[texhax] Jul17 TUG news: celebrations, conferences, institutional members, book review

TeX Users Group tug-news at tug.org
Wed Jul 5 01:14:31 CEST 2017

Dear TeX friends,

In July two North American countries celebrate their birthdays:
Canada turned 150 (a nice date!) and United States 241.
Congratulations and a little gift from our friends at TeX.sx:

The TUG'18 Committee has been busy discussing venue, accommodations and
logistics.  This tweet from Paulo Cereda might remind us about other
ingredients for a successful TUG:
https://twitter.com/paulocereda/status/876420672683167745.  Please add
your ideas under the hashtag #tug2018.

For many of us the trip to Rio might be expensive.  Please let me remind
you that our Bursary fund could help you.  Kaja Christiansen is the head
of the Bursary Committee; Jim Hefferon and Will Robertson are the other
members.  On the other hand, you may want to help others to get to Rio -
in this case please donate to the Bursary (or another fund, or the
General Fund).  The donation forms are here:

Speaking about TUG finances, we are very grateful to our individual and
institutional members for their support.  We've expanded our thanks to
the latter by displaying their logos in the redesigned list of
institutional members: https://tug.org/instmem.html (thanks to Peter
Flynn for his help with the CSS trickery; not all institutions have sent
us their approved logos yet).  If your organization or company uses TeX
in its work, it would be so greatly appreciated for you to join TUG to
support development and advocacy of TeX and friends.

Many TUG members are interested in non-Latin letterforms.  Thus you
might wish to check out this call for papers: Stanford Conference on
Non-Latin Type Design and Human-Computer Interaction (December 1--2,
2017, Stanford University).
As said in this CFP, this conference brings together scholars, designers,
engineers, and technologists to explore non-Latin type design, book
design, interface design, and human-computer interaction beyond the
Latin alphabetic world.  The deadline for applications is rather close
(August 4), so don't delay!

Last but not least, we have a new book review: Dave Walden reviews
Mark Kurlansky's "Paper: Paging Through History":

Have a great summer!

Boris Veytsman, TUG President

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