MAPS 24

Taco Hoekwater
MAPS 2000.1 (English/Dutch)
MAPS 24, 2000, 1-92
keywords: NTG, MAPS
abstract: NTG's magazine
24/maps.pdf (1236kb)

Taco Hoekwater, Siep Kroonenberg
Redactioneel (Dutch)
MAPS 24, 2000, 1
24/01.pdf (29kb)

NTG bestuur
NTG- en TeX Info (Dutch)
MAPS 24, 2000, 2
24/02.pdf (18kb)

Maarten Gelderman
Praten met drukkers — Een coproduktie van de MAPS-redaktie en het NTG-bestuur (Dutch)
MAPS 24, 2000, 3-6
keywords: drukkers, PostScript, DocuTech
abstract: Een beschrijving van de perikelen rondom het
aanleveren van PostScript output aan een drukker.
24/03.pdf (49kb)

Sven A. Bovin
LaTeX met één toets vanuit vi (Dutch)
MAPS 24, 2000, 7-8
keywords: shell script, vi, LaTeX, Unix
abstract: De ontstaansgeschiedenis van een shell script om vanuit vi
met één toets LaTeX op te roepen en,
indien nodig, xdvi te starten voor het previewen.
24/04.pdf (37kb)

Siep Kroonenberg
Building a TeX installation for distribution (English)
MAPS 24, 2000, 9-11
keywords: texmf tree, Windows, Linux, Perl, Configuration
abstract: At Kluwer Academic Publishers we use TeX for typesetting journals.
Since there are obvious advantages to using a standardized distribution,
we provide our typesetters with one on CD. This article describes the
principles of this setup.
24/05.pdf (72kb)

Thierry Bouche
Typesetting modern & contemporary poetry with LaTeX (English)
MAPS 24, 2000, 12-26
keywords: poetry
abstract: TeX: a typesetting engine limited to scientific
publishing? Where would be the fun?
24/06.pdf (464kb)

Yannis Haralambous, John Plaice
The Design and Use of a Multiple-Alphabet Font with Omega (English)
MAPS 24, 2000, 27-37
keywords: Omega, Multiple-Alphabet Font, omlgc
abstract: The Omega project aims to offer open and flexible means
for typesetting different scripts. By working at several
different levels, it is possible to offer natural support
for different languages and scripts, and strictly respect
typographical traditions for each of them. This is
illustrated with a large PostScript Type 1 font for the
commonly used left-to-right non-cursive alphabets, called
omlgc (Omega Latin-Greek-Cyrillic). This
font, which more than covers the Unicode sections
pertaining to those alphabets, as well as those of IPA,
Armenian, Georgian and Tifinagh (Berber), is
built—virtually—out of smaller glyph banks. The Omega
typesetting engine, based on that of TeX, is used to
print documents using this font. The characters can be
accessed either directly, or through the use of filters,
called Omega Typesetting Processes (OTPs), which
are applied to the input stream.
24/07.pdf (168kb)

Erik Frambach
TeX in Polish (English)
MAPS 24, 2000, 38-40
keywords: Polish, ogonek, input encoding
abstract: Writing in Polish with TeX requires a few tricks. In
Polish you need several accents that are often not
available in `standard' fonts. Some TeX macros can
solve this problem more or less. We will show the pros
and cons. Another `problem' is input encoding. One can
use 8-bit input in combination with the corresponding
codepage definition, or a 7-bit encoding with a few
extras to make typing easier. Both methods will be
discussed. This article reflects the content of a lecture
held at the NTG meeting on 11 November 1999.
24/08.pdf (60kb)

Maarten Gelderman
Toolbox (English)
MAPS 24, 2000, 41-43
keywords: make, texexec, PDF, EPS, math fonts, toolbox
abstract: This toolbox contains some varia. First I discuss some
reactions on remarks I made in an earlier toolbox. Next,
Hans Hagens texexec is used in the following
section to create EPS and PDF files
from METAPOST source. Files created this way are often
more usefull than the EPS files METAPOST itself
creates. How to prepare a single source file for usage
with both traditional TeX and pdfTeX is discussed
next. I also show how easy it is to set up a font
different from Computer Modern for typesetting simple
mathematics, pay some attention to a failed attempt to
install a TrueType font and present a small PostScript
header file that can be used to produce watermarks.
24/09.pdf (69kb)

Hans Hagen
Making stand alone METAPOST graphics (English)
MAPS 24, 2000, 44-45
keywords: METAPOST, PDF, pdfTeX
abstract: When a METAPOST graphic uses fonts, the PostScript file
is not self contained and hardly usable outside TeX.
One can however use TeX itself, or actually pdfTeX,
to create such a graphic. Although this method uses an
ConTeXt module, the solution provided here is
independant of this macro package. The macros responsible
for the process are collected in the file
mptopdf.tex.
24/10.pdf (36kb)

Victor Eijkhout
Typesetting CD labels (English)
MAPS 24, 2000, 46-48
keywords: CDROM labels, \parshape
abstract: Now that CD burners are becoming standard equipment in personal
computers, there is a need for software to typeset CD labels.
Of course, one can just squeeze a normal paragraph of text in the
confines of a label, but it would be much more elegant to set the
text to use all the available space. In this short article I will
explain the macros that I wrote during a Christmas holiday, and
that contain a few neat tricks.
24/11.pdf (52kb)

Victor Eijkhout
The ultimate loop macro (English)
MAPS 24, 2000, 49-51
keywords: programming, loop macro
abstract: The plain TeX format contains a \loop macro that has been a
source of frustration and puzzlement to users ever since. Its
syntax is somewhat strange, you have to insert an \if... condition
in it but cannot use \else, and nested use of the macro runs into
various problems. In this article I will describe my own improved
loop macro, which I've called \repeat to prevent confusion.
24/12.pdf (38kb)

Hans Hagen
Annotating presentations (English)
MAPS 24, 2000, 52-53
keywords: ConTeXt, presentations
abstract: Today most presentations are enlightened by text shown on
transparencies or using video beamers. This text is often
rather limited in size. In this article I present a
method of annotating pages that can be used with the
ConTeXt presentation styles.
24/13.pdf (51kb)

Hans Hagen
Postprocessing PDF files—an application of TeXexec and pdfTeX (English)
MAPS 24, 2000, 54-57
keywords: PDF, postprocessing, texexec, pdfTeX
abstract: This article introduces some ways to manipulate PDF files
using pdfTeX, ConTeXt, and TeXexec. The method
described here can be used for arbitrary PDF input, given
that it can be handled by pdfTeX.
24/14.pdf (46kb)

Michael A. Guravage
Literate Programming (English)
MAPS 24, 2000, 59-64
keywords: Literate Programming, Structured Programming, WEB
abstract: This article is a short introduction to the theory and
practice of a programming style known as Literate
Programming; a style that changes the focus of writing
programs away from telling a computer what to do and
toward explaining to a person what it is we are telling
the computer to do. Literate Programming overcomes the
limitations inherent in presenting traditionally
structured program text. Using a balanced mix of informal
and formal methods, literate programs are presented in a
way suited for human understanding. Processing a
literate program source results in both a nicely typeset
document describing the parts of the program in an order
that elucidates their design, and source code in an order
in which it will compile.
24/15.pdf (142kb)

Berend de Boer
LaTeX in proper ConTeXt (English)
MAPS 24, 2000, 65-92
keywords: ConTeXt, tutorial
abstract: If you are a LaTeX user, switching to an entirely different
macro-package is a very big step. Everything you put so much
effort in to learn, doesn't work anymore. To help lessen the
pain for users make the switch, this document shows short
LaTeX code snippets and how you do the same in ConTeXt.
24/16.pdf (80kb)