This page aggregates blog entries by people who are writing about TeX and related topics.
It’s winter here, and we are waiting for snow. So we will use TeX instead…
Just to let you know, these days Packt Publishing sells all ebooks for just $5, until beginning of January. This includes my two LaTeX books: The LaTeX Cookbook More than 90 hands-on recipes to easily cook a variety of LaTeX documents. Gallery of … Continue reading →
Happy Christmas to everyone! For all, who don’t celebrate christmas, have a great holiday season…
The LaTeX Project have been making efforts over the past few years to update support in the LaTeX2e kernel for XeTeX and LuaTeX. Supporting these Unicode-enabled engines provide new features (and challenges) compared to the ‘classical’ 8-bit TeX engines (probably pdfTeX for most users). Over recent releases, the team have made the core of LaTeX ... Read more
On Windows, users have two main choices of TeX system to install: TeX Live or MiKTeX. I’ve looked at this before a couple of times: first in 2009 then again in 2011. Over the past few years both systems have developed, so it seems like a good time to revisit this. (I know from my ... Read more
As I’ve just moved where the blog is hosted it seemed like a good opportunity to do a bit of tidying up. Regular readers will notice that the categories have been updated, hopefully making it easier to find things. Suggestions on any new arrangements are welcome. I’ve also fixed a few missing files in older ... Read more
A rare foray outside of the strictly TeX-related: as it’s about the blog itself I think its OK! As you might notice on visiting the site, I’ve enabled https for the site. Why have I done that? Well, if you read the WordPress News it’s clear that they are pushing toward more use of secure ... Read more
New feature! Sharing protected projects is now even easier with collaborator autosuggestions.
Markdown is a light-weight markup language (get it? 😉) that lets you write up something in plain text with some very simple rules, and then transform it to formatted outputs, e.g. HTML. It’s very popular among software developers and programmers, exactly because of its simplicity (and might I add, perfect for note-taking too!).
TUGboat volume 37, number 3 (a regular issue) has been mailed to TUG members. It is also available online and from the TUG store. Please consider joining or renewing your TUG membership if you haven't already.
Videos from the memorial for Sebastian Sebastian Rahtz (13.2.1955 - 15.3.2016) Earlier this year our good friend and colleague Sebastian Rahtz passed away — with him the TeX community lost one of its very influencial members. On September 27th 2016 the Oxford e-Research Centre hosted a memorial session for Sebastian at Wolfram College, Oxford titled “SPQR a digital legacy: what Sebastian Patrick Quintus Rahtz did for us”. Videos of the event have now been made available and they are certainly worth watching. Phil Taylor talks about Sebastian’s contributions to the TeX world and Anne Trefethen reads a short statement from Don Knuth. I very much enjoyed listening to Joe Talbot’s talk about “What Sebastian Taught Us” and there are many more presentations that are all worth watching. I wrote a short memorial on Sebastian for the Technische Komödie (the newsletter of the German TeX User’s Group (DANTE)). It was also was also translated to English as a TUGBoat article. Both articles can be found on the Publications page. Sebastian and his legacy will stay with us. Frank
As we are moving closer to the Debian release freeze, I am shipping out a new set of packages. Nothing spectacular here, just the regular updates and a security fix that was only reported internally. Add sugar and a few minor bug fixes. I have been silent for quite some time, busy at my new [...]
There’s been some recent discussion on the TeX Live mailing list about recording dependencies for (La)TeX packages. This is a good idea but means that package authors need to think about their dependency situation. So I thought a few words on this would be helpful, at least from the point of view of the most ... Read more
London, UK and Boston, USA – November 30th, 2016: Three journals to provide authors with Overleaf’s cloud-based writing and collaborative features and streamlined submission process - Overleaf, an innovative provider of scientific writing and publishing tools, today announced a partnership with Cambridge University Press (CUP) - the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
Overleaf Pro gives you access to an advanced set of features that make it even easier to create, edit and collaborate on your projects. Here we provide a short guide to getting started with Pro, covering how to use the offline save to Dropbox feature, and how to create and share protected projects.
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