TeX Hour: XML to TeX to PDF: Thur 19 Aug 6:30 to 7:30pm UK time

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 00:29:48 CEST 2021


I will not be able to join the TeX Hour because I will be busy with my
work till late night. I have therefore decided to mention my web with
slides to my two lectures:


The slides are in Czech but maybe you could understand at least
something. My ideas are:

1. Use XML where it is strong, i.e. validating editor which offers
attributes and elements according to contexts, it even dynamically
switches the spellcheck dictionary in the multilingual documents
taking into account the lang and xml:lang attributes. And XSLT is good
for nonlinear transformation from XML to TeX (it needs information
from distant parts of the source documents).

2. Use TeX where it is strong, i.e. typesetting.

3. Don't do XSLT to TeX primitives but to macros which are then
defined in a package. This makes everything concise and more easily

You can mention my web in the TeX Hour as well as anywhere else.

Zdeněk Wagner

st 18. 8. 2021 v 18:52 odesílatel Jonathan Fine <jfine2358 at gmail.com> napsal:
> Hi
> There were several talks at the recent TeX Conference that relied on XML to TeX to PDF and related technologies. Tomorrow's TeX Hour provides a place to discuss this shared theme. Briefly, it's a good idea if you want multiple high-quality outputs from a single source file, and authors willing to make the extra effort to achieve this.
> This meeting is dedicated to the memory of Sebastian Rahtz, who was a great advocate of XML and TeX. He was a major contributor not just to TeX (think TeX Live) but also the Text Encoding Initiative and in particular their XSL stylesheets.
> Here are the details for tomorrow's TeX Hour on XML to TeX to PDF.
> Date and time: Thursday 19 August, 6.30 to 7.30pm UK time.
> UK time now: https://time.is/UK.
> Zoom URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/78551255396?pwd=cHdJN0pTTXRlRCtSd1lCTHpuWmNIUT09
> Meeting ID: 785 5125 5396
> Passcode: knuth
> Last week's TeX Hour was on Obstacles to accessible TeX. We had a good discussion. The videos are available at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw1FZfIX1w7jJoon5dJSu7svTgsG1dNGc
> Next week's TeX Hour will be on Portable TeX Documents - reducing and resolving dependencies of TeX source. The TeX Conference videos are now available. The appendix gives links to the 8 accessibility talks at the conference. I particularly recommend "Code and Math in the Dark" (which I was privileged to host) and "Tactile Mathematics" (with a cast of 5).
> with best regards
> Jonathan
> APPENDIX:  Links to the 8 accessibility talks at 2021 TeX Conference
> Andreas Papasalouros & Antonis Tsolomitis
> latex2nemeth: A direct LaTeX-to-Braille Transcribing Tool
> https://youtu.be/SZHIeevyo3U?t=14182
> Ulrike Fischer
> On the road to tagged PDF: about StructElem, Marked Content, PDF/A and squeezed Bärs
> https://youtu.be/SZHIeevyo3U?t=16985
> Frank Mittelbach
> Taming the beast — Advances in paragraph tagging with pdfTeX and XeTeX
> https://youtu.be/SZHIeevyo3U?t=19551
> Jana Schroeder and Jonathan Godfrey ( host Jonathan Fine)
> Code and math in the dark
> https://youtu.be/KNLJwjKg7EM
> Keiran Harcombe & Boris Veytsman
> Creating TeXLive VPAT statement
> https://youtu.be/laPT8mmz8ZA?t=20010
> Alexei Kolesnikov, Al Maneki, Michael Cantino, Rob Beezer, Volker Sorge
> Tactile mathematics: Enabling Sighted and Blind People to Share Mathematical Experience
> https://youtu.be/laPT8mmz8ZA?t=22442
> Michael Nolan, Dr. Todd Pagano, Suhas Chikkanaravangala Vijayakumar, Rahul Jaiswal
> Publishing for all: Using LaTeX to help improve the accessibility of an open-access journal
> [This talk is split over 2 URLs.]
> https://youtu.be/laPT8mmz8ZA?t=25189
> https://youtu.be/GAGglH-cWcE?t=0
> Ross Moore & Tom Price
> Accessible research reports; case study, including acronyms and glossaries
> https://youtu.be/GAGglH-cWcE?t=5600

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