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At 4:15 the TUG meeting started. Jim Hefferon moderated it. He started with a few slides. First, he gave a summery of the TUG bylaws and goals, that are, further summarized, maintaining TeX, supporting TeX users and caring for fine typography. Following that objectives, the TUG sponsors conferences, development of fonts, and specific activities and projects such as CTAN and LuaTeX development.
The last day of TUG 2016, or at least the last day of talks, brought four one-hour talks from special guests, and several others, where many talks told us personal stories and various histories. A great finish of a great conference. Jennifer Claudio - The case for justified text Due to a strange timezone bug [...]
The second day of TUG 2016 was again full of interesting talks spanning from user experiences to highly technical details about astrological chart drawing, and graphical user interfaces to TikZ to the invited talk by Robert Bringhurst on the Palatino family of fonts. With all these interesting things there is only one thing to compain [...]
The first day of the real conference started with an excellent overview of what one can do with TeX, spanning from traditional scientific journal styles to generating router configuration for cruising ships. All this was crowned with an invited talk my Kevin Larson from Microsoft's typography department on how to support reading comprehension. Pavneet Aurora [...]
The second pre-conference day was dedicated to books and beers, with a visit to an exquisite print studio, and a beer tasting session at one of the craft breweries in Canada. In addition we could grab a view into the Canadian lifestyle by visiting Pavneet's beautiful house in the countryside, as well as enjoying traditional [...]
This years TUG is held in Toronto, Canada, and our incredible host Pavneet has managed to put together an busy program of excursions and events around the real conference. The -1st day (yeah, you read right, the minus-first day), that is two days before the actual conference starts, was dedicated to an excursion to enjoying [...]
The day has come: flying to Toronto! The conference will start on Monday, but I planned to arrive on Friday. I'd like to have a few days more in Canada, and especially I would like to make the tour to the Niagara Falls with our TeX group on Saturday. I had a very good flight. I could enjoy a business class flight, thanks to working at an airline (join us - we use TeX too! I will talk about that later.). Passengers are first priority, just when there are free seats I can fly that class, intercontinental. While people around me were sleeping, I was working on the slides for my talk on Monday. I took a taxi from the airport to the Bond Place hotel, that's the venue of the conference. Nice hotel as I can see now, it seems to be a very good spot in town. Maybe more to tell later, when we may have explored the surroundings. We had breakfast next to the conference rooms. That was the first opportunity for me to speak with the TeX friends, such as the conference organizer Pavneet and CVR. At 10 we started with
When you encounter some logical markup, i.e. some things that belong to the...
Today I took over a client’s project containing lots of definitions like [crayon-57855fa12a5f1419409570/]...
If you’re looking for a typeface which can be used with (PDF)LaTeX you...
Based on an example from stackexchange I have created a small example on parallel TeX compilation. # -*- coding: utf-8 -*- """ Created on 2016-07-06 Uwe Ziegenhagen based on http://stackoverflow.com/questions/16181121/python-very-simple-multithreading-parallel-url-fetching-without-queue """ from multiprocessing.pool import ThreadPool from time import time as timer import os files = ['test-01.tex','test-02.tex','test-03.tex','test-04.tex','test-05.tex', 'test-06.tex','test-07.tex','test-08.tex','test-09.tex','test-10.tex'] def compile_file(cfile): try: result = […]
In diesem Monat schauen wir uns zunächst an, welche Möglichkeiten wir in LaTeX haben Querverweise auf Abschnitte, Abbildungen, Tabellen, Formeln, Seitenzahlen etc. zu setzen. Anschließend werden wir diese Möglichkeiten durch die Verwendung der Pakete cleveref, varioref, mathtools, hypcap und hyperref u. a. dahingehend erweitern, dass Verweise automatisch mit Zusätzen wie „Abbildung“ und „auf der nächsten Seite“ versehen und in der PDF anklickbar werden.
Did you know that the order of the float placement specifiers h, t,...
About one month has passed since we did release TeX Live 2016, and more than a month since the last Debian packages, so it is high time to ship out a new checkout of upstream. Nothing spectacular new here, just lots and lots of updates since the freeze. I am dedicating this release to those [...]
TeX Live 2016は最近リリースされたから、日本語の環境によく使われてる「ptex2pdf」に対応してる設定を自動にTeXworksに入れてることになった。したがって、これまでに必要なTeXworksの設定は自動に更新されている。 というのは、ptex2pdfのパケージが更新されてる時、下記のチェックの上、設定を変更されてる： 日本語の環境（LANG=ja_JP) TeXworksのtools.iniというファイル（Windowsの場合はTW_INIPATHのkpathseaの環境変数を使う、その以外~/.TeXworks/configuration/tools.ini）ptex2pdfに対応してるコンフィグがない これまで設定されてないユーザーは新しい「tools.ini」を作って、デフォルト＋ptex2pdfの設定が入ってる。 このプロセスはptex2pdfの更新の時に行うけど、欲しかったら、tlmgrを使って行える可能性である。これは特に日本語の環境に働いていないユーザーの場合は便利だ。 例 僕のLANG設定は英語（en_US.UTF8）だから、TeXworksを起こしたら、この様なツールスがある： その後tlmgrを使って、ptex2pdfのpostactionを行う。同時にLANGに日本語に変更する： $ LANG=ja_JP.UTF8 tlmgr postaction install script ptex2pdf (ptex2pdf postinst: adjusting TeXworks tools.ini) $ これでTeXworksのツールスが変わった 役に立つとおもってる。問題が発生の場合は、連絡ください。
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