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TUGboat 38:2, 2017

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TUG@BachoTeX 2017 Proceedings

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Complete issue 38:2 as one pdf (19mb)       
Front cover      c1 
Inside front cover      c2 
Contents ordered by difficulty      c3 
Title page     
  Errata: should be 38th annual conference, not 37th.
109 
 
TUG 2017
TUG 2017 conference information     
  organizers, sponsors, participants, program
110–111 
TUG 2017 conference program      112–113 
TUG@BachoTeX 2017
  Jean-Michel Hufflen     
114–115 
 
General Delivery
Calligraphy by Barbara Galińska
  Janusz Nowacki     [Introductory — a few words about and samples of the work by this superlative artist]
116–117 
Released sounds
  Maciej Rychły     [Introductory — paintings, music, stories]
118–124 
The state of TeX
  Boris Veytsman     [Introductory — address at the conference of the incoming TUG President]
125 
 
Futures
Children of TeX
  Hans Hagen     [Introductory — premises, predilections, predictions for TeX, with reference to many books]
126–140 
MFLua 0.8 —Prologue
  Luigi Scarso     [Introductory — philosophical reflections on society and the TeX software family]
141–144 
 
Survey
Off topic (completely): Many faces (and types) of beer
  Michał Gasewicz     [Introductory — notes on varieties at the TUG@BachoTeX 2017 beer tasting]
145–146 
History of accidentals in music
  Jean-Michel Hufflen     [Advanced — usage and typesetting of sharps, flats, etc., from ancient to modern music]
147–156 
 
Methods
Bookbinding workshop: Making a portfolio
  Willi Egger     [Introductory — instructions for constructing an art folio, with diagrams]
157–158 
Debugging LaTeX files—Illegitimi non carborundum
  Barbara Beeton     [Intermediate Plus — editing, tracing, diagnosing, testing, puzzling]
159–164 
 
Typography
Revealing semantics using subtle typography and punctuation
  Kumaran Sathasivam, S.K. Venkatesan, Yakov Chandy     [Introductory — punctuation history, redundancies, ambiguities, and resolutions]
165–170 
To justify or not to justify? Why bad typography may be harmful for your readers
  Boris Veytsman and Leila Akhmadeeva     [Intermediate — experimental results of slower reading of \sloppy text than \raggedright]
171–172 
 
Software & Tools
Making ltxsparklines: The journey of a CTAN contributor into the world of CRAN
  Boris Veytsman     [Intermediate — an R package to support Tufte sparklines (word-sized graphics) in LaTeX]
173–174 
 
Education
TeX in Schools? Just Say Yes: The use of TeX at the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk Univ.
  Petr Sojka, Vít Novotný     [Intermediate — historical and current use at a large university in the Czech Republic]
175–184 
 
Graphics
Implementing bioinformatics algorithms in TeX—the Gotoh package, a case study
  Takuto Asakura     [Intermediate — a sequence alignment algorithm in primitive TeX, optionally with texshade]
185–187 
 
Software & Tools
updmap and fmtutil—past and future changes (or: cleaning up the mess)
  Norbert Preining     [Intermediate Plus — new usage, with new per-tree configuration and persisting across reinstallations]
188–192 
TLaunch, the TeX Live Launcher for Windows
  Siep Kroonenberg     [Intermediate — TeX Live configuration (editors, viewers, …) in a multi-user Windows installation]
193–196 
Xdvipsk: Dvips ready for OpenType fonts and more image formats
  Sigitas Tolušis, Arūnas Povilaitis, Valentinas Kriaučiukas     [Advanced — extending Dvips to support more bitmap formats and OpenType fonts, in a LuaTeX workflow]
197–201 
 
Fonts
GUST e-foundry current font projects
  Jerzy Ludwichowski     [Intermediate — brief overview of current GUST OpenType projects, mostly math-related]
202 
Variable fonts
  Hans Hagen     [Intermediate Plus — supporting variable fonts in LuaTeX and ConTeXt]
203–207 
Parametric math symbol fonts
  Bogusław Jackowski, Piotr Strzelczyk, Piotr Pianowski     [Intermediate Plus — assembling OpenType math fonts from a text font and existing math symbols, with LuaTeX]
208–211 
 
LaTeX
LaTeX news, issue 27, April 2017
  LaTeX Project Team     [Intermediate — ISO 8601 date format; TU encoding improvements; Hyphenation; Default language; Line spacing in parboxes]
212 
LaTeX table columns with fixed widths
  Frank Mittelbach     [Intermediate Plus — a convenient interface for fixed-width columns in LaTeX tables]
213–214 
 
Macros
Using Markdown inside TeX documents
  Vít Novotný     [Intermediate — generic support for Markdown input inside TeX, via Lunamark and Lua]
214–217 
GMS, the “General Meta-Scenarios”: A proper extension to the l3expan package of the expl3 bundle and language, two years later
  Grzegorz Murzynowski     [Advanced — a method for avoiding any redundant and verbose code]
218–237 
 
Bibliographies
Typesetting bibliographies compliant with the ISO 690 standard in LaTeX
  Dávid Lupták     [Intermediate Plus — the biblatex-iso690 package and comparison with existing approaches]
238–244 
MlBibTeX now handles Unicode
  Jean-Michel Hufflen     [Intermediate Plus — per-bib file specification of encodings, and supporting Unicode]
245–248 
 
Publishing
TeX user habits versus publisher requirements
  Lolita Tolenė     [Intermediate — study of programs and packages used in practice, and XML translation issues]
249–254 
Ten years of work in Wiadomości Matematyczne—an adventure with LaTeX and Emacs hacking
  Marcin Borkowski     [Intermediate — LaTeX and Emacs policies, workflow, and macros for the journal Wiadomości Matematyczne]
255–263 
 
Hints & Tricks
Production notes
  Karl Berry     [Intermediate — the rather helter-skelter TUGboat production process]
263 
 
Abstracts
Streszczenia      264–269 
TUG@BachoTeX 2017 abstracts
  de Souza, Egger, Hagen, Hoekwater, Izaola, Kwiatkowska, Ludwichowski, Miklavec, Mittelbach, Reutenauer, Scherwentke, Thiriet, Tomaszewski, Twardoch, Vieth     
270–272 
Die TeXnische Komödie 2/2017      273 
 
Book Reviews
Review and summaries: The History of Typographic Writing—The 20th century, Volume 2 (ch. 1–5)
  Charles Bigelow     [second of three installments; chapter-by-chapter summaries for vol. 2 (1950–2000), ch. 1–5]
      Combined three-part review.
274–279 
What Is Reading For? and Some Reflections on Reading and Writing, Culture and Nature, & Sorting Things Out by Robert Bringhurst
  Boris Veytsman     [review of these two thought-provoking works by Bringhurst]
280–281 
Paper: Paging Through History, by Mark Kurlansky
  David Walden     [review of this book on the intertwined history of writing, printing, and paper]
282–283 
 
Hints & Tricks
The treasure chest
  Karl Berry     [Intermediate — new CTAN packages, March–July 2017]
284–285 
 
Cartoon
Word on the street
  John Atkinson     
285 
 
News
Calendar      286 
 
Advertisements
TeX consulting and production services      287–288 
 
TUG Business
Institutional members      288 


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