Taco Hoekwater
MAPS 2008.2 (English/Dutch)
MAPS 37, 2008, 1-90
maps.pdf (18482kb)
NTG's magazine

Taco Hoekwater
Redactioneel (Dutch)
MAPS 37, 2008, 1
01.pdf (22kb)

Taco Hoekwater
TUG conference 2009 (English)
MAPS 37, 2008, 2
02.pdf (179kb)
tug, cork, announcement

Hans Hagen
The TeX-lua mix (English)
MAPS 37, 2008, 3-11
03.pdf (72kb)
An introduction to the combination of TeX and the scripting language Lua.

Mojca Miklavec, Arthur Reutenauer
Putting the Cork back in the bottle (English)
MAPS 37, 2008, 12-16
04.pdf (268kb)
Until recently, all of the hyphenation patterns available for different languages in TeX were using 8-bit font encodings, and were therefore not directly usable with UTF-8 TeX engines such as XeTeX and LuaTeX. When the former was included in TeX Live in 2007, Jonathan Kew, its author, devised a temporary way to use them with XeTeX as well as the "old" TeX engines. Last spring, we undertook to convert them to UTF-8, and make them usable with both sorts of TeX engines, thus staying backwardly compatible. The process uncovered a lot of idiosyncrasies in the pattern-loading mechanism for different languages, and we had to invent solutions to work around each of them.

Taco Hoekwater
PDF genereren voor e-readers (Dutch)
MAPS 37, 2008, 17-24
05.pdf (298kb)
Notudoc is a commercial Internet application ConTeXt uses for the on-the-fly generation of PDF documents, for the e-readers of IREX technologies, and more. This article gives a look behind the scenes. NotuDoc is een commerciƫle internet applicatie die ConTeXt gebruikt voor het on-the-fly genereren van pdf documenten, onder andere voor de e-readers van iRex technologies. Dit artikel geeft een blik achter de schermen.

Hans Hagen
Dealing with xml in ConTeXt MkIV (English)
MAPS 37, 2008, 25-39
06.pdf (76kb)

Willi Egger
Printing labels with ConTeXt (English)
MAPS 37, 2008, 40-44
07.pdf (59kb)
maps, context, layer, label, xy-arrangement
Sometimes one needs to print a single label which will be glued onto a package, a large envelope or for the identification of a box. In certain situations one wants to produce a series of identical labels or one needs to typeset whole databases of addresses. ConTeXt offers the possibility of using the XY-arranging procedure to print on each of the labels being present on a sheet. Here a possible approach is presented for labels of the size 105 x 42.3mm i.e. (14 labels on a A4). It is shown how to print a single label but also how to get multiple copies of the same content and how to prepare sheets of labels containing the addresses of a database.

Willi Egger
Printing envelopes with ConTeXt (English)
MAPS 37, 2008, 45-47
08.pdf (811kb)
maps, context, layer, envelope
Once in a while one has to prepare an envelope with printed address based on the guidelines provided by the Dutch mail service TNT. This short communication shows a way to achieve this with ConTeXt. The article shows the solution for the DL-type of envelope. From there, it is a small step to define other envelopes with different dimensions.

Hans van der Meer
CD and DVD covers in ConTeXt (English)
MAPS 37, 2008, 48-54
09.pdf (2736kb)
cd, dvd, jewelcase
Production of CD and DVD covers in several variations using ConTeXt.

Taco Hoekwater, Hans Hagen
Punk from Metafont to MetaPost (English)
MAPS 37, 2008, 55-58
10.pdf (38kb)
To make Knuth's punk font usable with ConTeXt MKIV, it had to be converted from Metafont to MetaPost input. This article highlights the most important changes that had to be made in the conversion process.

Hans Hagen, Taco Hoekwater
How to Convince Don and Hermann to use LuaTeX (English)
MAPS 37, 2008, 59-66
11.pdf (11143kb)

Hans Hagen
The Punk Module (English)
MAPS 37, 2008, 67-69
12.pdf (541kb)

Jonathan Kew
TeXworks: lowering the barrier to entry (English)
MAPS 37, 2008, 70-72
13.pdf (1169kb)
editor, gui, interface, multi-platform, tex front-end, texshop
A multi-platform competitor for TeXShop is described: TeXworks.

Norbert Preining
TeX Live 2008 and the TeX Live Manager (English)
MAPS 37, 2008, 73-89
14.pdf (912kb)
TeX Live 2008 has been released recently, and the DVDs are ready to go gold. This is the first release of TeX Live shipping the TeX Live Manager, tlmgr for short. Besides taking over some of the tasks from texconfig (which has never been available for Windows) it finally brings many new features to the TeX Live world, most importantly the option for dynamic updates. This article will present the new TeX Live Installer, the TeX Live Manager, and at the end lists other changes in TeX Live 2008.

Taco Hoekwater
EuroTeX conference 2009 (English)
MAPS 37, 2008, 90
15.pdf (107kb)
context, meeting, the hague, announcement