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@SinglePackAbs beautiful!
7:21 AM
@PauloCereda Do you like this: tex.meta.stackexchange.com/a/7354/101651?
@PauloCereda Already used here: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/382958/…
7:57 AM
@UlrikeFischer I think I just need to x-type expand \current@color
8:25 AM
@CarLaTeX Thank you!
8:46 AM
@JosephWright Ah. Good. But I wonder if tcolorbox shouldn't change its code anyway. This \tcb@set@color looks for me a bit as if it relies on internals.
@UlrikeFischer Yes, probably: if I can \edef the value then it can too
@SinglePackAbs You're welcome! It's a pity that this post is closed, otherwise, you could have answered: tex.stackexchange.com/q/382799/101651 :):):)
9:06 AM
@JosephWright What I meant is: can the author do what he wants to do (change the current color) without the \letcs{\current@color}{\string\color@#1}? Without knowing internals of the color implementation?
@UlrikeFischer I'll have to look properly: will report back later!
@JosephWright Take your time. Btw: there is a related question here: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/375318/…;. There the "user command" \colorlet fails due to the internal representation.
10:10 AM
@UlrikeFischer haven't looked at the context but why can't current@color be chanhed just by doing \color{#1} ?
@CarLaTeX Cool!
@percusse: Andrew replied, he will take a look today. :)
10:34 AM
@PauloCereda :)
And Pearl Mackie won't be the companion for the new doctor. :)
@JosephWright Can this be related to a recent update? latex.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=29964
@DavidCarlisle No idea, why Thomas Sturm does it like this. Perhaps he is doing the actual color change later in the code.
@StefanKottwitz the pdftex.def is outdated. He uses 2016/07/01. I have 2017/06/24 (and perhaps one update missing). He should make a user update.
10:59 AM
Hi, I am missing the synctex item "go to source" in the contextmenu of the embedded PDF viewer in Texstudio 2.12.2 and 2.12.4. I do not understand, why it disappears sometimes. The *.synctex.gz file is present. Any hints?
@StefanKottwitz Possibly but we fixed the issues there
@DavidCarlisle Isn't it something like beamer where the aim is to save the current colour?
11:21 AM
Does latexmk run makeindex and makeglossaries automatically, if necessary, or will I have to add something in the .latexmk?
I try to create a .latexmk for lualatex -> pdf with biber, but got confused...
11:49 AM
@UlrikeFischer in your answer you use the fabulous option egregdoesnotlikesansseriftitles. But I couldn't find it in the scrguide. Do you by any chance know, why it is not in the documentation?
12:07 PM
I inadvertently had beramono in my preamble, but the output was not exactly what I wanted. Then I realized Lucida had its own monospaced font and GOD IS THAT A BEAUTY.
12:23 PM
@PauloCereda Actually Lucida Sans Typewriter. In my opinion the “i” should be a tad to the right inside its bounding box
@egreg, how did you create that example so fast?
@JonasStein “Pronto, prontissimo, son come il fulmine”
@egreg oh :)
@egreg ^^ :)
@Skillmon Ask Markus ;-).
12:50 PM
Can anybody explain to me, why \familydefault is a long macro? Is there any risk in redefining it with \renewcommand*?
@Skillmon Yes, there is.
@egreg Thanks for the quick answer, could you please elaborate, though? :)
@Skillmon If you \ifx compare two macros, if one is long and the other isn't, they will be considered different even if their replacement texts are the same.
@egreg didn't consider \ifx... But why is it long in the first place? I think this is counter intuitive.
@Skillmon I believe it was added before \newcommand* was introduced.
1:11 PM
for tree={
  l sep=1cm
  %["b"] % fails when babel is active
@egreg: ^^ out of curiosity, is this an expected behaviour? It seems babel makes " active...
@PauloCereda \usetikzlibrary{babel}
@egreg hm interesting, thanks! :) But still fails. Not a big issue, I was just curious why.
@egreg Ah it happens with French too, there's an interesting answer by a bloke named DPC. :)
@PauloCereda Because Brazilian forests are too big.
@egreg ooh I love it! <3
@egreg I could stop working on my thesis and think about the rain forest. :)
@PauloCereda Address?
1:20 PM
@egreg Yes, to some extent. :) I am happy.
@PauloCereda Address/link of that answer
@PauloCereda In other news, Waldir Peres died yesterday.
@egreg Oh sorry, I think you meant it addressed the problem. :) Hold on. I cannot find the answer anymore, but Jake's is similar: tex.stackexchange.com/a/86025/3094
@egreg Indeed, very very sad news. :(
One of the best goalkeepers of all times.
@PauloCereda Especially in one game. ;-)
@PauloCereda Yes, he was a great goalie.
@egreg :D
@egreg 1982?
1:33 PM
@CarLaTeX That one! Weren't you on holiday?
@egreg Yes, I am, but I've got a smartphone :)
1:52 PM
hello, please what i must added in my tex files to obtain \begin{abstract} ... \end{abstract}
@Vrouvrou What documentclass are you using?
@Vrouvrou with amsart, the abstract must be input before \maketitle.
2:10 PM
Would you recommend a bold style to header cells in table?
@PauloCereda No, it's not needed, although many people do it.
@egreg Thanks, my style is clean. :)
@PauloCereda If some tables have math or SI units in the header, boldface is out of the question.
@egreg Indeed!
2:29 PM
I found this in Conway's topology book
Consistently wrong spelling :-(
@egreg But consistency is the most important thing in typography, so if the spelling is consistent it's a good thing, isn't it?
@Skillmon Not if consistency is about a mistake: Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum
@egreg :)
@egreg Please tell that the British and the Americans for using units like inch. I wonder whether they know the density of water in pound per cubic foot :)
@barbarabeeton i don't understand
2:44 PM
@Vrouvrou It should be like this



My nice abstract



Text of the paper

thank you
thank you very much it works
@egreg -- what's the spelling problem?
@barbarabeeton It should be \v{C}ech, not \u{C}ech. The latter is nonsense.
@egreg -- ah, understood. (on my screen, it looks like a hacek. that's why i burn through so much paper.) but there's an even more peculiar listing in mathscinet: \^Cech, item from a chinese journal. things like that apparently don't get corrected if that's what's there in the original.
3:03 PM
@egreg, @barbarabeeton: question, and please don't beat me: what to do if I have an example environment ending with a figure?
@PauloCereda You let the figure float and in the example environment you give the reference.
@egreg Will QED be near the text?
@egreg Leave the figure outside or inside?
@PauloCereda Outside
@egreg Thanks. :)
@egreg that's exactly what I am doing at the moment. Figure is only inside if I have text afterwards.
@PauloCereda I wouldn't bother: LaTeX will make it float away in any case, by Murphy's law on floats (there will never be enough space for your figure or table).
3:10 PM
@egreg My fear is having a QED right after the figure.
@PauloCereda That's why the figure environment should be outside the example one.
@egreg Indeed! <3
I got something right, for once. :)
3:24 PM
@barbarabeeton, @egreg, @DavidCarlisle: I hit 40 pages of thesis!
@DavidCarlisle ^^ And no, I do not have 40 \newpage's. :)
@PauloCereda This is 41 pages long
@PauloCereda 20 \cleardoublepage?
@egreg oh no
@samcarter you are mean <3
@egreg When will you release ducklipsum? :)
@PauloCereda It's easy with chickenize, I guess.
@egreg oh no, chickens
3:36 PM

\directlua{chickenstring[1] = "duck"}

@PauloCereda ^^^^^
@PauloCereda Thank you - based on this chat, I guess this is a phrase of adoration (I wonder why the translation in my dictionary is so wrong :)
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@PauloCereda ^^^^
@samcarter awww <3 <3 <3
Wow, I get a starred message and did not even mention ducks?
@samcarter done. :)
3:40 PM
BTW, I have prof. van Duck with me on holiday (I can't post a photo now because I'm recharging my phone)...
@PauloCereda Can we ask the site designers to replace the stars with small ducks?
@samcarter ooh Unicode ducks
@CarLaTeX ooooh
4:34 PM
Microsoft's next Windows 10 update, called the Fall Creators Update, will bring a variety of new features. But one long-standing stalwart of the Windows experience has been put on the chopping block: Microsoft Paint. From a report: First released with the very first version of Windows 1.0 in 1985, Paint in its various guises would be one of the first graphics editors used by many and became a core part of Windows. Starting life as a 1-bit monochrome licensed version of ZSoft's PC Paintbrush, it wasn't until Windows 98 that Paint could save in JPEG. With the Windows 10 Creators Update, relea
@DavidCarlisle ^^
@LoopSpace wooooo Andrew
@percusse Paulo found the correct incantation to summon me to the site and I've answered that question. I'm now awaiting the flood of votes.
5:08 PM
@LoopSpace Expect something more like a spray if we do it enough it might wet
@StefanKottwitz You should have told the user latex.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=29964 that he should have run the update manager as user. If he doesn't understand this he will run in the same problem again.
5:25 PM
@PauloCereda I won't install the update
@egreg Neither will David. :)
@PauloCereda I heard that on the radio as I was driving home.
@DavidCarlisle oh
@PauloCereda His system administrators will, so he won't be able to write TikZ answers while at work.
@egreg oh no
5:36 PM
I find MS Paint useful for quickly cropping screenshots and such. What a shame.
@wilx When I used Windows, I had a screenshot tool. :)
@PauloCereda I assume we'll have to use paint3d instead which comes with:
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@DavidCarlisle YES
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7:45 PM
@UlrikeFischer I don't know whether it's an admin installation or a user installation or why an admin update should break things, as I'm not a MiKTeX user. I just read mentions about admin vs. user mode issues.
8:02 PM
@StefanKottwitz The log file clearly shows that the pdftex.def was in the user tree and that it was outdated. But the latex format was new. That's a clear indication that the user only made admin updates but not user updates. He must learn to do both.
8:21 PM
@UlrikeFischer So the recommendable way is to actually do both updates always?
@StefanKottwitz Yes, if you have multiuser installation. You can avoid to have to do user updates if you disable on-the-fly installation (which always go in the user tree) and install everything always in the admin tree. But imho most users don't pay attention to this and so it is better to tell them to do both updates.
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May 20 '12 at 12:32, by egreg
Today I heard a case of keming: the TV announcer was talking about the local pollings and said that people of "Cornacchio" is voting. The town's name is "Comacchio". It's a very nice place, by the way, with a very peculiar "triple bridge".
9:27 PM
@HenriMenke I love it!
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11:27 PM
is there a way to have theorems counted as something like 10.2.3
chapter 10, section 2, theorem number 3 ... ?
@baxx yes
i've tried to set the count to something like 10.1 , but it doesn't like the decimal
like that
@baxx no the details depend on which theorem definition setup you are using but just decalre that the theorem counter is reset by section
yes - then i have it in the form Theorem 0.1 , rather than 10.1.1 or something
@baxx counters are integers, but it works the same way as subsections with sections being numbered as 2.1, 2.2...
@baxx then you did something wrong:-)
11:31 PM
yes, i'll just live with this then
i've spent half an hour trying to figure it out :/
it's ok, cheers :)
@baxx if you showed what you did it would be trivial to fix i assume
yeah i don't have a MWE example ready, so it's all good , thanks

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