[texhax] Job postings: Development of typesetting system for scholarly texts

Marc Wilhelm Küster klists at saphor.net
Thu Dec 3 08:33:47 CET 2009

Dear Colleagues,

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) funds a joint project of the
University of Applied Sciences Worms (Germany) and the University
Trier (Germany) for the development of a typesetting module for
(primarily) scholarly texts.

We will jointly develop a typesetting system for XML-based texts with
complex layout requirements that meets the stringent requirements for
the typesetting of (potentially heavily multilingual) academic texts
(e.g. critical editions). The end user will work directly with
semantically annotated data, without having to use explicit layouting
instructions. In this the system will build on the TeX experience (not
code!) and apply it to new requirements.

Based on a WYSIWYG user interface (to be integrated into the TextGrid
Lab, cf. http://www.textgrid.de) the system will support end users in
the development of style-sheets for the rule-based formatting of their
texts and will master the production of PDF (including PDF-A for
longterm archiving).

For this work we look for two motivated research assistants with a
strong skill set in software architecture and development, one
primarily focussing on the design and development of the core
typesetting system itself (based in Worms) and one primarily looking
at the end user interface (based in Trier). Applications should be in
by December 31st.

You can find the full details of the call under
http://www.budabe.eu/print_stellenausschreibung.pdf (in German) and
http://www.budabe.de/print_stellenausschreibung_en.pdf (in English)

We are looking forward to your applications!

Best regards,

Marc Küster

P. S.: Please feel free to forward this application to any interested

P. P. S.: I realize that this topic is slightly off-topic for the
texhax list, but expect that it might nevertheless be of interest for

FH Worms - University of Applied Sciences
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