Baskerville is in the mail

The first copy of Baskerville for some years is in the post to UK-TUG members. Many thanks to the Editor, Jonathan Webley, for the effort he has put in in producing it. We look forward to getting submissions for the next issue! If you’re expecting a copy and it doesn’t arrive please contact the Membership Secretary. Baskerville is also available electronically to members and non-members.

Publishing Mathematics in New and Old Media

On a recent meander around the internet, we spotted that River Valley have a set of videos recorded at our 2007 meeting on publishing mathematics. For those people interested, the talk titles were: What Journal Publishers Want Founding a Successful Electronic Journal Moodle and Math at the OU MathTran – TeX online serving images All very interesting!


(La)TeX training at the UK Unix Users’ Group Summer Meeting

Planning is ongoing for a (La)TeX training session at the UK Unix Users’ Group Summer Meeting in Birmingham. Our earlier post gave initial details, but we are now making progress on the detail. The tutorial sessions are on Friday, the 7th of August. We are expecting to have a session in the morning (from 09:00 to about 13:30), and our abstract at the moment reads: Introduction to LaTeX A tutorial…


TUG 2009

Promoted by the EuroTeX 2009 reminder, Karl Berry has sent out a message about TUG 2009: TUG 2009 will be in Notre Dame, Indiana, at the end of July. A list of presentations and other information is posted at Please consider coming! The more the merrier, as always.


EuroTeX 2009

The following message dropped into the UK-TUG inbox this morning: a timely reminder! Dear TeX user, The upcoming EuroTeX 2009 takes place from August 31 till September 4 in Den Haag in The Netherlands. In parallel we will run the third ConTeXt conference. We already have some 25 talks and tutorials submitted but we need a few more as we run a parallel program. If you are willing to present…


New and improved templates

The Templates page sees a few changes. There is a new template for doing label printing, for mail-shots and so on. At the same time, the letter mail merge and directory templates have been updated to use the latest version of the datatool package. As always, feedback and new template ideas are always welcome.


Baskerville: delivery options

The first issue of Baskerville for a number of years is now ready for release. The Committee are currently finalising delivery details. We will be sending out a PDF copy of Baskerville to all members electronically. At the same time, we will be sending out printed copies to all members unless they opt out. Members who do not want to receive a printed copy of Baskerville should let us know…

Opinions on LaTeX books: meeting next week

Niall Mansfield has been in touch with the Committee, looking for some input on the potential for getting a number of LaTeX books in German translated in English. The general topics of the books are: LaTeX reference Maths with LaTeX Tables with LaTeX PSTricks KOMA-Script Niall is hoping to to get input into three general questions: Is this a useful book for the (La)TeX world? What sort of demand would…