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(LaTeX) Font Catalogue now on tug.org

Posted on July 30, 2019 by TeX Users Group Feed

The LaTeX Font Catalogue, created and still maintained by Palle Jørgensen of DK-TUG, has short samples of most fonts available in TeX distributions, categorized in several ways, and with LaTeX usage examples. It is now hosted on tug.org, as tug.org/FontCatalogue, Happy font-finding!

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A group of high school students who plan to launch a satellite into space use Overleaf to collaborate

Posted on July 25, 2019 by Overleaf Feed

blair3sat is a group of high school students which plans to launch a small satellite into space. Any STEM field requires its participants to write scholarly articles, which in our case are even more essential to secure funding for our new team. Thanks to the generous team at Overleaf, we can now easily script high-quality LaTeX papers collaboratively in real-time over the internet.

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Syntax-aware navigation, keyboard macros, sleeping Emacs and interactive functions

Posted on July 1, 2019 by Content AND Presentation Feed

A few days ago I had an interesting Emacs-related problem. I wanted to record and use a keyboard macro which would find a certain TeX one-parameter macro (say, \todo) and comment it out. The tricky part was that it was not at all guaranteed that this macro would be on a line on its own, so “finding the string \todo, going to the beginning of the line and inserting a percent character” won’t work.

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Introduction à l'utilisation de LaTeX pour mettre en forme une édition critique : supports de formation

Posted on July 1, 2019 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Vous trouverez ci-dessous les supports pour ma formation à l'utilisation de LaTeX pour la mise en page d'édition critique faite à Lyon le 1er juillet 2019. - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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Introduction à l'utilisation de LaTeX pour mettre en forme une édition critique (bis repetitia)

Posted on June 17, 2019 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

En amont de la rencontre annuelle de l'AELAC, je donne avec ma collègue Caroline Macé une formation sur « les outils numériques pour l'édition critique ». Cela aura lieu le 1er juillet à Lyon à partir de 14h. Une inscription préalable est nécessaire Cette formation comportera deux parties : une introduction généraliste en binôme de panorama sur ce que le numérique peut et ne peut pas apporter à l'édition critique, puis deux formations en parallèle sur la mise en page des éditions critiques : l'une par (...) - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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Defining custom TikZ fill patterns

Posted on June 9, 2019 by Content AND Presentation Feed

Some time ago I had a need to define my own filling pattern in TikZ. It turned out to be quite simple, although I had to learn a few things. While the manual (as usual) does a pretty good job at teaching that, I felt that the explanation was a bit too short in one place, and hence this blog post.

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Ma politique de branches avec Git

Posted on June 2, 2019 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

En préparant mon intervention sur Git au Stage LaTeX de juin, je me suis dit qu'il pouvait être utile que je résume, succinctement, ma politiquement de branchement avec Git. Elle n'a rien de très original, mais je la trouve pratique, et je me la suis plus ou moins construite avec le temps, notamment à cause de mon travail sur (r)(e)ledmac. Principe numéro 1 : la branche master doit être utilisable à tout moment Contrairement à SVN où le trunk sert souvent de branche de développement, la facilité de (...) - Git

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Converting BibTeX files to AMSrefs

Posted on May 20, 2019 by Content AND Presentation Feed

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything TeX-related here. But I’m still working with LaTeX (though less often than I used to), and here is a problem I encountered a few days ago – and a solution. I received a file with BibTeX-encoded bibliography. Obviously, I wanted to convert it to AMSrefs. Being lazy, I started to search for an automated solution – and I was not disappointed at all! It turns out that AMSrefs itself has a feature I needed.

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TUGboat 40:1 published

Posted on May 17, 2019 by TeX Users Group Feed

TUGboat volume 40, number 1 (a regular issue) has been mailed to TUG members. It is also available online and from the TUG store. In addition, prior TUGboat issue 39:3 is now publicly available. Please consider joining or renewing your TUG membership if you haven't already.

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Stage LaTeX à Dunkerque

Posted on May 6, 2019 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Comme chaque année, l'IUT de génie thermique de Dunkerque, ou plus exactement Denis Bitouzé, organise un stage d'une journée. Cette année, le stage LaTeX aura lieu le 12 juin prochain. Le stage nécessite une inscription préalable, mais est gratuit. J'y présenterai deux interventions : biblatex et biber : gérer sa bibliographie avec des outils flexibles et modernes Gérer son historique de fichiers LaTeX avec (...) - BibLaTeX

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Supporting users on LaTeX.org

Posted on May 3, 2019 by TeXblog Feed

I’m on a carribbean cruise for three weeks and don’t have so much time as before for answering questions on LaTeX.org. Especially since I actually do work here, on improving the WiFi onboard the cruise ship. It would be great … Continue reading →

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TeX Live 2019 released

Posted on April 29, 2019 by TeX Users Group Feed

TeX Live 2019 has been released, along with the entire TeX Collection 2019. The DVD is in production and will be mailed to TUG, and most other TeX user group, members when manufacturing is complete (expected by the first week of June). The software can also be downloaded in various ways, and the DVD ordered from TUG store. Please consider joining or renewing your membership in TUG or another TeX user group, and thanks if you already have. Thanks to all the contributors.

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Présentation de LaTeX pour les éditions critiques au stage XLST de Lyon

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Ainsi qu'annoncé, je présent LaTeX pour les éditions critiques à un stage XLST à Lyon. Vous trouverez ci-dessous mes supports de présentation. Outre un diaporama Beamer, j'ai produit un exemple d'édition critique avec LaTeX, en reprenant l'édition XML d'Andromaque, de Racine, qui sert de fil rouge à la session. N'ayant pas eu le temps d'appréhender le XML et le XLST de la session, l'exemple n'est pas complet, et ne contient que quelques élèments parmis d'autres pour édition critique en (...) - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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Two papers on the history of LaTeX

Posted on April 23, 2019 by LaTeX Project Feed

Two papers on the history of LaTeX We have added two papers on different aspects of the history of LaTeX to the site. While both are somewhat older they presents interesting accounts on the evolution of LaTeX. The first was given by Chris Rowley at a conference selebrating Leslie Lamport’s 60th birthday and discusses the relvance of LaTeX throughout several decades (including some interesting predictions be checked against reality. The LaTeX Legacy Chris Rowley Published paper, PODC ‘01 Proceedings of the twentieth annual ACM symposium on Principles of distributed computing, Pages 17-25 Keywords: LaTeX history, LaTeX future Abstract The second edition of The LaTeX Manual begins: `LaTeX is a system for typesetting documents. Its first widely available version, mysteriously numbered 2.09, appeared in 1985.’ It is too early for a complete critical assessment of the impact of LaTeX 2.09 because its world-wide effects on many aspects of many cultures, not least scientific publication, remain strong after 15 years—and that itself is significant in a technological world where a mere 15 months of fame can make and break an idea. Therefore this paper provides simply a review and evaluation of the relationship between TeX, LaTeX and some of the major technical ...

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Uploading to CTAN with l3build

Posted on April 16, 2019 by LaTeX Project Feed

Uploading to CTAN with l3build A new version of l3build has recently been released with the ability to use curl to automatically upload packages to CTAN. This functionality has been on our wishlist for some time, with early thoughts around the idea of “reverse engineering” the CTAN upload page like the (now defunct) ctanupload tool by Martin Scharrer. Luckily for us, the CTAN team added an API to allow developers to interface with the CTAN upload process in a well-documented and stable manner. This API has been used for some time by the ctan-o-mat tool by Gerd Neugebauer, which provides the ability to send package updates through to CTAN via the command line, with metadata for the package loadable via a configuration file. While it’s not a cumbersome process to manually upload packages through CTAN, it’s nice to be able to automate the process. For a tool like l3build, we prefer not to rely on additional tools beyond a standard TeX distribution, and as Windows now provides a curl utility this has allowed us to build a CTAN-uploading tool into l3build directly. The mechanics of this tool were written by David Carlisle; thanks! Its use is relatively straightforward. In the ...

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