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1:05 AM
@TeXnician Well the strike is caused not just by the ban of the automated detectors... (● several mods never use the detector at all ● they're "also not allowed to use their brain to detect ChatGPT posts", in my understanding)
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3:34 AM
While the change doesn't really affect our site (as explained before the volume of AI-generated answer is low here anyway) I signed the letter anyway. Hopefully it helps with increasing the number and the situation gets resolved soon(er).
4:24 AM
I choosed Linotype Game Pi English Cards.ttf

How can I find out which hexadecimal number the cards have?

\newfontfamily\symbola{"Linotype Game Pi English Cards.ttf"}

\char"1F0AB \char"1F0CF

This document becomes empty.....
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6:47 AM
@cis Opening the font in fontforge, one can see that they cards are located at the alphabets, essentially.
@mickep Thx. First - I will install FontForge now on my new PC.... better is it. ;)

:63746162 The other problem is that I have this beautiful font ("LinotypeGamePiEnglishCards.otf").
Since, as your picture shows, it appears to be an incomplete demo version.
And I don't have the full version.
7:38 AM
@cis I guess you can buy a complete version, if needed.
8:28 AM
Got it....

But there is no ttf-file.

Which one do I have to choose here in fontspec?
@cis Looks like you bought a type1 font.
@mickep Ehmmm... ^^ And now?
8:41 AM
@cis Now what? The pfb contains the glyphs.
8:56 AM
@mickep I do not know the theory here. But I made a ttf from that with FontForge. I thinks that's easier.
9:21 AM
AI-powered quack
9:39 AM
@PauloCereda Quack indeed.
@mickep ooh dodos are very good at analysing AI-powered interactions.
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11:16 AM
@PauloCereda Oh, indeed
11:31 AM
@PauloCereda you are a fake impersonation of Psmith, but fortunately it is lunch time
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1:11 PM

Is there a standard-way to set numbered counters, like


1:25 PM
@cis not really, etex.sty had \loccountblk for allocating a block of count registers but not many use cases, and I never copied that to the format or had a version for latex counts. \count@=1 \loop \newcounter{myct\thecount@} \ifnum\count@<52\repeat
I testet sth. like that.
But I do not know, how to recall the counter by typing in '52'....
\newcommand*{\rom}[1]{\expandafter\@slowromancap\romannumeral #1@}


52 in roman: \rom{52}

works: \thetttLII
1:53 PM
@DavidCarlisle PSmith gives a concert here tonight.
@cis do you really need counters? If you do, I wouldn't use roman,just \newcounter{ttt52} ..... \UseName{thettt52}
@DavidCarlisle Ehhh, like that?
@cis no, as I wrote
@DavidCarlisle Yes, sry
@DavidCarlisle Ok, fine....
2:11 PM
@cis most other counter operations already use a name, \stepcounter{mycount52}, \value{mycount52}, ... work wth 52 in the name, you just need to take care with \themycount52 not working, so \UseName{themycount52}
2:23 PM
@Skillmon -- You might find this amusing: washingtonpost.com/history/2023/06/04/… It refers to killer bunnies.
2:41 PM
@barbarabeeton oh, another article about the medieval doodles :) I knew about these already, but thanks for sharing nonetheless!
@DavidCarlisle oh no
3:16 PM
@Skillmon hi Mr. Rabbit! <3
ooh MacOS Sonoma
3:41 PM
Oh, spam...
@mickep ??
@JosephWright There was a shit post on the main site. Gone now.
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4:54 PM
@PauloCereda back in Analandia?
5:05 PM
I've added this answer to the "frequent" question about the use of % signs, to summarize the cases where blindly adding % can cause trouble. There are some situations where adding % doesn't cause trouble, but it doesn't help either, like the gap added around a single colored letter in a word. (There was a recent question about that, but I can't find it now. Help!) Should I add that case?
5:16 PM
@barbarabeeton A topic to include in your talk?
@mickep -- Yes. I decided to do that as soon as I realized there was an easy way to make a distinction. (The paper for TUGboat will be more detailed than the talk. 30 minutes will be really tight.) I'd still really like to have a definite reference though, and I've spent too much time looking for that "lost" question that I should have been working on my slides.
@yo' I am! Wait for my reply in Slack. :)
5:49 PM
@barbarabeeton Good. Except for the question that you cannot find. I do not remember that I have seen it.
6:00 PM
@SylvainRigal -- That question was the one that triggered my addition to the question referred to here. Do you happen to remember enough to identify it again?
6:58 PM
@barbarabeeton Or maybe this one: tex.stackexchange.com/q/107650/262081
@PauloCereda :)
@SylvainRigal -- That's a good find, and it would do, but the one I was actually thinking of had a pink "p" in the middle of a word, and the effect was actually shown in the question. As I remember, the fix was to set some option to "false", but I don't remember which option. I'm beginning to think the OP deleted it after getting the answer. But thanks for your good work.
@SylvainRigal -- Not this one; the other was better.
@barbarabeeton Do you remember approximately the posting date of the question you are looking for?
@JosephWright, @DavidCarlisle and @egreg -- How to find a deleted question? I'm looking for a question with a pink "p" in the middle of a word with unwanted spaces around the "p". It's a beautiful example of a situation where adding %s is completely worthless. I want to add a link to my new answer to the "usual duplicate" question about adding %.
7:13 PM
@SylvainRigal -- Unfortunately not. What I remember is that it was quite recently nominated as a duplicate of why % should be used. But it wasn't. I added a comment why not, and voted to keep it open. I believe it was you who answered, saying that nominating it for deletion was an accident. But the comments have been deleted, so it's not traceable that way. Sigh.
@barbarabeeton you can use SEDE if it is still there, but if it was deleted rather than just closed I think the system clears them after a while
@DavidCarlisle -- That covers the same territory, but the other one was much clearer. Re SEDE, I don't know how to use that.
@barbarabeeton oh if you added a comment it is easy your profile logs your comments
@DavidCarlisle -- I've already checked there. I deleted my comment after the issue about (non)duplication was resolved.
@barbarabeeton never delete stuff you might need:-)
@barbarabeeton any chance you can recall anything reliable to search
7:20 PM
@DavidCarlisle -- Yeah, yeah. I didn't know at the time that the question would be deleted. My somewhat harsh comment about why the already-provided answer (which I think was provided by @egreg) was more appropriate than trying to add % (which wouldn't work -- which is why I added another non-% answer to that popular question) was no longer needed.
@DavidCarlisle -- I've tried spacing, space, gap, pink, colorbox, false (I remember that was an option to the package as shown in the answer). pink and red are definitely reliable.
@barbarabeeton In this answer tex.stackexchange.com/a/74469/262081 it is stated that « \colorbox adds a padding around the text; its thickness is controlled by the parameter \fboxsep », and I am 100% it is the question where we both posted 2 comments and delete them after. I don’t know if it’s help…
@SylvainRigal -- That definitely covers the same problem, but the question I remember had the glaring example right in the question with a pink "p" in the middle of a word. In the question you link, the "before" condition is shown only in a deleted answer (thus visible only to higher-rep users).
7:38 PM
@barbarabeeton closed posts containing pink data.stackexchange.com/tex/query/1758940
@barbarabeeton Sorry, obviously I can't help you, I checked all my raised flags (only 12, it was quick ;) and unfortunately I can't find anything else......
@DavidCarlisle -- Thanks, but doesn't seem to be any of those. You said that a question deleted by author will be scrubbed. That's what I suspect happened, so I guess I'm skunked.
@SylvainRigal -- Thanks very much for your help. I guess I'll just try to reconstruct it.
@barbarabeeton Sorry, I don't remember.
@egreg -- Gee, I even upvoted it. Thanks for thinking though.
8:30 PM
@barbarabeeton If it wasn't deleted too long ago, maybe you can find it in the "Recently Deleted" list at tex.stackexchange.com/tools?tab=delete&daterange=
(click on the triangle to see the whole list)
8:44 PM
@samcarter -- Thanks. Not there. Only back to May 30, so I guess they're kept for only one week. But now I know another place to look.

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