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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      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 
 
Macros
GUST e-foundry current font projects
  Jerzy Ludwichowski     [Intermediate — brief overview of current GUST OpenType projects, mostly math-related]
202 
 
Fonts
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 
 
Bibliographies
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 
 
Streszczenia      264–269 
 
Abstracts
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]
      See the TUG books page for all book reviews and discounts.
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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