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'\usepackage[portuguese]{babel}' : how I learned a language (almost) overnight

Thursday, 2 July, 2015 - 19:30 to 21:00

This month's talk is titled:

    '\usepackage[portuguese]{babel}' : how I learned a language (almost) overnight

Jean-Louis Sougné will be giving us his insights into the art of learning languages, both programmatic and human (through the examples of LaTeX and Portuguese), and how the two learning processes compare.

Jean-Louis is a Franco-Belge signal-processing geek, polyglot, and integrations support engineer at Adobe, "for his sins."

LaTeX is a popular language for formatting scientific papers and publications, often used in academia. Most scientific disciplines require passing familiarity, if not outright expertise, in the language, with some academic panels refusing papers not compiled with the language, and thus sometimes necessary for obtaining a scientific degree.

Portuguese is the language of Portugal. You do not require Portuguese fluency to graduate in Edinburgh. But it gets you friends and widens horizons ;-)


The meeting will be in the back room of the Southsider Pub, West Richmond Street, Edinburgh. The talk should kick off shortly after 7:30pm. After the talk, there will be time for socializing, with light bites and a chance to catch up with attendees.

Au plaisir de vous y voir!

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