MAPS 20

Taco Hoekwater
MAPS 98.1 (Dutch/English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 1-348
keywords: NTG, MAPS
abstract: NTG's magazine
20/maps.pdf (15809kb)

Frans Goddijn
Verslag 20e bijeenkomst, 11 november 1997 (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 1-2
keywords: report, members meeting
20/01.pdf (87kb)

Erik Frambach
Van de Voorzitter (1998/1) (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 3-4
20/02.pdf (136kb)

Mimi Jett
From the TUG President (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 5
20/03.pdf (75kb)

Taco Hoekwater, Siep Kroonenberg
Redactioneel (1998/1) (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 6
20/04.pdf (59kb)

(anonymous)
Het weten waard (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 7-8
20/05.pdf (138kb)

Wybo Dekker
Financieel verslag 1997 (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 9-10
keywords: financial report
20/06.pdf (63kb)

Gerard van Nes
Jaarverslag ntg 1997 (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 11-14
keywords: report NTG
20/07.pdf (95kb)

Jules van Weerden, Maarten Gelderman
De NTG en het Internet (1998/1) (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 15-16
keywords: discussionlist, TEX-NL
20/08.pdf (105kb)

Frans Goddijn
FGBBS op snelheid — verslag van FGBBS (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 17-19
keywords: BBS, bulletin board, file requests, email, library
20/09.pdf (106kb)

Hans Hagen, Maarten Gelderman
10 jaar NTG — wat vinden de leden (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 20-24
keywords: NTG, MAPS, enquete
20/10.pdf (162kb)

Siep Kroonenberg
Het nieuwe NTG logo (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 25-26
keywords: NTG logo, EPS
20/11.pdf (129kb)

Hans Hagen
Why \expandafter is sometimes needed by common users too (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 26
keywords: \expandafter, macro language
20/12.pdf (93kb)

Erik Frambach
10 jaar NTG (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 27-32
keywords: NTG, TeX user groups, lustrum
abstract: Een terugblik op tien jaar NTG, met een vooruitblik naar de komende jaren.
20/13.pdf (141kb)

Erik Frambach, Hans Hagen, Taco Hoekwater, Siep Kroonenberg
EuroTeX'98 in Saint-Malo, France (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 33-37
keywords: EuroTeX, conference, Saint-Malo
abstract: This year's EuroTeX conference was held in Saint-Malo. On behalf of
the NTG ERik Frambach, Hans Hagen, Taco Hoekwater and Siep Kroonenberg
represented the dutch TeX-community. In this report they discuss the
social and TeXnical aspects of the conference.
20/14.pdf (250kb)

Hans Hagen
Expansion, what is that? (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 37/43
keywords: expansion, macro language
20/15.pdf (163kb)

Siep Kroonenberg
Color in professional print production (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 38-43
keywords: color printing, color model, device-independent color, color conversion, color separation, PDF
abstract: This paper takes a look at issues arising in color printing,
such as color models, color conversion and color
separation. Increasingly, it is feasible to perform these
functions on existing PostScript files, independent of the
authoring software. The PDF format plays a key role in this
trend.
20/16.pdf (1101kb)

Richard Kinch
Microsoft buys TeX, plans new products (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 44-45
keywords: MicroSoft, Knuth, joke
20/17.pdf (800kb)

Gerard van Nes
Reprint Maps issue #1 (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 46-64
keywords: MAPS reprint
abstract: This is a fascimile of the very first MAPS
issue, originally published in 1988
20/18.pdf (876kb)

Gerrit Oomen
Het zetten van wetenschappelijk werk: 1973 vs 1998 — (Monotype vs TeX) (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 65-71
keywords: typesetting, monotype, traditional typesetting
20/19.pdf (4106kb)

Taco Hoekwater
Typografische scanning (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 72-79
keywords: typography, dutch
abstract: Dit artikel geeft een beschouwing over ``Nederlandse''
typografie, aan de hand van een aantal scans van in Nederland
gepubliceerde boeken en tijdschriften uit de afgelopen drie
eeuwen. Het artikel laat een aantal traditionele typografische
vormen zien, met toevoeging van wat commentaren over het
gebruikte proces.
20/20.pdf (360kb)

Hans Hagen
Vlakverdeling in ConTeXt (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 80-107
keywords: ConTeXt, layout, grids, two-up, logos, arranging pages
abstract: This article is actually chapter 3 of the ConTeXt reference
manual, typeset in the MAPS layout. Attention will be paid to
defining layout specific areas, rearranging pages, locating
logos, typesetting on a grid and adding cutmarks.
20/21.pdf (379kb)

Klaus Lagally
ArabTeX — Typesetting Arabic with Vowels and Ligatures (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 108-116
keywords: ArabTeX, transliteration, arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto
abstract: We present a TeX macro package for generating the arabic
writing from a standardized ASCII input notation. It can handle
partial or full vocalization, and generates automatically most
of the common ligatures. There is limited support for Farsi,
Urdu, and Pashto. ArabTeX is compatible with Plain TeX and
also most LaTeX environments; arabic and other material can be
mixed freely. For special purposes the standard transliteration
can be additionally generated. ArabTeX uses no preprocessor
and thus should be compatible with any TeX implementation that
allows dynamic loading of additional macro files and fonts.
20/22.pdf (230kb)

Frans Goddijn
Dartele cijfers: poor man's oldstyle (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 117-119
keywords: oldstyle, mediaeval, digits, numbers, trucs, pstricks
abstract: Erik Frambach vroeg zich af of het mogelijk zou zijn om met wat
trucs de oldstyle cijfers te emuleren dij fijnproevers zo mooi
vinden. En het kostte nog minder moeite dan hij had verwacht!
20/23.pdf (71kb)

Gilbert van den Dobbelsteen
DVIview, a new previewer (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 120-124
keywords: DVIview, previewer, Windows, outline fonts
abstract: DVIview is a new viewer for the Windows platform. Key features:
virtual fonts, rotated and colored text and performance. This
article focuses on the development process and hilights some
features of the software.
20/24.pdf (154kb)

Maarten Gelderman
Toolbox (1998) (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 125-130
keywords: BibTeX, bibliography, bibdb, bibedit, toolbox
abstract: Literatuurverwijzingen vormen deze keer de hoofdmoot van het
verhaal.
20/25.pdf (190kb)

David Carlisle
A LaTeX Tour, part 3: mfnfss, psnfss and babel (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 131-137
keywords: LaTeX, psnfss, mfnfss, Babel
20/26.pdf (170kb)

Erik Frambach
Conversie van anyTeX naar HTML met TeX4ht (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 138-141
keywords: conversion, HTML, WWW, tex4ht
abstract: Gurari's TeX4ht-programmatuur maakt het mogelijk om in TeX
geschreven teksten (plain TeX, LaTeX of wat dan ook) vrij
eenvoudig te converteren naar HTML. Als voorbeeld nemen we de
4TeX-handleiding die in LaTeX is geschreven.
20/27.pdf (178kb)

Erik Frambach
Visual TeX 5.10 for MS-Windows (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 142-145
keywords: TeX implementations, visual TeX, Windows, HTML
abstract: MicroPress' Visual TeX is a complete TeX implementation for
MS-DOS and all flavors of MS-Windows. The Windows version is
reviewed here. It supports several interesting features that go
beyond standard TeX, such as outline fonts and conversion to
HTML.
20/28.pdf (242kb)

Fabrice Popineau
Windvi User's Manual (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 146-149
keywords: DVI previewer, windvi, manual
abstract: This article is an adaptation of the HTML file that comes with
the current (0.40) version of windvi
20/29.pdf (141kb)

Ton Otten
PPCHTeX — a macropackage for typesetting chemical structure formulas with TeX — release 2 (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 150-209
keywords: PPCHTeX, chemical formulas, graphics, manual
abstract: A few years ago PPCHTeX was introduced. This generic macro
package can be used to typeset chemical structure
formulas. Currently the NTG supports a dedicated mailing list,
to which quite some users subscribed.
Here we present the long awaited for english update of the
manual. The dutch and german manuals were already available for
about a year and can be uploaded from the NTG server.
20/30.pdf (742kb)

Gilbert van den Dobbelsteen
The DJGPP port of web2c (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 210-213
keywords: web2c, TeX implementations, MS-DOS, djgpp
abstract: Web2c is getting popular and popular. Why? Because it is
widespread. I'll discuss some of the aspects of the port to the
MS-DOS environment. I used the variant on the 4allTeX4 CD-ROM.
20/31.pdf (120kb)

Frans Goddijn
Gezeefd uit de TEX-NL discussielijst (1998) (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 214-232
keywords: TEX-NL, registered, guru, tips, hints, hack, bugs
abstract: Dit is het vierde deel uit een serie die in 1993 door Philippe Vanoverbeke in
de MAPS is gestart. Philippe maakte een selectie van berichten uit de
TEX-NL lijst. Een aantal oplossingen, hints en gouden tips over onderwerpen
waarvan je weleens denkt: ``hoe zat dat ook alweer?'' In de MAPS van
voorjaar 1997 stond deel 3. Voor deze aflevering is een aantal berichten
gezeefd uit TEX-NL van maart 1997 tot maart 1998.
Tenzij anders is vermeld, zijn de onderstaande antwoorden van Piet van
Oostrum. Omdat het wat bewerkelijk is om sommige trucs
over te tikken, staat dit artikel ook op FGBBS.
20/32.pdf (223kb)

Kees van der Laan
BachoTeX'98 — TUG at hand (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 233-234
keywords: BachoTeX, GUST, Poland
abstract: A report on GUST's sixth conference in Bachotek, Poland
20/33.pdf (81kb)

Kees van der Laan
BLUe's OTR for notes: back-to-the-roots (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 235-237
keywords: BLUe, manmac, output routine, plain TeX, preprints
abstract: The back-to-the-roots OTR for BLUE's notes is discussed. It
consists of Plain TeX's OTR for 1-column and the compatible
extension as given in the TeXbook for 2-columns. Only the
pagebody differs: 2-columns instead of 1-column. This
replacement is aimed at facilitating a personalized preprint
OTR, such that BLUe can easily adapt it. The modified
blue.tex will be distributed by CTAN, and NTG's
4AllTeX CD-ROM.
20/34.pdf (99kb)

David Carlisle
The Oldenburg eTeX/LaTeX3/ConTeXt meeting (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 238-242
keywords: e-TeX, LaTeX3, ConTeXt, meeting
20/35.pdf (169kb)

Barbara Beeton, Thierry Bouche, Taco Hoekwater, Patrick Ion, Jörg Knappen, Chris Rowley, Ulrik Vieth
Summary of math font-related activities at EuroTeX '98 (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 243-246
keywords: EuroTeX, math fonts, bof
20/36.pdf (95kb)

Roger Kehr
Summary of indexing-related activities at EuroTeX '98 (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 247
keywords: xindy, EuroTeX, bof
abstract: This is an adaptation of the ascii file posted to the xindy
newsgroup by Roger Kehr in the week following EuroTeX.
20/37.pdf (94kb)

NTS team, Peter Breitenlohner
The e-TeX manual, version 2, februari 1998 (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 248-263
keywords: e-TeX
abstract: The preparation of this report was supported in part by DANTE,
Deutschsprachige Anwendervereinigung TeX e.V. `TeX' is a
trademark of the American Mathematical Society.
20/38.pdf (221kb)

Taco Hoekwater
Generating Type 1 fonts from METAFONT Sources (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 264-275
keywords: METAFONT, PostScript, Type 1 fonts, conversion, metafog
abstract: This article makes a comparison between bitmapped and vector
fonts, and presents some of the problems I encountered when I
tried to convert METAFONT sources into PostScript Type 1 fonts.
20/39.pdf (657kb)

Simon Pepping
Vergelijking van SGML en XML (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 276
keywords: SGML, XML, comparison
abstract: Dit is een inleiding op de volgende bijlage
20/40.pdf (78kb)

James Clark
Comparison of SGML and XML (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 277-279
keywords: SGML, XML, comparison
abstract: This document provides a detailed comparison of SGML (ISO 8879)
and XML.
20/41.pdf (107kb)

Taco Hoekwater
Comparing ConTeXt and LaTeX (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 280-285
keywords: ConTeXt, LaTeX, comparison, copyright, size, speed, functionality
abstract: Some aspects of ConTeXt and LaTeX are compared: the
political decisions, the offered functionality, size of the
system, and relative speed.
20/42.pdf (155kb)

Hans Hagen
Pretty printing TeX METAPOST, Perl and JavaScript (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 286-289
keywords: verbatim, METAPOST, Perl, JavaScript, ConTeXt
abstract: Although for real pretty printing of sources one has to use CWEB
like environments, TeX can als do a pretty job rather
well. The ConTeXt verbatim environment has pretty printing
built in. One can either use color or fonts. The latter is used
in the MAPS, the former in this article.
20/43.pdf (105kb)

Hans Hagen
The Calculator Demo — Integrating TeX, METAPOST, JavaScript and PDF (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 290-296
keywords: METAPOST, JavaScript, PDF, ConTeXt, pdfTeX
abstract: Due to it's open character, TeX can act as an authoring
tool. This article demonstrates that by integrating TeX,
METAPOST, JavaScript and PDF, one can build pretty advanced
documents. More and more documents will get the characteristics
of programs, and TeX will be our main tool for producing
them. The example described here can be produced with pdfTeX as
well as traditional TeX.
20/44.pdf (933kb)

Siep Kroonenberg
Contending with Office suites (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 297-298
keywords: Windows, suites, wordprocessors, graphics, export, import, OLE, frogs
abstract: The author is tried beyond endurance by current Office software.
20/45.pdf (85kb)

Wietse Dol
4TeX5.0: TDS, Web2c, and Windows 95/NT (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 299-301
keywords: 4TeX, Windows, beta preview
20/46.pdf (156kb)

Gilbert van den Dobbelsteen
Perl and TeX a simple application (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 302-304
keywords: Perl, TeX, application
abstract: A simple application where perl is used to extract data from
log-files and create output using TeX. The perl-scripts in
this article run under perl 4.036 and should also run under
perl 5.
20/47.pdf (126kb)

Hans Hagen
Some funny macro's (English)
MAPS 20, 1998, 305-310
keywords: dropped caps, ConTeXt, first line treatment
abstract: Sometimes documents can be enhanced with special typography for
the first character or lines of chapters. In this article I
present some macros for dropped caps and first line
treatment. Although more advanced solutions are possible, the
examples show at least how things work. Users can derive their
own macros from them.
20/48.pdf (110kb)

Hans Hagen, Ton Otten
ConTeXt — een handleiding (Dutch)
MAPS 20, 1998, 311-347
keywords: manual, beginner, ConTeXt
abstract: This is the second half of the ConTeXt manual for
beginners. Those who want an index and a quick reference guide,
can dowload the complete manual from the NTG server. The layout
is adapted to the MAPS layout.
20/49.pdf (1150kb)