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TUGboat 29:2, 2008

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Complete issue 29:2 as one pdf (5.3mb)  
Front cover c1 
Inside front cover c2 
Contents ordered by difficulty c3 
Title page 229 
 
General Delivery
From the President
  Karl Berry     [Introductory — TUG at the JMM; Google Summer of Code; interviews; The PracTeX Journal; conferences]
231 
Editorial comments
  Barbara Beeton     [Introductory — typography and TUGboat news]
      TeX 3.1415926 is here, and other Knuthian references
      Phyllis Winkler, RIP
      New domain name for CervanTeX
      Interactive typography courses by Jonathan Hoefler
      A helpful CTAN feature: “get”
      Recreating the Gutenberg press
      Copy-editing the wayward apostrophe
      A font game for your amusement
232 
The TeX tuneup of 2008
  Donald Knuth     [Advanced — the 2008 updates to TeX, Metafont, Computer Modern, et al.]
233 
Hyphenation exception log
  Barbara Beeton     
239 
 
Typography
Typographers' Inn
  Peter Flynn     [Introductory — Metafont fonts; Type 1 (PostScript) fonts; new forum, old forum; 2008 TUG meeting in Cork]
240 
The Greek Font Society
  Vassilios Tsagkalos     [Introductory — background, goals, and accomplishments of the GFS; interview with Georgios Matthiopoulos, type designer]
242 
 
Publishing
Designing and producing a reference book with LaTeX: The Engineer's Quick Reference Handbook
  Claudio Beccari and Andrea Guadagni     [Intermediate — issues in designing a reference book for screen and print publication]
246 
 
Typography
Suggestions on how not to mishandle mathematical formulæ
  Massimo Guiggiani and Lapo Mori     [Intermediate — best practices for composing math, especially for non-mathematicians]
255 
 
Electronic Documents
Wikipublisher: A Web-based system to make online and print versions of the same content
  John Rankin     [Intermediate — a free software system for creating high-quality printed documents from PmWiki markup]
264 
Character encoding
  Victor Eijkhout     [Intermediate — introduction to character encodings, emphasizing Unicode and UTF-8]
270 
 
Fonts
lxfonts: LaTeX slide fonts revived
  Claudio Beccari     [Intermediate — a greatly revised and expanded sans serif font collection for presentations]
278 
Reshaping Euler: A collaboration with Hermann Zapf
  Hans Hagen , Taco Hoekwater and Volker RW Schaa     [Introductory — illustrated report of updating the Euler math font]
283 
 
Software & Tools
Asymptote: A vector graphics language
  John Bowman and Andy Hammerlindl     [Intermediate — discussion of this powerful graphics program, with extensive comparisons to MetaPost]
288 
The Luafication of TeX and ConTeXt
  Hans Hagen     [Intermediate Plus — progress report on the LuaTeX implementation and its use in ConTeXt]
295 
Porting TeX Live to OpenBSD
  Edward Barrett     [Introductory — history, process, and fruition of porting TeX Live to a system distribution]
303 
 
LaTeX
Good things come in little packages: An introduction to writing .ins and .dtx files
  Scott Pakin     [Intermediate Plus — a tutorial on creating LaTeX package files]
305 
 
ConTeXt
ConTeXt basics for users: Indentation
  Aditya Mahajan     [Introductory — overview of controlling paragraph indentation in ConTeXt]
315 
 
Multilingual MetaPost
Kanji-Sudokus: Integrating Chinese and graphics
  Denis Roegel     [Intermediate — using the CJK package and MetaPost to produce Sudoku grids]
317 
 
Hints & Tricks
Interesting loops and iterations—second helping
  Paweł Jackowski     [Advanced — review of loop definitions from the original to fully expandable ones via ε-TeX]
320 
Glisterings
  Peter Wilson     [Intermediate Plus]
      More on paragraphs regular;
      LaTeX's defining triumvirate;
      TeX's dictator
      
324 
The treasure chest
  Karl Berry     [Intermediate — selected new CTAN packages from July 2007 through May 2008]
328 
 
Book Reviews
Book review: Fonts & Encodings by Yannis Haralambous
  Ulrik Vieth     [review of this multi-faceted book which is now available in English]
331 
 
Reviews
Software review: TeXacroCAD for Windows
  Bernd Schroeder     [Introductory — review of this GUI program for the LaTeX picture environment]
333 
 
Warnings
\looseness on the loose
  Frank Mittelbach     [Intermediate Plus — altered line breaks even when \looseness has no effect of its own]
334 
 
Abstracts
MAPS: Contents of issues 35 (2007)      335 
Die TeXnische Komödie: Contents of issues 2007/2–2008/1      336 
Eutypon: Contents of issues 16–20 (2007–2008)      337 
ArsTeXnica: Contents of issue 4 (2007)      338 
The PracTeX Journal: Contents of issues 2007-3–2008-1      339 
 
TUG Business
TUG financial statements for 2007
  David Walden     
343 
Institutional members      344 
TUG membership form      345 
 
News
Calendar      346 
TUG 2008 announcement      347 
 
Advertisements
TeX consulting and production services      348 


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