# MAPS 9

Gerard van Nes
MAPS 1992.2 (Dutch/English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 1-162
maps.pdf (2054kb)
keywords:
NTG, MAPS
abstract:
NTG's magazine

Gerard van Nes, Jos Winnink
Verslag (1992/2) (Dutch)
MAPS 9, 1992, 1-4
01.pdf (61kb)
keywords:
report, members meeting
abstract:
Opening; Verslag bijeenkomst 21 november 1991; Ingekomen stukken en Mededelingen; NTG jaarvergadering; Verslag/discussie werkgroepen; Rondvraag; NTG presentaties: `TeX and Scientific Publishing'; Sluiting.

(anonymous)
TeX kalender & Glossary & Discount boeken en software voor NTG leden (Dutch)
MAPS 9, 1992, 5
02.pdf (23kb)
keywords:
calendar, glossary, book, software

(anonymous)
Werkgroepen NTG (Dutch)
MAPS 9, 1992, 6
03.pdf (12kb)
keywords:
working group
abstract:
Verslag werkgroepen.

Gerard van Nes
Van uw MAPS Editor (1992) (Dutch)
MAPS 9, 1992, 7-8
04.pdf (38kb)
keywords:
MAPS

Kees van der Laan
Van de Voorzitter (1992/2) (Dutch)
MAPS 9, 1992, 9-11
05.pdf (47kb)
keywords:
chairman

Johannes Braams
Concept begroting 1993 (Dutch)
MAPS 9, 1992, 12
06.pdf (21kb)
keywords:
budget

(anonymous)
NTG's listserver TeX-NL (Dutch)
MAPS 9, 1992, 13-15
07.pdf (22kb)
keywords:
listserver, TEX-NL
abstract:
Overzicht gebruikers listserver.

(anonymous)
NTG's fileserver TeX-NL (Dutch)
MAPS 9, 1992, 16-22
08.pdf (43kb)
keywords:
fileserver
abstract:
Overzicht inhoud NTG fileserver.

Huub Mulders
WG 3: Evaluatie; Formules in WP5.1, DECwrite en LaTeX (Dutch)
MAPS 9, 1992, 23-30
09.pdf (173kb)
keywords:
formulas, evaluation, WordPerfect, DECwrite, LaTeX
abstract:
De pakketten WP5.1, DECwrite en LaTeX bieden de mogelijkheid om formules te typesetten. Om de mogelijkheden en kwaliteit te kunnen beoordelen is geprobeerd een vijftal formules met behulp van de drie pakketten te maken.

Erik-Jan Vens
WG 4: Fonts; Hoe maak ik van een font twee fonts? (Dutch)
MAPS 9, 1992, 31-32
10.pdf (21kb)
keywords:
working group, fonts, virtual fonts
abstract:
Andrea de Leeuw van Weenen wilde een deel van haar zelfgemaakte font aan kunnen spreken met de gewone letters op het toetsenbord, en niet met lastig in te typen en (evt.) lastig te onthouden macros. De aangewezen manier leek het maken van een virtueel font. Dus heb ik eens op een rijtje gezet wat je daarvoor nodig hebt.

Kees van der Laan
7th European TeX Conference: EuroTeX'92 (Dutch)
MAPS 9, 1992, 33-36
11.pdf (53kb)
keywords:
EuroTeX, conference, Prague
abstract:
Highlights of this EuroTeX'92 at Prague were:
• Graphics via TeX and METAFONT.
• = METAFONT with PostScript output.
• PostScript fonts coupled to TeX.
• What every advisory service should know.
• AsTeX as model for a scientific workbench.
• Several (free) tutorials: Advanced TeX, Virtual fonts, XY-PiC.

Johannes Braams
Verslag van de TUG conferentie in Portland, Oregon (Dutch)
MAPS 9, 1992, 37-42
12.pdf (68kb)
keywords:
TUG conference, Portland
abstract:
Verslag van de TUG conferentie in Portland, Oregon.

Anita Hoover
The Key to Successful Support: Knowing Your TeX and LaTeX Users (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 43-49
13.pdf (80kb)
keywords:
user support
abstract:
The primary emphasis of this paper is to address the issues related to supporting TeX and LaTeX. One essential ingredient to successfully supporting any package is that you must know your users. In the case of TeX and LaTeX, this is especially true, because the user base can be so diverse. This paper will focus on support strategies that address different types of users and what you can do as a TeX and LaTeX support person to adopt these strategies in your organization.

Frank Mittelbach, Chris Rowley
The Pursuit of Quality (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 50-56
14.pdf (80kb)
keywords:
craft typography, automated typesetting, document formatting models, paradigm, typographic rules, visual contexts, logical contexts, global optimization
abstract:
This paper compares high-quality craft typography with the state of the art in automated typesetting. The first part discusses several typographical conventions which cannot be implemented by means of any formatting model currently in use. The second part explains why the current paradigms of computerized typesetting will not serve for high-quality formatting and suggests directions for the further research necessary to improve the quality of computer generated layout.

Walter van der Laan, Johannes Braams
Writing Reports with More than a Hundred People (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 57-62
15.pdf (145kb)
keywords:
automated report writing, LaTeX
abstract:
This paper describes a system that produces project status reports using LaTeX. The reports contain both textual and financial information. The textual part of the status reports is written by over a hundred people who don't need to know what LaTeX is. The financial information is retrieved from a database.

Ralph Youngen
TeX-based Production at the AMS (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 63-68
16.pdf (96kb)
keywords:
AMS
abstract:
The American Mathematical Society (AMS) is a both major publisher of mathematical research, and a professional organization whose members are mathematicians engaging in research at academic institutions and other research centers in the U.S. and around the world. A primary function of the Society is to provide channels of communication whereby these mathematicians can communicate the results of their research to each other, and to the broader scientific community. Foremost among these channels of communication is an extensive publications program which is based on the TeX typesetting system.

Nico Poppelier, Eric van Herwijnen, Chris Rowley
Standard dtd's and Scientific Publishing (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 69-80
17.pdf (143kb)
keywords:
DTD, SGML, scientific publishing
abstract:
This paper has two parts. In the first part we argue that scientific publishing needs one standard dtd for each class of documents that is published, for example one for all research papers and one for all books. In the second part we apply this reasoning to mathematical formulas, and we outline some design requirements for a document type definition for mathematical formulas. In the appendices we discuss and compare existing document type definitions for mathematical formulas.

Erik-Jan Vens
Incorporating PostScript fonts in TeX (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 81-84
18.pdf (58kb)
keywords:
PostScript, fonts, pfb2mf, conversion
abstract:
pfb2mf provides the TeX community with an interface to the PostScript Type One fonts. There is an overwhelming amount of these fonts for sale and there are a lot of fonts in the Public Domain, so it extends the range of typefaces the TeX user can choose from.

David Salomon
Creating Shaded Rectangles with PostScript (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 85-88
19.pdf (36kb)
keywords:
abstract:
One of the most common graphics used in documents is text with a shaded background. This is hard to do with TeX but easy with PostScript. Simple PostScript code is presented here to create shaded rectangles, and a macro is developed to combine such a rectangle with text.

John Hobby
Introduction to METAPOST (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 89-96
20.pdf (110kb)
keywords:
METAFONT, METAPOST, picture drawing
abstract:
METAPOST is a picture-drawing language very much like METAFONT except with PostScript output. The language provides access to all major features of Level 1 PostScript and it has facilities for integrating graphics with typeset text. This paper gives a brief overview of the METAPOST language and how it can be used. A few of the more interesting features are described in detail.

Theo Jurriens
TeX for Everyone!? (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 97-99
21.pdf (48kb)
keywords:
METAFONT, PostScript
abstract:
In this article author tries to defend a more general use of TeX outside the world of mathematics, astronomy, physics etc. The ! or ? in the title of this paper is the question. Several examples are shown why TeX is much powerful than a dull word-processing package.

Theo Jurriens
TeX als Database (Dutch)
MAPS 9, 1992, 100-101
22.pdf (15kb)
keywords:
abstract:
In dit artikel wordt beschreven hoe TeX is gebruikt als een primitieve database voor de administratie van de 47ste Nederlandse Astronomen Conferentie.

Theo Jurriens
Ladies and LaTeX — III Vragen allerlei! (Dutch)
MAPS 9, 1992, 102-104
23.pdf (24kb)
keywords:
abstract:
In het dagelijks gebruik van LaTeX komen we zo af en toe toch nog wel eens problemen voor. In dit artikel vragen uit de praktijk en de mogelijke oplossingen.

Victor Eijkhout
Just give me a Lollipop (it makes my heart go giddy-up) (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 105-110
24.pdf (66kb)
keywords:
Lollipop, meta-format, style design
abstract:
The Lollipop format is a meta-format: it does not define user macros, but it contains the tools with which a style designer can easily implement such user macros. This article will show some of the capabilities of Lollipop and will give the reader a small peek behind the scenes of the implementation.

David Salomon
Index Preparation for TeX Related Documents (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 111-114
25.pdf (50kb)
keywords:
index preparation, MakeIndex
abstract:
A beta release of the MakeIndex program has recently become available for the Macintosh computer, and I immediately started using it to prepare the indexes of two new books. MakeIndex is easy to use with LaTeX but, since I like to work with plain TeX, I have developed all the necessary macros from scratch. They are presented here for the benefit of anyone who wants a professionally looking index.

Kees van der Laan
Table Diversions (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 115-129
26.pdf (133kb)
keywords:
tables, bordered table, plain TeX
abstract:
Characteristics of existing table macro collections are given. A kaleidoscope of tables — as next best to a taxonomy — is presented. Newly introduced is the class of bordered tables. Variations in print-ruled, nonruled, framed, nonframed, dotted, centered, flushed-can be obtained via the invoke of parameter setting macros; no modification of user mark up. Simultaneous row and column spans, partial rules, and dotted lines are dealt with. The listing of the macro \btable, with auxiliaries, is included.

Kees van der Laan
Syntactic Sugar (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 130-136
27.pdf (101kb)
keywords:
array addressing, loops, parameters, linear search, sorting, switch, plain TeX
abstract:
A plea is made for being honest with TeX and not imposing alien structures upon it, otherwise than via compatible extensions, or via (non-TeX) user interfaces to suit the publisher, the author, or the typist. This will facilitate the process to get (complex) publications out effectively, and typographically of high-quality.

Kees van der Laan
Heap Sort in TeX (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 137-138
28.pdf (40kb)
keywords:
heap sort, plain TeX
abstract:
Sorting in plain TeX is implemented via heap sort. The heap sort algorithm is explained and the encoding given.

Kees van der Laan
FIFO and LIFO sing the BLUes (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 139-144
29.pdf (89kb)
keywords:
FIFO, LIFO, BLUe, plain TeX
abstract:
FIFO, First-In-First-Out, and LIFO, Last-In-First-Out, are well-known techniques for handling sequences. In TeX macro writing they are abundant but are not easily recognized as such. TeX templates for FIFO and LIFO are given and their use illustrated. The relation with Knuth's \dolist, answer ex11.5, and \ctest, p.376, is given.

Kees van der Laan
Typesetting Crosswords via TeX, revisited (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 145-146
30.pdf (43kb)
keywords:
crosswords
abstract:
An alternative macro, to van der Laan (1992b), is provided for typesetting crosswords via TeX.

Jan Krugers
Scientific Word; TeX à la WYSIWYG (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 147-154
31.pdf (244kb)
keywords:
Scientific Word, WYSIWYG, Windows, OS2WIN
abstract:
A software package for Windows and OS2WIN for inputting mathematical formulas WYSIWYG according to all TeX rules. Internal storage format is a mixture of TeX, LaTeX and macros of own design. Mathematical formulas are immediately shown the way they will be printed. Line width for text is limited to the width of the windowfor ease of use. The built in previewer from TurboTeX shows the whole document layout. There are also dvi drivers included for PostScript, LaserJet, DeskJet and matrixprinters. Pictures can be called just as easy as formulas can be inputted. A description of the philosophy of this package and how to work with it.

Gerard van Nes
Bugs (sigh) in Knuths `Computers & Typesetting' (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 155-157
32.pdf (38kb)
keywords:
bugs, Knuth, Computers & Typesetting
abstract:
In may/june this year a discussion started on the TeX-NL listserver (by Kees van der Laan and Nico Poppelier) about the releases of Knuths book series: it was not sure that Addison-Wesley was selling only the latest book editions. We have forwarded that discussion directly to Addison-Wesley in Amsterdam. The answer is included in next section.

Michael Downes
LaTeX3; Call for Volunteers (English)
MAPS 9, 1992, 158
33.pdf (17kb)
keywords:
LaTeX3, volunteers
abstract:
This is a call for volunteers to help in the development of LaTeX3. There are many tasks needing to be done in support of the LaTeX3 project which can be worked on concurrently with the development of the LaTeX3 kernel. Furthermore, some tasks require special expertise not found among the core programming team. Initial research, analysis, and work on these tasks by volunteers can greatly speed up the process of integrating a number of desirable features into LaTeX3. Many of these features can be extensively developed and tested under LaTeX 2.09 even before the LaTeX3 kernel is available.

Jiří Zlatuška
EuroTeX'92 proceedings (Dutch)
MAPS 9, 1992, 159
34.pdf (16kb)
keywords:
EuroTeX, proceedings, Prague
abstract:
EuroTeX '92 proceedings volume contains 330 pages of papers presented at the last European TeX Conference held in Prague, Czechoslovakia. There are full texts of five invited talks included, presenting topics ranging from the future of TeX to combinations involving METAFONT and PostScript, and also user support. The volume is available from the Czechoslovak TeX user's group for only DM 30.—.

(anonymous)
TUG '93; Call for Papers (Dutch)
MAPS 9, 1992, 160
35.pdf (56kb)
keywords:
TUG conference, call for papers
abstract:
Call for papers for TUG'93 meeting.

(anonymous)