[texhax] Feb19 TUG news: election, tugboat, conferences, ctan

TeX Users Group tug-news at tug.org
Mon Feb 4 23:31:21 CET 2019

Dear TeXers,

The shortest month of the year is also the last month to nominate
candidates for the Board and President position: the deadline for
nominations is 1 March 2019, 7:00 am US/Pacific time.  The forms
can be downloaded from https://tug.org/election.

The terms for the elected officers will start at our Annual General
Meeting, which will take place in August 2019 in Palo Alto, CA.  The
deadlines for the meeting submissions come in May
(https://tug.org/tug2019/), which is also not too far away.

Speaking of deadlines, March 31 is the deadline for submissions to
TUGboat 40:1.  TUGboat 39:3 should be in your mail (or available
electronically) now.  It is a very interesting issue
(https://tug.org/TUGboat/tb39-3/), with interviews, tutorials, papers
about fonts, bibliography hacking, typography, and plenty more.
While the issue itself is currently available to TUG members only,
several papers are open.  Among the latter is the newest addition to
the Interview Corner: Dave Walden's interview with Kris Holmes
(https://tug.org/TUGboat/tb39-3/tb123holmes-walden.pdf).  By the way,
while TUG 40:1 is now being compiled, one of its articles is already
available (and also is in the open access): the review of the book
``Never Use Futura'', by Douglas Thomas,

Accordingly to our policy, the previous issue of TUGboat, 39:2, is
opened for non-members after publication of 39:3:  see
https://tug.org/TUGboat/Contents/contents39-2.html.  This issue
is the proceedings of the conference in Rio.

Among recent additions to CTAN is the famous book by Michael Spivak,
``The Joy of TeX'', now available from https://ctan.org/pkg/joy-of-tex.
While AMS-TeX is no longer used by AMS, this wonderful book is much more
than the guide to this package. While TeX Live cannot distribute the book
due to the licensing (for personal and academic use only), you can get
it packaged for TeX Live if you add the tlcontrib repository -- see

Other additions to CTAN in January include:
- armymemo, a document class for Army memorandums in accordance with AR 25-50,
- beamertheme-light, a minimal beamer style,
- elegantpaper, a template for economics students,
- exam-randomizechoices to randomise the placement of choices in
  multiple choice questions using the exam document class,
- exercisepoints, a package to count exercises and points,
- exframe, a framework for exercise problems,
- frenchmath, typesetting mathematics according to French rules,
- garamond-math, an OTF math font matching EB Garamond,
- globalvals, a package to declare global variables,
- inriafonts, LaTeX support for Inria fonts,
- invoice-class, which produces a standard US invoice from a CSV file,
- latex-uni8, universal inputenc, fontenc, and babel for pdfLaTeX and LuaLaTeX,
- latex4musicians, a guide for combining LaTeX and music,
- latexcolors, color definitions shown on latexcolor.com,
- lectures, a document class for quickly drafting nice looking lecture notes,
- ltxguidex, an extended ltxguide class,
- metalogox, a package to adjust TeX logos, with font detection,
- mi-solns, a package for extracting solutions from exercises and quizzes,
- njurepo, the class for reports at the Nanjing University
- qsharp, syntax highlighting for the Q# language,
- quran-de, German translations to the quran package,
- rgltxdoc, the common code for the documentation of Richard Grewe's packages,
- tetragonos, mapping of Chinese characters for the Four-Corner Method,
- tikz-imagelabels, a package to put labels on images using TikZ

Happy TeXing!
Boris Veytsman

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