About
Shop
LaTeX
Free Software
Books
News
Contact

Forthcoming Events

Textbooks
LaTeX for Complete Novices Using LaTeX to Write a PhD Thesis LaTeX for Administrative Work
Children's Fiction
The Foolish Hedgehog Quack Quack Quack. Give My Hat Back!
Crime Fiction
I've Heard the Mermaid Sing The Private Enemy

About

Dickimaw Books is a publishing imprint set up in 2012 by Dr Nicola L. C. Talbot for her LaTeX textbooks, crime fiction and children's illustrated fiction. Dickimaw Books is based in Saxlingham Nethergate. The books are printed and distributed by Lightning Source, see their Environmental Responsible Forestry page to find out about their chain of custody (CoC) certifications.

I realise that some people who are only interested in fiction can be a little daunted by the (La)TeX information on this site, so I've created a public Facebook Page that just has literary, events and local information on it. You're welcome to follow it but please keep it clear of TeX. As much as I like TeX, I know that there are those who find it off putting.

Pending

(The free resources on this site are supported by book sales and consultancy work. This means that writing and maintaining LaTeX packages and free software has to take a lower priority, so please be patient. When I update a package, I first address any open bugs. If there is a serious issue that requires an urgent upgrade, I'll upload the package to CTAN as soon as the issue has been fixed. Otherwise, I'll then address any open feature requests.)

Recent News

(Uploads to CTAN may take a few days to process and appear in the TeX distributions.)

July 2015

2015-07-11
Update: datatool v2.23 released.
2015-07-08
Update: glossaries v4.16 released.

June 2015

2015-06-16
New article "Proof-Reading Tip".

May 2015

2015-05-05
Congratulations to the four winners (names disclosed where permission given) who were from:
  • Czech Republic—Tomas Hejda
  • Paris, France—Guillaume Moreno
  • Germany
  • Brazil—Paulo Cereda
Thank you to everyone who took part.
2015-05-01
The four winning names have been drawn from the competition to win a signed copy of The Private Enemy. The winners have been notified by email. If you entered, please check your inbox (and your junk folder just in case).

April 2015

2015-04-20
Updated DatatoolTk version 1.5.
2015-04-14
Updated MakeJmlrBookGUI version 0.9.2b and added the troubleshooting video tutorial.
2015-04-12
Updated MakeJmlrBookGUI version 0.9.1b and the video tutorials.
2015-04-09
Updated datetime2-english v1.01 (Package information.)
2015-04-01

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-slovak v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-slovene v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-swedish v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-turkish v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-ukrainian v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-usorbian v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New package datetime2-en-fulltext v1.0 released. (Package information.)

March 2015

2015-03-31

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-latin v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-lsorbian v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-magyar v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-norsk v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-polish v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-romanian v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-russian v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-samin v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-serbian v1.0 released. (Package information.)

2015-03-30

Added FAQ for "The Private Enemy".

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-croatian v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-czech v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-danish v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-esperanto v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-estonian v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-finnish v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-galician v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-greek v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-hebrew v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-icelandic v1.0 released. (Package information.)

2015-03-29

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-bahasai v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-basque v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-breton v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-bulgarian v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-dutch v1.0 released. (Package information.)

2015-03-28

Book readings and book sales at the Art Show, Poringland.

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-portuges v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-spanish v1.0 released. (Package information.)

2015-03-27

Book readings and book sales at the Art Show, Poringland.

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-german v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-french v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-italian v1.0 released. (Package information.)

2015-03-26

Book readings and book sales at the Art Show, Poringland.

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-irish v1.0 released. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-welsh v1.0 released. (Package information.)

2015-03-25

Added datetime2 FAQ.

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-scottish v1.0 released. (Package information.).

2015-03-24

New Package: datetime2 v1.0 released. This replaces datetime.sty which is now obsolete. (Package information.)

New datetime2 Language module: datetime2-english v1.0 released. (Package information.)

2015-03-23
Update: tracklang v1.2 released.
2015-03-20
Update: datetime v2.60 released. This is the last release before the package is made obsolete and replaced with datetime2.sty.
2015-03-14
Updated gallery.
2015-03-11
Added gallery.

February 2015

2015-02-28
Update: glossaries v4.14 released.
2015-02-24
Added Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR) template to Overleaf.
2015-02-24
Update: jmlr v1.21 released.
2015-02-21
Opening date for competition to win a copy of "The Private Enemy".
2015-02-03
Update: glossaries v4.13 released.

January 2015

2015-01-27
Revised first edition of The Private Enemy is now ready.
2015-01-25
Update: MakeJmlrBookGUI v0.9b released.
2015-01-23
Update: datatooltk v1.4 released.
2015-01-22
Update: flowframtk v0.7 released.
2015-01-15
Update: glossaries language module glossaries-portuges v1.1 released. (Bug fix.)
View all news

What's In a Name?

I often get asked where does the name "Dickimaw" come from, so I thought I'd add a note about it here. I moved to Norfolk in the mid 1990s, but although I wasn't bred and born here I can claim to have a few drops (albeit very diluted) of Norfolk blood as my maternal grandfather's maternal grandfather was a Yarmouth man. Anyway, I have become very fond of the place and joined the Friends of Norfolk Dialect. I wanted to choose a name that was somehow inspired by Norfolk. There are lots of Canary this and Wherry that around, so instead I thought about the Norfolk expression "Heh yar fa’r got a dickey, bor?" and decided to merge the last two words, but an Internet search showed up quite a few hits for that, so I changed the masculine "bor" to the feminine "maw". Hence Dickimaw. Dew yew keep a' troshin!


Last modified: 2015-07-08.

The free resources on this site are funded by book sales not by adverts. If you would like to help keep this site free of annoying third-part ads, please consider buying a book.

© 2012 Dickimaw Books. "Dickimaw", "Dickimaw Books" and the Dickimaw parrot logo are trademarks. The Dickimaw parrot was painted by Magdalene Pritchett.

Terms of Use Privacy Policy Site Map FAQs Guest Book