Taco Hoekwater
MAPS 2006.2 (English/Dutch)
MAPS 34, 2006, 1-108
maps.pdf (12536kb)
NTG's magazine

Taco Hoekwater, Wybo Dekker
Redactioneel (Dutch)
MAPS 34, 2006, 1
01.pdf (104kb)

Taco Hoekwater
Nog een laatste dingetje ... — ... de i-Installer zoekt een nieuwe beheerder (Dutch)
MAPS 34, 2006, 2
02.pdf (162kb)
i-installer, i quit, gerben wierda

Hans Hagen
What tools do ConTeXt users have? (English)
MAPS 34, 2006, 3-7
03.pdf (209kb)
ConTeXt, tools, scripts
This article describes the tools that are available for running ConTeXt, for testing, finding, analysing files, installing fonts, and more

Taco Hoekwater, Hans Hagen
Announcement: ConTeXt user meeting 2007 (English)
MAPS 34, 2006, 8
04.pdf (166kb)
ConTeXt, meeting, announcement

Hans Hagen
MkII - MkIV (English)
MAPS 34, 2006, 9-21
05.pdf (271kb)
ConTeXt, mkii, mkiv, luatex
This article is the first in a series about ConTeXt and luatex. For those who use ConTeXt it is a progress report of the development process and the choices that are being made. For those not using ConTeXt it gives some insight in what luatex is about.

Aditya Mahajan
Display Math in ConTeXt (English)
MAPS 34, 2006, 22-34
06.pdf (294kb)
ConTeXt, math, amstex
This article explains how to do various kinds of alignments in ConTeXt. A visual output is presented, and it is then shown how that effect can be achieved in LaTeX and ConTeXt. We hope that article will make the transition from LaTeX with amsmath package to ConTeXt easier.

Taco Hoekwater
Metapost Developments (English)
MAPS 34, 2006, 35-37
07.pdf (166kb)
metapost, filename templates, cmyk color, greyscale, object specials, encapsulated postscript, font inclusion, groff
The new release of metapost includes some new features as well as a number of bugfixes. The new functionality includes: the possibility to use a template for the naming of output files; support for cmyk and greyscale color models; per-object Postscript specials; the option to generate Encapsulated Postscript files adhering to Adobe's Document Structuring Conventions; the ability to embed re-encoded and/or subsetted fonts; and support for the GNU implementation of troff (groff).

Jerzy Ludwichowski
Announcement: EuroBachoTeX 2007 (English)
MAPS 34, 2006, 38
08.pdf (107kb)
eurotex, bachotex, announcement

Bogusław Jackowski
Appendix G illuminated (English)
MAPS 34, 2006, 39-46
09.pdf (2085kb)
math, texbook
This paper aims to provide a collection of illustrations to Appendix G of the texbook. To begin with, I will summarize briefly the main issues of the texbook which will be dealt with here; next, I confine myself to the explanation of the figures. Naturally, I will use the same notation as is used in Appendix G.

Hans Hagen, Jerzy Ludwichowski, Volker Schaa
The New Font Project: TeX Gyre (English)
MAPS 34, 2006, 47-50
10.pdf (240kb)
In this short presentation, we will introduce a new project: the ``LM-ization'' of the free fonts that come with TeX distributions. We will discuss the project objectives, timeline and cross-LUG funding aspects.

Taco Hoekwater, Hans Hagen
The making of a (TeX) font (English)
MAPS 34, 2006, 51-54
11.pdf (995kb)
fonts, cowfont, Duane Bibby
We want to introduce a new display font to the TeX community. The font is a digitization of a series of Duane Bibby drawings, commissioned by Pragma ADE. The digital version for use with ConTeXt is prepared by Bittext based on scans provided by Pragma ADE.

Paul Lemmens
Je proefschrift in LaTeX zetten (Dutch)
MAPS 34, 2006, 55-64
12.pdf (378kb)
LaTeX, proefscrift
In dit artikel beschrijf ik hoe ik mijn proefschrift in LaTeX gezet heb. Ik ga in op mijn werkomgeving, de extra pakketten die ik gebruikte, de (lokale) truuks die ik in het bronbestand gebruikte en de problemen die ik ondervond (en oplossingen daarvoor).

Hans van der Meer
Random bit generator in TeX (Dutch)
MAPS 34, 2006, 65-67
13.pdf (206kb)
Een in TeX gecodeerde randomgenerator maakt het mogelijk om willekeurige getallen en beslissingen te verwerken in de productie van documenten.

Paweł Jackowski
Enjoy TeX pearls diving! (English)
MAPS 34, 2006, 68-77
14.pdf (291kb)
bachotex, tricks
The BachoTeX 2006 conference continued the Pearls of TeX Programming open session introduced in 2005 during which volunteers present TeX-related tricks and shorties.

Siep Kroonenberg
Epspdf (English)
MAPS 34, 2006, 78-80
15.pdf (232kb)
encapsulated postscript, pdf, converter, graphical interface, command-line
This article introduces epspdf, a converter between eps, PostScript and pdf which can be run either via a graphical interface or from the command-line.

Frans Goddijn
David Walden interview (English)
MAPS 34, 2006, 81-84
16.pdf (1867kb)
interview, Dave Walden
There's a treasure URL on the TUG site, where Dave Walden has collected a number of excellent interviews with key people of the TeX community - a lively `Who's Who' for anyone who has met some TeX luminaries or seen them in action during conferences. The interviews go way beyond the obvious as Dave invites his guests to respond to his lucid questions. The result is a growing collection of significantly detailed portraits of the people who have made the TeX landscape the way it is today. Even if you've known one of the featured people for years, you're certain to discover something interesting about this person that you've never been aware of. Although there is an excellent interview with Dave himself on the site, conducted by Karl Berry, we decided to interview Dave for MAPS, exploring some subjects that were mentioned in his online conversation with Berry. You might want to read that interview first to have context for some of the questions and answers in this interview.

Wybo Dekker
The `isodoc' class (English)
MAPS 34, 2006, 85-101
17.pdf (1025kb)
isodoc, letters, examples, LaTeX
The `isodoc' class can be used for the preparation of letters, invoices, and, in the future, similar documents. Documents are set up with options, thus making the class easily adaptable to user's wishes and extensible for other document types.

Geert Verhaag
Creating a Dust-cover in ConTeXt (English)
MAPS 34, 2006, 102-104
18.pdf (1084kb)
dust-cover, ConTeXt
This short article describes how to setup a dust-cover for a book, using the standard features available in ConTeXt.

Taco Hoekwater
TUG 2006 report (English)
MAPS 34, 2006, 105-108
19.pdf (4285kb)
tug, marrakesh
After TUG 2003 in America (Hawaii - USA), TUG 2004 in Europe (Xanthi - Greece), TUG 2005 in Asia (Wuhan - China), the TUG 2006 was held in Africa, more precisely in Marrakesh. Processing multilingual e-documents went beyond the limits of its traditional cultural areas and new horizons in the internationalization of TeX were explored.