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TUGboat 38:2, 2017

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TUG@BachoTeX 2017 Proceedings

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Complete issue 38:2 as one pdf (19mb) 
Front cover   c1 
Inside front cover   c2 
Contents ordered by difficulty   c3 
Title page 
    Errata: should be 38th annual conference, not 37th.
TUG 2017
TUG 2017 conference information 
    organizers, sponsors, participants, program
TUG 2017 conference program   112-113 
TUG@BachoTeX 2017 
  Jean-Michel Hufflen      [Reports and notices — conference report, photos]
General Delivery
Calligraphy by Barbara Galińska 
  Janusz Nowacki      [Introductory — a few words about and samples of the work by this superlative artist]
Released sounds 
  Maciej Rychły      [Introductory — paintings, music, stories]
The state of TeX 
  Boris Veytsman      [Introductory — address at the conference of the incoming TUG President]
Children of TeX 
  Hans Hagen      [Introductory — premises, predilections, predictions for TeX, with reference to many books]
MFLua 0.8 —Prologue 
  Luigi Scarso      [Introductory — philosophical reflections on society and the TeX software family]
Off topic (completely): Many faces (and types) of beer 
  Michał Gasewicz      [Introductory — notes on varieties at the TUG@BachoTeX 2017 beer tasting]
History of accidentals in music 
  Jean-Michel Hufflen      [Advanced — usage and typesetting of sharps, flats, etc., from ancient to modern music]
Bookbinding workshop: Making a portfolio 
  Willi Egger      [Introductory — instructions for constructing an art folio, with diagrams]
Debugging LaTeX files—Illegitimi non carborundum 
  Barbara Beeton      [Intermediate Plus — editing, tracing, diagnosing, testing, puzzling]
Revealing semantics using subtle typography and punctuation 
  Kumaran Sathasivam, S.K. Venkatesan, Yakov Chandy      [Introductory — punctuation history, redundancies, ambiguities, and resolutions]
To justify or not to justify? Why bad typography may be harmful for your readers 
  Boris Veytsman, Leyla Akhmadeeva      [Intermediate — experimental results of slower reading of \sloppy text than \raggedright]
Software & Tools
Making ltxsparklines: The journey of a CTAN contributor into the world of CRAN 
  Boris Veytsman      [Intermediate — an R package to support Tufte sparklines (word-sized graphics) in LaTeX]
TeX in Schools? Just Say Yes: The use of TeX at the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk Univ. 
  Petr Sojka, Vít Starý Novotný      [Intermediate — historical and current use at a large university in the Czech Republic]
Implementing bioinformatics algorithms in TeX—the Gotoh package, a case study 
  Takuto Asakura      [Intermediate — a sequence alignment algorithm in primitive TeX, optionally with texshade]
Software & Tools
updmap and fmtutil—past and future changes (or: cleaning up the mess) 
  Norbert Preining      [Intermediate Plus — new usage, with new per-tree configuration and persisting across reinstallations]
TLaunch, the TeX Live Launcher for Windows 
  Siep Kroonenberg      [Intermediate — TeX Live configuration (editors, viewers, …) in a multi-user Windows installation]
Xdvipsk: Dvips ready for OpenType fonts and more image formats 
  Sigitas Tolušis, Arūnas Povilaitis, Valentinas Kriaučiukas      [Advanced — extending Dvips to support more bitmap formats and OpenType fonts, in a LuaTeX workflow]
GUST e-foundry current font projects 
  Jerzy Ludwichowski      [Intermediate — brief overview of current GUST OpenType projects, mostly math-related]
Variable fonts 
  Hans Hagen      [Intermediate Plus — supporting variable fonts in LuaTeX and ConTeXt]
Parametric math symbol fonts 
  Bogusław Jackowski, Piotr Strzelczyk, Piotr Pianowski      [Intermediate Plus — assembling OpenType math fonts from a text font and existing math symbols, with LuaTeX]
LaTeX news, issue 27, April 2017 
  LaTeX Project Team      [Intermediate — ISO 8601 date format; TU encoding improvements; Hyphenation; Default language; Line spacing in parboxes]
LaTeX table columns with fixed widths 
  Frank Mittelbach      [Intermediate Plus — a convenient interface for fixed-width columns in LaTeX tables]
Using Markdown inside TeX documents 
  Vít Starý Novotný      [Intermediate — generic support for Markdown input inside TeX, via Lunamark and Lua]
GMS, the “General Meta-Scenarios”: A proper extension to the l3expan package of the expl3 bundle and language, two years later 
  Grzegorz Murzynowski      [Advanced — a method for avoiding any redundant and verbose code]
Typesetting bibliographies compliant with the ISO 690 standard in LaTeX 
  Dávid Lupták      [Intermediate Plus — the biblatex-iso690 package and comparison with existing approaches]
MlBibTeX now handles Unicode 
  Jean-Michel Hufflen      [Intermediate Plus — per-bib file specification of encodings, and supporting Unicode]
TeX user habits versus publisher requirements 
  Lolita Tolenė      [Intermediate — study of programs and packages used in practice, and XML translation issues]
Ten years of work in Wiadomości Matematyczne—an adventure with LaTeX and Emacs hacking 
  Marcin Borkowski      [Intermediate — LaTeX and Emacs policies, workflow, and macros for the journal Wiadomości Matematyczne]
Hints & Tricks
Production notes 
  Karl Berry      [Intermediate — the rather helter-skelter TUGboat production process]
Streszczenia      [Reports and notices — all abstracts, in Polish]  264-269 
TUG@BachoTeX 2017 abstracts 
  Paulo Ney de Souza, Willi Egger, Hans Hagen, Taco Hoekwater, Zunbeltz Izaola, Anna Beata Kwiatkowska, Jerzy Ludwichowski, Mojca Miklavec, Frank Mittelbach, Arthur Reutenauer, Przemysław Scherwentke, Damien Thiriet, Andrzej Tomaszewski, Adam Twardoch, Ulrik Vieth 
Die TeXnische Komödie 2/2017   273 
Book Reviews
Review and summaries: The History of Typographic Writing—The 20th century, Volume 2 (ch. 1–5) 
  Charles Bigelow      [Intermediate — second of three installments; chapter-by-chapter summaries for vol. 2 (1950–2000), ch. 1–5]
         Combined three-part review.
What Is Reading For? and Some Reflections on Reading and Writing, Culture and Nature, & Sorting Things Out by Robert Bringhurst 
  Boris Veytsman      [Reports and notices — review of these two thought-provoking works by Bringhurst]
Paper: Paging Through History, by Mark Kurlansky 
  David Walden      [Reports and notices — review of this book on the intertwined history of writing, printing, and paper]
Hints & Tricks
The treasure chest 
  Karl Berry      [Intermediate — new CTAN packages, March–July 2017]
Word on the street 
  John Atkinson 
Calendar   286 
TeX consulting and production services   287-288 
TUG Business
Institutional members   288 

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