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about EuroTeX (again)

Concernant « about EuroTeX (again) », Ulrik Vieth écrit :
 > Since there is a danger that we might miss a golden opportunity if we
 > do not take a decision pretty soon, I have decided to take the hopeful
 > position, based on the assumption that I somehow will manage to find
 > the time to attend the conference and be available to do a group
 > presentation (hoping that a backup speaker may be found in the case of
 > unfortunate circumstances).

Good !!

 > Attached below is a draft for an abstract submission:
 > Question to the program committee members:
 >   Is there still a chance to submit this as a post-deadline paper by
 >   the end of this week or early next week (if it needs to be revised)?

yes, the deadline has been postponed, we only need a detailed
abstract in the first place, and you have at least Robin & me that are
angrily waiting for a math session there.

 > Question to the group members:
 >   Is the contents of the abstract acceptable or do you have any
 >   concrete suggestions for improving it?

seems acceptable to me.

 > Question to the individuals I have nominated as potential participants
 > in a panel discussion:
 >   Are you really willing to attend and to participate in the panel?
 >   Who else is?  Is there anyone / any group that I may have forgotten?
 > Hope it's not too late yet.
 > Cheers, Ulrik.
 > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 > \documentclass{ltugproc}
 > \title{Towards a new Math Font Encoding for \AllTeX{}}
 > \author{Math Font Working Group}
 > \address{%
 >   Joint \LaTeX{}3 Project / \acro{TUG} Technical Working Group\\
 >   on Extended Math Font Encodings (WG-92-01)}
 > \netaddress{math-font-discuss@cogs.susx.ac.uk}
 > \author{Ulrik Vieth (presenting author, tentative)}
 > \address{%
 >   Heinrich-Heine-Universit{\"a}t D{\"u}sseldorf\\
 >   Institut f{\"u}r Theoretische Physik~II\\
 >   Universit{\"a}tsstra\ss{}e 1\\
 >   D-40225 D{\"u}sseldorf\\
 >   Germany}
 > \netaddress{vieth@thphy.uni-duesseldorf.de}
 > \author{Matthias Clasen (primary author of paper)}
 > \address{%
 >   Albert-Ludwigs-Universit{\"a}t Freiburg\\
 >   Institut f{\"u}r Mathematische Logik\\
 >   D-79104 Freiburg\\
 >   Germany}
 > \netaddress{clasen@mathematik.uni-freiburg.de}
 > \begin{document}
 > \begin{abstract}
 >   When \TeX{}~3.0 made it possible in 1990 to overcome the
 >   restrictions of \hbox{7-bit} fonts, it didn't take long until an
 >   encoding vector for \hbox{8-bit} text fonts was developed to support
 >   the needs of European languages.  Ever since the first
 >   implementations of these `Cork' encoded fonts became available, it
 >   was recognized that new \hbox{8-bit} math font encodings were
 >   ultimately needed to overcome the inter-dependencies between text
 >   fonts and math fonts and to provide a more extensive and
 >   better-organized symbol complement.
 >   %
 >   In 1993 a working group on extended math font encodings was
 >   initiated by the \LaTeX{}3 project and an outline of a new encoding
 >   was presented in a workshop session at the \acro{TUG} meeting.
 >   Unfortunately, work on the details of this `Aston' proposal
 >   practically came to halt in late 1993 and it took until early 1997
 >   to revive the discussion on math fonts.
 >   In this paper we will present a snapshot of ongoing work on a
 >   \texttt{fontinst}-based prototype implementation of new math
 >   encodings, which is currently being tested on Computer Modern,
 >   Concrete, and Euler versions.  We will summarize the design goals
 >   and technical considerations that have led to the present layout of
 >   the font tables and discuss some of the remaining open problems.
 > \end{abstract}
 > \maketitle
 > \begin{itemize}
 > \item Time estimate: 30 min + 60 min discussion
 > \item Potential participants in a panel discussion:
 >   \begin{itemize}
 >     \item Matthias Clasen (if present)
 >     \item Ulrik Vieth
 >     \item J{\"o}rg Knappen (?)
 >     \item Thierry Bouche (?)

i'll manage to be there
i cannot unfortunately say i'd realize some actual work (such as a
prototypal lucida or MathPi layout) in the meantime.

PS i think that the Mathemaica fonts are right in distinguishing
times & cross for instance, i second absolutely what you said (4 more
slots, no need for additional vertical bars, which are rather well
handled by amslatex \abs{} \lvert etc.)