Taco Hoekwater
MAPS 2010.2 (English/Dutch)
MAPS 41, 2010, 1-92
maps.pdf (7937kb)
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Taco Hoekwater
Redactioneel (Dutch)
MAPS 41, 2010, 1-1
01.pdf (27kb)

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

Taco Hoekwater (English)
MAPS 41, 2010, 3-8
03.pdf (80kb)
TeXLive, TLContrib, distribution, contribution, packages
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.

Piet van Oostrum
Nieuws van CTAN (Dutch)
MAPS 41, 2010, 9-13
04.pdf (720kb)
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.

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

Taco Hoekwater, Hartmut Henkel
LuaTeX 0.60 (English)
MAPS 41, 2010, 19-24
06.pdf (66kb)
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.

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

Luigi Scarso
PDF/A-1a in MKIV (English)
MAPS 41, 2010, 31-36
08.pdf (105kb)
LuaTeX, ConTeXt MkIV, PDF/A, color, font.
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.

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

John C. Haltiwanger
Toward Subtext (English)
MAPS 41, 2010, 45-48
10.pdf (70kb)
generative typesetting, multi-output, translation layer, pre-format
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.

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

Jean-Michel Hufflen
Processing "Computed" Texts (English)
MAPS 41, 2010, 68-78
12.pdf (782kb)
Typesetting computed texts, TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, XeTeX, LuaTeX, xml, xslt, character maps, XQuery, xsl-fo.
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.

Kees van der Laan
à la Mondrian (English)
MAPS 41, 2010, 79-90
13.pdf (4185kb)
Art, color, cubism, De Stijl, golden ratio, Mondrian, pointillism, pseudo-random numbers, MetaPost, PostScript, Toorop
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.

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