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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]
291 
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
      
291–292 
Collecting memories of the beginnings of desktop publishing
  David Walden     [Introductory — informal report of a meeting of desktop publishing pioneers]
293 
Interview: Michael Sharpe
  David Walden     [Introductory — long-time user of TeX and recently active in the TeX fonts world]
294–298 
Advertising TeX
  Hans Hagen     [Introductory — TeX, Word, natural languages, recursion]
299–300 
 
Tutorials
The DuckBoat—News from TeX.SE: Asking effective questions
  Carla Maggi     [Introductory — creating minimal working examples, accepting answers on StackExchange, and more]
301–305 
 
Typography
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.
306–311 
 
Fonts
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]
312–314 
 
ConTeXt
ConTeXt for beginners
  Willi Egger     [Intermediate — tutorial introduction to ConTeXt: page layout, headers, tables, figures, fonts]
315–323 
 
Graphics
Art Concret, Basic Design and meta-design
  Marcel Herbst     [Intermediate — history and programs linking l'art concret, Basic Design, and MetaPost]
324–328 
The current state of the PSTricks project, part II
  Herbert Voß     [Intermediate — new PSTricks packages and features]
329–337 
 
LaTeX
Glisterings: Reading lines; paragraph endings; in conclusion
  Peter Wilson     [Intermediate — reading external files, paragraph final lines, concluding the Glisterings]
338–341 
DocVar: Manage and use document variables
  Zunbeltz Izaola and Paulo Ney de Souza     [Intermediate — package to handle general document metadata]
342–344 
Set my (pdf)pages free
  David Walden     [Introductory — using the pdfpages package to overcome inadvertent protection]
345 
Automatic generation of herbarium labels from spreadsheet data using LaTeX
  R. Sean Thackurdeen and Boris Veytsman     [Intermediate — using datatool and more to automatically create standard herbarium labels]
345–349 
Typesetting actuarial symbols easily and consistently with actuarialsymbol and actuarialangle
  David Beauchemin and Vincent Goulet     [Intermediate — including correct pre/post sub-/super-script positioning around principal symbols]
350–353 
 
Software & Tools
Converting TeX from WEB to cweb
  Martin Ruckert     [Advanced — automatic conversion to CWEB, with comparisons to Web2C and LuaTeX]
353–358 
dvisvgm: Generating scalable vector graphics from DVI and EPS files
  Martin Gieseking     [Intermediate — thorough discussion of dvisvgm's development and notable features]
359–368 
Tricky fences
  Hans Hagen     [Advanced — extensible delimiters, regular characters, and controlling spacing differences in LuaTeX]
369–372 
 
Macros
Testing indexes: testidx.sty
  Nicola Talbot     [Advanced — test methodology and exhaustive comparisons of makeindex, xindy, glossaries, and more]
373–399 
A note on \linepenalty
  Udo Wermuth     [Advanced — thorough analysis of how \linepenalty affects line breaking, with comparison with \looseness]
400–414 
 
Hints & Tricks
The treasure chest
  Karl Berry     [Intermediate — new CTAN packages, August–October 2017]
415–416 
 
Cartoon
Comics: Typeface; Elefonts
  John Atkinson     
416 
 
Hints & Tricks
Another seasonal puzzle: XII take II
  David Carlisle     [Advanced — fun with plain TeX]
416 
 
Book Reviews
Book reviews: Shady Characters and The Book by Keith Houston
  Peter Wilson     [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.
417–419 
 
Abstracts
Die TeXnische Komödie 3/2017      420 
MAPS: Contents of issue 47 (2017)      420 
 
Advertisements
TeX consulting and production services      421–422 
 
News & Announcements
Practical TeX 2018 announcement     
      Conference page.
423 
 
News
Calendar      424 


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