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TUGboat 41:3, 2020

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Complete issue 41:3 as one pdf (17mb) 
Front cover   c1 
Inside front cover   c2 
Contents ordered by difficulty   c3 
Title page   257 
Editorial information   258 
TUG Business
Institutional members   258 
General Delivery
From the president 
  Boris Veytsman      [Introductory — the paradox of early adoption; moving free software forward]
Editorial comments 
  Barbara Beeton      [Introductory — typography and TUGboat news]
     Passings: Janusz Nowacki, Ed Benguiat, Ron Graham;   A new Unicode-specific area in CTAN;   Fonts, fonts, fonts;   Erratum: “The road to Noto”, Steven Matteson (TUGboat 41:2, 145–154);   Learning LaTeX;   Graphical history in action;   Followup to “old news”;   Making TUGboat more accessible
How TeX changed my life 
  Michael Barr      [Introductory — math writing, typing, and typesetting]
Typographers' Inn 
  Peter Flynn      [Introductory — To print or not to print; Centering (again); New device driver for old format; What's in a name]
Eye charts in focus: The magic of optotypes 
  Lorrie Frear      [Intermediate — history and design of the optotypes used on eye charts]
Multilingual Document Processing
The Non-Latin scripts & typography 
  Kamal Mansour      [Intermediate — examples of the wide range of typesetting and font requirements beyond Latin]
Using DocStrip for multiple document variants 
  Matthew Leingang      [Intermediate — step-by-step example of homework assignments with questions, solutions, and more]
LaTeX news, issue 32, October 2020 
  LaTeX Project Team      [Intermediate — xparse in the format; hook management system; changes in graphics, tools, amsmath, babel]
LaTeX Tagged PDF—A blueprint for a large project 
  Frank Mittelbach, Chris Rowley      [Intermediate Plus — background and task summary of an extended feasibility study on the LaTeX web site]
    Feasibility study.
Functions and expl3 
  Enrico Gregorio      [Advanced — an introduction to LaTeX3 programming with functions and variables]
bib2gls: selection, cross-references and locations 
  Nicola Talbot      [Intermediate Plus — selecting, grouping, referencing glossary items with LaTeX's index facilities]
Making Markdown into a microwave meal 
  Vít Novotný      [Intermediate Plus — freezing Markdown, Minted, and BibLaTeX output for single-run processing]
Software & Tools
User-defined Type 3 fonts in LuaTeX 
  Hans Hagen      [Advanced — constructing a font on the fly that can reference images, other fonts, graphics]
Data display, plots and graphs 
  Peter Wilson      [Intermediate — simple example of using tables, scatter plots, line graphs, histograms]
Software & Tools
Short report on the state of LuaTeX, 2020 
  Luigi Scarso      [Intermediate — development status and comparison of LuaTeX and its relatives: LuaHBTeX, LuaJITTeX and LuaJITHBTeX]
Distinguishing 8-bit characters and Japanese characters in (u)pTeX 
  Hironori Kitagawa      [Advanced — analysis and solutions for differing interpretations of byte sequences]
Keyword scanning 
  Hans Hagen      [Advanced — peculiarities of parsing keywords, catcodes, and performance]
Representation of macro parameters 
  Hans Hagen      [Advanced — considers making unused arguments more efficient and tracing output more consistent]
TeXdoc online—a web interface for serving TeX documentation 
  Island of TeX      [Intermediate Plus — HTTP API for texdoc and CTAN topics]
MMTeX: Creating a minimal and modern TeX distribution for GNU/Linux 
  Michal Vlasák      [Intermediate Plus — a small TeX distribution with LuaTeX and OpTeX that integrates easily on modern systems]
UTF-8 installations of TeX 
  Igor Liferenko      [Advanced — changing TeX's encoding to support reading/writing Unicode]
OpTeX—A new generation of Plain TeX 
  Petr Olšák      [Intermediate Plus — modern LuaTeX format with full Unicode support]
Book reviews: Robert Granjon, letter-cutter, and Granjon's Flowers, by Hendrik D.L. Vervliet 
  Charles Bigelow      [Reports and notices — detailed review of these two books from Oak Knoll Press on 17th century type designer Robert Granjon]
     See the TUG books page for all book reviews and discounts.
Book review: Glisterings, by Peter Wilson 
  Boris Veytsman      [Reports and notices — review of this volume of collected columns from TUGboat, published by TUG]
Historical review of TeX3 
  Peter Flynn      [Introductory — a 1991 review of TeX, written for those experienced in other typesetting systems]
Hints & Tricks
The treasure chest 
  Karl Berry      [Intermediate — new CTAN packages, August–October 2020]
TUG Business
TUG 2021 election 
  TUG Elections committee 
     See the TUG election page for all information.
TeX consulting and production services   370-371 
Calendar   372 

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