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TUGboat 33:2, 2012

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TUG 2012 Proceedings

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Complete issue 33:2 as one pdf (6.2mb)  
Front cover c1 
Inside front cover c2 
Contents ordered by difficulty c3 
Title page 129 
 
TUG 2012
TUG 2012 conference information     
  participants, sponsors, thanks
130 
TUG 2012: A first-time attendee
  David Latchman     
  report on the conference content and locale
132 
Roundtable discussion: TeX consulting     [Introductory — background information on and panel discussion with TeX consultants] 138 
 
Typography
My Boston: Some printing and publishing history
  David Walden     [Introductory — Boston-area printing activities from the city's founding to the present]
146 
Towards evidence-based typography: First results
  Boris Veytsman and Leyla Akhmadeeva     [Introductory — no statistically significant difference in reading comprehension found between serif and sans serif fonts]
156 
TeX and music: An update on TeXmuse
  Federico Garcia     [Intermediate Plus — musical spelling, musical thinking, musical typesetting]
158 
 
LaTeX
LaTeX3 news, issue 8
  LaTeX Project Team     [Introductory — Extended floating point support; regular expressions; separating internal and external code; continual revolution — the `small bang']
165 
Preparing your thesis in LaTeX
  David Latchman     [Intermediate — step-by-step motivation for commonly used packages]
167 
A university thesis class: Automation and its pitfalls
  Peter Flynn     [Intermediate — reasons and methods for creating Yet Another Thesis Class]
172 
LaTeX source from word processors
  Bart Childs     [Intermediate — converting to a maintainable LaTeX source with Emacs, OOo, etc.]
178 
 
Software & Tools
The MacTeX install package for OSX
  Richard Koch     [Intermediate — current release and past history of MacTeX]
184 
TeX and friends on a Pad
  Boris Veytsman     [Intermediate — compiling and using the TeX system on an Android tablet]
192 
YAWN — A TeX-enabled workflow for project estimation
  Pavneet Arora     [Intermediate — discussion of YAML specifications and the MVC approach]
196 
Star TeX: The Next Generation
  Didier Verna     [Intermediate Plus — proposing a homogenous reimplementation of TeX in Common Lisp]
199 
Adapting ProofCheck to the author's needs
  Bob Neveln and Bob Alps     [Advanced — customizing the ProofCheck software for different logics]
209 
 
Graphics
Approaching Asymptote
  Michael Doob and Jim Hefferon     [Intermediate Plus — 2D and 3D examples of mathematical graphics]
213 
 
Macros
The joy of \csname...\endcsname
  Amy Hendrickson     [Advanced — introduction to and many examples using this fundamental TeX primitive]
219 
 
Abstracts
TUG 2012 abstracts (Cheswick, Garcia, Henderson, Mansour, Mittelbach, Peter, Preining, Robertson, Thiele)      225 
Die TeXnische Komödie: Contents of issues 2–3/2012      227 
ArsTeXnica: Contents of issue 13 (2012)      228 
MAPS: Contents of issue 42 (2011)      229 
 
Hints & Tricks
The treasure chest
  Karl Berry     [Intermediate — new CTAN packages, April 2012–August 2012]
230 
 
Book Reviews
Book review: About more alphabets: The types of Hermann Zapf, by Jerry Kelly
  Boris Veytsman     [review of this book on Zapf's life and work]
232 
 
Advertisements
TeX consulting and production services      233 
 
TUG Business
TUG institutional members      235 
 
News
TeX Collection 2012      235 
Calendar      236 


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