MAPS 52 (2022.1)

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Welcome (English)
MAPS 52, 2022, 1-2
108.pdf (185kB)
By means of the Maps we want to keep you informed of developments, and reward our members for their loyal support to the TeX developers. We also offer space to readers who let others share their experiences with TeX, MetaPost, fonts and such. So don't hesitate to send us articles. Half a page is already very nice, more is appreciated. It does not have to be a 'heavy cost', as readers are very interested in reading how others use TeX. So an article like “This is what I do with TeX, here is how I do it and now you can do it too” is very welcome!
Although the internet is an important source of information today, paper continues to fulfill a function within the association. After all, that fits with TeX !

Hans Hagen
Dutch Government Math rendering (English)
MAPS 52, 2022, 3-8
112.pdf (441kB)

Hans Hagen & Mikael Sundqvist
A different approach to math spacing (English)
MAPS 52, 2022, 9-36
114.pdf (260kB)

Frans Goddijn
Danlan type by Adriaan Goddijn — (and a salacious gnome) (English)
MAPS 52, 2022, 37-40
102.pdf (6271kB)

Taco Hoekwater
Danlan type by Adriaan Goddijn — (quick font hack) (English)
MAPS 52, 2022, 41-46
103.pdf (144kB)
When Frans Goddijn first showed me the Danlan font article in September 2019, I immediately thought that it would be fun to play with those letters a bit in TeX and MetaPost.
But then the almost inevitable thing happened that so often happens to me: I got distracted by other things, and forgot about Danlan completely. Until this spring, when Frans reminded me that I had promised an article for the Maps. This is that promised article: it will show what a few days playing around with a specification and MetaPost, FontForge, and ConTeXt got me. I have not created a complete font by any means, but it is just enough of one to show off a little bit and document how the creation process worked out for me.

Mikael P. Sundqvist
Finding all intersections of paths in MetaPost (English)
MAPS 52, 2022, 47-70
105.pdf (230kB)
In this article we will discuss different ways to implement macros to find all intersections of paths in METAPOST. We will first work out some rather simple ideas, providing partial solutions on the macro level. We then show by an example how the intersectiontimes macro works, and describe how it was extended in the engine by Hans Hagen.

Hans Hagen
Cyrillisch in publieke fonts [Cyrillic in public fonts] (Dutch)
MAPS 52, 2022, 71-72
101.pdf (76kB)

Y. Robbers
Tante Lenie weet raad — Uw trouwe steun en toeverlaat voor al uw problemen [Aunt Lenie knows what to do — Your loyal support and rock for all your problems] (Dutch)
MAPS 52, 2022, 73-75
109.pdf (143kB)
This time, Aunt Lenie helps some NTG members with their TeX problems and other deep soul issues. For example, she helps Tamara J., a board game designer, to depict beautiful dice in the manual for her new game, using LaTeX, and she helps classical language teacher Jaap T. to mark words in a text for a test. that he makes in XeLaTeX. Finally, she helps Herman R., a mathematician who got stuck with boldfaced math formulas in plain TeX section titles.

Taco Hoekwater
Dice3D OpenType — (quick font hack two) (English)
MAPS 52, 2022, 76-76
115.pdf (111kB)
The previous article by Yuri Robbers shows simulated 3D dice. That font existed only as a MetaFont source file, so for the ConTeXt-format MAPS article, I had to quickly create an OpenType version.

Hans Hagen
The art of MAPS proofreading (English)
MAPS 52, 2022, 77-81
111.pdf (539kB)

Fabrice Larribe
MetaFun for generative art (English)
MAPS 52, 2022, 82-90
107.pdf (9245kB)
MetaFun, art, creation
This article shows how MetaFun can be used to create generative art, by showing the construction of three projects, step by step.

Jos Winnink
Afscheid [Goodbye] (Dutch)
MAPS 52, 2022, 91-92
113.pdf (297kB)
I have been a member of the NTG since 1990. Now that I'm retired, my use of TeX has decreased to such an extent that I no longer see myself as an active user. In this article I look back on more than 30 years of TeX and especially LaTeX related activities.