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9:04 AM
@Rmano you forgot the ogonek
 
9:16 AM
@DavidCarlisle that's a nice suggestion!
 
@Rmano You might have thought @barbarabeeton would have suggested it, but she only knows about semicolons.
 
@Rmano ooh :)
@DavidCarlisle ooh
 
@DavidCarlisle ^^^^ @PauloCereda
 
@Rmano ooh half an ambigram
 
9:35 AM
@Rmano change the 5s to 6 and 9 and the 3 to 8 to aim for rotational symmetry
 
 
@DavidCarlisle ooh ambigram
 
 
@Rmano so that's a target you could reach....
 
@DavidCarlisle Yes I must strive for 16891 and choose an appropriate font
I ruined the run now accepting an answer...
 
9:42 AM
@Rmano if you restrict to only having answers that isn't a problem but you are always at the mercy of a passing downvoter moving you off the correct value mod 5.
 
@DavidCarlisle I can still edit tags descriptions ;-)
@DavidCarlisle Would be nice (but too easy) to have generic-valued bounties
 
@Rmano plus you can always find a few of egregs answers to downvote
 
@DavidCarlisle Ah, yes ;-) I forgot that downvoting has a cost (a pity you can't do that on questions...)
 
@UlrikeFischer all the examples now run at latexonline.cc (although the biber and platex ones do cheat)
 
10:00 AM
@DavidCarlisle ooh
 
10:22 AM
@DavidCarlisle how do they cheat?
 
@UlrikeFischer er well for biblatex it inserts backend=bibtex, and for platex it uses luatex, and replaces {jsarticle} by {article}\usepackage{luatexja}
 
@DavidCarlisle the previous issue asks how to use bibtex ...
 
@UlrikeFischer yes but it is confused (bibtex works but he has some complicated arrangements of subimports in his git repository and probably confused the wrappers parsing of aux file, I decided not to comment there...)
 
@DavidCarlisle ;-)
 
11:07 AM
@UlrikeFischer, can you reproduce that fading issue in recent versions of Acrobat/Adobe Reader?
 
11:21 AM
@DavidPurton I hadn't tried as I was too convinced that it is a problem with older versiona, but I tried now. In adobe reader I have no export to postscript function but in adobe pro the export doesn't succeed for the pdflatex/lualatex pdf because of "an internal error", with the xelatex pdf it works.
 
I guess that fits with my initial problem. I guess the printer I used for the job was printing using a PostScript driver.
 
cis
11:53 AM
I asked @NihonGo: "Do you also write these extreme Kanjis with 56 or 88 strokes in these 1cm squares in Genko Yoshi paper? How is that supposed to work?
Examples: search 'most difficult kanji' "

------> Answer: Theoretically yes. However, they are rarely used. It is more common to use the "Jōyō Kanji List" in everyday life.
 
@DavidCarlisle No response from Melchior (soul author) yet. It's been a week, so it now seems likely there won't be any. (@DavidCarlisle, @UlrikeFischer, @FaheemMitha)
 
12:15 PM
Hey @Circumscribe. How goes it?
 
12:29 PM
@FaheemMitha Good. Nothing exciting going on here.
 
@Circumscribe How goes it with the Zombie Apocalypse?
I mean, the pandemic.
 
@FaheemMitha Things are still under control and measures are being relaxed gradually.
@FaheemMitha How goes it with you?
 
@Circumscribe Not great. Things are still escalating over here.
 
@FaheemMitha where are you?
 
@Circumscribe Bombay, India.
So why are you trying to contact Melchior?
 
12:38 PM
@FaheemMitha to ask him to fix soul.
 
@Circumscribe I thought the plan was to do an NMU. Is he the author?
 
@FaheemMitha He is the package author.
 
@Circumscribe Ok. So what's plan B?
 
@FaheemMitha One time update I guess.
 
@Circumscribe Ok. Are you considering that, then?
 
12:45 PM
@FaheemMitha Perhaps.
 
@Circumscribe Ok.
 
@cis -- Fascinating! But there's a silly misspelling in several panels -- "storkes" instead of "strokes". And the putative meaning of the kanji with the most strokes -- "cloud dragon" -- has a special meaning for me. We have a segment of an old Chinese theater curtain, embroidered gold thread on black silk, of a cloud dragon, framed and hung on a wall. I'll have to learn to calligraph this kanji to caption the embroidery.
 
@barbarabeeton ooh storkes :)
 
cis
@barbarabeeton Oha, Foto please. ;)
 
@cis -- I'll try.
 
1:05 PM
@DavidCarlisle quack
 
@PauloCereda dinner
 
@DavidCarlisle oh no
 
@PauloCereda actually, today, oh yes:-)
 
@DavidCarlisle OH NO
/quacks in despair
 
1:18 PM
@PauloCereda did you get my mail?
 
@UlrikeFischer no... :( let me check spam...
@UlrikeFischer goit it, hold on!
 
1:30 PM
@FaheemMitha I've contacted CTAN about it. We'll see what they say.
 
2:03 PM
@UlrikeFischer quack
 
 
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3:11 PM
@Circumscribe Nice work.
 
 
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7:12 PM
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@cis -- Here's our dragons. The light isn't great, and there's a reflection, but they're there in the clouds.
 
 
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8:19 PM
@barbarabeeton Nice
:()
 
@barbarabeeton they seem to have acquired a light sabre from a passing Jedi
5
 
@DavidCarlisle -- That's reflected afternoon light through the window. I don't think these guys need much additional protection.
 

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