Tutorials of TUG 2005 Conference

A group of TeX gurus will be in TUG 2005 conference, so you have great opportunites to learn the TeX system and all the TeX related typesetting technologies by the seminars and tutorials arranged by our conference organizer. The tutorials are arranged on Aug 22, 2005 (the day just before the conference openning), by the direct guidance of the TeX gurus, you can learn the following:

9:00 - 10:30 AM

TeX as a Compiler

TeX system has the reputaion of being huge flexible, the secret of the flexivility lies in the algorithms of the compiler construction --- TeX is a compiler which can generate high quality document.

The compilation theory sits in the core of current computer science. This tutorial concentrates on the basic ideas behind the TeX system design, and introduce how it related the practice with theory. Everyone who wants to be a TeX expert should more or less understand the internal details of how TeX is designed to compile a document into its target object file.

Hong Feng, is a system programmer, and an author for several books. He has more than 10 years programming experience since 1995, and he is also the evangelist of the free software movement in China.

10:45 - 12:00 AM LaTeX to HTML Convertion

There are a lot of LaTeX documents, which are regarded as the legacy of the resources, also LaTeX has a huge user base globally. How to convert them to html so that your collegues can browse them on their Web browser? How to typeset the mathematical formulars and let it be there in web page as your typeset in TeX? Using one source but generate multiple output by using a tool is regarded as a high efficient way to work anywhere.

Ross will give you the practical guide step by step.

Ross Moore, is the senior lecturer of Mathematics Department, MacQuarie University in Sydney. He is the co-author of "The LaTeX Web Companion".

1:30 - 2:45 PM

LaTeX for Beginners

LaTeX is perhaps still the most popular macro system based on TeX. Thanks to the great customizability by the TeX's macros, the hackers created the LaTeX, which saves a lot of time of TeX users in the pratice, and it is the earliest macro system after the Plain TeX system.

Chris Rowley, is from Open University of England, he is the co-author of the 3rd edition of "LaTeX Companion".

2:45 - 4:00 PM

METAPOST for Beginners

METAPOST is quite like METAFONT, a nice tool for making the figures in PostScript as the output. When you make a figure in METAPOST, the figure can be inserted into the TeX file. Using METAPOST is a sort of programming job. Dr. Hartmut Henkel illustrates how to use and program in this nice tool.

Hartmut Henkel
4:15 - 5:30 PM

ConTeXt for Beginners

ConTeXt is another advanced macro system based on TeX system, and its popularity has kept increasing all these years, and it is the default system which CTUG recommended since 2002.

ConTeXt has the industrial strength to support the typesetting and the publishing business, as they are created by the hackers who really understand the typesetting and publishing business secrets.

In this tutorial, the original creator of ConTeXt, Hans Hagen, will give you the introduction to the system, and how to typeset Chinese with it to generate high quality Chinese pdf file directly.

Hans Hagen, is from the Netherlands, the Chairman of NTG. He is also a guru of METAPOST.

To join the tutorials, please place your registration now.

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