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TUG 2022 proposal deadline June 15

Posted on June 6, 2022 by TeX Users Group Feed

The deadline to receive presentation proposals for the TUG'22 conference is June 15, about a week from now. The conference will be held online July 22-24. It would be great to receive more proposals, so if there's anything TeX- or typography-related you'd like to give a talk on, don't hesitate to send in a title and abstract. Presentations are usually around 30min, but shorter or longer is fine. We also greatly appreciate accompanying papers for the TUGboat proceedings (deadline: July 31), but this is not a requirement. Registration for the conference is free. Thanks for considering, and hope to see you there. --happy TeXing, karl. P.S. Please feel free to redistribute this note elsewhere. The more widely it goes out, the better.

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Using APA7 with usmthesis

Posted on June 5, 2022 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

Following up from the previous post Using APA7 with umalayathesis, but about usmsthesis. Likewise, I am hoping (against hope?) that one day, apacite package will be updated to support APA7, so that usmthesis.cls won’t need to undergo overhauling either. But until that day comes, if you need to use APA7 with usmthesis now, then it […]

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Using APA7 with umalayathesis

Posted on May 28, 2022 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

Currently the umalayathesis class uses apacite to implement the bibliography style, but apacite supports only APA6. For full APA7 it would be necessary to use biblatex-apa; no BibTeX style for full APA7 exists yet. I’m still hoping (against hope?) that one day, the apacite package will be updated to support APA7, so that umalayathesis.cls won’t […]

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TUGboat 43:1 published

Posted on May 11, 2022 by TeX Users Group Feed

TUGboat volume 43, number 1, has been mailed to TUG members. It is also available online and from the TUG store. In addition, prior TUGboat issue 42:3 is now publicly available. The next issue will be the TUG'22 proceedings; presentation proposals are welcome and requested; see the call for papers. Finally, please consider joining or renewing your TUG membership if you haven't already (we'll send this issue immediately), and thanks.

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TLContrib on CTAN

Posted on May 1, 2022 by There and back again Feed

Since a few years I am also managing tlcontrib – the supplementary TeX Live package repository. It contains quite a lot of packages which cannot make it into TeX Live proper out of various...

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First ever LaTeX Ninja workshop at Harvard: “Beyond TEI: Digital Editions with XPath and XSLT for the Web and in LaTeX”

Posted on April 17, 2022 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

It’s been awfully quiet on this blog but actually, there’s lots of Ninja activity going on right now: I’m excited to announce that I will give the first ever official LaTeX Ninja workshop, in person at Harvard in about two weeks! It’s called “Beyond TEI: Digital Editions with XPath and XSLT for the Web and in LaTeX”. (Apart from that, there’s a short book review coming up in TUGboat.) Since there probably are a good number of people who would be interested in such a workshop but can’t attend in person, I will share the slides and teaching materials on Github later on. That way, they can be reused for self-study. This blogpost gives somewhat of an outline of the contents of the workshop and contains links to related posts on this blog. Participants might want to read some of them in preparation or as an additional resource. The workshop was organized by Jonas Hermann and Lydia Shahan and sponsored byread more First ever LaTeX Ninja workshop at Harvard: “Beyond TEI: Digital Editions with XPath and XSLT for the Web and in LaTeX”

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TeX Live 2022 released

Posted on April 4, 2022 by There and back again Feed

Get the Champagne ready, we have released the final images of TeX Live 2022. This year’s TeX Live release was one of the most unspectacular I can remember. No big problems, not last minute...

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Training my own Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) model on Transkribus Lite

Posted on March 22, 2022 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

Today’s post is just a short essay describing my experiences with Transkribus Lite and creating my first custom Transkribus modelread more Training my own Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) model on Transkribus Lite

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siunitx v3.1: complex values

Posted on March 21, 2022 by Some TeX Developments Feed

I mentioned recently that I’m working on features for siunitx v3.1. One area that I’ve now been able to commit is improvements to handling complex values. In v2, you could give complex values in the normal argument to \num or \SI. I removed that for v3, and of course that was not entirely popular. Instead, I introduced dedicated commands, \complexnum and \complexqty. Part of the reason for that was that it makes the implementation of \num and \qty/\SI easier. But the other was that I wanted to address polar form, and that really didn’t look viable if it was mixed in with the normal numerical argument type. I’ve now committed a change that introduces support for polar form in siunitx. So what happens now is if you give a value such as \num{10:30}, it’s treated as a magnitude and an angle. The latter has a setting to determine if it’s regarded as being in degrees or radians. The package can then typeset the result in a similar form, using the \angle symbol between the two parts. You can also set up to convert between the classical (Cartesian) and polar forms of the value. So hopefully this shows why I wanted ...

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siunitx v3.1 development

Posted on March 11, 2022 by Some TeX Developments Feed

I’ve now done 49 (!) minor releases of siunitx on the v3.0.x branch. These have addressed quite a few minor bugs: I expected to have to do a bit of work since the shift from v2 was quite major. Things are now settling down: the open issues I’ve had recently are mainly on the border of feature requests, and there don’t seem to be additional changes I’ve introduced by accident. With the TeX Live freeze coming up, now looks like an excellent time to turn my thoughts to siunitx v3.1. The plan there is to deal with two areas: Small requests that are clearly additions not bugs, so need API extensions but are easy/low risk Pick off one of the bigger requests, probably either multi-part uncertainties or parsing ‘free form’ units, or both if they are sufficiently straight-forward Of course, that doesn’t rule out further bugs to be fixes in the v3.0 branch: I will continue to fix things that come up there. Depending on how the big issues go, I might manage a v3.1 release in the summer (June-August).

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Twitter durchgespielt

Posted on March 2, 2022 by LaTeX.net Feed

Dienstag abend hat die LaTeX Community Twitter erfolgreich durchgespielt: es wurde das Level erreicht, dass LaTeX in Deutschland auf Twitter trendet, den Abend lang. Und zwar in der korrekten Schreibweise, wichtig. Keine andere Sache. Was ist passiert? Wir haben uns rege über LaTeX unterhalten, dann hat noch Anna eine Umfrage gestartet, was man für eine Doktorarbeit verwenden sollte (Spoiler: LaTeX)

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Why I stopped my Twitter bots

Posted on February 27, 2022 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

As some of you might know, I have written about my Twitter bots on this blog a number of times. Now I decided to shut them all down and wanted to give at least a short explanation of why that was. TLDR: It got unexpectedly expensive and I reasoned the benefit wasn’t really worth the price. Off-topic note on posting schedule: As my devoted readers have probably noticed by now, we’re down to a bi-weekly posting schedule at the most. I have been thinking about it and I’m aiming for two posts per month for now. Actually that’s less than every second week. The point is, I have been reflecting about what makes this blog what it is and I think that’s the good posts I come up with every once in a while. When those add up, that makes the blog a useful resource for time to come. It’s these posts that I want to focus on. And frankly,read more Why I stopped my Twitter bots

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Graph plotting in TikZ – a caveat

Posted on February 21, 2022 by Content AND Presentation Feed

Yet another TeX tip today – I found I wrote this over 6 years ago and never published. So, here it is. When I need to plot function graphs, the excellent TikZ package is usually my go-to solution. While I really do like TikZ, I have to say it had a nasty surprise for me.

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Aktion: LaTeX-Bücher als Geschenk für DANTE Neumitglieder

Posted on February 7, 2022 by LaTeX.net Feed

Da ich mir mehr LaTeX-Freunde für unseren Verein DANTE e.V. wünsche, möchte ich die Werbung von Neumitgliedern mit einem LaTeX-Buch unterstützen. Warum, welche Bücher und wie es funktioniert, erfährst Du hier.

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An inclined plane in tikz

Posted on February 7, 2022 by Content AND Presentation Feed

Look, a TeX post again! It’s been another while since I last wrote anything TeX-y here. No wonder, I hardly ever use TeX anymore – but I still do use it from time to time! A few days ago I needed to draw a diagram of an inclined plane. Interestingly, there are people who did exactly that using TikZ before (obviously), but two examples I found used the heavy artillery of trigonometry.

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