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Converting TeX sequences to Unicode characters

Posted on October 2, 2017 by Content AND Presentation Feed

I quite often deal with LaTeX files using stuff like \'a or \"e, and I really prefer having those encoded in UTF-8. So the natural question arises: how to convert one into another? The problem is especially frustrating because Emacs can do this – either via C-x 8 prefix, or with the TeX input method. It is not trivial, however, to find out how it does these things, and to get hold of the data used to actually perform the conversion. (At least, I didn’t find a way to do it.) After a bit of searching, however, I came up with another solution. I’m hesitant to call it “clever”; it’s rather hackish, but hey, it works, so who cares.

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Tip of the Week: Use Tags to Organize Your Dashboard

Posted on September 28, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know you can organize your Project Dashboard with tags?

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Creating and Managing Bibliographies with BibTeX on Overleaf

Posted on September 28, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

If you have ever struggled with LaTeX references and BibTeX then this is the article for you. In this first of a planned series of blog posts, Lian Tze—Overleaf’s TeXpert who provides front-line LaTeX support to Overleaf users—presents a solid introduction to LaTeX references and BibTeX. The article also includes some top tips and helpful suggestions to ease the process of creating and managing your bibliographic database files, and using Overleaf with external reference library services. Hans-Peter Gauster

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Debian/TeX Live 2017.20170926-1

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

A full month or more has past since the last upload of TeX Live, so it was high time to prepare a new package. Nothing spectacular here I have to say, two small bugs fixed and the usual long list of updates and new packages. From the new packages I found fontloader-luaotfload and interesting project. […]

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Strategies for Funding Scholarly Authorship Services on your Campus

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Many activities in the classroom, the lab, and the research group intersect with the library and the resources provided by the library budget. Students, faculty and researchers use an amazing array of online resources—e-books, journals, conference proceedings, datasets, complex databases—usually funded by the university library. But what about the scholarly tools needed to analyze, write, publish and archive the results of the research completed? Which budget supports the analytic software for social scientists, the GIS software to map data, the authoring software to format articles, the supplies for the 3D printer lab? In this article Helen Josephine explores the options for libraries to partner with other campus departments and units to fund the tools and services needed to support today’s digital scholarly environment.

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Tip of the Week: Working Offline with Git

Posted on September 25, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know you can work offline and use Git to sync your files?

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Creating sparklines with LaTeX

Posted on September 24, 2017 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Sparklines, invented by Edward Tufte (check out his awesome books!), are an interesting way of visualizing information inside the text. For more information on the theoretical background check Prof. Tufte’s page https://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0001OR. For LaTeX users there are a few ways of using them inside LaTeX which we will briefly introduce in this article. 1. Using […]

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Presentation on „LaTeX and EPUB“

Posted on September 24, 2017 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series LWARPLast weekend I gave a presentation (in German) on „LaTeX and EPUB“ on the Dante Autumn Conference in Mönchengladbach. You can find the slides and examples in my github repository: https://github.com/UweZiegenhagen/TalksAndArticles/tree/master/2017-Dante-Herbst-LaTeX-ePub. UweUwe Ziegenhagen has been working with LaTeX for almost two decades. Besides TeX/LaTeX he […]

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Case Study: An Introduction to Code Ocean—Creating and Uploading Content into Overleaf

Posted on September 21, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Code Ocean is a cloud-based computational reproducibility platform that provides researchers and developers an easy way to share, discover and run code published in academic journals and conferences. In this Case Study article we show how files produced by algorithms and projects published on Code Ocean can be uploaded into an Overleaf LaTeX document. We also demonstrate that Code Ocean can be used as an external platform for producing a wide range of programmatically-generated content specifically for use within Overleaf LaTeX documents.

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Exemples linguistiques avec LaTeX (2)

Posted on September 16, 2017 by Cipanglossia Feed

Dans un précédent billet d’introduction, nous avons vu comment présenter des exemples linguistiques numérotés et glosés avec LaTeX. Ce billet va présenter quelques solutions pour traiter les gloses de manière systématique et efficace. Intérêt de systématiser les gloses grammaticales Mon collègue Guillaume Jacques rédige actuellement une grammaire de référence du japhug avec LaTeX, et je l’ai encouragé à prendre le temps de réfléchir à une manière de systématiser le traitement de ses exemples glosés. En effet, la systématisation (semi-)automatique par la programmation constitue tout […]

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Each LaTeX book of Pack Publishing just $10 today

Posted on September 14, 2017 by TeX talk Feed

I just noticed, that today there is a Back to School sale at Packt Publishing:…

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Tip of the Week: Add a Template to the Gallery

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know you can create your own LaTeX template in Overleaf?

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Exemples linguistiques avec LaTeX

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Cipanglossia Feed

Exemples numérotés et glosés Les travaux en linguistique sont naturellement illustrés d’exemples. Pour un maximum de clarté, on fait précéder ces exemples d’un numéro permettant de s’y référer et on les présente séparés du texte principal. Il est également d’usage, notamment quand il s’agit d’une langue autre que l’anglais et que la langue dans laquelle le travail est rédigé, de donner une glose interlinéaire morphème par morphème et alignée mot-à-mot. C’est-à-dire que sous chaque mot de la ligne du texte original est alignée une […]

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TeX Tables: How TeX Calculates Spanned Column Widths

Posted on September 8, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Producing tables in TeX or LaTeX can be quite time-consuming, especially for tables that contain entries which span multiple columns—these can often produce quite unexpected results. Using an extensive collection of annotated TeX tables (in SVG format) we explain the calculations that TeX uses to define the width of columns containing spanned entries (e.g., for table headings). By exploring (and explaining) a few key concepts we hope this article helps to make typesetting TeX tables just a little less frustrating and mysterious.

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De Linux Libertine à Libertinus

Posted on September 6, 2017 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Il y a un certain temps, j’avais publié un fork de la police Linux Libertine corrigeant un bug sur les chiffres elzéviriens en italique gras. Depuis la police Linux Libertine a été officiellement forkée par Khaled Hosny sous le nom de « Libertinus ». L’auteur a corrigé le bug et d’autres. Autant donc utiliser celle-ci.

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