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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, Leila 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 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 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 
  de Souza, Egger, Hagen, Hoekwater, Izaola, Kwiatkowska, Ludwichowski, Miklavec, Mittelbach, Reutenauer, Scherwentke, Thiriet, Tomaszewski, Twardoch, 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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