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Math Formula Code Generator for LaTeX

Posted on February 11, 2016 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

I tried it, and it's pretty cool and useful, I guess.Click here

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Issue 24 of LaTeX2e news released

Posted on February 11, 2016 by LaTeX Project Feed

Beginning of February 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 ltnews24.pdf. It can be found on the LaTeX news page.

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Dimming out tildes in AUCTeX

Posted on January 30, 2016 by Content AND Presentation Feed

I often write LaTeX in Emacs with AUCTeX. One thing I use a lot is tildes (these little ~ signs, which for LaTeX mean “unbreakable space”). [...] The problem with tildes is that they don’t look like spaces, and if you use them a lot, it becomes a bit more difficult to actually read the LaTeX source.

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Adding a column separator line and extra space between columns in LaTeX

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

Documents with two columns are very popular, especially in academic publishing. In other scenarios, it may be desirable to have three or even more columns. In this brief post, I show how to add a separator line between columns as well as how to adapt the space between columns, for a better visual separation of ... [Read more...]

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Debian/TeX Live 2015.20160117-1 and biber 2.3-1

Posted on January 18, 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. Nothing spectacular here besides fixes for some broken links of fonts. As a bonus this time, I provide (auto-generated) links to the packages [...]

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CJK fonts and Ghostscript: cjk-gs-integrate release 20160115.0

Posted on January 15, 2016 by There and back again Feed

I have made a new release of cjk-gs-integrate, the script that searches for all kind of CJK fonts, and makes them available to Ghostscript (and if asked for also to TeX by linking). The update has been uploaded to CTAN (link) and it will land in TeX Live within the next days. Changes made in [...]

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10 years TeX Live in Debian

Posted on January 11, 2016 by There and back again Feed

I recently dug through my history of involvement with TeX (Live), and found out that in January there are a lot of "anniversaries" I should celebrate: 14 years ago I started building binaries for TeX Live, 11 years ago I proposed the packaging TeX Live for Debian, 10 years ago the TeX Live packages entered [...]

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mrr-auto-replace

Posted on January 9, 2016 by Content AND Presentation Feed

It is often the case that I need to do some heavy search-and-replace in LaTeX files. Usually, this is when I get a file from someone else, and the person who wrote it does not know LaTeX very well. Fortunately, the errors in such files are usually quite predictable and repeatable.

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TeX Live security improvements

Posted on January 6, 2016 by There and back again Feed

Today I committed a set of changes to the TeX Live subversion repository that should pave the way for better security handling in the future. Work is underway to use strong cryptographic signatures to verify that packages downloaded and installed into a TeX Live installation have not been tinkered with. While there is still a [...]

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EPUBs erstellen mit tex4ebook

Posted on January 3, 2016 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series EPUBs mit LaTeXEs gibt ein relativ neues LaTeX-Paket zum Erzeugen von EPUBs aus LaTeX heraus, hier ein kurzes Beispiel: \documentclass[ngerman]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage{xcolor}   \title{Testdokument für tex4ebook} \author{Uwe Ziegenhagen}   \begin{document} \maketitle \tableofcontents   \section{Hallo}   Hallo Welt   \section{Welt}   \end{document} In […]

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Frohes Neues Jahr!

Posted on January 1, 2016 by TeXwelt Feed

Liebe TeX-Freunde, ein frohes neues Jahr wünsche ich euch! Ein kleines Präsent zum Jahresbeginn: meine beiden Bücher gibt es zum Jahreswechsel als ebook zum symbolischen Betrag von $5, was mit Umrechnung und VAT (Steuer) 5,45 Euro macht, direkt vom Verlag. … Weiterlesen →

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New Lucida DK fonts and other updates

Posted on December 30, 2015 by TeX Users Group Feed

New monospaced Lucida variants are now available from TUG, dubbed "DK" for Don Knuth, who inspired the new designs. They are available on their own to TUG members, or as part of the entire TUG Lucida font set to anyone. The other Lucida OpenType fonts distributed by TUG have also had some small updates, available at no charge to past customers. Finally, TUG now offers the OpenType and Type 1 Lucida fonts together, for both individual and site licensees, at only a nominal extra cost compared to the previous price of either format on its own.

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Source code for "LaTeX: More than just academic papers & theses"

Posted on December 30, 2015 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

I’ve posted the source code for my presentation LaTeX: More Than Just Academic Papers and Theses as an example on Overleaf. Enjoy!

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Debian/TeX Live 2015.20151226-1

Posted on December 26, 2015 by There and back again Feed

Before I disappear into the Japanese winter holidays, here the Christmas update of all TeX Live packages. Nothing spectacular here, just the usual bunch of updates of loads of packages. There is a bug with respect to a file move from one package to another, will be fixed in an upload soon. Updated packages apnum, [...]

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UK-TUG Speaker meeting videos

Posted on December 26, 2015 by UK-TUG Feed

For those of you not able to get the the Speaker Day held last month, our Chair has now made available a set of videos showing what went on.

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