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Frühjahrstagung 2016 von DANTE e.V.

Posted on March 26, 2016 by TeXwelt Feed

Nächste Woche findet in Wuppertal die Frühjahrstagung der Deutschsprachigen Anwendervereinigung TeX (DANTE) e.V. statt. Für alte und neue TeX-Freunde ist das wieder eine interessante Gelegenheit, ins Gespräch zu kommen. Selbstverständlich ist man auch willkommen, wenn man nicht im Verein ist. … Weiterlesen →

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Prefer \emph over \textit

Posted on March 26, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

To highlight text don’t use \textit but \emph, because the latter also provides...

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We've moved to tex.my!

Posted on March 23, 2016 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

It’s been great writing on Blogger.com, but we’ve decided to move to a new platform, thanks to some valuable help from a great, great friend. (More shall be revealed about this kind soul – he’s a familiar/famous character in the TeX community!)Thank you for reading LaTeX-my.blogspot.com – if you’re interested in following our new posts, please go on to (and bookmark) TeX.my. We’re still “moving in”, so there’ll likely be some re-decorations, but new posts (as well as all old posts and comments) will appear there from now on. Expect new layouts (automatic syntax highlighting wheee!); a new feature or two; and guest posts!See you there!

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Forget about \bf and the like

Posted on March 22, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

Did you know that \bf, \it, \rm, \sc etc. are deprecated and should...

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Debian/TeX Live 2015.20160320-1 and biber 2.4-1

Posted on March 20, 2016 by There and back again Feed

About one month has passed and here is the usual updated of TeX Live packages for Debian, this time also with an update to biber to accompany the updated version of biblatex. This will be (probably) the last upload before TeX Live 2015 gets frozen in preparation for 2016. After the freeze there will be [...]

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biblatex feedback

Posted on March 18, 2016 by Some TeX Developments Feed

Getting an idea of what users actually use can sometimes be tricky. To help understand how people are using biblatex, there’s a short survey set up. In particular, we are looking for some idea of how people use back-ends: as I’ve mentioned before, having two of them means more ‘interesting’ development so it’s important to ... Read more

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biblatex 3.3 breaks the catalog feature of biblatex-manucripts-philology

Posted on March 16, 2016 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

The version 3.3. of biblatex breaks the catalog feature of biblatex-manucripts-philology which allows to add catalog in the manuscripts description. I have no idea of the cause, and so the way to solve it. Consequently, if you use biblatex-manucripts-philology, wait before updating biblatex [1]. - BibLaTeX

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Managing biblatex backends

Posted on March 13, 2016 by Some TeX Developments Feed

For the past few years, biblatex has been looked after by a small team led by Philip Kime. When we first took this up we were mindful of the need to think carefully about back-ends: how reference data is extracted from a .bib file or similar sources. There are currently two back-ends for biblatex: BibTeX ... Read more

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biblatex: A new syntax for \DeclareNameFormat

Posted on March 13, 2016 by Some TeX Developments Feed

The ‘traditional’ BibTeX model for dividing up names is based around four parts: First name(s) Last name(s) Prefix(es) (the ‘von part’) Suffix(es) (the ‘junior part’) This works well for many western European names, but falls down for many cases. As part of Biber/biblatex developments, Philippe Kime has been working on moving beyond this rigid model ... Read more

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USMThesis Updated (Again)

Posted on March 3, 2016 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

Following the most recent feedback from the Main Campus, USMThesis has been updated to v1.6.3 today. The changes this time are in usmthesis.tex, where the List of Publications is moved after the appendices (so now Main Campus and Engineering Campus are on the same page now!) Pun unintended. Looking at the ChangeLog, usmthesis v0.1 was Nov 2005 — so it’s been 10 years!! In fact if anyone wants to host a meetup/talk or something, ping me.

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Automatic correction of widths in the table of contents

Posted on March 2, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

The default widths of numbers in the ToC are static. This can lead...

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Debian/TeX Live full update 20160223

Posted on February 29, 2016 by There and back again Feed

Only one week has passed since the last Debian/TeX Live update, and there is already a new one? The explanation is simple: consolidation of packages and preparation for 2016. The update comprises of uploads of texlive-base, texlive-lang, texlive-extra, texlive-bin, musixtex, pmx, m-tx, xmltex, jadetex. Besides the usual changes it brings a merge back in of [...]

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Toutes mes contributions sur le CTAN

Posted on February 28, 2016 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

J'ai publié un certain nombre de contributions sur le Comprehensive TEX Archive Network. Le présent article les recense, et les actualise automatiquement. Le CTAN contient la documentation officielle. Cependant, je les présentent également partiellement, au moment de leur sortie, sur le présent site. C'est pourquoi je vous fournit également un lien de recherche rapide. - LaTeX

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Creating a poster

Posted on February 28, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

You know the huge scientific posters on walls of university institutes. Want to...

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Getting bold math symbols

Posted on February 27, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

Load the bm package in your preamble. Do this after all packages, which...

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