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TUGboat 33:1, 2012

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Complete issue 33:1 as one pdf (4.2mb)  
Front cover c1 
Inside front cover c2 
Contents ordered by difficulty c3 
Title page
 
General Delivery
TUG 2012 announcement     
Ab epistulis
  Steve Peter     [Introductory — group membership category; software; conferences; book reviews]
Editorial comments
  Barbara Beeton     [Introductory — typography and TUGboat news]
      Don Knuth, reprise;
      An alternate view of CTAN;
      Linotype: The Film;
      Barriers to effective communication: Jean-luc Doumont;
      Kern it!;
      A wonderful use of old books;
      The Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp
      
Hyphenation exception log
  Barbara Beeton     
In memoriam: Tony Siegman, 1931–2011
  Bruce Armbruster and Jeannie Howard Siegman     
 
Typography
Typographers' Inn
  Peter Flynn     [Introductory — titling and centering; beaten into submission; afterthought]
 
Fonts
Lucida OpenType fonts available from TUG
  Karl Berry     
11 
The Amiri typeface
  Khaled Hosny     [Introductory — development and status of this new Arabic typeface, a revival of the Bulaq Press design]
12 
 
Bibliographies
Biber — the next generation backend processor for BibLaTeX
  Philip Kime     [Intermediate — advanced sorting, name processing, and much more for bibliographies]
13 
 
Electronic Documents
XeLaTeX and the PDF archivable format
  Claudio Beccari     [Intermediate — generating PDF/A with XeLaTeX and Ghostscript]
16 
 
LaTeX
Avoid eqnarray!
  Lars Madsen     [Intermediate — reasons for avoiding and alternatives to the eqnarray environment]
21 
The unknown picture environment
  Claudio Beccari     [Intermediate — the original, powerful, and simple drawing environment for LaTeX]
26 
The apa6 LaTeX class: Challenges encountered updating to new requirements
  Brian Beitzel     [Intermediate Plus — implementing the 6th Edition APA formatting, especially citations]
33 
 
Publishing
Glisterings
  Peter Wilson     [Intermediate Plus — timelines; parsing a filename]
39 
 
LaTeX
Some LaTeX2e tricks and tips (V)
  Luca Merciadri     [Intermediate — numbering paragraphs; MATLAB graphics and code; customizing makeindex]
43 
LaTeX3 news, issues 6–7
  LaTeX Project Team     [Introductory — LaTeX3 team expands; `big bang'; LaTeX3 on GitHub; deforming boxes; TeX-based regex engine; xparse improves; galley; relationships between document items]
46 
 
Software & Tools
User-friendly web utilities for generating LaTeX output and MetaPost graphics
  Troy Henderson     [Intermediate — online previewers for LaTeX, MetaPost, and function graphing]
48 
TeX on Windows: MiKTeX or TeX Live?
  Joseph Wright     [Introductory — quick comparison of the two biggest free TeX distributions available for Windows]
53 
Generating barcodes with LuaTeX
  Patrick Gundlach     [Intermediate Plus — a worked-out example of Lua-to-TeX communication]
54 
OpenType fonts in LuaTeX
  Paul Isambert     [Advanced — introduction to and exploration of OpenType internals]
      Example font.
59 
 
ConTeXt
ConTeXt: Updating the code base
  Hans Hagen     [Advanced — the further evolution of ConTeXt, detailed module by module]
86 
 
Graphics
Computing the area and winding number for a Bézier curve
  Bogusław Jackowski     [Advanced — mathematical derivations and Metafont/MetaPost code for these operations]
98 
Three-dimensional graphics with PGF/TikZ
  Keith Wolcott     [Advanced — mathematics and code examples for drawing surfaces of revolution, satellite orbits, sphere intersections]
      Article source.
102 
 
Book Reviews
Book review: Trees, maps, and theorems, by Jean-luc Doumont
  Pavneet Arora     [review of this book on effective communication]
114 
Book review: Design for hackers, by David Kadavy
  Boris Veytsman     [review of this modern introduction to design]
116 
Book review: Companion to the Papers of Donald Knuth
  David Walden     [review of this ninth volume, completing the series of Knuth's papers]
118 
 
Hints & Tricks
The treasure chest
  Karl Berry     [Intermediate — new CTAN packages, November 2011–March 2012]
119 
 
Abstracts
Eutypon: Contents of issue 26–27 (October 2011)      121 
Die TeXnische Komödie: Contents of issues 4/2011–1/2012      121 
Asian Journal of TeX: Contents of volumes 4–5 (2010–2011)      122 
 
Advertisements
TeX consulting and production services      124 
 
TUG Business
Institutional members      126 
TUG financial statements for 2011
  Karl Berry     
126 
 
News
Calendar      128 


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