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TUGboat goes (almost) open access

Posted on October 20, 2018 by Some TeX Developments Feed

Members of TUG might have seen a survey from the Board asking about the status of TUGboat. To date, the journal issues have been available online one year after publications. The Board were interested in how going open-access would affect the number of members. The analysis is now in, and the result is clear: every issue except the current one is now publicly accessible. The reason is simple: most members will continue to join TUG even with direct access to TUGboat for free. Speaking personally, I like the print version, and I’m happy to pay for it. I’m also very mindful that we need TUG well beyond TUGboat, so I’m very happy with the decision. Lets hope we see more people reading TUGboat, and joining TUG (and using TeX!) as a result.

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TUGboat 39:2 published, previous issues available

Posted on October 19, 2018 by TeX Users Group Feed

TUGboat volume 39, number 2 (the TUG 2018 (Rio) proceedings) has been mailed to TUG members. It is also available online and from the TUG store. Please consider joining or renewing your TUG membership if you haven't already. Furthermore, following the results of the recent TUGboat open-access survey, prior TUGboat issues 38:3 and 39:1 are now publicly available. Going forward, the technical articles in the current issue will be available to members only, while all contents of previous issues will be generally available.

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Bidi reledmac's bug solved with bidi 34.8

Posted on October 12, 2018 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Few days ago, I mentionned that bidi 34.4 has broken reledmac. The version 34.8 of bidi solves this issue. Il y a quelque jours, je signalais que la version 34.4 de bidi cassait le comportement de reledmac. La version 34.8 résoud ce problème. - Bugs et debugs

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Debian/TeX Live updates 20181009

Posted on October 11, 2018 by There and back again Feed

MOre than a month has passed, and we went through a CVE and some other complications, but finally I managed to build and upload a new set of packages of TeX Live for Debian....

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Journée d'étude : encoder numériquement une édition critique

Posted on October 10, 2018 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

J'ai le plaisir de vous annoncer une journée d'étude le 1er février 2019 à l'Université de Lausanne intitulé « Encoder numériquement une édition critique : Enjeux scientifiques et techniques ». Présentation Une édition critique cherche à reconstituer un texte ancien sur la base de ses témoins manuscrits et de sa tradition indirecte. Outre l'établissement de ce texte, l'édition critique inclut une liste de variantes de différents témoins ainsi que, généralement, un apparat des sources, des notes scientifiques (...) - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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TeX Live Database as Graph Database

Posted on October 9, 2018 by There and back again Feed

For a presentation at the Neo4j User Meeting in Tokyo I have converted the TeX Live Database into a Graph Database and represented dependencies between all kind of packages as well as files and...

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Bidi breaks reledmac

Posted on October 7, 2018 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

The last version of bidi package (v34.4) breaks reledmac features. I am currently discuting with bidi maintener in order to find the best way to solve this issue. During this time, please does not update your bidi installation. La dernière version de bidi (v34.4) casse le fonctionnement de reledmac. Je suis en train de discuter avec le mainteneur du package pour voir comment résoudre ce problème. En attendant, merci de ne pas mettre à jour (...) - Bugs et debugs

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Einfach neue globale Optionen setzen und auswerten

Posted on October 7, 2018 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Von Marei aus Regensburg (Danke!) stammt das folgende Beispiel. Es zeigt, wie man mit expl3 Syntax einfach neue globale Optionen setzen und auswerten kann. \documentclass[lang]{scrartcl} \usepackage{expl3} \ExplSyntaxOn \exp_args:Nc \clist_map_inline:nn {@classoptionslist}{% \str_case_x:nn {#1}{% {kurz}{\newcommand{\myname}{Max}}% {lang}{\newcommand{\myname}{Max~Mustermann}}}} \ExplSyntaxOff \begin{document} \myname \end{document} UweUwe Ziegenhagen mag LaTeX und Python, auch gern in Kombination. Hat Dir dieser Beitrag geholfen und möchtest […]

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Serifenlose Mathematik mit Fira Math

Posted on October 7, 2018 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Hier ein kurzes Beispiel für den serifenlosen Mathematik-Font Fira Math. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[mathrm=sym]{unicode-math} \setmathfont{Fira Math} \begin{document} \[ x_{1,2} = -\frac{p}{2} \pm \sqrt{\left(\frac{p}{2}\right)^2 - q} \] \end{document} UweUwe Ziegenhagen mag LaTeX und Python, auch gern in Kombination. Hat Dir dieser Beitrag geholfen und möchtest Du Dich dafür bedanken? Dann unterstütze doch vielleicht die Dingfabrik Köln e.V. […]

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TLCockpit v1.0

Posted on October 6, 2018 by There and back again Feed

Today I released v1.0 of TLCockpit, the GUI front-end for the TeX Live Manager tlmgr. If you are looking for a general introduction to TLCockpit, please see the blog introducing it. Here I only...

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Spielkarten mit LaTeX

Posted on September 25, 2018 by TeXwelt Feed

Testbericht zum Paket pst-poker.sty Seit 2008 fand man nur ein leicht fehlerhaftes Paket poker.sty des Autors Olaf Encke, der es auf seiner Privathomepage hochgeladen hatte. Nach langer Zeit einmal wieder über das Thema nachgedacht… Nun hat das weltbekannte LaTeX-Urgestein Herbert … Weiterlesen →

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Förderung durch DANTE

Posted on September 15, 2018 by TeXblog Feed

DANTE, der Verein deutschsprachiger TeX-Anwender, fördert weiterhin TeX-Webseiten wie TeX-Internetforen und mehr. Installiert und betreut werden zwei Server von mir. Die finanzielle Unterstützung von DANTE deckt den kompletten Betrieb zweier Server ab, von Hardware-Miete und Gigabit-Internet-Anbindung bis hin zu Backup-Space … Continue reading →

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Some bookmarks

Posted on September 14, 2018 by TeX tips Feed

Just a few links I wanted to bookmark to not loose track of...

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Unanswered questions

Posted on September 14, 2018 by TeX talk Feed

Today I browsed through unanswered questions on LaTeX.org. Perhaps you got an idea how to…

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TeX Live contrib updates

Posted on September 13, 2018 by There and back again Feed

It is now more than a year that I took over tlcontrib from Taco and provide it at the TeX Live contrib repository. It does now serve old TeX Live 2017 as well as...

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