MAPS 41

Taco Hoekwater
MAPS 2010.2 (English/Dutch)
MAPS 41, 2010, 1-92
keywords: NTG, MAPS
abstract: NTG's magazine
41/maps.pdf (7937kb)

Taco Hoekwater
Redactioneel (Dutch)
MAPS 41, 2010, 1-1
41/01.pdf (27kb)

(anonymous)
Announcement: (English)
MAPS 41, 2010, 2-2
41/02.pdf (44kb)

Taco Hoekwater
tlcontrib.metatex.org (English)
MAPS 41, 2010, 3-8
keywords: TeXLive, TLContrib, distribution, contribution, packages
abstract: TLContrib is a distribution and associated website that
hosts contributed, supplementary packages for TeXLive.
The packages on TLContrib are those not distributed inside
TeXLive proper for one or several of the following reasons:
because the are not free software according to the FSF
guidelines, because they contain an executable update,
because they are not available on CTAN, or because
they represent an intermediate release for testing.
Anything related to TeX that can not be on TeXLive but
can still legally be distributed over the Internet can
have its place on TLContrib.
41/03.pdf (80kb)

Piet van Oostrum
Nieuws van CTAN (Dutch)
MAPS 41, 2010, 9-13
abstract: Dit artikel beschrijft een aantal recente bijdragen uit
het CTAN archief (en andere bronnen op het Internet).
De selectie is gebaseerd op wat ik zelf interessant vind
en wat ik denk dat voor veel anderen interessant is. Het
is dus een persoonlijke keuze. Het heeft niet de bedoeling
om een volledig overzicht te geven.
41/04.pdf (720kb)

Hans Hagen
Up to ConTeXt MkVI (English)
MAPS 41, 2010, 14-18
41/05.pdf (51kb)

Taco Hoekwater, Hartmut Henkel
LuaTeX 0.60 (English)
MAPS 41, 2010, 19-24
abstract: TeX Live 2010 will contain LuaTeX 0.60. This article
gives an overview of the changes between this version and
the version on last year's TeX Live. Highlights of this
release: CWEB code base, dynamic loading of lua modules,
various font subsystem improvements including support for
Apple .dfont font collection files, braced input file
names, extended PDF LUA table, and access to the line
breaking algorithm from LUA code.
41/06.pdf (66kb)

Paweł Jackowski
Luna - my side of the moon (English)
MAPS 41, 2010, 25-30
41/07.pdf (176kb)

Luigi Scarso
PDF/A-1a in MKIV (English)
MAPS 41, 2010, 31-36
keywords: LuaTeX, ConTeXt MkIV, PDF/A, color, font.
abstract: I present some considerations on electronic document
archiving and how MKIV supports the ISO Standard 19500-1
Level A Conformance (PDF/A-1a:2005), an ISO standard for
long-term document archiving.
41/08.pdf (105kb)

Paul Isambert
Three things you can do with LuaTeX ... (English)
MAPS 41, 2010, 37-44
41/09.pdf (149kb)

John C. Haltiwanger
Toward Subtext (English)
MAPS 41, 2010, 45-48
keywords: generative typesetting, multi-output, translation layer, pre-format
abstract: The demands of typesetting have shifted significantly
since the original inception of TeX. Donald Knuth strove
to develop a platform that would prove stable enough to
produce the same output for the same input over time
(assuming the absence of bugs). Pure TeX is a purely
formal language, with no practical notion of the semantic
characteristics of the text it is typesetting. The
popularity of LaTeX is largely related to its attempt
to solve this problem. The flexibility of ConTeXt lends
it to a great diversity of workflows. However, document
creation is not straight-forward enough to lend itself
to widespread adoption by a layman audience, nor is it
particularly flexible in relation to its translatability
into other important output formats such as HTML. Subtext
is a proposed system of generative typesetting
designed for providing an easy to use abstraction
for interfacing with TeX, HTML, and other significant
markup languages and output formats. By providing a
mutable translation layer in which both syntax
and the actual effects of translation are defined within
simple configuration files, the infinitely large set of
typographic workflows can be accomodated without being
known in advance. At the same time, once a workflow has
been designed within the Subtext system, it should enjoy
the same long-term stability found in the TeX system
itself. This article briefly explains the conditions,
motivations, and initial design of the emerging system.
41/10.pdf (70kb)

Hans Hagen
Typesetting in LUA using LuaTeX (English)
MAPS 41, 2010, 49-67
41/11.pdf (104kb)

Jean-Michel Hufflen
Processing "Computed" Texts (English)
MAPS 41, 2010, 68-78
keywords: Typesetting computed texts, TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, XeTeX, LuaTeX, xml, xslt, character maps, XQuery, xsl-fo.
abstract: This article is a comparison of methods that may be used
to derive texts to be typeset by a word processor. By
`derive', we mean that such texts are extracted from a
larger structure, which can be viewed as a database. The
present standard for such a structure uses an xml-like
format, and we give an overview of the available tools
for this derivation task.
41/12.pdf (782kb)

Kees van der Laan
à la Mondrian (English)
MAPS 41, 2010, 79-90
keywords: Art, color, cubism, De Stijl, golden ratio, Mondrian, pointillism, pseudo-random numbers, MetaPost, PostScript, Toorop
abstract: Mondriaan has worked most of his live as an abstract
painter, influenced by the magic realism of Jan Toorop,
and by Cubism and Pointillism. He was member of De Stijl
and has lived in Paris and in New York. Some of his
work seems to have been composed randomly, though he was
very precise, as witnessed by the overpainting of various
squares in his Victory Boogie-Woogie. Mondriaan's `random'
work Composition in Line 1916, is emulated and
varied in MetaPost and PostScript, in color, with the
lines (position and size) randomly chosen. He was the
first painter to frame work by Lozenges. Division of the
sides of his Lozenge with 2 lines is near to the
golden ratio. Emulated Lozenges obeying the golden ratio
have been included. The variations look nevertheless
Mondriaan-esque.
41/13.pdf (4185kb)

(anonymous)
NTG Najaarsbijeenkomst 2010 (Dutch)
MAPS 41, 2010, 91-92
41/14.pdf (1770kb)