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TUGboat 38:3, 2017

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Complete issue 38:3 as one pdf (12mb) 
Front cover   c1 
Inside front cover   c2 
Contents ordered by difficulty   c3 
Title page   289 
Editorial information   290 
TUG Business
Institutional members   290 
General Delivery
From the president 
  Boris Veytsman      [Introductory — conferences, EduTeX group, LaTeX wikibook, institutional memberships]
Editorial comments 
  Barbara Beeton      [Introductory — typography and TUGboat news]
     Contents of TUGboat issues online
     Birthday celebration for Donald Knuth
     Public appearances by Don Knuth (online)
     The Doves Type: reprise
     The Go fonts go Greek
     Calcula, an experimental display typeface
     Extra Bold: A forgery foiled
Collecting memories of the beginnings of desktop publishing 
  David Walden      [Introductory — informal report of a meeting of desktop publishing pioneers]
Interview: Michael Sharpe 
  David Walden      [Introductory — long-time user of TeX and recently active in the TeX fonts world]
Advertising TeX 
  Hans Hagen      [Introductory — TeX, Word, natural languages, recursion]
The DuckBoat—News from TeX.SE: Asking effective questions 
  Carla Maggi      [Introductory — creating minimal working examples, accepting answers on StackExchange, and more]
Review and summaries: The History of Typographic Writing—The 20th century, Volume 2 (ch. 6–8+) 
  Charles Bigelow      [Intermediate — third of three installments; chapter-by-chapter summaries for vol. 2 (1950–2000), ch. 6–8 and end materials]
     Combined three-part review.
Serifed Greek type: Is it “Greek”? 
  Antonis Tsolomitis      [Intermediate — origin and discussion of Athenais, a new titling font based on a pedestal in the Athens Parthenon]
ConTeXt for beginners 
  Willi Egger      [Intermediate — tutorial introduction to ConTeXt: page layout, headers, tables, figures, fonts]
Art Concret, Basic Design and meta-design 
  Marcel Herbst      [Intermediate — history and programs linking l'art concret, Basic Design, and MetaPost]
The current state of the PSTricks project, part II 
  Herbert Voß      [Intermediate — new PSTricks packages and features]
Glisterings: Reading lines; paragraph endings; in conclusion 
  Peter Wilson      [Intermediate — reading external files, paragraph final lines, concluding the Glisterings]
DocVar: Manage and use document variables 
  Zunbeltz Izaola, Paulo Ney de Souza      [Intermediate — package to handle general document metadata]
Set my (pdf)pages free 
  David Walden      [Introductory — using the pdfpages package to overcome inadvertent protection]
Automatic generation of herbarium labels from spreadsheet data using LaTeX 
  R. Sean Thackurdeen, Boris Veytsman      [Intermediate — using datatool and more to automatically create standard herbarium labels]
Typesetting actuarial symbols easily and consistently with actuarialsymbol and actuarialangle 
  David Beauchemin, Vincent Goulet      [Intermediate — including correct pre/post sub-/super-script positioning around principal symbols]
Software & Tools
Converting TeX from WEB to cweb 
  Martin Ruckert      [Advanced — automatic conversion to CWEB, with comparisons to Web2C and LuaTeX]
dvisvgm: Generating scalable vector graphics from DVI and EPS files 
  Martin Gieseking      [Intermediate — thorough discussion of dvisvgm's development and notable features]
Tricky fences 
  Hans Hagen      [Advanced — extensible delimiters, regular characters, and controlling spacing differences in LuaTeX]
Testing indexes: testidx.sty 
  Nicola Talbot      [Advanced — test methodology and exhaustive comparisons of makeindex, xindy, glossaries, and more]
A note on \linepenalty 
  Udo Wermuth      [Advanced — thorough analysis of how \linepenalty affects line breaking, with comparison with \looseness]
Hints & Tricks
The treasure chest 
  Karl Berry      [Intermediate — new CTAN packages, August–October 2017]
Comics: Typeface; Elefonts 
  John Atkinson 
Hints & Tricks
Another seasonal puzzle: XII take II 
  David Carlisle      [Advanced — fun with plain TeX]
Book Reviews
Book reviews: Shady Characters and The Book by Keith Houston 
  Peter Wilson      [Reports and notices — review of these two books on the history and present of typography and books]
     See the TUG books page for all book reviews and discounts.
Die TeXnische Komödie 3/2017   420 
MAPS: Contents of issue 47 (2017)   420 
TeX consulting and production services   421-422 
Practical TeX 2018 announcement 
     Conference page.
Calendar   424 

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