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TUGboat 29:3, 2008

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TUG 2008 Proceedings

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Complete issue 29:3 as one pdf (11mb) 
Front cover   c1 
Inside front cover   c2 
Contents ordered by difficulty   c3 
Title page   349 
TUG 2008
Conference information 
    participants, sponsors, thanks
Conference program   351 
TUG 2008: TeX's 30th birthday 
  Peter Flynn      [Introductory — general review of the TUG 2008 conference]
    A selection of photos.
How to develop your own document class—our experience 
  Niall Mansfield      [Intermediate — practical techniques for creating custom classes and styles]
Software & Tools
TeXworks: Lowering the barrier to entry 
  Jonathan Kew      [Introductory — report on a new TeX front end focused on ease-of-use and simplicity]
Direct and reverse synchronization with SyncTeX 
  Jérôme Laurens      [Intermediate Plus — synchronizing between TeX input and output via modifying the base engine]
Xindy revisited: Multi-lingual index creation for the UTF-8 age 
  Joachim Schrod      [Intermediate — introduction to and rationale for Xindy's main features]
A newbie's experiences with Lilypond, Lilypond-book, LaTeX and Perl 
  Joe McCool      [Intermediate — producing nicely typeset traditional Irish music]
MetaPost developments: MPlib project report 
  Taco Hoekwater      [Intermediate — translation of MetaPost functionality to a re-usable library]
The TeX–Lua mix 
  Hans Hagen      [Intermediate Plus — introduction to the combination of TeX and the embedded scripting language Lua]
Electronic Documents
docx2tex: Word 2007 to TeX 
  Krisztián Pócza, Mihály Biczó, Zoltán Porkoláb      [Intermediate Plus — free XML-based conversion software from Word 2007 (OOXML) to TeX]
Software & Tools
Languages for bibliography styles 
  Jean-Michel Hufflen      [Advanced — language comparison of bst, nbst, Perl, DSSSL, XSLT, etc.]
Vistas for TeX: Liberate the typography! (Part I) 
  Chris Rowley      [Intermediate — extracting core TeX typesetting functionality for reuse]
Why didn't Metafont catch on? 
  Dave Crossland      [Introductory — personality types, Metafont's interface, and font vs. typeface design]
Creating cuneiform fonts with MetaType1 and FontForge 
  Karel Píška      [Intermediate — development process and results for a cuneiform font collection]
Do we need a `Cork' math font encoding? 
  Ulrik Vieth      [Intermediate Plus — review of OpenType and Unicode math features, subsuming 8-bit encodings]
Multilingual Document Processing
Meta-designing parameterized Arabic fonts for AlQalam 
  Ameer Sherif, Hossam Fahmy      [Intermediate Plus — using Metafont to render Arabic with calligrapher-level quality]
Smart ways of drawing PSTricks figures 
  Manjusha Joshi      [Introductory — using GUI programs with PSTricks for geometric figures]
The MetaPost library and LuaTeX 
  Hans Hagen      [Advanced — using the new standalone MetaPost library from LuaTeX and ConTeXt]
Putting the Cork back in the bottle—Improving Unicode support in TeX 
  Mojca Miklavec, Arthur Reutenauer      [Intermediate Plus — recasting hyphenation patterns to support both UTF-8 and 8-bit encodings]
Writing Gregg Shorthand with Metafont and LaTeX 
  Stanislav Jan Šarman      [Advanced — an online system converting English text to Gregg shorthand]
The LuaTeX way: \framed 
  Hans Hagen      [Advanced — generalizing paragraph manipulation in LuaTeX]
Electronic Documents
Advanced features for publishing mathematics, in PDF and on the Web 
  Ross Moore      [Intermediate Plus — using PDF and JavaScript to improve mathematics presentation and navigation]
Multidimensional text 
  John Plaice, Blanca Mancilla, Chris Rowley      [Advanced — a theoretical underpinning of documents as generalized tuples]
Data mining: Role of TeX files 
  Manjusha Joshi      [Intermediate — extracting feature words from TeX files to improve searching]
TUG 2008 abstracts 
  Fine, Hagen, Henkel, Hoekwater, Høgholm, Küster, Mancilla et al., Mittelbach, Peter, Rahilly et al., Rhatigan, Veytsman, Akhmadeeva, Veytsman 
    Some presentations available as video.
TUG Business
Institutional members   484 
Calendar   485 
TUG 2009 announcement   486 
TeX consulting and production services   487 
TUG Business
TUG 2009 election   488 

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