Taco Hoekwater
MAPS 2008.1 (English/Dutch)
MAPS 36, 2008, 1-89
keywords: NTG, MAPS
abstract: NTG's magazine
36/maps.pdf (21486kb)

Taco Hoekwater
Redactioneel (Dutch)
MAPS 36, 2007, 1
36/01.pdf (84kb)

Taco Hoekwater
TUG conference 2008 (English)
MAPS 36, 2008, 2
keywords: tug, cork, announcement
36/02.pdf (1838kb)

Wilfred van Rooijen
Typesetting CJK and other exotic characters using LaTeX and xeLaTeX — Anything goes (well, almost ...) (English)
MAPS 36, 2008, 3-12
keywords: XeTeX, XeLaTeX, CJK, unicode, horizontal and vertical typesetting, Japanese
abstract: This paper tries to illustrate some of the particularities
of typesetting CJK characters using several flavors of
LaTeX. Special attention is given to Japanese. A short
introduction is given about the nature of the character
scripts and the special demands those alphabets put on
character and font encodings. Typesetting Japanese using
p(te)TeX, LaTeX, Lambda, and XeLaTeX is discussed. Special
discussion is given to XeLaTeX, and the possibilities
of including annotation markup and vertical typesetting
in Japanese texts using XeLaTeX. It will be shown that
although typesetting vertical material is possible with
XeTeX v0.997, more development work will be needed in this
area to create a dependable vertical typesetting system.
36/03.pdf (10651kb)

Jelle Huisman
Met XeTeX meertalig — Talen en fonts in TeX (Dutch)
MAPS 36, 2008, 13-17
keywords: talen, schrift, fonts, xetex
abstract: This article is an adaptation of the lecture I gave at the
NTG spring meeting of 8 June 2007. This article begins
with a little background information about languages,
scripts, and fonts. The second part of the article gives
some examples of multilingual use of TeX, using XeTeX.
Dit artikel is een bewerking van de lezing die ik op de
NTG voorjaarsbijeenkomst van 8 juni 2007 heb gehouden.
Dit artikel begint met wat achtergrondinformatie over
talen, schriften en fonts. Het tweede deel van het artikel
geeft een aantal voorbeelden van meertalig TeX-gebruik
met behulp van XeTeX.
36/04.pdf (213kb)

Piet van Oostrum
What is it about all those *TeXs (English)
MAPS 36, 2008, 18-21
keywords: tex, latex, miktex, tetex, texlive, etex, pdftex, pdfetex
abstract: This short article describes the different `layers'
in a TeX system, the differences between TeX engines,
extensions, macro packages, and distributions. I hope to
take away some of the confusions that people new to TeX
and less technically inclined people have when they are
confronted with terms like pdftex, texlive, tetex, miktex,
pdflatex and so on.
36/05.pdf (172kb)

Ulrik Vieth
Book Review: Fonts and Encodings — by Yannis Haralambous (English)
MAPS 36, 2008, 22-23
keywords: fonts, encodings, book review
36/06.pdf (127kb)

Luigi Scarso
On reading Fonts & Encodings (English)
MAPS 36, 2008, 24
abstract: Stated briefly: "should I buy this book?" YES.
36/07.pdf (83kb)

Hans Hagen
Latin Modern Nederlands (Dutch)
MAPS 36, 2008, 25-26
keywords: fonts, ij, ligature, opentype
abstract: This article discusses how some typical Dutch language
related typesetting issues are dealt with in Latin Modern
by means of the language and script tags.
36/08.pdf (26kb)

Aditya Mahajan
Theorems in ConTeXt (English)
MAPS 36, 2008, 27-32
keywords: context, theorems, enumerations
abstract: This article explains some of the recent advancements in
ConTeXt enumeration mechanism that handles most of the
requirements of theorem-like constructions.
36/09.pdf (131kb)

Hans van der Meer
Exam Papers — Posing Questions to Students (English)
MAPS 36, 2008, 33-38
keywords: context, examination, multiple choice
abstract: Exam is a module for consistent production and maintenance
of student examinations. Provided for are various types
of questions such as with long and small answers, yes/no
questions and multiple choice.
36/10.pdf (216kb)

Roland Smith
Revision control for TeX documents — An overview (English)
MAPS 36, 2008, 39-42
keywords: revision control, subversion, RCS, CVS, git
abstract: Revision control is the management of multiple versions of
the same unit of information. Originating in formalized
processes in engineering, it was first automated for
managing source code for computer software. Since TeX
documents are like source code, they lend themselves
well to being managed by a revision control system.

Systems like RCS and git are very suitable for
single writers working on their own projects.

elaborate systems like CVS and subversion are more suited
for groups cooperating on projects. It takes more effort
to master them.

For most single users, git is the
best alternative for multi-file projects, followed by RCS
for working on single TeX files.

36/11.pdf (190kb)

Hans Hagen
The luafication of TeX and ConTeXt (English)
MAPS 36, 2008, 43-50
keywords: lua, tex, context
36/12.pdf (138kb)

Frans Goddijn
DHZ boek (Dutch)
MAPS 36, 2008, 51-52
keywords: doe het zelf, boek, online drukker, pod
abstract: It is becoming easier to produce a book, while for
publishers it is less interesting to invest in new
authors. Publishing on your own looks natural, but if you
want to do it beautifully, it is a challenge.

wordt steeds makkelijker om zelf een boek te produceren
terwijl het voor uitgevers steeds minder interessant
wordt om in nieuwe auteurs te investeren. Zelf publiceren
ligt voor de hand maar als je het mooi wil doen is het
een uitdaging.

36/13.pdf (111kb)

Dave Walden
Notes on Self-publishing (English)
MAPS 36, 2008, 53-64
keywords: self-publishing, publishers, cost
abstract: This note summarizes what I have learned about
36/14.pdf (5608kb)

Taco Hoekwater
ConTeXt conference 2008 (English)
MAPS 36, 2008, 65
keywords: meeting, bohinj, announcement
36/15.pdf (424kb)

Taco Hoekwater, Hans Hagen
MetaPost library project (English)
MAPS 36, 2008, 66-68
keywords: metapost, mplib, reuse
36/16.pdf (131kb)

Hans Hagen, Taco Hoekwater
The MetaPost Library (English)
MAPS 36, 2008, 69-81
keywords: metapost, mplib, luatex
36/17.pdf (113kb)

Hans Hagen, Taco Hoekwater, Volker Schaa
Reshaping Euler — A collaboration with Hermann Zapf (English)
MAPS 36, 2008, 82-84
keywords: fonts, euler, update
36/18.pdf (705kb)

Hans van der Meer
Blocks and Arrows with MetaPost (English)
MAPS 36, 2008, 85-89
keywords: metapost, context, color, drawing, block, arrow, label
abstract: Typesetting of blocks and arrows in ConTeXt with MetaPost.
36/19.pdf (211kb)