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Gnu-Freefont fonts and XeLaTeX

Posted on December 18, 2014 by There and back again Feed

(This is a repost with permission from Cikitsā, Dominik Wujastyk's blog with a few additions.) There's been a long-standing issue about using the Gnu-Freefont fonts with XeLaTeX. The fonts are "Free Serif", "Free Sans" "Free Mono", and each has normal, italic, bold and bold-italic versions. These fonts are maintained by Stevan White, who has done [...]

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Beamer Slides Template using Source Sans Fonts

Posted on December 14, 2014 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Here’s a short example for a Beamer slide template using the Adobe Source Sans fonts. \documentclass[12pt,ngerman]{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage{paralist} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{sourcesanspro} \usepackage{sourcecodepro}   \definecolor{colBack}{rgb}{1,1,0.8} \definecolor{colKeys}{rgb}{0,0,1} \definecolor{colIdentifier}{rgb}{0,0,0} \definecolor{colComments}{rgb}{1,0,0} \definecolor{colString}{rgb}{0,0.5,0}   \lstset{% float=hbp,% basicstyle=\ttfamily\footnotesize, % identifierstyle=\color{colIdentifier}, % keywordstyle=\color{colKeys}, % stringstyle=\color{colString}, % commentstyle=\color{colComments}, % columns=flexible, % tabsize=2, % frame=single, % extendedchars=true, % showspaces=false, […]

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ptex-ngとtlptexlive

Posted on December 13, 2014 by There and back again Feed

最近出来た新しいTeXエンジン「ptex-ng」(github,TeX Wiki)をtlptexliveに加えた。 今のところ、次のシステムのバイナリが出来た:i386-linux, win32, x86_64-linux。使い方はtlptexliveのページに説明された。tlptexliveのレポシトリーをもう利用中ならば、簡単な「tlmgr install ptex-ng」してから、「ptex-ng」と「platex-ng」を使えるようになった。

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TUG Membership

Posted on December 11, 2014 by Some TeX Developments Feed

While TeX and all of the supporting ideas are free (both in monetary terms and intellectually), supporting that is a lot of effort from a range of volunteers and hard cash for parts of the infrastructure behind it. A key component of making all of that work is TUG: the worldwide TeX user group. TUG […]

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Writing Japanese in LaTeX : Part 3 – Simple documents

Posted on December 9, 2014 by There and back again Feed

After the bit technical part on characters and encodings, we continue this tutorial on writing Japanese in LaTeX today with a bit more hands-on practice, namely writing simple hello-world-style documents for different engines/packages. Today's part will also include a bit on how to setup your TeX environment using TeX Live to work with Japanese documents. [...]

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Speaker meeting videos

Posted on December 7, 2014 by UK-TUG Feed

Following our speaker meeting last weekend, we have now got videos sorted out of all of the talks: Paulo Cereda, Bird seeds: How I learned to write a better tool Simon Dales, TeX2Dox Joseph Wright, Reliable releases Joseph Wright, Case changing in the Unicode world David Carlisle, Fixing LaTeX2e We hope that these are useful!

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Writing Japanese in LaTeX : Part 2 – Characters and Encodings

Posted on December 6, 2014 by There and back again Feed

After the very brief introduction to Japanese typesetting and the available options in the previous blog post, let us now dive into some technical explanations concerning character sets and encodings. In this blog post we will discuss character sets and encodings, something one has to think about already when using non-ASCII characters in e.g. European [...]

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Polylgossia et numéro de notes de bas de page

Posted on December 5, 2014 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Mon collègue Emmanuel Wald a posé une question sur la liste des utilisateurs francophones de LaTeX : comment afficher le numéro de notes de bas de page en position normale et non pas en incise, lorsqu'on utilise polyglossia. Lui ayant répondu, je partage ici la solution. Le problème Lorsqu'une note de bas de page est affichée, le numéro est mis en exposant, comme dans l'exemple suivant : Lorem Ipsum Dolor Amet\footnoteCeci est une note de bas de page.. Le souhait était d'avoir le numéro en corps (...) - Typographie

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Writing Japanese in LaTeX : Part 1 – Introduction

Posted on December 4, 2014 by There and back again Feed

For Japanese people it might be obvious and easy how to write Japanese documents in LaTeX, and there are many pages (in Japanese) explaining details. But for the foreigner who is able to read and write a bit (especially with the computer), and needs to prepare handouts or slides in Japanese (like I have to [...]

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Continuous figure/table numbering in LaTeX

Posted on December 4, 2014 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

In the standard document classes report and book, figure and table counters are reset after every chapter. On the other hand, article does not reset these counters when a new section is started. The chngcntr package provides the \counterwithin and \counterwithout commands to redefine a counter, by adding or removing a dependency. Through these commands, ...

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texlive-base update for jessie 2014.20141024-2

Posted on December 3, 2014 by There and back again Feed

I just uploaded a new texlive-base package targeting jessie. Although we are well past freeze time, I still hope that the release managers allow this package to enter jessie, as it contains an important fix. Namely the fix to longtable* in the LaTeX tools package, released beginning of November. Besides this only documentation fixes for [...]

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Speaker Meeting 2014

Posted on December 2, 2014 by UK-TUG Feed

The annual Speaker Meeting and AGM took place on Saturday at Trinity College, Oxford. We had a mix of talks as well of course the AGM. The talks were recorded: they’ll be available soon (after editing), and we’ll post again once that happens. Morning Session The day began with informal discussions over coffee: the turnout […]

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umalayathesis Updated

Posted on November 26, 2014 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

The umalayathesis document class (for Universiti Malaya theses) has been updated — you can now include a Malay abstract in addition to the English abstract. Download here, or get it from bitbucket.

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Nitpicking on Čech cohomology notation

Posted on November 24, 2014 by On music, computing and math Feed

A long time ago I wrote about how to produce Čech cohomology groups in LaTeX, while in the previous post there is the Čech-to-derived spectral sequence making an appearance, and when I took the first screenshot in that blogpost I realised there was something wrong with the positioning of the exponent. Compare: to The first […]

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Adding an equation to the table of contents

Posted on November 23, 2014 by On music, computing and math Feed

Next week I’ll be giving a lecture on spectral sequences in algebraic geometry, and in the notes I’m preparing I wanted to put the spectral sequence below the title of the corresponding section in the table of contents. The \addcontentsline command was known to me, but \addtocontents wasn’t, and there is one caveat in using […]

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