I don't know how to contact the administrators of the tex-talk blog (which used to be the TeX blog on this network before that got closed down), but in the transfer from the SE network it would appear that the formatting of some old posts has been lost.

Specifically (but I suspect not uniquely), this old post shows the raw markdown instead of the formatted output.

  • 2
    Click on About in the top bar, scroll down to Discussing the blog and visit the blog chat room. Or ping Stefan in our chat here on site.
    – Johannes_B
    May 12, 2017 at 4:52

1 Answer 1


Thank you! I fixed the post. It was actually just opening and saving, since the markdown plugin is installed but the imported post needed applying it. In addition I adjusted to GeSHi syntax highlighting.

I will look through the other posts. I went through them after the transfer but it seems that I did not complete that yet.

Thanks again for that notice!

PS: further posts already found and fixed, such as I TeX Therefore I Toast. Luckily I can let wordpress search for markdown keywords to find untouched markdown posts.

  • Hmmm... I think there could be a problem though. I read \matrix[matrix of shapes,row sep=1cm,column sep=1cm] {\}; --- notice the single backslash that basically escapes the closing brace. Shouldn't be {\\} ?
    – Rmano
    May 16, 2017 at 7:49
  • ...moreover, I can't find a matrix of shapes in the manual (is matrix of nodes?? And the link is broken... :-(
    – Rmano
    May 16, 2017 at 7:56
  • 1
    @Rmano You could tell us which post you refer to. After searching for a while, I think you mean the "Knuth shuffle" post. The \\ is fixed, the link leads to a server error on the other side. Maybe it will be fixed there at some time. matrix of shapes should be correct with loading randomgrid.
    – Stefan Kottwitz Mod
    May 16, 2017 at 9:27
  • Yep --- that was the post. Yes, probably all these things are defined in randomgrid, a pity the link is out. Thanks!
    – Rmano
    May 16, 2017 at 9:55
  • Whoops. Another casualty of my moving websites. Sorry for the bother, but can the link be updated to point to github.com/loopspace/Random-Grid May 21, 2017 at 17:21
  • @LoopSpace Thanks, fixed!
    – Stefan Kottwitz Mod
    Dec 13, 2019 at 14:20
  • @StefanKottwitz Thank you! I still refer to the articles I wrote there from time to time so it's nice to have them properly formatted. Dec 16, 2019 at 17:00

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .