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TUGboat 38:1, 2017

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Complete issue 38:1 as one pdf (8.6mb)       
Front cover      c1 
Inside front cover      c2 
Contents ordered by difficulty      c3 
Title page     
Editorial information     
 
TUG Business
Institutional members     
 
General Delivery
President's note
  Jim Hefferon     [Introductory — TUG news and reflections]
3–4 
Editorial comments
  Barbara Beeton     [Introductory — typography and TUGboat news]
      *iTeX live!;
      LaTeX video tutorials;
      The Go fonts;
      Metafont at 32;
      From TUG'16, more from Joe Clark
      
5–6 
Interview with Scott Pakin
  David Walden     [Introductory — developer of many LaTeX packages and other TeX-related tools]
7–10 
What's a Professor of Neurology doing using LaTeX?
  David Teplow     [Introductory — personal history and experiences of LaTeX in a non-LaTeX world]
10–15 
 
Typography
Typographers' Inn
  Peter Flynn     [Intermediate — Layouts; afterthought]
16–17 
Review and summaries: The History of Typographic Writing—The 20th century
  Charles Bigelow     [Intermediate — chapter-by-chapter summaries of this set of extended essays; volume 1 of 2]
18–22 
 
Fonts
SILE: A new typesetting system
  Simon Cozens     [Intermediate Plus — a new Lua typesetter using TeX algorithms, Unicode, and major libraries]
23–27 
BaskervilleF
  Michael Sharpe     [Intermediate — a revival of Fry's Baskerville, adapted from Libre Baskerville]
28–30 
 
General Delivery
Programming LaTeX—A survey of documentation and packages
  Brian Dunn     [Introductory — resources for writing LaTeX packages and code]
31–33 
CTAN goes 2.0—New community features and more
  Gerd Neugebauer     [Introductory — user ratings and descriptions, activity reports, newsfeeds, and more]
34–38 
 
Tutorials
An introduction to the LaTeX cross-referencing system
  Thomas Thurnherr     [Intermediate — built-in commands and useful packages: cleveref, varioref, hyperref, xr[-hyper], showlabels]
39–40 
How to use basic color models in LaTeX
  Behzad Salimi     [Intermediate — tutorial on RGB, CMYK, grayscale color model usage, and more]
41–43 
 
Electronic Documents
SageMathCloud for collaborative document editing and scientific computing
  Hal Snyder     [Intermediate — open-source web platform for real-time technical document collaboration]
44–47 
Producing HTML directly from LaTeX—the lwarp package
  Brian Dunn     [Intermediate Plus — modular and convenient system for producing HTML directly from LaTeX]
48–53 
 
LaTeX
LaTeX news, issue 26, January 2017
  LaTeX Project Team     [Intermediate — ε-TeX; default encodings in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX; \showhyphens; fixltx2e, latexbug, amsmath, tools]
54–55 
LaTeX3 news, issue 10, November 2016
  LaTeX Project Team     [Intermediate — l3build; automating expl3 testing; \lowercase and \uppercase; \parshape model; global pagination]
56–57 
A key/value interface for generating LaTeX floats —the keyfloat package
  Brian Dunn     [Intermediate Plus — overview of features of this package for convenient float specifications]
58–60 
Glisterings: Hanging; Safety in numbers
  Peter Wilson     [Intermediate Plus — overhangs; paragraphs in equations; superstitious enumerations]
61–64 
 
Methods
The optimal value for \emergencystretch
  Udo Wermuth     [Advanced — thorough discussion of the theory and practice of the third pass of line breaking]
65–86 
 
Hints & Tricks
The treasure chest
  Karl Berry     [Intermediate — new CTAN packages, November 2016–March 2017]
87–88 
 
Book Reviews
More Math Into LaTeX, 5th edition, by George Grätzer
  Jim Hefferon     [review of this new edition of a classic LaTeX text]
      See the TUG books page for all book reviews and discounts.
89 
The Noblest Roman: A History of the Centaur Types … by Jerry Kelly and Misha Beletsky
  Boris Veytsman     [review of this comprehensive history of the famous Centaur type design]
90–91 
Track Changes, by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
  David Walden     [review of this study of numerous authors' stories of adopting writing software]
92 
Manuale Calligraphicum, David Pankow, ed.
  Boris Veytsman     [review of this beautiful collection of calligraphy by students of Hermann Zapf]
93 
Seminar review: Presenting data and information by Edward Tufte
  Boris Veytsman     [review of and reflections on this seminar by the renowned Edward Tufte]
94–95 
 
Abstracts
Die TeXnische Komödie 4/2016–1/2017      96 
Zpravodaj: Contents of issues 2015/3–4–2016/1–4      97 
Eutypon: Contents of issue 36–37 (October 2016)      98 
 
TUG Business
TUG financial statements for 2016
  Klaus Höppner     
99 
TUG 2017 election
  TUG Election committee     
100–106 
 
Cartoon
File extensions (cartoon)
  Randall Munroe     
106 
 
Advertisements
TeX consulting and production services      107 
 
News
Calendar      108 


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