Great news! From now on, all issues of the TUGboat except the current one are now publicly available for download. To tell this to as much TeX users as possible, I posted this plus download links and additional information here: on TeX StackExchange.
(La)TeX Usergroup Berlin Treffen 14. Februar, diesmal mit Präsi über einfache Struktur für Bachelor/Masterarbeit mit Literaturverzeichnis und Visual Studio Code für LaTeX, sowie git als Versionskontrollsystem: https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/Berliner-Usergroup-TeXLaTeX/
English: (La)TeX Usergroup Berlin meeting Feb 14, this time with talk about simple structure for bachelor/master thesis with bibliography and visual studio code for LaTeX, plus git as version control system.
TeX at iX and heise
The iX recently published a LaTeX tutorial. Quick reviews are on
- TeXwelt.de (Deutsch/German)
- TeX-talk.net (English)
At this occasion, some recent and older articles from heise and iX, in German:
- Donald E. Knuth: Der Informatik-Papst wird 80 (see comments)
- Der hexadezimale Dollar von Donald E. Knuth (see comments)
- Einführung in LaTeX
- Editoren für LaTeX
- LaTeX im Browser: Overleaf und ShareLaTeX fusionieren (comments)
- LaTeX-Editor Texmaker 5.0 (comments)
Why do I mention it? Because it’s interesting to read about TeX and LaTeX in general IT media, and comments by IT people can be quite entertaining, such as the usual rants of guys who used LaTeX fifteen or more years ago and still complain about old stuff without having seen how it developed in the meantime.
A declaration of love to the em dash: Regarding the Em Dash.
And a discussion on using the em dash and other punctuation, also considering TeX: on Hacker News.
Short Math Guide on CTAN
The Short Math Guide for LaTeX is now available on CTAN. It has been significantly updated, contains more up-to-date information and additional notes such as about discouraged syntax and new recommendations. From 17 pages it grew to 21 pages. Furthermore, the source code of the document is now available. It covers all math basics and is a very efficient guide for the smart reader.
Here you can find it: https://ctan.org/pkg/short-math-guide
TeX Live package management made easier
Besides the TeX Live Manager, there’s now a new handy tool: the TeX Live Cockpit.
- Short summary of features
- In German: Zusammenfassung im TeXwelt-Blog
- The detailed announcement of the author Norbert Preining
Event tip: LaTeX at the SHA hackers camp 2017
A DANTE / LaTeX team will organize a tent village with workshops at the SHA hackers camp in the Netherlands next week, 4th to 8th August 2017.
- German: TeXwelt.de
- English: TeX talk
TeX Live 2017 published!
Wohoo! TeX Live 2017 has been released! Quick release info in
- Englisch: TeX Live 2017 released
- Deutsch: TeX Live 2017 erschienen
And of cause on the TeX Live homepage. Have fun!
Event tip: DANTE meeting 2017
Currently, the DESY in Zeuthen near Berlin hosts the DANTE 2017 meeting of the German speaking TeX users group DANTE.
- German: TeXwelt.de
- English: TeXblog.net
News: TUG membership in 2017
The rates for electronic membership (TUGboat and TeX software online, no paper/DVD) decreased: it’s now $15 for students, seniors and TeX friends from countries with modest economies, and $45 for regular (electronic) membership, both early bird until March 31, 2017.
By joining now, you can directly be part of and support the TUG TeX activities. You know,
- Maintaining and developing the TeX Live distribution, that is also the base of MacTeX
- Yearly international TeX conferences
- The TUGboat journal
- Supporting projects, such as LaTeX3, CTAN, LuaTeX and MetaPost and font creation
What do you think? Like to comment here, or on my blog post?
It’s all up to us: http://tug.org/join.html