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TUGboat 29:1, 2008

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EuroBachoTeX 2007 Proceedings

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Front cover c1 
Title page
 
EuroTeX 2007
EuroTeX 2007 conference delegates and sponsors     
EuroTeX 2007 program     
EuroBachoTeX 2007: Paths to the Future
  Jerzy Ludwichowski and Petr Sojka     [Introductory — introduction to the conference and proceedings]
EuroTeX 2007 photos     
Confessions of a teenage TeX user
  Sam Guravage     [Introductory — report on the talk, with photos]
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Typography
Handmade paper: A mixture of handcraft, art and fun
  Grażyna Jackowska     [Introductory — report on a papermaking workshop, with photos]
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Designing a special book: With both pleasure and … fear
  Andrzej Tomaszewski     [Introductory — creation of a commemorative edition for the Warsaw Waterworks jubilee]
  High-resolution pdf.
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Enumerations as an interesting form of text appearance
  Dorota Cendrowska     [Introductory — classical and modern formatting of enumerations]
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Fonts
Five years after: Report on international TeX font projects
  Jerzy Ludwichowski , Bogusław Jackowski and Janusz Nowacki     [Introductory — status and samples of these two major font projects]
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Cyklop: A new font family
  Janusz Nowacki     [Introductory — a heavy sans serif oblique for titling and displays]
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Do we need a font system in TeX?
  Hans Hagen     [Intermediate — reflections on the font system in TeX generally, ConTeXt specifically, and coming changes]
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OpenType fonts in LuaTeX
  Taco Hoekwater     [Intermediate — overview of the state of reading OpenType directly from LuaTeX]
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Font-specific issues in pdfTeX
  Hàn Thế Thành     [Intermediate — microtypography, letterspacing, interword spacing, character kerning, subfont, runpdftex]
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Those obscure accents …
  Karel Horák     [Introductory — discussion and comparison of the many versions of caron (háček) accents]
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Creation of a PostScript Type1 logo font with MetaType1
  Klaus Höppner     [Intermediate — tutorial for implementing a font with MetaType1]
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Procedures for font comparison
  Karel Píška     [Intermediate Plus — tools and examples for detailed comparison of glyphs, kerns, and more]
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Comments and suggestions about the Latin Modern fonts
  Karel Píška     [Intermediate Plus — comparisons among Latin Modern, Computer Modern, and the Czech/Slovak CS fonts]
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The GUST Font License: An application of the LaTeX Project Public License
  Jerzy Ludwichowski and Karl Berry     [Introductory — using the LPPL (with an additional request) for fonts]
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Resources
A brief history of TeX, volume II
  Arthur Reutenauer     [Introductory — recapitulation of TeX origins, evolution, and descendants]
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Overview of the TeX historic archive
  Ulrik Vieth     [Introductory — preserving TeX distributions and packages for software archaeologists]
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TeX Clinic
  Joanna Ludmiła Ryćko     [Introductory — overview of the TeX help clinic available at Bachotek and via email]
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Multilingual Document Processing
Parameterized Arabic font development for AlQalam
  Ameer Sherif and Hossam Fahmy     [Intermediate Plus — achieving high-quality Arabic typesetting through Metafont pens and drawing]
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Nastaleeq: A challenge accepted by Omega
  Atif Gulzar and Shafiq ur Rahman     [Intermediate Plus — implementing the Urdu script in Omega]
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Typesetting Vietnamese with VnTeX (and with the TeX Gyre fonts too)
  Hàn Thế Thành     [Intermediate — introduction to typesetting Vietnamese in TeX]
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Managing order relations in MlBibTeX
  Jean-Michel Hufflen     [Intermediate Plus — handling language-specific lexicographic orderings]
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Electronic Documents
Introducing LaTeX users to XSL-FO
  Jean-Michel Hufflen     [Intermediate — concise introduction to XSL-FO with comparisons to LaTeX]
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Using TeX in a wiki
  Tomasz Łuczak     [Introductory — overview of using TeX as a back-end for PDF production from a wiki]
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Publishing
Single-source publishing in multiple formats for different output devices
  Petr Sojka and Michal Růžička     [Intermediate — using high-level markup, pdfLaTeX, and TeX4ht for multiple output formats]
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Practical journal and proceedings publication on paper and on the web
  Péter Szabó     [Intermediate — techniques and advice for editorial workflow and production operations]
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Software & Tools
An experimental CTAN upload process
  Jim Hefferon     [Intermediate — a cooperative web-based CTAN (and TeX Live) package processing method]
133 
TeX (Live) on Debian
  Norbert Preining     [Intermediate — usage of TeX on Debian, including package and font installation]
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Epspdf: Easy conversion between PostScript and PDF
  Siep Kroonenberg     [Introductory — command-line and GUI interface to convenient graphics conversion]
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pdfTeX 1.40: What's new
  Martin Schröder     [Intermediate — overview of new features: JBIG2, color stacks, transformation matrices, and more]
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XeTeX Live
  Jonathan Kew     [Introductory — XeTeX's incorporation in TeX Live 2007, and further developments]
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Conventional scoping of registers—An experiment in exTeX
  Gerd Neugebauer     [Advanced — alternative localization of registers via the Java infrastructure of exTeX]
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MlBibTeX: Reporting the experience
  Jean-Michel Hufflen     [Intermediate Plus — discussing design and implementation choices of the MlBibTeX program]
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Writing (La)TeX documents with AUCTeX in Emacs
  David Kastrup     [Introductory — introduction to the AUCTeX Emacs facilities, and download locations]
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LyX: An editor not just for secretaries
  Tomasz Łuczak     [Introductory — overview of LyX, an editor for TeX with a graphical interface]
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Publishing
Automated DVD menu authoring with pdfLaTeX
  Péter Szabó     [Intermediate — creating standard DVDs with menus created in LaTeX]
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LaTeX
Graphics in LaTeX using TikZ
  Zofia Walczak     [Introductory — introduction to TikZ for drawing graphics directly in LaTeX]
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LaTeX vs. LaTeX—a modification of the logo
  Grzegorz Murzynowski     [Introductory — a LaTeX logo definition that self-adjusts to many fonts]
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Benefits, care and feeding of the bigfoot package
  David Kastrup     [Intermediate — improved page breaking and other footnote enhancements]
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MathPSfrag: LaTeX labels in Mathematica plots
  Johannes Große     [Intermediate Plus — typographically consistent labels for Mathematica plots, using PDF or PostScript]
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makematch, a LaTeX package for pattern matching with wildcards
  David Kastrup     [Advanced — efficient pattern matching supporting * and !]
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qstest, a LaTeX package for unit tests
  David Kastrup     [Advanced — extensive unit testing functionality, including embedding in dtx files]
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Macros
gmverse and gmcontinuo—some nontrivial placement of text on a page
  Grzegorz Murzynowski     [Intermediate — optical centering and right alignment of verses; continuous paragraph setting]
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The gmdoc bundle—a new tool for documenting (La)TeX sources
  Grzegorz Murzynowski     [Intermediate Plus — an enhanced reimplementation of doc]
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Hints & Tricks
TeX beauties and oddities
  Paweł Jackowski     [Advanced — the 2007 edition of TeX pearls]
      Péter Szabó: A TeX quine;
      Hans Hagen: Multi-signed numbers;
      Jerzy Ludwichowski: Double-hat trap;
      Paweł Jackowski: \vbox height vs. \vtop depth;
      Paweł Jackowski: (Ir)relevant missing character message;
      Paweł Jackowski: Skip assignments;
      Bogusław Jackowski: Current font global assignment;
      Marcin Woliński: How to make a box disappear at a line break;
      Bogusław Jackowski: Variable-width visible space;
      Marcin Woliński: Do you need some stretch?;
      Bogusław Jackowski: MetaPost tables indexed with strings;
      Marcin Woliński: Multiple expansions triggered with a single \expandafter;
      Grzegorz Murzynowski: Hacking verbatim;
      Paweł Jackowski: Custom overfull text.
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Puzzle
Crossword
  Janusz Nowacki     [Advanced]
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Abstracts
EuroTeX 2007 abstracts
  Hagen, Hoekwater, Kastrup, Lotz, Moore, Ryćko, Tomaszewski     
  Presentations.
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ConTeXt
ConTeXt basics for users: Table macros II
  Aditya Mahajan     [Introductory — further overview of making tables in ConTeXt]
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Advertisements
TeX consulting and production services      223 
 
TUG Business
Institutional members      223 
 
In memoriam Bernard Gaulle
  Maurice Laugier     
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