## Top new questions this week:

### Drawing the dragon curve

I'd like to draw the dragon curve (or paper-folding curve) in a programmatic way. For example, create a sequence representing the curves, and then parse the sequence to draw the curve. The sequence ...

{diagrams}

### What does \/ do?

I've seen this in some tex file where a word is set in italics, but its ending is in regular font. Trying it out I don't see it making any difference, so I must be missing something. What does the \/ ...

{primitives}

### Truncated cube with numerated faces

I am having difficulties to project texts in inclined planes. To be more precise, i would like do latex the following question. Exercise: In the following figure, we see two different views of a ...

{tikz-pgf} {3d}

### What value TeX uses as its minimal unit

TeX uses scaled point as its minimal unit. At least it's said so in the TeXbook: TeX represents all dimensions internally as an integer multiple of the tiny units called sp. 65536 sp = 2^{16} ...

{unit-of-measure}

### Vertically aligning minipages, subfigures, and subtables (not with baseline)

The goal My goal is to align side-by-side figures, tables, and text in minipages according to the top, middle and bottom of the largest such minipage. This makes it different (I believe) from the ...

{captions} {vertical-alignment} {minipage} {subcaption}

### \, does not work outside math mode in plain TeX

I read in several answers here that in LaTeX, \, works just like \thinspace outside math mode. However, that is not the case for plain TeX. \$ printf '%s\n' 'a\,b\bye' > example.tex \$ pdftex ...

{spacing} {plain-tex}

### Why does fontspec interact with the footnote marks of the \thanks command?

I have discovered a behavior that I cannot explain. When compiling the MWE \listfiles \documentclass{article} %\usepackage{fontspec} \title{foo\thanks{bar}} \author{baz\thanks{qux}} ...

{symbols} {fontspec}

## Greatest hits from previous weeks:

### How can I have two tables side by side?

Suppose I have two tables that don't have many columns (3, for example). How can I position them side by side?

{tables} {positioning}

### 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}

### Why are Accented Capital Letters not well decoded in QRCODE?

Double accented capital letters, such as ÙÇ, ÙÉ, ÀÇ, and ÈÏ, are not well decoded in a qrcode. Is there a way to fix that ? \documentclass[french]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} % if this package is ...

{luatex} {fontspec} {languages} {accents} {qrcode}

### Spurious punctuation in xelatex + biblatex + Cyrillic or Greek

Biblatex has a mechanism that prevents spurious punctuation. Generally, it works fine but fails with xetex and some languages. The MWE below compiles fine with pdflatex but with xelatex yields double ...

{biblatex} {xetex} {punctuation}

### Determine whether the macro/function is in subscript, in superscript, or neither

I would like to provide different formatting for an xparse command, depending on whether the command is expanded in superscript, in subscript, or neither. That is, I would like to know inside the ...

{xetex} {expl3} {latex3} {xparse}