TeX - LaTeX Weekly Newsletter
TeX - LaTeX Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

Where does the name "TeX" come from?

I was reading about the etymology of the word technology and when I saw how tech is written in Greek, τεχ, the first thing came to my mind was TeX! It seems so obvious but I couldn't find any ...

{tex-history}  
asked by boramalper 27 votes
answered by Gonzalo Medina 33 votes

Reducing fraction using LaTeX 3

Consider the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \noindent Can I make \LaTeX{} reduce a fraction automatically?\\[\baselineskip] For example, I would like the ...

{calculations} {expl3} {latex3}  
asked by Svend Tveskæg 18 votes
answered by Sean Allred 12 votes

LuaTeX: Wrong/missing italic correction in TeXLive 2015 vs 2014

Italic correction for OTF math fonts seems to be broken in LuaTeX in TL15. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont{Latin Modern Math} \begin{document} \begin{equation} ...

{unicode-math}  
asked by Ismo Toijala 16 votes
answered by egreg 8 votes

Is it possible to view the latex code after Lua expansion is made?

When using Lua code inside Latex file, where Lua code sends to Tex Latex code to insert into the document at the location the lua code is made, it will be useful to look at the content of Latex file ...

{luatex}  
asked by Nasser 13 votes
answered by Joseph Wright 8 votes

LaTeX figure, how to make it?

I want to draw this figure in LaTeX but I failed. Here is what I get from my code. Could you help me please? There is my code. Thank you. \documentclass[11pt, letterpaper]{article} ...

{tikz-pgf} {circuits}  
asked by Halima Tambo 12 votes
answered by Mark Wibrow 7 votes

Why the new changes to LaTeX kernel breaks zref-perpage package?

Consider the following minimal example: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{zref-perpage} \zmakeperpage{footnote} \begin{document} \chapter{Test} \footnote{A footnote} \footnote{A footnote} \newpage ...

{latex-kernel} {zref}  
asked by user81070 11 votes
answered by Heiko Oberdiek 11 votes

Esperanto flag in Tikz?

I have this code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[html]{xcolor} \usepackage{tikz} \definecolor{verda}{HTML}{009900} \definecolor{blanka}{HTML}{FFFFFF} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...

{tikz-pgf}  
asked by Knowing 10 votes
answered by Heiko Oberdiek 11 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How do I change the `enumerate` list format to use letters instead of the default Arabic numerals?

I've seen documentation whereby an \alph command is put around the \begin{enumerate} somewhere, but I'm not entirely sure how that operates...

{numbering} {lists} {enumerate}  
asked by Billy ONeal 85 votes
answered by frabjous 79 votes

How do I update my TeX distribution?

I'm trying to compile a document that only works with an up-to-date distribution, so I'd like to know: how do I update my distribution? Please provide screenshots where appropriate. List of answers ...

{distributions} {updating}  
asked by cmhughes 159 votes
answered by Alan Munn 104 votes

Can you answer these?

Hyperlink a rotated nodepart

I would like to have the entire node part a link. But, it seems that once you rotate, hyperref has issues. The reference below say to place the rotated content in the hyperlink, but not sure how to do ...

{tikz-pgf} {hyperref} {nodes} {links}  
asked by Peter Grill 3 votes

Listings - Getting the colors right for custom language

I have lots of bookkeeping transactions that I would like to typeset in a color coded format. I am using the listings package to accomplish what I want. I tried the following code. ...

{listings} {color} {tex-core} {comments} {keywords}  
asked by Ali Kakakhel 2 votes

I want to use latex to write a big document with three types of tables

Very concise (vague) question: (4th edit) I want to use latex to write a big document with three types of tables (tableA,tableB,tableC), over time (dates), indexed by many keys(key1,key2,key3,...). ...

{cross-referencing} {compiling} {indexing} {templates} {bookmarks}  
asked by Chen Stats Yu 2 votes
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