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What is the most bizarre thing you have seen done with TeX

I think the questions says it all! :) By TeX, I mean any derivative of TeX as long as the code is clearly a derivative of TeX, i.e. that it could belong on TeX.SX (and not pure Lua for example). I'...
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Are there any disadvantages of TeX being Turing complete?

I have read that TeX is Turing complete. I was wondering if making TeX Turing complete gave raise to unwanted effects.
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What research papers exist about TeX and friends?

Some time ago there was a question on this site Are there any open research problems in the world of TeX? In a similar spirit, I'd like to ask, whether there are any research articles out there in ...
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How to define the badness of a river?

I've written an algorithm to try and detect rivers in paragraphs and it actually detects quite a lot when I run it. Some of them are clearly false positives, but there are others that are indeed ...
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What can't TeX do?

What are TeX's limitations in typography, book design and publishing? (and here TeX also includes all its derivatives, like pdfTeX, LuaTeX, and macro packages built upon it, LaTeX, ConTeXt etc.). ...
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LaTeX document to epub or mobi ebook formats (with mathematical formulas) [duplicate]

Recently I purchased an ebook reader (Kindle), and I want to export some of my document in LaTeX to an ebook format. I tried exporting from LaTeX to PDF, but isn't perfect because I have to zoom in-...
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Typesetting limitations of LaTeX

What are the typesetting limitations of LaTeX? In other words what are the things that desktop publishing and word processing programs do better than LaTeX? I am not really interested in things that ...
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A critique of TeX?

Is there any informative critique of TeX along one or all the lines below: TeX, the typesetting engine (including its algorithms) TeX, the typesetting language TeX, the programming language TeX, the ...
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What can *I* do to help the LaTeX3 Project

First, I appreciate this may not be the right place for this question, so absolutely no offence if it gets closed. I'm very much an end-user, rather than a programmer, of LaTeX, and I watch with awe ...
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Creating Kindle-friendly versions of existing LaTeX documents

So let's say I have a large amount of documents (from ArXiv.org, suppose) that I have the LaTeX source for, and for which I would like to compile particularly Kindle-friendly versions. In particular, ...
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Different column widths using multicol

Is it possible to specify different column widths in a multicol environment? For example, in a two column layout, can the left column be set to twice the width of the right column?
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Revisiting producing structured PDFs from LaTeX

I am trying to produce a structured or 'tagged' PDF from pdftex (Tex Live 2013) that passes automated tests in Adobe Acrobat for tagging. These tests are the de facto indicator for a document ...
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Latex \tracing commands list?

Often I need to recall the different \tracing commands; and a couple of times I stumbled on some webpages that worked fine for me; sadly, I didn't keep them, and my searches don't take me there ...
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Effort to make (La)TeX eBook-friendly

Does anyone know whether there is an organized effort to develop (La)TeX classes/packages specifically designed to create ereader-friendly PDFs? My question is not how to create such PDFs using LaTeX,...
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How can tagged PDFs be created that support Universal Accessibility and reflowing?

How to create tagged PDF such that they will be: good enough for PDF/UA "reflowable" on smaller screens and ebook readers Any syntax & any engine are of interest, but I'm most interested in ...

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