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TUGboat 39:3, 2018

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Complete issue 39:3 as one pdf (xxmb)       
Front cover      c1 
Inside front cover      c2 
Contents ordered by difficulty      c3 
Title page      161 
Editorial information      162 
 
TUG Business
Institutional members      162 
 
General Delivery
From the president
  Boris Veytsman     [Introductory — thoughts on (un)constrained funding]
163 
Editorial comments
  Barbara Beeton     [Introductory — typography and TUGboat news]
      Passings: Patricia Monohon (30 May 1941–6 April 2018),
       Vytas Statulevicius ($dag$ July 2018);
      TeX and the history of desktop publishing;
      Open season for lectures on typography;
      Daniel Berkeley Updike and the Janson font;
      W. A. Dwiggins—Making orders;
      The Updike prize for student font designers;
      A “brand” new font
164–166 
TUGboat open-access survey results
  TUG Board     [Introductory — increasing open access to all but the current issue, with survey results]
167 
TeXConf 2018 in Japan
  Norbert Preining     
168 
 
Typography
The Cary Graphic Arts Collection
  David Walden     [Introductory — a brief overview of this remarkable printing, typography, and graphics collection]
169–170 
Typographers' Inn
  Peter Flynn     [Introductory — Monospace that fits; Centering (reprise); Afterthought]
171–172 
 
Tutorials
A beginner's guide to file encoding and TeXShop
  Herbert Schulz and Richard Koch     [Intermediate — introduction to file encodings, Unicode, and handling them in TeX(Shop)]
173–176 
The DuckBoat—News from TeX.SE: Formatting posts
  Carla Maggi     [Introductory — upvoting behavior, Markdown-based formatting and PDF-to-image conversion]
177–181 
Managing the paper trail of student projects: datatool and more
  B. Tomas Johansson     [Intermediate — step-by-step generation of typical student reports from .csv files]
182–184 
 
Fonts
Interview with Kris Holmes
  David Walden     [Intermediate — in-depth discussion of calligraphy, font design, and more, with many illustrations]
185–203 
Science and history behind the design of Lucida
  Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes     [Intermediate — historical precedents, principles of reading, practical digital type design]
204–211 
TeX Gyre text fonts revisited
  Bogusław Jackowski, Piotr Pianowski, Piotr Strzelczyk     [Intermediate Plus — incorporating math and symbol glyphs into text fonts, and OpenType accent positioning]
212–216 
 
Electronic Documents
HINT: Reflowing TeX output
  Martin Ruckert     [Intermediate Plus — postponing TeX page rendering to a separate device, e.g., tablet]
217–223 
 
Software & Tools
Axessibility: Creating PDF documents with accessible formulae
  D. Ahmetovic, T. Armano, C. Bernareggi, M. Berra, A. Capietto, S. Coriasco, N. Murru, A. Ruighi     [Intermediate Plus — automatically making readable math formulae]
224–227 
Improving the representation and conversion of mathematical formulae by considering the textual context
  Moritz Schubotz, Andr´e Greiner-Petter, Philipp Scharpf, Norman Meuschke, Howard S. Cohl, Bela Gipp     [Intermediate Plus — gold standard benchmark and metrics to evaluate (La)TeX to \MathML tools]
228–240 
 
Graphics
Dednat6: An extensible (semi-)preprocessor for LuaLaTeX that understands diagrams in \ASCII art
  Eduardo Ochs     [Intermediate Plus — a Forth-based language for 2D diagrams implemented in Lua]
241–245 
 
LaTeX
Managing forlorn paragraph lines (a.k.a. widows and orphans) in LaTeX
  Frank Mittelbach     [Intermediate — finding all widows and orphans, and discussion of possible fixes]
246–251 
The widows-and-orphans package
  Frank Mittelbach     [Advanced — documented implementation of the widows-and-orphans package in expl3]
252–262 
The dashundergaps package
  Frank Mittelbach     [Intermediate Plus — replacing material with underlines, with expl3 implementation]
263–274 
 
Bibliographies
State secrets in bibliography-style hacking
  Karl Berry and Oren Patashnik     [Advanced — inserting a custom separator between fields in bibliography entries]
275 
 
Methods
Experiments with \parfillskip
  Udo Wermuth     [Advanced — analysis of \parfillskip settings, aiming to minimize too-short or too-long last lines]
276–303 
 
Hints & Tricks
The treasure chest
  Karl Berry     [Intermediate — new CTAN packages, August–October 2018]
304 
 
Abstracts
Die TeXnische Komödie 4/2018      305 
 
Advertisements
TeX consulting and production services      305 
 
TUG Business
TUG 2019 election
  TUG Elections committee     
307 
 
News
Calendar      308 


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