MAPS 22

Taco Hoekwater
MAPS 99.1 (English/Dutch)
MAPS 22, 1999, 1-176
keywords: NTG, MAPS
abstract: NTG's magazine
22/maps.pdf (3451kb)

Erik Frambach
Van de voorzitter (Dutch)
MAPS 22, 1999, 1
22/01.pdf (21kb)

Taco Hoekwater, Siep Kroonenberg
Redactioneel (Dutch)
MAPS 22, 1999, 2
22/02.pdf (17kb)

NTG
NTG and TeX info (Dutch)
MAPS 22, 1999, 3
22/03.pdf (22kb)

Donald Knuth
Letter from Donald Knuth (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 4
keywords: NTG logo, FGBBS
22/04.pdf (21kb)

Frans Goddijn
Bericht van voorheen FGBBS - Voorjaar 1999 (Dutch)
MAPS 22, 1999, 5-6
keywords: FGBBS, geschiedenis
22/05.pdf (22kb)

Jules van Weerden
De NTG en het Internet (Dutch)
MAPS 22, 1999, 7-8
keywords: NTG discussionlist, discussionlist, TEX-NL
abstract: De NTG is niet alleen met webpagina's op het Internet aanwezig,
maar ook middels een aantal discussielijsten. In dit artikel
wordt kort aangegeven wat een discussielijst is, hoe je je aan-
en afmeldt en wat je te wachten staat na aanmelding. Tevens
wordt een overzicht gegeven van de in Nederland aanwezige
TeX-gerelateerde lijsten.
22/06.pdf (31kb)

Erik Frambach
Announcing BachoTeX'99 (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 9-10
keywords: BachoTeX, GUST, conference, announcement
22/07.pdf (600kb)

Redaktie
TUG'98, Torun, Polen (Dutch)
MAPS 22, 1999, 11
22/08.pdf (347kb)

Frans Goddijn
Gezeefd uit de TEX-NL discussielijst (Dutch)
MAPS 22, 1999, 13-31
keywords: TEX-NL, guru, hints, hack, bugs
abstract: Dit is het vijfde 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 1998 stond deel 4. Voor deze
aflevering is een aantal berichten gezeefd uit TEX-NL van maart 1998
tot januari 1999. Met dank aan Piet van Oostrum die opnieuw de meeste
antwoorden aandroeg, en aan de andere actieve abonnees van TEX-NL!
22/09.pdf (79kb)

Taco Hoekwater
PostScript Fonts op computers? (Dutch)
MAPS 22, 1999, 32-36
keywords: fonts, PostScript fonts
abstract: Dit artikel geeft een korte inleiding in de interne
werking van PostScript computer-fonts en hun coderingen.
Dit artikel is een aanpassing van een serie slides
die gepresenteerd werden op de NTG bijeenkomst
van 22 oktober 1998 in Leuven.
22/10.pdf (85kb)

Maarten Gelderman
How to install a Type1 font using fontinst (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 37-42
keywords: fontinst, Type 1 fonts, installation
abstract: In this brief tutorial I will describe how a PostScript Type 1 font
can be made available to TeX using the fontinst-utility (version
1.8). I will not delve into the technical details of this program or
the exact functionality of each of the font files used during this
process, as those aspects of font-installation are described in
other articles in this issue of MAPS. I will not delve into the
advanced features of fontinst either, but rather will provide a
hands-on tutorial.
22/11.pdf (53kb)

Roland Kwee
Installing PostScript Fonts Under Unix/Linux (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 43-51
keywords: fonts, PostScript, Linux, Adobe, dvips, GhostScript
abstract: This article discusses practical issues for installing
Adobe PostScript fonts for TeX running on Unix/Linux.
It also presents a script for automating the installation
in order to install a package with over 200 fonts.
As a useful side effect, the script creates a font data base
and a font catalog to help the buyer/user of the font collection.
22/12.pdf (80kb)

Siep Kroonenberg
NFSS: using font families in LaTeX2e (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 52-54
keywords: NFSS, font families, font attributes
abstract: This paper gives a brief overview of the LaTeX2e NFSS
font machinery and font definition files. It also gives examples of
ad-hoc font changes with low-level NFSS commands.
22/13.pdf (42kb)

Hans Hagen
Fonts in ConTeXt (Dutch)
MAPS 22, 1999, 55-76
keywords: ConTeXt, fonts, encodings, typography
abstract: This article is the revised chapter 5 of the ConTeXt
reference manual, typeset in the MAPS layout. We will pay
attention to all kind of font switching, fine tuning, and
also provide some background information. Special attention
is paid to the mapping of font names to files and some words
are spent on encodings. This text is typeset in Lucida
Bright but within the layout specification of the MAPS.
22/14.pdf (237kb)

Hein Laan
De Euro in TeX (Dutch)
MAPS 22, 1999, 77-80
keywords: euro teken, euro fonts
22/15.pdf (108kb)

Maarten Gelderman
A short introduction to font characteristics (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 81-88
keywords: typefaces, design, font classification
abstract: Almost anyone who develops an interest in fonts is bound
to be overwelmed by the bewildering variety of letterforms
available. The number of fonts available from commercial suppliers
like Adobe, URW, LinoType and others runs into the
thousands. A recent catalog issued by FontShop
alone lists over 25.000 different varieties.
And somehow, although the differences of the individual letters are
hardly noticable, each font has its own character, its own
personality. Even the atmosphere elucided by a text set from Adobe
Garamond is noticably different from the atmosphere of the same text
set from Stempel Garamond. Although decisions about the usage of
fonts, will always remain in the realm of esthetics, some knowledge
about font characteristics may nevertheless help to create some
order and to find out why certain design decisions just do not
work. The main aim of this paper is to provide such background by
describing the main aspects that might be used to describe a font.
22/16.pdf (164kb)

Taco Hoekwater, Hans Hagen
Introducing Eetex (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 89-93
keywords: e-TeX, eeTeX, extensions, SGML
abstract: This article gives an introduction to eetex. Eetex is
an extension to e-tex 2.0 that defines a collection of new
primitives. Most of these deal with list data structures, but some
other things are added as well.
22/17.pdf (50kb)

Hàn Thê Thành, Sebastian Rahtz, Hans Hagen
The pdfTeX users manual (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 94-114
keywords: pdfTeX, manual
22/18.pdf (145kb)

Taco Hoekwater, Michael Vulis
Introducing VTeX/Linux (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 115-116
keywords: VTeX, Linux, port, MicroPress
abstract: This document is a short introduction to VTeX for Linux, a partial
port of VTeX that is free for non-commercial use. The most
interesting feature of the compiler is the use of PDF
as a backend instead of DVI.
22/19.pdf (30kb)

Taco Hoekwater, Michael Vulis
Introducing GeX (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 117-122
keywords: PDF, inline graphics, EPS inclusion, GeX, VTeX
abstract: This is a short introduction to the pilot release of GeX.
GeX is the most rapidly evolving part of VTeX; more detailed
documentation is available in the distribution of VTeX.
This article specifically describes GeX as implemented in the public domain
version of VTeX/Linux. While the same or additional features may be available
in the commercial Windows version, we describe what exists in the freely
downloadable version. For information on downloading VTeX/Linux see
the NTG web site or the article in this MAPS issue.
22/20.pdf (75kb)

Wietse Dol, Erik Frambach
4Spell, a spell-checker for Windows 95/98/NT (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 123-126
keywords: 4spell, 4TeX, spell checker
abstract: In this paper we will describe the features of 4Spell 1.1, a Windows
spell-checker for TeX documents. Since there aren't many good
spell-checkers around and since 4Spell only works on Windows platforms, we
will also explain how the spell-checking is done. This should make it
possible to write a spell-checker for other platforms (why not use perl and
become platform independent :-) 4Spell is part of the new 4TeX for
Windows (release expected by the end of March 1999). We realized, however,
that this tool could be useful for people who do not want to use 4TeX and
hence we made it a stand-alone freeware program.
22/21.pdf (82kb)

Erik Frambach
4Project: a project manager for TeX (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 127-129
keywords: project management
abstract: A new project manager, 4Project, analyses your TeX document and
gives you easy access to any item in it.
22/22.pdf (76kb)

Wybo Dekker
How Perl can help TeX (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 130-135
keywords: Perl, mfpic, mkpic
abstract: Perl may be an easy interface to TeX when it comes to repetitive
tasks, like writing letters, creating reports from databases, and
many more. This article shows how Perl can be used to generate many
similar pictures via the mfpic style
22/23.pdf (85kb)

Erik Frambach
Is TeX Y2K-compliant? (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 136-141
keywords: millennium, Y2K
abstract: Will TeX and related programs continue to work properly after
the year 2000? This article describes how TeX deals
with dates and how this affects its behavior after the year 2000.
22/24.pdf (72kb)

Richard Müller
A Database for PPCHTeX (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 142-143
keywords: PPCHTeX, chemistry, structure formulas, databases
abstract: A database with PPCHTeX code would ease the work for
those who have to draw chemical formulas only occasionally and have no
time to become acquainted with it. But experts could also make use of
it. The establishing of such a database is discussed and proposed.
22/25.pdf (72kb)

Berend de Boer
Beginnen met ConTeXt (Dutch)
MAPS 22, 1999, 144-147
keywords: ConTeXt, tutorial
22/26.pdf (38kb)

Hans Hagen
Optimizing TeX code (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 148-152
keywords: speeding up, format, optimizing code, e-TeX, ConTeXt
abstract: Macros can be collected in macro packages. These
packages can be stored in a form that permits fast loading. Although
TeX is already pretty fast, for demanding applications it makes
sense to speed up TeX to the max. Switching to e-TeX and beyond is
one way to achieve this, another way can be found in optimizing the
macro code by means of a dedicated program. Currently the combination
of both can speed up TeX runs by at least 10%.
22/27.pdf (57kb)

Hans Hagen
Tabulating in ConTeXt (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 153-161
keywords: tables, alignment, ConTeXt
abstract: This article describes the ConTeXt tabulate environment,
which can be used to typeset tables that are part of the
text flow. This mechanism differs from the TaBlE based
table mechanism, but recognizes the same preamble commands.
It offers automatic width calculations when typesetting
(multiple) paragraphs in tables and splits the tables over
pages.
22/28.pdf (54kb)

Hans Hagen, Taco Hoekwater
Bug or Feature? — misleading font messages (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 161
keywords: fonts, error messages
abstract: TeX error messages and warnings are not always that
clear. Sometimes confusion is due to optimizations in TeX the
program. We will discuss the noty always honest \the\font.
22/29.pdf (17kb)

Kaveh Bazargan
Don't give authors the class files! (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 162-163
keywords: publishing
22/30.pdf (21kb)

Frans Goddijn
Robin Williams over typografie — een dame geeft raad (Dutch)
MAPS 22, 1999, 164-167
keywords: typography, fonts, design, expert, book review
abstract: Tijdens de heuglijke NTG-dag in het vorstelijke Leuven vond ik op de
boekentafel van Addison-Wesley twee leuk uitziende boeken over
typografie en ontwerp. Mooie, knalgele boekjes die even onderhoudend als
leerzaam bleken, geschreven door Robin Williams:
The Non-designers's Type Book en
The Non-designers's Design Book. Ik sla er één voor u open.
22/31.pdf (116kb)

Siep Kroonenberg
Typography to a purpose (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 168-173
keywords: graphic design, typography
abstract: This paper shows some real-life examples of typography, some good,
some not so good. We shall have a look at what is on the page and
speculate about what the publisher or designer is trying to
accomplish.
22/32.pdf (941kb)

Erik Frambach, Taco Hoekwater, Siep Kroonenberg
Report on TeX-Tagung Dante'99 in Dortmund (English)
MAPS 22, 1999, 174-175
keywords: report, Dante, NTS, e-TeX
abstract: A report on Dante's 20th meeting which took place in
Dortmund. The future of the NTS project and the e-TeX
project were hot issues that were discussed during this
meeting.
22/33.pdf (30kb)