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TUGboat 29:3, 2008

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TUG 2008 Proceedings

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Complete issue 29:3 as one pdf (11mb)  
Front cover c1 
Inside front cover c2 
Contents ordered by difficulty c3 
Title page 349 
 
TUG 2008
Conference information     
  participants, sponsors, thanks
350 
Conference program      351 
TUG 2008: TeX's 30th birthday
  Peter Flynn     [Introductory — general review of the TUG 2008 conference]
  A selection of photos.
352 
 
LaTeX
How to develop your own document class—our experience
  Niall Mansfield     [Intermediate — practical techniques for creating custom classes and styles]
356 
 
Software & Tools
TeXworks: Lowering the barrier to entry
  Jonathan Kew     [Introductory — report on a new TeX front end focused on ease-of-use and simplicity]
362 
Direct and reverse synchronization with SyncTeX
  Jérôme Laurens     [Intermediate Plus — synchronizing between TeX input and output via modifying the base engine]
365 
Xindy revisited: Multi-lingual index creation for the UTF-8 age
  Joachim Schrod     [Intermediate — introduction to and rationale for Xindy's main features]
372 
A newbie's experiences with Lilypond, Lilypond-book, LaTeX and Perl
  Joe McCool     [Intermediate — producing nicely typeset traditional Irish music]
376 
MetaPost developments: MPlib project report
  Taco Hoekwater     [Intermediate — translation of MetaPost functionality to a re-usable library]
380 
The TeX–Lua mix
  Hans Hagen     [Intermediate Plus — introduction to the combination of TeX and the embedded scripting language Lua]
383 
 
Electronic Documents
docx2tex: Word 2007 to TeX
  Krisztián Pócza , Mihály Biczó and Zoltán Porkoláb     [Intermediate Plus — free XML-based conversion software from Word 2007 (OOXML) to TeX]
392 
 
Software & Tools
Languages for bibliography styles
  Jean-Michel Hufflen     [Advanced — language comparison of bst, nbst, Perl, DSSSL, XSLT, etc.]
401 
 
Dreamboat
Vistas for TeX: Liberate the typography! (Part I)
  Chris Rowley     [Intermediate — extracting core TeX typesetting functionality for reuse]
413 
 
Fonts
Why didn't Metafont catch on?
  Dave Crossland     [Introductory — personality types, Metafont's interface, and font vs. typeface design]
418 
Creating cuneiform fonts with MetaType1 and FontForge
  Karel Píška     [Intermediate — development process and results for a cuneiform font collection]
421 
Do we need a `Cork' math font encoding?
  Ulrik Vieth     [Intermediate Plus — review of OpenType and Unicode math features, subsuming 8-bit encodings]
426 
 
Multilingual Document Processing
Meta-designing parameterized Arabic fonts for AlQalam
  Ameer Sherif and Hossam Fahmy     [Intermediate Plus — using Metafont to render Arabic with calligrapher-level quality]
435 
 
Graphics
Smart ways of drawing PSTricks figures
  Manjusha Joshi     [Introductory — using GUI programs with PSTricks for geometric figures]
444 
 
Macros
The MetaPost library and LuaTeX
  Hans Hagen     [Advanced — using the new standalone MetaPost library from LuaTeX and ConTeXt]
446 
 
Philology
Putting the Cork back in the bottle—Improving Unicode support in TeX
  Mojca Miklavec and Arthur Reutenauer     [Intermediate Plus — recasting hyphenation patterns to support both UTF-8 and 8-bit encodings]
454 
Writing Gregg Shorthand with Metafont and LaTeX
  Stanislav Jan Šarman     [Advanced — an online system converting English text to Gregg shorthand]
458 
 
Macros
The LuaTeX way: \framed
  Hans Hagen     [Advanced — generalizing paragraph manipulation in LuaTeX]
462 
 
Electronic Documents
Advanced features for publishing mathematics, in PDF and on the Web
  Ross Moore     [Intermediate Plus — using PDF and JavaScript to improve mathematics presentation and navigation]
464 
Multidimensional text
  John Plaice , Blanca Mancilla and Chris Rowley     [Advanced — a theoretical underpinning of documents as generalized tuples]
474 
Data mining: Role of TeX files
  Manjusha Joshi     [Introductory — extracting feature words from TeX files to improve searching]
480 
 
Abstracts
TUG 2008 abstracts
  Fine, Hagen, Henkel, Hoekwater, Høgholm, Küster, Mancilla et al., Mittelbach, Peter, Rahilly et al., Rhatigan, Veytsman & Akhmadeeva, Veytsman     
  Some presentations available as video.
482 
 
TUG Business
Institutional members      484 
 
News
Calendar      485 
TUG 2009 announcement      486 
 
Advertisements
TeX consulting and production services      487 
 
TUG Business
TUG 2009 election      488 


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