[R-sig-Debian] [OT] LaTeX peculiarities in Ubuntu 9.10 beta
edd at debian.org
Mon Oct 19 21:59:33 CEST 2009
On 19 October 2009 at 14:45, Douglas Bates wrote:
| On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 2:15 PM, Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik at wu.ac.at> wrote:
| >>>>>> Dirk Eddelbuettel writes:
| >> On 19 October 2009 at 13:41, Douglas Bates wrote:
| >> | I am running the beta test version of Ubuntu 9.10, x86_64 on a machine
| >> | and encountered some peculiarities in LaTeX called through
| >> |
| >> | R-devel CMD texi2pdf file.tex
| >> |
| >> | The tilde character in the input, which should produce a non-breaking
| >> | space, is now being rendered as a tilde. Does anyone know where I
| >> | could begin exploring for explanations and/or workarounds?
| >> With Kurt and myself. :-)
| > Actually, I recently talked to Karl Berry about this, and he will modify
| > upstream so that the tilde magic only gets performed for texinfo
| > sources. (He did not apply the patch to upstream yet, though.)
| So the temporary workaround is not to use texi2pdf but instead use pdflatex?
Ah yes, indeed -- that never become part of my workflow. If I use texi2pdf, I
also see the bug on Debian testing. If you switch to pdflatex you may well be
good on Ubuntu 9.10 as pdflatex is what works for me on Debian.
Three out of two people have difficulties with fractions.
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