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Useful / Interesting LaTeX packages[edit]

Seeing as we already have a Frontends section, why not add another section for useful packages such as LaTeX-beamer? Liyang 06:52:26, 19 August 2005 (UTC)

Archiving[edit]

Does anyone object to me setting up automatic archiving for this page using MizaBot? Unless otherwise agreed, I would set it to archive threads that have been inactive for 60 days.--Oneiros (talk) 01:40, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Oneiros (talk) 16:17, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
I don't see any need for archiving at a page as little used as this one. Tkuvho (talk) 16:19, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, but on the other hand, it does not do any harm either. — Emil J. 11:33, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
I object. There are still unaddressed concerns in the archived section. This page is not large enough to warrant automatic archiving. - Andrew Keenan Richardson 07:56, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
The bot will only kick in when there are more than ten threads. Currently there are 4.--Oneiros (talk) 08:51, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Braces in example[edit]

To the editor who converted \latex{} to \latex in the example: these braces are necessary to stop TeX from ignoring the following space, but aren't necessary before a punctuation mark. For instance:

  I think \latex is the best typesetting system; there's no better typesetting system than \latex.

will come out as

I think LaTeXis the best typesetting system; there's no better typesetting system than LaTeX.

(Note the missing space between "LaTeX" and "is".) I understand your frustration that the syntax highlighting isn't right with the braces there, but this is better than pretty colors and incorrect source! If it's not possible to sort out the highlighting issue, perhaps it would be better to just turn off syntax highlighting for that example. Quietbritishjim (talk) 00:55, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

One workaround is to use an explicit space:
\LaTeX\ is a document preparation system for the \TeX{}
--Karnesky (talk) 03:18, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

External Links[edit]

I would like to argue for the inclusion of www.LaTeXTemplates.com in the external links section. My argument lies with this being a useful resource unlike any other on the page, or any other in existence. It is not simply a link to one of many resources. I believe it sits alongside CTAN and TUG as a valuable resource for LaTeX users just starting out in LaTeX or wanting to take the hassle out of creating a new document type.

Further, as recently as the end of February another link to LaTeX templates was on the page (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=LaTeX&diff=479464432&oldid=479459011), which www.LaTeXTemplates.com is the direct offspring of. Why is one acceptable and the other not?

Full disclosure: I am the owner of www.LaTeXTemplates.com. I get no financial benefit from the website, it was made to help LaTeX users in a way that, I believe, has not been done before.

VelimirNZ (talk) 20:59, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Why writing the logo with the <math> tag?[edit]

What is the benefit of writing the LaTeX logo with the code

'''<math>\mathbf{L\!\!^{{}_{\scriptstyle A}} \!\!\!\!\!\;\; T\!_{\displaystyle E} \! X}</math>'''?

First, there is the real logo in svg format, typeset with LaTeX, which has the correct appearance; then there also is the {{LaTeX}} template which doesn't have exactly the right appearance but on the other hand produces html code that can be parsed and copied as text, so I don't see the benefit with writing it using the <math> tag (which doesn't have any of these benefits) as is done in the lead paragraph?—Kri (talk) 15:05, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Why shouldn't titles be formatted?[edit]

My last edit to this article (putting the code {{displaytitle|{{LaTeX}}}} in the document) was reverted with the motivation Titles should not be formatted. So I wonder why titles shouldn't be formatted? If they really shouldn't be formatted I need to undo formatting some more titles, but I need to know why first. —Kri (talk) 21:14, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

I have no opinion on this either way, but did a quick Google on it. It seems the relevant guideline is at WP:ITALICTITLE. It seems a bit ambiguous on this subject to me, but I think that's all the guidance there is. Quietbritishjim (talk) 23:34, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Per MOS:TM, we don't use odd styling of trademarks and such, but "choose the style that most closely resembles standard English". I reverted the use of the templates LaTeX and TeX throughout that made the article so ugly in violation of this guideline. Dicklyon (talk) 20:48, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Use of Failed to parse (unknown function "\LaTeX"): \LaTeX instead of LaTeXUse of Failed to parse (unknown function "\LaTeX"): \LaTeX instead of LaTeX

The article states the Failed to parse (unknown function "\LaTeX"): \LaTeX

is used when technically possible, but then the rest of the article uses LaTeX. Shouldn't it use Failed to parse (unknown function "\LaTeX"): \LaTeX
by what it itself says?  asmeurer (talk | contribs) 23:04, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
That’s not what it states. Anyway, we’ve had this discussion before. LaTeX is a logo. We shouldn’t use the LaTeX logo in place of its textual name, just like we don’t use the Microsoft logo instead of “Microsoft”.—Emil J. 12:04, 17 June 2013 (UTC)