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comment How to get csquotes, polyglossia with german and hyperref work together?
@Tobi -- why not use something like \let\qq\enquote..? That's what I do for very simple, non-multi-lingual documents.
21h
comment How to reduce the gaps between words in a reference entry
URLs are bad news for good line breaks in justified text. In this case, the problem is exacerbated by the long-phrase-in-hyphens: while TeX does not like to break words with hyphens due to the potential resulting ambiguity, the url package (by default) really doesn't like to do it.
21h
comment Tex Live 2014 full installation does not have documentation files
What do you mean you 'think' you have the paths set correctly? If you didn't explicitly change them after the install to point to TL2014, then you are quite likely compiling with an older version of TL, either from your system's repositories or another manual install you did in a previous year. Try somethiing like which latex to see what your shell thinks. On my system, I get: /usr/local/texlive/2014/bin/x86_64-linux/latex; on yours, I'd expect something like ~/personal/local/texlive/2014/bin/x86_64-linux/latex (if you are on a 64-bit machine).
2d
comment How to cite tweets?
You can get pretty close using the @misc entry type, with the fields: author, title, date, note, and url. With some minor tweaking via \DeclareFieldFormat, you can match the specification you link to. I'd still want to use one of biblatex's \cite commands, however.
2d
comment polyglossia error when \section is used
This is actually due to the class you are using. If you want to use your \englishfont for the headers, you need to set something like \setkomafont{disposition}{\englishfont} (or \englishfont\bfseries, etc.).
2d
comment How can I change the lemma in a paragraphed footnote into bold in eledmac?
Note that in your updated example, you are now calling \Afootnote twice, which will fail. The macro I suggested has a 'built-in' call to \Afootnote, so you would just write: \myedtext{tenebant}{tenebat \textit{S p. c.}}. (Which I would rewrite as \myedtext{tenebant}{tenebat \emph{S p.\ c.}}, mainly to correct the spacing after the p..
2d
comment LaTeX 3 - How can I use it instead of the current?
No, but many packages make use of them 'under the hood' (or not); e.g., siunitx, xparse, l3keys, etc. They are designed so that you can use "LaTeX3" things in LaTeX2e.
2d
comment How can I change the lemma in a paragraphed footnote into bold in eledmac?
Printing the lemmata properly is tricky; a simple workaround is: \newcommand{\myedtext}[2]{\edtext{#1}{\lemma{\textbf{#1}}{\Afootnote{#2}}}}, assuming \footparagraph{A}. If that's no good, please edit the question to provide a minimal example (or see here).
Sep
18
comment In a package or parasitic class, when is it better to redefine a command and when is it better to define a new one?
Well, in truth, I'm not the right person to ask. I've fiddled with keyval, pgfkeys, yax, and l3keys, but I've only really ever used the last two. (And note that while yax is neat, it is sort of taking you out of the LaTeX world, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but it is a thing worth noting.) However, if you want some key-value abilities without as much of the programming, there's also the keycommand package. Obviously, if you like xparse -- and who doesn't? -- then there's something to be said for sticking with l3keys.
Sep
17
comment In a package or parasitic class, when is it better to redefine a command and when is it better to define a new one?
This is kind of tangential to the question as asked, but the \nst command might really benefit from a key-value approach. At least then when you use it in a document, you can understand what each part does / should do without referring back to the command defintion. More to the point, I tend to try to 'refactor' my weird/personal command definitions periodically. What I've 'learned' from doing so is to not try to recompile old documents when I really need to be finishing my current project! I've often been burned by 'just checking something' only to spend two hours making the old doc work.
Sep
16
comment How to set up automatic build in Emacs
That seems unnecessarily complicated. If you have AUCTeX installed, a simple C-c RET will compile your document and another C-c RET should open an appropriate viewer. If the viewer is clever enough, it will automatically reload (this is viewer- and OS-dependent). If you use 'vanilla' Emacs, see section 25.10.3 of the Emacs manual. I'm sure you could impose some kind of hook to run M-x tex-compile after (say) each time you save the buffer, if you really wanted to....
Sep
16
answered Saving the state of the typesetting engine
Sep
14
comment Is there any way to make formulae look like handwriting?
Wouldn't it only be possible to the extent that a 'handwritten' font had the mathematical symbols you need for your formulae? There is an xkcd font, but it probably lacks many symbols you'd want to use.
Sep
14
comment \usepackage for \newenvironment
You are not giving much concrete information to work on. The first guess can't be much more help than: your defintion of the unitPLan environment contains an error of some kind --- presumably one that makes LaTeX try to typeset something while still reading the .sty file.... You should try to provide us with a minimal example (or see here).
Sep
14
comment What is the use case for the ucs package?
Perhaps you should read this question. I've always heard it is best to avoid this package, so I always did without ever exploring why. And now I often use LuaTeX as the engine, which uses UTF-8 by default.
Sep
14
comment Is it sensible to use the apa6 class for a thesis (with chapters)?
Note that many institutions will not necessarily provide any .cls file for theses, but that they will still have strict (or not) requirements about how the final theses must look (and it is unlikely that the institution, in general, will care to be APA-compliant in regarding general layout parameters). That is, you can choose any way you like to get to the destination (MS Word, LaTeX, whatever), but the destination must be the same. For the sake of flexibility and built-in functionality, I'd strongly consider using memoir or one of the KOMA-Script classes.
Sep
13
comment Why using marginpar?
@domi -- In a different context, I posted this answer, which has an example of a glossed version of Gratian's Decretum. It is a pretty deluxe printing....
Sep
13
comment Why using marginpar?
@domi -- You are unlikely to find any discussion from that time period. The reason is that, pace Bringhurst, medieval manuscripts and early printed books (not just incunablua) used all the space around the main text. The goal was to be economical of space above all. The best examples of this are glossed versions of legal texts and the Bible. There are countless examples. Some prettier than others, it is true, but that is a function of the prospective audience, not the brainchild of some Renaissance Bringhurst. (Incidentally, +1 for pointing out the use of long footnotes can be appropriate.)
Sep
10
comment biblatex-chicago etoolbox error: Invalid boolean Expression
Since the 'notes' style is not yet fully dependent on biber, you should file a bug report. The developer has always been quite responsive in times past. (Note, however, that biber seems poised to become a requirement for biblatex-chicago. Note also that biber is quite good at converting to and from BibTeX-compliant bibliographies, which may prove useful to you.)
Sep
6
comment Need help starting long, text-heavy table
I think what Christian means is that the conceptual hierarchy of each 'box' is quite unclear to a reader encountering it for the first time. E.g., take the boxes for 'transfer', 'meaning', and 'acquisition': it looks like transfer > meaning > acquisition, which seems odd to say the least. And then 'Established Goals' doesn't even seem to rank at the same level given the radically different heading style. If you hope to fit all this sort of information into a (vaguely) tabular form, I would recommend rethinking the presentation so the information has a logical place, not just a place.