone help me figure out what this code does?
Jan
20
accepted Use lining figures with Venturis ADF and hyperref
Jan
20
comment Use lining figures with Venturis ADF and hyperref
Faceplam Duhhhh. I've used this for Greek letters all the time. Should I just delete the question or do you want to answer it?
Jan
20
revised venturis wiki excerpt
added 105 characters in body
Jan
20
revised venturis wiki description
added 375 characters in body
Jan
20
wiki created venturis description
Jan
20
wiki created venturis excerpt
Jan
20
suggested suggested edit on venturis tag wiki
Jan
20
suggested suggested edit on venturis tag wiki excerpt
Jan
20
asked Use lining figures with Venturis ADF and hyperref
Jan
14
comment Is the filename of an image preserved in the final PDF?
So for professionally released pdfs you might want to run a script that goes through your text file and directory and changes all the image names to numeric sequences as part of your compile chain.
Jan
14
comment UTF-8 encoding and Notepad with LaTeX
You might try moving to Notepad2 or notepad++; both load about as fast as notepad and won't screw up your EOL markers.
Jan
13
comment What are the main differences between AutoLaTeX and LaTeXMk?
I don't think this is a duplicate as it is asking for a compare/contrast, while the linked question is just a big list which currently has few if any details and very specifically does not answer this question.
Jan
13
comment Are there any open research problems in the world of TeX?
@Raphael Very true, however, given that most home computers are at most 8 cores, using 4 cores at once would still be a major speedup, and might be a good stopgap measure. I know I'd love even a 2x speed improvement, which wouldn't be hard if I could have latex, bibtex and the second latex pass all going at once.
Jan
13
comment Are there any open research problems in the world of TeX?
@Raphael You are likely correct; you'd have to modify things a bit, for that reason and to make sure the 2nd pass doesn't catch up to the first, but at a core level it does things page-by-page, so it doesn't seem too hard compared to going into the LaTeX code and working out what can be done in parallel.
Jan
12
comment Are there any open research problems in the world of TeX?
You could get a pretty easy setup for this, actually, since TeX already runs multiple times on any document with citations, table of contents, etc. Just start up the 2nd pass while the 1st is still running, but finished the first page.