6 Aug 05:00 2009

### Vertical space in tables

[Trying again with a gzip'd test case]

I am using longtable with a complicated table header. There are three
header lines with \sideways{}, \makecell{} and \multicolumn{}
envs. There are many such tables in each document. I wish to guarantee
that all the headers take the same vertical space. I tried using a strut
in each row to ensure a height (which was greater than the maximum
required height). However, the rows take even more space than needed and
the headers are not of the required height.

There is a sample file attached. It needs to be compiled with xelatex. I
apologise for the length of the test case, but the problem is only
visible when there are multiple pages.



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5 Aug 23:32 2009

### Vertical space in a table


I am using longtable with a complicated table header. There are three
header lines with \sideways{}, \makecell{} and \multicolumn{}
envs. There are many such tables in each document. I wish to guarantee
that all the headers take the same vertical space. I tried using a strut
in each row to ensure a height (which was greater than the maximum
required height). However, the rows take even more space than needed and
the headers are not of the required height.

There is a sample file attached. It needs to be compiled with xelatex. I
apologise for the length of the test case, but the problem is only
visible when there are multiple pages.



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11 Aug 07:32 2009

### TUG 2009

Following presentations of TUG 2009 are now available at:

http://river-valley.tv/category/conferences/typesetting/tug2009/

• Introduction to MetaPost
• Banquet
• The MSP TeX production system: restoration of TUGboat
• Arabic typography: Past, present, and TeX
• The LuaTeX Project: halfway to version 1
• Class writing for wizard apprentices
• TeX People: The TUG interviews project and book
• Plain TeX and OpenType
• Dynamic Arabic: Towards the philosopher's stone of Arabic-script
typography
• Standards for LaTeX documents and processors
• Consolidation of expl3
• TeX-free LaTeX, an overview
• Getting started with plasTeX
• Medical pedigrees: typography and interface
• Next steps for breqn
• Gyre Fonts for the easily confused
• Writing and checking complete proofs in LaTeX
• Why I still use TeX
• A TikZ tutorial: Generating graphics in the spirit of TeX
• TeX as an ebook reader
• LuaTeX: A user's perspective

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18 Aug 19:33 2009

### Problem with Omega Malayalam

I am finding a strange problem while using Omega Malayalam. While using
the title command with any document class, I get strange characters in
the output where the title should be. I have had this problem with both
the book class and the beamer class. Moreover, sometimes I get similar
characters in the footer too. Some of the characters llok like
Malayalam, but they make nonsensical words and sometimes contain other
characters like the Greek alphabet (mu). This is making it impossible
for me to typeset a document in the book class. I used the route lambda
> dvipdf. Does anyone have any idea about the root of the problem?

Best
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20 Aug 19:34 2009

### Macros to Change Text and Math fonts in plain TeX

Hello TeX users,

A set of 19 macros is available as a package on
http://texcatalogue.sarovar.org/entries/font-change.html with concise
documentation (PDF).

These macros allow the user to change the font (text + math) used in any TeX
document with one statement, e.g. \input font_charter changes the font to
Charter. All original typeface-changing control statements like \rm, \bf,
\it, \sl,  and \tt are preserved and other choices like \itbf for "italic
bold" and \slbf for "slanted bold" are available too. Each macro offers 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20pt sizes for all included typefaces.
It is not for LaTeX; it works with plain TeX and other macros like AmSTeX
and eplain for plain TeX. I hope you will find it useful.

Sincerely,

Amit Raj Dhawan
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21 Aug 12:25 2009

### Re: Problem with Omega Malayalam

On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 11:03 PM, V. Sasi
> I am finding a strange problem while using Omega Malayalam. While using
> the title command with any document class, I get strange characters in
> the output where the title should be. I have had this problem with both

Hi,

Are you using the title command in the preamble of the document?

> the book class and the beamer class. Moreover, sometimes I get similar
> characters in the footer too. Some of the characters llok like
> Malayalam, but they make nonsensical words and sometimes contain other
> characters like the Greek alphabet (mu).

This should not happen. Please give the source.

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21 Aug 16:35 2009

### Malayalam LaTeX

I would like to know if Malayalam LaTeX is available in a kile format.
Also, if it can only be used with  a Linux operating system or can be used
with Windows (XP) too.
Is there any tutorial?

Thanks

Asha G
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21 Aug 14:27 2009

### Re: Problem with Omega Malayalam

On Fri, 2009-08-21 at 15:55 +0530, Alex A.J. wrote:
>
> Are you using the title command in the preamble of the document?

Yes.

> This should not happen. Please give the source.

I am sending you the source separately to your personal id.

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21 Aug 18:02 2009

### Re: Malayalam LaTeX

Both MalayalamTeX (version 0.9.6)  and  Malayalam Omega (version 1.0.2)
(or any other Tex), one  neeed an editor that saves the file in ASCII
format (Kile included). I just use the command line in Fedora Linux
for typing my input file for Malayalam TeX.
For Malayalam Omega, one needs a Unicode editor like Yudit.
The installation for Linux is clearly explained in the Manual
Happy Malayamam TeXing,

Quoting Asha G <dendron.15@...>:

> I would like to know if Malayalam LaTeX is available in a kile format.
> Also, if it can only be used with  a Linux operating system or can be used
> with Windows (XP) too.
> Is there any tutorial?
>
> Thanks
>
> Asha G
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21 Aug 20:21 2009

### Re: Malayalam LaTeX

On Fri, 2009-08-21 at 20:05 +0530, Asha G wrote:
> I would like to know if Malayalam LaTeX is available in a kile format.

Could you explain what you meant by "kile format"? Kile is only an
editor customised for conveniently editing and compiling LaTeX files. Do
you mean whether the Malayalam TeX file can be compiled from Kile? You
can do that if you use Omega/Lambda where you type directly in Malayalam
rather than use transliteration.

> Also, if it can only be used with  a Linux operating system or can be used
> with Windows (XP) too.
> Is there any tutorial?

If you can type in Malayalam, you can simply use the omal package and
compile it with lambda just as you do with latex (that is, assuming that
you are familiar with LaTeX). But there is no equivalent for pdflatex in
Omega. Another option would be to use XeTeX. In any case, you should be
able to use these in Windows XP.

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