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Debian/TeX Live 2015 preparations

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

I have uploaded a preliminary version of the texlive-bin based on the 2015 sources (plus the first fixes) to the Debian archive, targeting experimental. As there are four new packages built from the sources (libtexlua52, -dev, libtexluajit2, -dev) the packages have to go through the NEW queue, which at the moment is an impressive 500+ [...]

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TeX Live 2015 DVD preparation starts

Posted on May 24, 2015 by There and back again Feed

As the last step in the preparation of the TeX Live 2015 release we have now completely frozen updates to the repository and built the (hopefully) final image. THe following weeks will see more testing and preparation of the gold master for DVD preparation. The last weeks were full of frantic rebuilds of binaries, in [...]

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2015-05-23 Math examples in TeX, part II

Posted on May 23, 2015 by Content AND Presentation Feed

Some time ago, I wrote about a macro to typeset examples of math typesetting in LaTeX. I mentioned then that there’s a bit more to the real code I’m using. So, here it is, in hope that someone might find this inspiring and/or learn something from the methods I used.

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LaTeX Help Forums

Posted on May 21, 2015 by LaTeX for Humans Feed

Many of us have a love/hate relationship with LaTeX. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. So where can you go when you need help? Online forums are a great place to find answers. I rely on them a lot since few of my departmental colleagues use LaTeX. Here are some of the best English language ones.

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Using colors in a LaTeX document

Posted on May 20, 2015 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

Guest post by Qutub Sajib While preparing a document in LaTeX, you may want to use colors for different purposes. Those purposes might be to color text or highlight text by changing its background color. You may even want to do both, highlight colored text. In this tutorial, we’re going to discuss how to color ... [Read more...]

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Embedding the TeX code in the PDF

Posted on May 17, 2015 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

There are a few packages out there which allow the user to add arbitrary files to the PDF container. The following example uses the “navigator” package by Paul Isambert. \documentclass[12pt,ngerman]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{navigator}   \begin{document}   Hallo!   \embeddedfile[TeX code]{\jobname}{\jobname.tex}   \end{document}

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Stimmkarten mit LaTeX erstellen

Posted on May 17, 2015 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Hier ein kleines Beispiel, wie man mit ticket.sty Stimmkarten für Vereinsversammlungen erstellen kann: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,ngerman]{scrartcl} \usepackage[total={210mm,297mm},top=0mm,left=0mm, includefoot]{geometry} \usepackage[badges]{ticket} \usepackage{graphicx,palatino}   \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{badges.tdf} \unitlength=1mm \hoffset=-5mm \voffset=0mm \ticketNumbers{1}{2} \ticketSize{170}{120} % unitlength => mm \ticketDistance{0}{0} % unitlength => mm \end{filecontents}   \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{xcolor}   \renewcommand{\ticketdefault}{}% \makeatletter \@boxedtrue % Rahmen um Ticket \@emptycrossmarkfalse % Falzmarken \@cutmarktrue % Schnittmarken […]

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Gérer les sous-collections

Posted on May 12, 2015 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Certaines collections, un peu perverses, fonctionnent avec des sous-collections suivant un système de double numérotation : une numérotation qui indique l'ordre de publication du volume dans l'ensemble de la collection. une numérotation qui indique l'ordre du volume dans la sous-collection. C'est le cas par exemple du Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, qui possède six sous-séries par langue, plus les subsidiae. On souhaiterait dès lors indiquer d'abord la collection suivi du numéro au (...) - BibLaTeX

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TeX Live, TeXPortal and Open Source

Posted on May 9, 2015 by There and back again Feed

I recently was made aware by a very positive review of TeXPortal, a TeX Live system compiled for Android and available in the Google App Store. This is more or less a TeX Live 2013 (as far as I see) compiled for Android, with some additional features. We from the TeX Live team are very [...]

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First release of cjk-gs-integrate

Posted on May 8, 2015 by There and back again Feed

After long back and forth and improvements here and there, I have finally uploaded a version of cjk-gs-integrate to CTAN. This coincides with the first test releases of the Ghostscript for MacTeX packages, which contain pre-generated settings for the CJK fonts shipped on recent Macs. Many thanks goes to Bruno Voisin, who has done incredible [...]

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Vers une nouvelle version de eledmac

Posted on May 6, 2015 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Depuis 2012, eledmac a grossi. Il est plus souple, plus puissant, plus facilement configurable... mais aussi plus difficile à comprendre et à maintenir. C'est pourquoi, profitant de nombreux voyages en train en juin, je voudrais faire un nettoyage de printemps de eledmac. Conséquences Les mêmes fonctionnalités seraient conservées. Des commandes changerait de noms pour uniformiser les noms. Les commandes obsolètes seraient supprimés. Ce qui implique une rupture de compatibilité. Donc un changement (...) - (e)led(mac/par)

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TUGboat 36:1 published

Posted on May 5, 2015 by TeX Users Group Feed

TUGboat volume 36, number 1 (a regular issue) 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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2015-05-02 BachoTeX 2015

Posted on May 3, 2015 by Content AND Presentation Feed

On Wednesday I came back from Bachotek, where the annual Polish TeX Users’ Group conference is held. I wasn’t able to attend the whole conference, but I went for one day to listen to some talks and (first of all) meet friends. I also gave a short, informal talk about the project I’m involved in: a textbook on LaTeX aimed at university students. (There aren’t that many of those in Polish.)

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ptex2pdf 0.7

Posted on April 29, 2015 by There and back again Feed

ptex2pdfを更新した。これまでptex2pdfでコンパイルするファイルを普通のファイル・テストで探したけど、カレントディレクトリに存在しなくて、kpathseaで見つけられるファイルを使えなかった。ファイル・テストを変えて、kpathseaで探すことにした。TeX Q&Aでバグレポートを出したhogeさんにありがとう。 明日からTeX Liveのバーションがアップされるつもりだ。CTANにもアップした。ダウンロードは「」、lua scriptだけ欲しかったら、こっち:「ptex2pdf.lua」 使い方等のため、特別のページを見て下さい:/software-projects/ptex2pdf.

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Setting up CID fonts for GhostScript – technical notes

Posted on April 24, 2015 by There and back again Feed

While working on the CJK font integration into GhostScript, we had to navigate a lot of unclear waters, at least unclear to me. While there are some pages describing the final setup, the reasons for that was unclear to me on many occasions. Here I want to collect my notes on why things have to be [...]

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