[texhax] A new LaTeX magazine: Radical Philosophy
alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Tue Feb 6 20:46:14 CET 2018
Impressive and looks very well done. Congratulations. And glad too that
the paywall is gone.
Certainly given the content, I can understand the desire to move away
from proprietary software. Perhaps the requirement to use Adobe Acrobat
Reader to open the pdf is something that can be removed in your code too?
Dr Alan Litchfield
PO Box 1941
Auckland, New Zealand 1140
On 6/02/18 23:39, Daniel Nemenyi wrote:
> Dear all,
> It brings me pleasure to announce that the magazine Radical Philosophy
> has relaunched as a LaTeX-based production -- ok, LuaLaTeX ;). RP was
> founded in 1972 and has since remained collectively self-published out
> of London, featuring content by many major and minor writers for an
> intellectual though not necessarily academic audience interested in
> political, feminist ecological, technical and other critical kinds of
> theory. For many years it has been laid out in InDesign and then
> painfully exported to html for our website, with a paywall to keep the
> content locked down and the library subscriptions rolling in. Now
> production has become much easier, the labor more horizontal, and the
> transition between print and web much more seamless. We've also taken
> down the paywall and moved to a supporters model. Having coded the
> LuaLaTeX class file myself and being something of a amateur, I expected
> the programming to be too difficult. But actually, with persistence and
> a lot of web searches, it was just a matter of persistence, and apart
> from in crunch time, a lot of it was fun.
> I imagine this kind of story will be old hat for many of you on this
> list, but if there's interest in a longer description of our new
> production model, let me know.
> PDFs can be found in the items linked here:
> See the editorial for some context:
> We're distributing print copies via print-on-demand, seems like this
> link should work (untested):
> Thanks to everyone in the community who contributed to the TeX project
> over the years, through the code, documentation and help resources that
> were relied upon to make the transition possible.
> Also special thanks to Massimiliano Dominici and Onofrio de Bari of
> TypoTeXnica for being so patient and encouraging, even though our plan
> to work with them were scuppered through fault only of our own.
> Keep up the great work, everyone!
> Daniel Nemenyi
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