# Some TeX Developments

Coding in the TeX world

## Contact

I’m always happy to answer questions on my LaTeX packages or anything else! You can get hold of me by email at joseph.wright@morningstar2.co.uk or Skype at josephawright. I’m always up for a TeX challenge, particularly for chemistry support, so feel free to drop me a line. In your interested in UK-TUG matters, adding [UK-TUG] to the subject line will help me know what the message is about!

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Written by Joseph Wright

December 17th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

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### 8 Responses to 'Contact'

1. Hello Joseph,

I’ve just realised that you and I seem to have had more or less the same idea at about the same time of the year, viz. blogging about (La)TeX development(s). ;-) I’ve opened my blog only a few days earlier at http://texandfriends.wordpress.com/ and I still think it’s amazing how much there is to report about the world of TeX!

I am sorry that my blog is in German only.

I have compiled a small blogroll there. Though most bloggers I’ve come across via Google write in German or French and most of them only have a category for (La)TeX, you might like to know that there is at least one more blog that focuses only on TeX in English by Stefan Kottwitz at http://texblog.net/.

CU,
Jürgen.

jfenn

26 Dec 08 at 11:34 pm

2. Hello Jürgen,

Some German spoken here, so I shall keep an eye on your blog. I tend to use http://www.texample.net to keep up with TeX blogs: I think that http://texblog.net/ is listed there. A bit of a warning: I’ll probably have more development stuff than user info, I suspect, as I write a few reasonably complex packages. LaTeX3 is also still a long way from being ready for users.
Joseph

josephwright

28 Dec 08 at 7:41 pm

3. It will be very useful if there is a document which explain how to use siunitx by case-basis.

An end user (like me) doesn’t really care how the inner working work, we just want to see what we want in our document. Unfortunately, the manual is somewhat too fancy to be read for end-user.

For example, I just want to see (in math notation)
10 \pm 0.3 Nm^{-2}
typeset beautifully using siunitx.

And now, I have to go through the documentation quite deep (and actually I haven’t yet to figure out how >.<).
The siunitx section: for the impatient is not yet sufficient.

Well, just a suggestion from a latex noob.
(:

latex noob

21 Oct 10 at 4:57 pm

4. The problem for me is that everyone has a different set of requirements. So choosing some options for the start of the manual is not so easy. In your case, you want

\SI[separate-uncertainty]{10.0(3)}{\newton\per\square\metre}


it seems. (I should add that the manual doesn’t cover any ‘internals’!)

Joseph Wright

21 Oct 10 at 8:54 pm

5. Dear Joseph,

using e.g. SIrange or SIlist causes overfull hbox which could be solved by a line break, e.g. before ‘to’.
I could not figure out how to solve this. units=single helps in some cases, though.

Best regards,
Thomas

Thomas

8 Jan 11 at 11:28 pm

6. Hello Thomas,

Line breaking in these cases was improved in v2.1c. Could you post or e-mail a minimal example?

Joseph Wright

9 Jan 11 at 10:23 am

7. I noticed that TexLive includes a Perl 5.12 with Tk. The community of people using another Tk application (guiguts) has been unable to get ActiveState 5.12 Perl to install Tk, but we have had better luck with Strawberry Perl. Which perl are you using and if it is ActiveState what is the trick to install Tk?

Hunter

20 Oct 11 at 3:37 pm

8. Hi Joseph,
I am currently upgrading my voluminous list of \newcommand macros by moving to \NewDocumentCommand for its much more powerful handling of arguments, especially optional arguments. Attempts to read up more detail in the documentation of the \xparse package were frustrated, as there is next to no detail provided in that document (at least the version I have, an 11 page pdf document released 2012/02/08). Now things appear to have gone from bad to worse, the latest mention of the l3kernel on CTAN (dated 2012-09-30) avoids all mention of \xparse. Would you mind shedding light on this mystery? Perhaps I am losing my mind.
Cheers, RN

Reinhard Neuwirth

2 Nov 12 at 11:11 pm