TUG 2008

TUG 2008
June 21–24, 2008
University College Cork, Ireland
The 2008 annual conference of the TeX Users Group (TUG 2008) held at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. Themes include Interfaces, LaTeX, ConTeXt, METAFONT, METAPOST, and XeTeX.

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Table of Contents

  1. Windows of opportunity: A (biased) personal history of two decades of LaTeX development—Are there lessons to be learned?
  2. A pragmatic toolchain: TeX and friends and friends of friends
  3. How to develop your own document class — our experience
  4. docx2tex: Word 2007 to TeX
  5. TeXworks: Lowering the barrier to entry

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Windows of opportunity: A (biased) personal history of two decades of LaTeX development—Are there lessons to be learned?

Frank Mittelbach
LaTeX Project
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A pragmatic toolchain: TeX and friends and friends of friends

Steve Peter
Pragmatic Programmers
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How to develop your own document class — our experience

Niall Mansfield
England
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docx2tex: Word 2007 to TeX

Krisztián Pócza
Budapest, Hungary
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TeXworks: Lowering the barrier to entry

Jonathan Kew
SIL International
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Data mining: Role of TeX files?

Manjusha Joshi
Pune, India
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MPlib: The project, the library and the future

Taco Hoekwater
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MPlib: an example of integration

Hans Hagen
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Putting the cork back on the bottle: Improving Unicode support in TeX extensions

Mojca Miklavec*, Arthur Reutenauer**
* University of Ljubljana, ** GUTenberg, France
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xindy revisited — multilingual index creation for the UTF–8 age

Joachim Schrod
Kranichweg 1, Germany
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Do we need a Cork math font encoding?

Ulrik Vieth
Germany
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Three typefaces for mathematics

Daniel Rhatigan
The University of Reading
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Minion Math — The Design of a New Math Font Family

Johannes Küster
typoma GmbH
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Creating cuneiform fonts with METATYPE1 and FontForge

Karel Píška
Prague, Czech Republic
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Meta designing parameterized Arabic fonts for AlQalam

Ameer M. Sherif, Hossam A. H. Fahmy
Cairo University, Egypt
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Writing Gregg Shorthand with LATEX and Metafont

Stanislav Šarman
Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
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Why didn’t Metafont catch on?

Dave Crossland
University of Reading, UK
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Multidimensional Text

John Plaice
The University of New South Wales, Australia
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Multiple simultaneous galleys: A simpler model for electronic documents

Blanca Mancilla
The University of New South Wales, Australia
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Parallel Typesetting

Toby Rahilly
The University of New South Wales, Australia
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Smart ways of drawing PSTricks

Manjusha S. Joshi
Pune, India
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Medical pedigrees with TeX and PSTricks: New advances and challenges

Boris Veytsman*, Leila Akhmadeeva**
* George Mason University, Fairfax, ** Russia
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MathTran and TeX as a web service

Jonathan Fine
LTS Strategic, The Open University
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The galley Module or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Whatsit

Morten Høgholm
LaTeX Project
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Advanced features for publishing mathematics, in PDF and on the Web

Ross Moore
Sydney, Australia
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Direct and reverse synchronization with SyncTeX

Jérôme LAURENS
Université de Bourgogne, France
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LuaTeX: what has been done, and what will be done

Taco Hoekwater
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Image handling in LuaTeX

Hartmut Henkel
Schwetzingen, Germany
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Where does TeX end, Lua start and vise–versa

Hans Hagen
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Don’s Punk Anno 2008

Hans Hagen
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Observations of a TeXnician for hire

Boris Veytsman
George Mason University, Fairfax
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Languages for bibliography styles

Jean–Michel Hufflen
University of Franche–Comté, France
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A newbie’s experiences with Lilypond, Lilypond–book, LaTeX, and Perl

Joe McCool
http://benburb.demon.co.uk
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