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Buried alive! The new coffin layouts of LaTeX3

March 19th, 2012 · Tags: · · · · · No Comments

So on my way to the Visual Culture codebase today I happened upon a rabbit hole that was too inviting not to descend into: (Note that all names in this email are new to me as of today). In response to a new LaTeX users questions about ‘best practices’ for laying out a letterhead, Frank […]

A beautiful compliment

February 27th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on A beautiful compliment

“Livre de texte dense, a priori sans soucis de graphisme, et je découvre que c’est tout l’inverse.”1 More pictures: http://gallery.constantvzw.org/main.php?g2_itemId=30910 “Book of dense text, a priori without concern about graphic design, and I discover that it’s quite the opposite” Ariane Bosshard in: Prix Fernand Baudin: les plus beaux livres à Bruxelles et en Wallonie 2009 […]

TeX, Fata Morgana et une promesse

February 15th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on TeX, Fata Morgana et une promesse

Les organisateurs du Prix Fernand Baudin nous ont demandé de répondre à trois questions concernant le livre, en vue d’intégrer les réponses dans le catalogue en préparation actuellement. Nos réponses sous forme d’extraits traduits en français du texte publié à la fin du livre. (Full version in English) — Brèves explications du concept/déroulé du livre: […]

Tracks in electr(on)ic fields

November 15th, 2009 · Tags: · · · · · 1 Comment

Tuesday Mardi 24/11 Booklaunch: Tracks in electr(on)ic fields @ Verbindingen/Jonctions 12: By Data We Mean Zennestraat 17 Rue de la Senne, Brussels Bruxelles

Pelgrimage to Pragma

June 29th, 2009 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Pelgrimage to Pragma

Designing with TeX: episode IV Today we drove up North to the headquarters of Pragma in Hasselt (NL), La Place from where ConTeXt, a document markup language and document preparation system based on TeX, is being developed. The goal of the journey was to resolve some of the issues we encounter while designing a multi […]

Pre-announcement: print/pixel conference

April 20th, 2009 · Tags: · · · · 1 Comment

(forwarded from the research programme Communication in a digital age, Rotterdam) PRINT/PIXEL International conference on the shifting relation between online and print publishing Tuesday-Wednesday 12-13 May 2009 | 12-17:00 (public sessions), 20-22:00 (professional sessions) The conference investigates the shifting relationship between online and print publishing. Both can no longer be separated, but complement each other. […]


March 14th, 2009 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on \definetypeface

Designing with TeX: episode III Thanks to the super active ConTeXt mailinglist, we are finally able to load our own fonts! And of course, once we know how, we are almost disappointed that it is so easy to do. if you compile this file: \definetypeface[Libertinage][rm][Xserif][Libertinage] \setupbodyfont[Libertinage, 24pt] \starttext \input knuth \stoptext with this command: texexec […]

Lions and tulips

February 18th, 2009 · Tags: · · · · · 2 Comments

Designing with TeX: episode II “Users only need to learn a few easy-to-understand commands that specify the logical structure of a document“. If only we had sooner understood that user here is writer, not designer, we might have given up earlier. The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2 goes on to explain: “They almost never […]

Designing with LaTeX

October 28th, 2008 · Tags: · · 4 Comments

Designing with LaTeX

Designing with TeX: episode I OSP is currently working on a book containing essays, interviews and images following from the Constant festival/seminar Tracks in electronic fields and we are laying it out in LaTeX! LaTeX is a tool developed in the context of academic publishing, specifically for technical or scientific documents. It combines markup à […]

TUG Interview Corner

June 10th, 2008 · Tags: · · Comments Off on TUG Interview Corner

Dave Walden from the TeX User Group introduces his excellent TUG Interview Corner as follows: “technology is created by and evolves with use by people, and the points of view and backgrounds of the people influence the technology” The ever growing list of interviewees include Barbara Beeton, Donald Knuth, Herman Zapf and numerous other less […]

Mathematics, fonts, free and money

May 17th, 2008 · Tags: · · · · 2 Comments

In a déjà old interview (2000) by Advogato, Donald Knuth (TeX and Metafont author) answers in his sometimes-very-short sometimes-generous style. In the middle of these all interesting things, a few exchanges about relations between mathematics, fonts, free and money. Enough close to some parts of talks at Wroclaw, like the Dave Crossland’s one, and some […]

Matching Tools

June 6th, 2007 · Tags: · · 1 Comment

Today’s challenge brought to you by indexer and typesetter John Culleton. These four covers were done using three different tools: Tex (context) Gimp Inkscape Who can match covers 1 through 4 with the correct tool? http://typebye.com/test2.html

LaTeX Project

March 17th, 2006 · Tags: · · Comments Off on LaTeX Project

From WORDS MADE FLESH Code, Culture, Imagination by Florian Cramer (p22) The idea that beauty materializes in numerical proportions according to mathematical laws continues to be popular in scientific and engineering cultures, too. Since the early 1970s, Donald Knuth, widely considered the founder of computer science as an independent academic discipline, published his textbooks under […]