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TUGboat 30:1, 2009

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Complete issue 30:1 as one pdf (4.9mb)  
Front cover c1 
Inside front cover c2 
Contents ordered by difficulty c3 
Title page
 
General Delivery
From the President
  Karl Berry     [Introductory — In memoriam; TeX Collection 2009; book of TUG interviews; server hardware; conferences; joint memberships]
Editorial comments
  Barbara Beeton     [Introductory — typography and TUGboat news]
      Helmut Kopka, 1932–2009
      Eitan Gurari, 1947–2009
      A short history of type
Helmut Kopka, 1932–2009
  Patrick Daly     [Introductory — the first author of A Guide to LaTeX, in memoriam]
 
Software & Tools
DVI specials for PDF generation
  Jin-Hwan Cho     [Intermediate Plus — concise description of DVI specials used in DVIPDFMx]
Ancient TeX: Using XeTeX to support classical and medieval studies
  David Perry     [Introductory — Unicode, OpenType, and XeTeX, with a focus on usage in classics]
12 
TeXonWeb
  Jan Přichystal     [Introductory — a customizable, secure web application for running (La)TeX]
18 
 
Typography
Typographers' Inn
  Peter Flynn     [Introductory — The electronic book; Breaking the mold; RIOTING TYPOGRAPHERS; Periodic table of typefaces]
20 
 
Fonts
OpenType Math Illuminated
  Ulrik Vieth     [Advanced — detailed comparison of OpenType and TeX math font parameters]
22 
A closer look at TrueType fonts and pdfTeX
  Hàn Thế Thành     [Intermediate — using TrueType directly with pdfTeX, with care for glyph names and encodings]
32 
The Open Font Library
  David Crossland     [Introductory — announcement of a web site collecting redistributable and modifiable fonts]
35 
 
Bibliographies
Managing bibliographies with LaTeX
  Lapo Mori     [Introductory — survey of bibliography support, including natbib and biblatex]
36 
 
Software & Tools
Managing languages within MlBibTeX
  Jean-Michel Hufflen     [Advanced — specifying natural languages in bibliographies to ConTeXt and LaTeX]
49 
 
Graphics
Asymptote: Lifting TeX to three dimensions
  John Bowman and Orest Shardt     [Intermediate Plus — generation of interactive three-dimensional output, embeddable in PDF]
58 
Supporting layout routines in MetaPost
  Wentao Zheng     [Intermediate Plus — approaches to (semi-)automatically laying out objects in MetaPost]
64 
Glisterings
  Peter Wilson     [Intermediate Plus — Reprise; pdfLaTeX and MetaPost; Spidrons]
      Reprise;
      pdfLaTeX and MetaPost;
      Spidrons
      
69 
MetaPost macros for drawing Chinese and Japanese abaci
  Denis Roegel     [Intermediate Plus — drawing abaci and illustrating their operation]
74 
Spheres, great circles and parallels
  Denis Roegel     [Advanced — drawing correct spheres and their components with MetaPost]
80 
An introduction to nomography: Garrigues' nomogram for the computation of Easter
  Denis Roegel     [Advanced — background of Easter calculations and reproduction in MetaPost]
88 
 
LaTeX
LaTeX3 news, issues 1–2
  LaTeX Project Team     [Introductory — LaTeX3 news installments: what exists, what's coming]
105 
LaTeX3 programming: External perspectives
  Joseph Wright     [Intermediate — summary of key ideas in the LaTeX3 programming interface]
107 
 
Macros
Implementing key–value input: An introduction
  Joseph Wright and Christian Feuersänger     [Intermediate — tutorial on using keyval, kvoptions, xkeyval, pgfkeys, both LaTeX and plain TeX]
110 
Current typesetting position in pdfTeX
  Vít Zýka     [Intermediate — description and example usage of pdfTeX extensions for obtaining the current position on the page]
123 
 
Letters
In response to “mathematical formulæ”
  Kaihsu Tai     
125 
In response to Kaihsu Tai
  Massimo Guiggiani and Lapo Mori     
126 
 
Hints & Tricks
The treasure chest
  Karl Berry     [Intermediate — new CTAN packages from June 2008 through June 2009]
127 
 
Abstracts
ArsTeXnica: Contents of issues 5–7 (2008–2009)      131 
Baskerville: Contents of issue 10.1 (2009)      133 
Eutypon: Contents of issue 21 (October 2008)      133 
Die TeXnische Komödie: Contents of issues 2008/2–2009/2      134 
MAPS: Contents of issues 36–37 (2008)      136 
The PracTeX Journal: Contents of issues 2008-2–2008-3      138 
TeXemplares: Contents of issue 8 (2006)      139 
Zpravodaj: Contents of issues 16(2)–18(4) (2006–2008)      140 
 
TUG Business
Institutional members      144 
TUG 2009 election report
  Barbara Beeton     
145 
TeX Development Fund 2009 report
  TeX Development Fund committee     
148 
TUG financial statements for 2008
  David Walden     
149 
 
News
Calendar      151 
 
Advertisements
TeX consulting and production services      152 


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