Gerard van Nes
MAPS 90.2 (Dutch/English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 1-146
keywords: NTG, MAPS
abstract: NTG's magazine
05/maps.pdf (1481kb)

Gerard van Nes
Verslag (1990/2) (Dutch)
MAPS 5, 1990, 3-9
keywords: report, members meeting
abstract: Opening;
Verslag bijeenkomst 23 november 1989;
Ingekomen stukken en Mededelingen;
Verslag/discussie werkgroepen;
NTG presentaties;
05/01.pdf (76kb)

Besluitenlijst (Dutch)
MAPS 5, 1990, 9
keywords: NTG decisions
05/02.pdf (8kb)

TeX kalender (Dutch)
MAPS 5, 1990, 9
keywords: calendar
05/03.pdf (8kb)

Werkgroepen NTG (Dutch)
MAPS 5, 1990, 10-11
keywords: working group
abstract: Verslag werkgroepen.
05/04.pdf (15kb)

Ontvangen Local Guides en andere TeX documenten (Dutch)
MAPS 5, 1990, 12
keywords: local guide
abstract: Overzicht ontvangen local guides.
05/05.pdf (17kb)

TeX-NL subscription (Dutch)
MAPS 5, 1990, 13-15
keywords: listserver, TEX-NL
abstract: Overzicht gebruikers listserver.
05/06.pdf (16kb)

NTG fileserver faciliteiten (Dutch)
MAPS 5, 1990, 16-20
keywords: fileserver
abstract: Overzicht inhoud NTG fileserver.
05/07.pdf (23kb)

Piet van Oostrum
TeX stuff at (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 21-26
keywords: FTP, archives, mailserver, software
abstract: Here is a brief description of our archive of TeX stuff.
The archive is available by FTP and by mail server. It
contains various things, a.o. Atari ST software, GNU
software, some Unix software and a lot of TeX things. I
will concentrate on the TeX stuff in this message.
05/08.pdf (52kb)

NTG Software Distributie Service (Dutch)
MAPS 5, 1990, 27-28
keywords: NTG, distribution, software
abstract: Deze bijlage beschrijft een aantal distributie-services die
door enkele NTG leden worden uitgevoerd.
05/09.pdf (21kb)

NTG DOS-diskette Distributie Service (Dutch)
MAPS 5, 1990, 29-30
keywords: MS-DOS, disks, distribution
05/10.pdf (18kb)

Jos Winnink
Werkgroep 7: PC-zaken; TeX voor MS/PC-DOS PC's (Dutch)
MAPS 5, 1990, 31-34
keywords: working group, PC, MS-DOS, Atari
abstract: Activiteiten van werkgroep 7: PC-zaken.
05/11.pdf (40kb)

Kees van der Laan
Werkgroep 8: NTG gebruikersdag; SGML-TeX Seminar (Dutch)
MAPS 5, 1990, 35-36
keywords: working group, SGML, seminar
abstract: Terugblik op organisatie.
05/12.pdf (23kb)

Working group 13: `Neerlandica' (Dutch)
MAPS 5, 1990, 37-38
keywords: Neerlandica
abstract: Verslag werkgroep 13: `Neerlandica'.
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David Osborne
SGML-TeX conference, Groningen (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 39-42
keywords: SGML, conference
abstract: For their second full-day international meeting, the
Nederlandstalige TeX Gebruikersgroep (NTG) organised, in
conjunction with the Dutch SGML Users Group, a conference
intended to focus interest on the use of TeX and
SGMLtogether. On August 31st, approximately 100 delegates
from both `camps' attended the day's events in Groningen,
with what seemed a good balance between SGML-ers and
05/14.pdf (48kb)

Joop van Gent
Two faces of TeXt (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 43-48
keywords: databases, document retrieval, searching, logical structure
abstract: TeX as a programming tool for advanced document retrieval
05/15.pdf (75kb)

Frank Mittelbach, Rainer Schöpf
Towards LaTeX 3.0 (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 49-54
keywords: LaTeX3
abstract: LaTeX is a very valuable tool for document composition.
As a TeX macro package, it is unique in its concept of
logical commands, at the same time retaining enough
flexibility with visually oriented commands to allow the
user a relatively easy correction of an automatically
chosen layout. This fact makes it far superior to the
plain and AMS-TeX macro packages when it comes to
professional applications. Therefore the LaTeX
re-implementation project is certainly one of the most
important efforts to `expand TeX's horizon'. This is the
place to link TeX with the modern developments like
SGML. This paper describes the current status of the
re-implementation of LaTeX.
05/16.pdf (86kb)

Amy Hendrickson
Getting TeXnical: Insight into TeX Macro Writing Techniques (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 55-66
keywords: techniques
abstract: Most of us understand the basic form of TeX macros but
that understanding alone is often inadequate when we need
to solve certain problems. We need additional insight to
be able to develop methods of passing information, moving
text with changed catcodes, preserving blank lines, and
more. Writing a large macro package brings in a new set of
issues: how toavoid bumping into implementation
restrictions, e.g., constraints of hash size, string size,
and others; how to make a pleasant user interface; how to
make your code as concise as possible. Some of the
techniques to be discussed here include making a macro
with a variable number of arguments; changing catcodes in
macros, defining a macro whose argument is intentionally
never used; conserving hash size by using counters instead
of newifs; csname techniques and non-outer dynamic
allocation; and table making techniques. Finally, some
suggestions are included on methods to use when developing
new macros.
05/17.pdf (211kb)

Victor Eijkhout, Andries Lenstra
The Document Style Designer as a Separate Entity (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 67-70
keywords: style design
abstract: An argument for the need for a programmable meta format:
a format that introduces a new syntactic level in TeX
for document style designers.
05/18.pdf (34kb)

Johannes Braams, Victor Eijkhout, Nico Poppelier
The Dutch national LaTeX effort (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 71-74
keywords: LaTeX, dutch
abstract: In this article an overview is given of the activities of
working group 13 (WG 13) of the `Nederlandstalige TeX
Gebruikersgroep' (Dutch TeX Users Group). This working
group is also called `Neerlandica', and is interested in
anything that has something to do with using LaTeX (and
TeX) in a non-American environment. The topics tackled so
far range from the design of a page layout suitable for A4
paper by adapting the American layout of article.sty to
Dutch typographical tastes, to the implementation of a new
letter style called `brief'.
05/19.pdf (46kb)

Barbara Beeton
TUGboat production: TeX, LaTeX, and paste-up (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 77-84
keywords: TUGboat, production
abstract: TUGboat has now completed more than ten years of
publication. Starting with TeX78 and an electrostatic
printer and progressing through increasingly versatile
software and hardware, the authors have kept us
challenged, both with the content that the reader sees and
the little tricks that happen `under the covers'. This
talk will be a survey of some of the milestones of TUGboat
production, our editorial philosophy, what we've learned
about what TeX can and cannot do, and some advice to
authors and production editors of other publications.
05/20.pdf (83kb)

Jeroen Soutberg
SGML and TeX at Elsevier Science Publishers (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 85-88
keywords: SGML, Elsevier, publishers
abstract: Contents:
  • Introduction;
  • ESP;
  • Manuscript routing;
  • Role of SGML;
  • Role of ...TeX;
  • Projects.
05/21.pdf (46kb)

Kees van der Laan
NTG's second year (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 89-90
keywords: activities, NTG, EuroTeX
abstract: A survey of NTG's activities in its second year is
05/22.pdf (26kb)

Joachim Lammarsch
Development of DANTE e.V. (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 91-92
keywords: Dante
05/23.pdf (20kb)

Kees van der Laan
Verslag GUTenberg '90 (Dutch)
MAPS 5, 1990, 93-98
keywords: GUTenberg
abstract: Waarnemingen/beslissingen:
  • Zusterclubs zijn automatisch lid van elkaar;
  • DANTE en GUTenberg 100% gegroeid;
  • TUGlib wordt uitgebreid met TeX bibliografie;
  • Zetten commutator diagrammen via LaTeX;
  • Ook muziek zetten nu via TeX;
  • Zetten van (ADA, ...) programma's;
  • Zetten van bridge literatuur;
  • Voor multilingual TeX3.0 is MLTeX nog nodig;
  • TeX in kleur?
05/24.pdf (71kb)

Kees van der Laan
Board-of-Directors and Euro-Summit at Cork90 (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 99-102
keywords: EuroTeX, board-of-directors, Cork
abstract: TUG organizational:
  • TUG is really open now;
  • Working Groups will be sent off with better task
descriptions and reporting time schedules;
  • How to fulfil better membership needs is proposed;
  • A scholarly TUGboat and a separate newsletter is proposed;
Topical TUGboat issues are under consideration;
  • No increased membership/postage fees for those outside USA;
  • The dangling reciprocal membership question is near to a
    pilot study;
  • BoD can operate faster because of adoption of voting by
  • An extended membership directory is asked for;
  • A resource directory is asked for;
  • Maintenance/evolution of TeX etc. software must be
    handled by TUG and LUGs; DEK and LL are out of it!
  • More attention will be paid to PR activities: Welcome
    c.q. Information/Demo packets will be prepared;
  • Eastern and Western European countries will exchange
  • A status report, Euro-Summit Cork90 (?), will appear with
    contact addresses and status reports.
05/25.pdf (47kb)

Nico Poppelier, Kees van der Laan
Report European TeX conference Cork90 (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 103-108
keywords: conference, Cork, EuroTeX
abstract: The following was on at this joint TUG90 and EuroTeX90
meeting at Cork. Hypertext and TeX. Cork encoding scheme
for 8 bit fonts. Halftone output from TeX. Macro writing
in TeX, especially Getting TeXnical. The Dutch TeX
efforts were reported. The issue of a TeX archive was
raised again. Text around figures in LaTeX. Document
design and style development. Proposals for LaTeX3.0.
SGML and TeX for tables and Math. Graphics and TeX,
such as PiCTeX use, tif format and pk files. Old german
fonts. BiBTeX requirements. Discussion of TeX books. The
question of TeX at schools was raised.
05/26.pdf (69kb)

Huub Mulders
TeX structuurschema's (Dutch)
MAPS 5, 1990, 109-112
keywords: filetypes, coherence, structure
abstract: Overzicht van de structuur van TeX en METAFONT en de
bijbehorende bestandtypen.
05/27.pdf (24kb)

The 1990 DECUS TeX Collection (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 113-114
keywords: Decus
abstract: The DECUS Languages and Tools SIG Public Domain Working
Group and the Electronic Publishing SIG TeX/LaTeX/WEB
Working Group are proud to announce the 1990 DECUS TeX
Collection. This col-lection offers nearly everything a
TeX User would want on their system for TeX.
05/28.pdf (21kb)

Victor Eijkhout
New books on TeX (1) (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 115-117
keywords: book review
abstract: Review of `Introduction to TeX' (Jost Krieger, Norbert
Schwartz), `TeX for the advanced' (Wolfgang Appelt),
`TeX for the impatient' (Paul Abrahams).
05/29.pdf (35kb)

Victor Eijkhout
An indentation scheme (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 118-121
keywords: indentation, paragraph
abstract: Indentation is one of the simpler things in TeX: if you
leave one input line open you get a new paragraph, and it
is indented unless you say \noindent. And if you
get tired of writing \noindent all of the time, you
declare \parindent=0pt at the start of your
document. Easy. More sophisticated approaches to
indentation are possible, however. In this article I will
sketch a quite general approach that can easily be
incorporated in existing macro packages. For a better
appreciation of what goes on, I will start with a tutorial
section on what happens when TeX starts a paragraph.
05/30.pdf (36kb)

Victor Eijkhout
A parskip scheme (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 122-124
keywords: \parskip, \everypar, paragraph, skips
abstract: In this article I will present an approach that unifies
the paragraph skip and the white spaces surroundingvarious
environments. Since the macros given below make use of the
\everypar token list, this article may be seen as a
sequel to an earlier paper on an indentation scheme, which
is based on a similar principle. The \everypar
parameter was explained there.
05/31.pdf (35kb)

Kees van der Laan
SGML (,TeX and ...) (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 125-140
keywords: SGML
abstract: What SGML (and TeX) is all about is given in a nutshell.
Markup of example document elements, by SGML and LaTeX,
are provided. Coupling SGML to TeX is considered by
direct translation and by the intermediate procedural
markup phase. Interfacing SGML to (La)TeX is also
addressed. Some guidelines are provided in order to decide
when SGML, or TeX (alone, both, or neither) might be
beneficial. It is a 3-in-1 paper: what is SGML and TeX
all about, examples of marked up copy in SGML and
(La)TeX and the coupling issues, finished up with a
literature compilation.
05/32.pdf (158kb)

Nico Poppelier
SGML en TeX in scientific publishing (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 141-144
keywords: SGML, scientific publishing
abstract: Elsevier Science Publishershas for a few years
investigated the possibility of accepting compuscripts, a
manuscript in electronic form, created with TeX, LaTeX
and a few other text processing systems, and converting
these to SGMLform. This paper will discuss the current
status of these activities, the reasons for converting
compuscripts to SGMLform, and the various ways in which
TeX isused.
05/33.pdf (54kb)

Donald Knuth
The future of TeX and METAFONT (English)
MAPS 5, 1990, 145-146
keywords: future
abstract: My work on developing TeX, METAFONT, and Computer Modern
has come to an end. I will make no further changes except
to correct extremely serious bugs.
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