[texhax] May 2012 TUG news: TUG'12, ABCDE, Lucida, TUGboat, TL'12

TeX Users Group tug-news at tug.org
Thu May 17 23:53:44 CEST 2012

Dear TeX users,

The Ides of May is upon us. This month, I'd like to ask for your help on
a couple of fronts:

If you've ever been thinking about sharing your experiences with TeX by
speaking at a conference (and who hasn't), now's your chance! We still
have slots available for speakers. The deadline is May 21. Send title
and abstract to tug2012 at tug.org. (And even if you don't want to present,
please join us in Boston anyway. See below.)

Also, there are a number of worthy tasks looking for volunteers.
Karl Berry maintains a list of projects in the TeX community looking for
help: http://www.tug.org/help

More news:

- New corrected printings of Computers and Typesetting are (or will be)
  available.  Donald E. Knuth writes: "...the books themselves are
  significantly better in hundreds of small ways. I went through every
  page very carefully and introduced many refinements, which have made
  me extremely happy with the result. I'm now able to replace my
  personal desk copies, in which hundreds of handwritten notes had been
  scrawled since the Millennium edition came out, by fresh versions that
  are essentially perfect (as far as I know).  This is especially true
  of Volume B, because important updates to the TeX software that were
  made in 2002 and 2007 have never before been available in print."
  See the section entitled Spiffy New Printings at

- We are pleased to be able to offer the Lucida fonts in OpenType format.
  The Type 1 Lucida fonts are frozen and will not be developed further,
  while the OpenType fonts continue to be actively maintained and
  developed. The OpenType fonts support more languages, with a variety
  of visual improvements to their glyphs and spacing. Lucida OpenType is
  also one of the few font sets currently supporting OpenType
  mathematical typesetting, and (uniquely, to our knowledge) provides a
  bold math variant. The regular-weight Lucida OpenType math font
  includes a newly-designed script alphabet design.

- TUGboat 33:1 has been mailed to members. As always, TUGboat needs
  your article/review/blurb/ musing for the next issue. Articles on any
  aspect of TeX and friends are always welcomed.

- TeX Live '11 is now frozen, which means the pretesting for
  TL'12 has started. Come and give it a try if you're interested.
- As previously mentioned, TUG 2012 will be held in Boston,
  Massachusetts, USA, from July 16 through July 18 at the
  Omni Parker House. The discount code for our group's hotel
  reservations, registration forms, and other information is at:

- Other upcoming TeX conferences in 2012:
  August 23-26 - TeXperience 2012 (Beskydy, Czech Republic)

  October 8-12 - EuroTeX 2012 and the Sixth ConTeXt User Meeting 
  (Breskens, The Netherlands)

Steve Peter (President) on behalf of the TUG Board

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