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I'm a mathematician working in algebra. I've been using TeX since 1987, but couldn't write my Ph.D. thesis with it. Sob!

I teach LaTeX at my university, besides the mathematics courses. I'm the author of some LaTeX packages and even of one Plain TeX package. At my site it's possible to download my book on LaTeX programming (in Italian, sorry).

Here's my motto for TeX.SX:

Pronto prontissimo son come il fulmine: sono il factotum della città. (From "Il barbiere di Siviglia", music by Gioachino Rossini, libretto by Cesare Sterbini.)


Dec
9
comment When should I not use a ligature in English typesetting?
I don't believe that Knuth was thinking to a rule: he just says that "shelfful" looks better without a ligature. And adds that it's a rare word.
Dec
9
comment When should I not use a ligature in English typesetting?
It has examples of words with two ligatures: fluffier firefly fisticuffs, flagstaff fireproofing, chiffchaff and riffraff. Notice "fluffier" and "fireproofing" where you would not ligate the ff in the former and the fi in the latter.
Dec
9
comment When should I not use a ligature in English typesetting?
I'm not sure that suffixes constitute what you call a "morpheme". Exercise 2.3 of the TeXbook shows quite different rules from yours. :)
Dec
5
comment When should I not use a ligature in English typesetting?
Can you show examples where a non final "ff" doesn't span two syllables?
Dec
5
comment When should I not use a ligature in English typesetting?
Also in "efficient" the syllables are "ef-fi-cient", but the ligature is used. You probably meant a ligature spanning components of a compound word.
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Aug
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comment Origin of “zero”
@ShreevatsaR The acceptance of zero as a number came way after Fibonacci. Until the 17th century there were great mathematicians who didn't accept negative numbers other than "tricks for computations".
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Jun
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answered Origin of “zero”
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