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Debian/TeX Live multiarch update

Posted on October 16, 2015 by There and back again Feed

A big update of all related packages (tex-common 6.04, texlive-bin 2015.20150524.37493-7, texlive-base/lang/extra package 2015.20151016-1) due to the move to support multi-arch. Of course, the regular updates of the TeX Live are included, too. With this change it should be possible to run a multi-arch system with only one TeX Live installed. Thanks to the excellent [...]

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Nouveau site francophone d'entraide LaTeX

Posted on October 15, 2015 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Je transmet ici un message de l'association Gutenberg. L'association GUTenberg (groupe des utilisateurs francophones de TeX) a le plaisir de vous annoncer la naissance d'un nouvel outil d'entraide dédié à LaTeX : http://texnique.fr/ Il s'agit d'une déclinaison francophone de sites de questions et réponses tels que : http://tex.stackexchange.com/ ou : http://texwelt.de/ Sur ce site : les utilisateurs enregistrés peuvent : - poser des questions ; - fournir des réponses ; - (...) - LaTeX

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(r)(e)ledmac's bug with bidi 17.9 corrected

Posted on October 14, 2015 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

I have just uploaded on CTAN ledmac 0.19.3, eledmac 1.24.11 and reledmac 2.3.0 which fix the bug with bidi 17.9. So, just wait these version be available in your TeX distributions. - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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(r)(e)ledmac's bug with bidi 17.9

Posted on October 14, 2015 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

This is an emergency message. The release 17.9 of bidi, which corrected one bug, have broken paragraphed notes of ledmac, eledmac and reledmac. Vafa Khalighi, the maintenor of bidi package, is looking to a solution. Please don't update bidi before the solution will be found. - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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Issue 23 of LaTeX2e news released

Posted on October 13, 2015 by LaTeX Project Feed

Beginning of October a new LaTeX maintenance relase was published and should by now be available for update with all major distributions. The most important changes and additions are documented in ltnews23.pdf. It can be found on the LaTeX news page.

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Automated sub-figure generation using a loop in LaTeX

Posted on October 9, 2015 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

Consider the following scenario: By changing one or more parameters in an experimental method, we produce a series of figures. We then want to include these figures in a research report, manuscript, or thesis. It is often possible to reduce the amount of code/typing through automation of subfigure generation. More specifically, one sub-figure environment is ... [Read more...]

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TUGboat 36:2 published

Posted on October 8, 2015 by TeX Users Group Feed

TUGboat volume 36, number 2 (the TUG 2015 proceedings) has been mailed to TUG members. It is also available online to members and from the TUG store. Please consider joining or renewing your TUG membership if you haven't already.

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Combining sub-figures to a single figure for submission to journal

Posted on October 7, 2015 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

While preparing a manuscript for publication, it may become necessary to combine several sub-figure to a single figure outside the main LaTeX document. A possible reason may be package conflicts with the journal’s class- or style-file. Therefore, a journal might disallow usage of LaTeX packages such as subfigure, subfig, or subcaption. Another reason may be ... [Read more...]

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Analyse rétrospective des mes activités informatiques

Posted on October 6, 2015 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Dominique Vinck et Florian Jaton, respectivement professeur et assistant en sociologie des sciences à l'UNIL, m'ont invité à intervenir dans un cours d'introduction aux Software Studies qu'ils donnent à l'EPFL, afin de parler de mon expérience de développeur de logiciels libres. Qu'ils en soient remerciés, non seulement pour l'honneur qu'ils me font, mais aussi parce que cette demande m'a permis de faire une analyse introspective de mon rapport à mes deux logiciels favoris, SPIP et LaTeX. Je diffuse donc (...) - Sans code

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TUG 2016 conference and excursions: expressions of interest requested

Posted on October 4, 2015 by TeX Users Group Feed

The TUG'16 conference will take place in Toronto, Canada, from July 25-27, 2016. We are planning several optional tours so that visitors can partake of some of the sights that the region has to offer without having to organize travel themselves. We need to get a sense as soon as possible of how many people are interested in these excursions, so please see the excursion details and submit information there about any in which you (probably) wish to participate. We have posted the call for presentation proposals and bursary application (for financial assistance), and hotel reservations at a group rate can be made any time. (The registration form will be available in due course.) Thanks, and hope to see you there!

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Updates for OSX 10.11 El Capitan: cjk-gs-integrate and jfontmaps 20151002.0

Posted on October 2, 2015 by There and back again Feed

Now that OSX 10.11 El Capitan is released and everyone is eagerly updating, in cooperation with the colleagues from the Japanese TeX world we have released new versions of the jfontmaps and cjk-gs-integrate packages. With these two packages in TeX Live, El Capitan users can take advantage of the newly available fonts in the Japanese [...]

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Fancy boxes for theorem, lemma, and proof with mdframed

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

The mdframed package implements a box environment that automatically breaks boxes across multiple pages. Moreover, it allows flexible box designs. An example from the documentation that I particularly like is titled: “Theorem with separate header and the help of TikZ (complex)”. In this article, I use the example to create environments for theorems, lemmas, and ... [Read more...]

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Comprendre comme reledpar synchronise les pages

Posted on September 29, 2015 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

La version 2.4.0 de reledpar, qui vient juste d'être déposée sur le CTAN, propose des nouvelles options permettant de synchronisation des pages parallèles permettant d'aller plus loin que l'historique shiftedpstarts, lequel était limité. La compréhension de ces options, et notamment de leur impact sur la coupure des paragraphes entre deux pages n'étant pas des plus aisées, voici une explication en français. Le processus de synchronisation passe par l'écriture dans les fichiers auxiliaires numérotés (.1, (...) - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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Das LaTeX-Kochbuch ist da – Vorbestellungs-Aktion

Posted on September 29, 2015 by TeXwelt Feed

Liebe TeXwelt-Freunde, nach über einem Jahr Arbeit, ok, neben Familie und Beruf und unseren TeX-Foren, habe ich endlich das LaTeX-Kochbuch fertigstellen können. Das fühlt sich mal gut an. Es ist in englischer Sprache, doch vielleicht auch für manchen deutschsprachigen Leser … Weiterlesen →

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[Rant Warning] I don't want hyphenation in my document; what do I do?

Posted on September 29, 2015 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

In recent months, I’ve been getting this query/complaint about “broken words” at the end of lines in LaTEX documents. Some asked me whether this is allowed in thesis writing and documents at all, and could I fix this “serious bug“ in my LaTEX thesis templates ASAP. tl;dr: OK, a quick way to disable hyphenation is to put \sloppy just after your \begin{document}. There are other ways, but personally I think this is pretty simple. ;-)Now — here’s the long explanation about the role of hyphenation in professional typesetting. It’s ranty and may be a bit incoherent in places — you’ve been warned. <RANT> Not only is hyphenation acceptable in thesis writing (unless your institution expressly forbids it, that is), it is essential in professional book design and publishing. Without hyphenation (like default setting in Microsoft Word), the space between words would be inconsistent, some narrow and some wide, resulting in “rivers” (publishing jargon). See this article on self-publishing, under section “Hyphenation is nonexistent”. If you look at professional text books published by large publishers (or books published in the 70’s before Microsoft Word became popular) you will notice that those which do not hyphenate words at the end of lines ...

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