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TUGboat 38:2 published

Posted on August 30, 2017 by TeX Users Group Feed

TUGboat volume 38, number 2 (the TUG@BachoTeX 2017 proceedings) has been mailed to TUG members. It is also available online and from the TUG store. Please consider joining or renewing your TUG membership if you haven't already.

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Mit LaTeX HTML und EPUB erzeugen

Posted on August 26, 2017 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series LWARPMit LWARP (https://www.ctan.org/pkg/lwarp?lang=de) gibt es ein neues Paket für die Umwandlung von LaTeX nach HTML. Die Besonderheit — was ich zumindest noch in keinem anderen Paket gesehen habe — ist die Unterstützung von EPUB. Leider geschieht dies (noch) nicht in dem Sinne, dass das Übersetzen […]

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“Why is LaTeX doing all the APA citations wrong?”

Posted on August 25, 2017 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

Over the years I get emails asking the above question, especially in thesis templates where the university requires the APA citation and referencing style, which I usually implement with \usepackage[natbibapa]{apacite} \bibliographystyle{apacite} Alternatively biblatex can also be used: \usepackage[backend=biber,natbib,style=apa]{biblatex} “If LaTeX is so great, why is it making all the APA citations wrong? It should always […]

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A Data-Driven Approach to LaTeX Autocomplete

Posted on August 24, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Writing LaTeX can at times be tedious and painful. At Overleaf we try to minimize that pain and provide a more enjoyable, and overall focused experience allowing you to put content over commands. In this post we begin to learn about what we are doing at Overleaf to help combat this pain by building a smarter autocomplete feature.

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A New Series of Articles: TeX Tokens and Related Concepts—But Why (and How)?

Posted on August 7, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

This introductory article outlines the motivation (and methodology used) for writing a series of articles that attempt to provide clear, and easy-to-follow, explanations of some key TeX concepts—based on direct observation of the inner workings of a TeX engine.

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What is a “TeX token”?

Posted on August 7, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Have you have ever read books or articles about TeX which contain explanations referring to “TeX tokens”? If so, you might be left wondering what, exactly, is a TeX token? This article, the first of a new series, sets out explore and explain TeX tokens by tracing the processing journey from characters in the input file to the actual calculation of tokens—integers which are TeX’s internal representation of characters and control sequences.

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Still TeXing anyway

Posted on August 5, 2017 by TeX talk Feed

Day 2 of the SHA hacker camp. Coffee, breakfast, Internet. For the latter, I pulled…

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Renewing my TUG membership

Posted on August 2, 2017 by TeX talk Feed

Late this year, but I’m happy to have renewed my membership in the TeX Users…

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DANTE Herbsttagung 2017

Posted on August 2, 2017 by TeXwelt Feed

Am Samstag, 23. September 2017, 9 bis 17 Uhr, findet an der Volkshochschule Mönchengladbach die Herbsttagung 2017 des TeX-Anwender-Vereins DANTE und dessen 57. Mitgliederversammlung statt. Es sind alle TeX-Freunde willkommen, insbesondere auch Nicht-Mitglieder. Der Tag wird mit Vorträgen und Kaffeepausen … Weiterlesen →

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LaTeX für Geisteswissenschaftler: Der nächtliche Build-Prozess

Posted on July 30, 2017 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Vor einer Weile haben sich ein paar TeXies zusammengefunden, um gemeinsam ein Skript/Buch zum Thema „LaTeX für Geisteswissenschaftler“ zu schreiben. Das Skript sowie alle Dateien ist auf github verfügbar. Ich schreibe das Kapitel zu git und SVN (aktuell noch auf der TODO-Liste) und kümmere mich um den nächtlichen Build. Ich habe hier einen kleinen Intel […]

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Event tip: LaTeX at the SHA hackers camp 2017

Posted on July 29, 2017 by TeX tips Feed

A DANTE / LaTeX team will organize a tent village with workshops at...

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Still hacking anyway – LaTeX and DANTE at the Camp

Posted on July 29, 2017 by TeX talk Feed

Just 5 days to go, then the hacker camp SHA2017 will start. The name stands…

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Still hacking anyway – LaTeX und DANTE im Camp

Posted on July 29, 2017 by TeXwelt Feed

Noch ein paar Tage, dann beginnt das Hacker-Camp SHA2017. Der Name steht für “Still Hacking Anyway”, und das Camp gehört zu einer Serie von Hacker-Camps, die alle 4 Jahre stattfinden. Dieses Jahr treffen wir uns in den Niederlanden: Scoutinglandgoed in … Weiterlesen →

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Job Opening: Automatic LaTeX to JATS XML Conversion Specialist

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

We're looking for an expert in automatic LaTeX to JATS XML conversion with LaTeXML.

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Debian/TeX Live 2017.20170724-1

Posted on July 26, 2017 by There and back again Feed

Yesterday I uploaded the first update of the TeX Live packages in Debian after TeX Live 2017 has entered Debian/unstable. The packages should by now have reached most mirrors. Nothing spectacular here besides a lot of updates and new packages. If I have to pick one update it would be the one of algorithm2e, a [...]

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