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TUGboat 26:3, 2005

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Complete issue 26:3 as one pdf (4.3mb)  
 
General Delivery
From the President
  Karl Berry     [Introductory — TUG activities and information for 2005]
179 
Editorial comments
  Barbara Beeton     [Introductory — typography and TUGboat news]
      Mimi Burbank retires
      Brian Hamilton Kelly, 1945–2005
      Erratum for TUGboat 25:2
      E-mail addresses in TUGboat on line
      The TUGboat schedule
      Lucida Bright fonts now available from TUG
      Knuth on NPR
      Letters in stone
180 
Interview with Donald E. Knuth
  Gianluca Pignalberi     [Introductory — reprinted from the Free Software Magazine]
183 
Implementing editors' ideas—lots of fun, sometimes even more trouble
  Andrzej Tomaszewski     [Introductory — communication problems in the world of printing; reprinted from BachoTeX 2005]
186 
 
Tutorials
Minutes in less than hours: Using LaTeX resources
  Jim Hefferon     [Introductory — using existing packages as building blocks for a new class]
188 
\starttext: Swelled rules and MetaPost
  Steve Peter     [Introductory — introduction to using MetaPost in ConTeXt]
193 
 
Typography
Typographers' Inn
  Peter Flynn     [Introductory — superscripted ordinals, e-books et al., report layouts]
196 
 
Philology
The alphabet tree
  Peter Wilson     [Intermediate — survey of writing systems from Sumeria to the present, profusely illustrated]
199 
 
Fonts
Advanced font features with XeTeX—the fontspec package
  Will Robertson     [Intermediate — accessing built-in MacOSX fonts from LaTeX]
215 
ByZLaTeX: A package for typesetting “Byzantine” music
  Ioannis Vamvakas and Panagiotis Kotopoulis     [Intermediate — Metafont fonts, a LaTeX package, and a historical introduction]
224 
 
Software & Tools
i-Installer: The evolution of a TeX install on MacOSX
  Gerben Wierda     [Intermediate — past, present, and future of i-Installer and the associated gwTeX (re)distribution]
233 
The MacTeX distribution
  Herbert Schulz     [Introductory — Overview of a new easy-to-install distribution for MacOSX, based on gwTeX]
239 
TeX Live for Debian
  Norbert Preining     [Introductory — The TeX Live software distribution is now available as Debian packages]
241 
Hyphenation patterns in ConTeXt
  Hans Hagen     [Advanced — languages and hyphenation files, especially in ConTeXt]
243 
 
Graphics
Diagxy, a Lego-like diagram package
  Michael Barr     [Intermediate — a generic package for building diagrams from combining blocks]
246 
Embedding fonts in MetaPost output
  Troy Henderson     [Intermediate — making standalone eps files from MetaPost]
250 
 
Hints & Tricks
Glisterings
  Peter Wilson     [Intermediate Plus — empty arguments; clear to even page; capitalizing first characters]
253 
Pearls of TeX programming     [Advanced — an array of short macros (some easy) with useful applications]
      Barbara Beeton: New symbols from old
      Karl Berry: Forcing page or column break in the midst of a paragraph
      David Carlisle: Guess what
      Taco Hoekwater: Die Hard
      Bogusław Jackowski: Extra Béziers
      Bogusław Jackowski: Locally change parameter values
      David Kastrup: Comparing two strings known to consist only of characters
      David Kastrup: Iterating with roman numerals
      David Kastrup: Sorting words by length
      Krzysztof Leszczyński: \csequence stack
      Frank Mittelbach: \looseness not so loose
      Petr Olšák: \expandafter\endcsname trick
      Petr Olšák: Testing whether two characters form a ligature
      Martin Schröder: Colour separation in pdfTeX
      Bernd Raichle: Plain TeX's accent macros revisited
      Philip Taylor: The Iterator.
256 
The treasure chest
  Mark LaPlante     [Intermediate — new and updated CTAN packages in 2005]
264 
 
LaTeX
powerdot—making presentations with LaTeX
  Hendri Adriaens and Chris Ellison     [Intermediate Plus — introduction to and implementation of a new class for making slides]
268 
Horrors in LaTeX: How to misuse LaTeX and make a copy editor unhappy
  Enrico Gregorio     [Introductory — examples of some egregious LaTeX errors, and corrections]
273 
 
Macros
Eplain 3: Expanded plain TeX
  Karl Berry and Oleg Katsitadze     [Intermediate — hyperlinks, graphics, color, and other user-level features for plain TeX]
280 
 
Abstracts
TeXemplares: Contents of issue 7 (2005)      287 
Zpravodaj: Contents of issues 14(3-4), 15(1), 15(2) (2004–05)      287 
Les Cahiers GUTenberg: Contents of double issue 44–45 (November 2004)      289 
MAPS: Contents of issue 32 (2005)      290 
The PracTeX Journal: Contents of issues 2005-1–2005-4      292 
 
News
Calendar      297 
Practical TeX 2006 announcement      302 
EuroTeX 2006 announcement      303 
TUG 2006 announcement      304 
 
TUG Business
Financial statements for 2005
  Robin Laakso     
298 
TeX development fund 2005 report
  Karl Berry and Kaja Christiansen     
300 
Institutional members      302 
TUG membership form      301 
 
Advertisements
TeX consulting and production services      300 
 
Index
Table of contents, ordered by difficulty      c3 


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