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This schedule is not final, but significant changes are not expected.

Please note:

  • GUST's Annual General Meeting (Wednesday, April 30th);
  • the jubilee celebration dinner (Friday, May 2nd)
  • the meals, refreshment breaks and bonfire times migh slightly change…

Wednesday, April 30th

After the conference opening, a traditionally strong point of BachoTeX — fonts — will be taken on.

In Mateusz Kmiecik (aged 14!) we greet a new MetaPost follower. Mateusz bravely, perhaps pushed a bit by his father, responded to our call to the young generation. We wish you success!

Later in the evening — GUST's Annual General Meeting.

08:00 Breakfast
09:00Jerzy LudwichowskiConference opening
09:15Hans HagenOpenType: too open?
10:00Karel PíškaTests of the TeX Gyre fonts (Spring 2008)
10:45Arthur ReutenauerTeX contra TeX: a modification of the logo
11:00 Coffee break
11:30Mateusz KmiecikFrom Logo to MetaPost
11:45Adam TwardochFeatures of a robotic typesetter: best practices in defining and implementing OpenType Layout features for European fonts
12:45Marcin Wolińskibayerancki — my first font
13:30 Lunch
15:00Ulrik ViethUnderstanding the æsthetic of math typesetting
15:45Hans Hagen, Volker RW SchaaReshaping Euler: A collaboration with Hermann Zapf
16:30 Coffee break
17:00Bogusław JackowskiOTF format or name sorcery
17:45Reinhard Kotucha, Siep Kroonenberg, Norbert PreiningA new Installer for TeX Live
18:15Norbert PreiningThe new TeX Live infrastructure and installer
18:45Mojca MiklavecNew ‘minimal’ ConTeXt distribution
19:00 Dinner
20:00 GUST Annual General Meeting
21:00 Bonfire

Thursday, May 1st

This a little lighter day is devoted to working meetings of the various interest groups. It starts with a TeX warm-up of several papers.

For beginners and perhaps for non-beginners who will not partake in the working meetings: a workshop by Grzegorz Murzynowski on writing classes and packages. There will also be tutorials on using OpenType fonts by Andrzej Odyniec and Marcin Woliński. Everyone is invited!

08:00 Breakfast
10:00Piotr FuglewiczThe art of spellchecking or rather a piece of a spellchecker
10:30David KastrupWriting (La)TeX documents with AUCTeX in Emacs
11:00Jean-Michel HufflenXSLT 2.0 vs XSLT 1.0
11:30 Coffee break
12:00Marcin WolińskiFonts in LaTeX documents — a tutorial
13:00Andrzej OdyniecUsing OpenType fonts with XeTeX — a tutorial
14:00 Lunch
15:00Grzegorz MurzynowskiA short course in “Don’t Repeat Yourself” or “Write a class or package”
15:00 Time for interest groups meetings
16:30 Coffee break
19:00 Dinner

Friday, May 2nd

Friday is devoted to the main theme of the conference: “TeX contra TeX”. It will be an intensive day, with the introduction being prepared together by Paweł Jackowski, Mojca Miklavec and Arthur Reutenauer. They will also jointly chair the whole day.

“What in TeX makes me burst” — the paper by an angry youngster, Michał Kolany (part of the youngest generation time-distributed sub-mini conference of 2 papers), might give us something to ponder about…

A panel discussion will conclude the day (the list of panelists might change).

In the evening, the BachoTeX 16th jubilee celebration dinner.

08:00 Breakfast
09:00Paweł Jackowski, Mojca Miklavec, Arthur ReutenauerIntroduction to the “TeX contra TeX” day
09:30Michał KolanyWhat in TeX makes me burst
09:45Jonathan KewWhat's new in the XeTeX world?
10:15Hans Hagen, Taco HoekwaterThe luafication of TeX and ConTeXt
11:00 Coffee break
11:30David KastrupLuaTeX for lions and ants
12:15Jean-Michel HufflenAsian TeX-like typeset engines
12:45Hans HagenThe MetaPost Library
13:15Marek RyćkoTo TeX or not to TeX?
13:30 Lunch
15:00David KastrupBeauty and the beast — Design and implementation notes for ‘bigfoot’
15:30Arthur ReutenauerMaking TeX support Unicode: The Quest of the Holy Grail
16:00Martin SchröderWhat's new in the pdfTeX world?
16:30 Coffee break
17:00Jonathan KewTeXworks: lowering the barrier to entry
17:30Arthur ReutenauerHigh Noon in TeX town … A brief history of TeX, volume III
18:00Hans Hagen, David Kastrup, Jonathan Kew, Marek Ryćko, Martin Schröder, Volker RW Schaa, Ulrik ViethThe “TeX contra TeX” panel
19:30 Conference Dinner

Saturday, May 3rd

After the before-noon TeX warm-up, the rest of the day will be devoted to the æsthetic aspects of typography. Andrzej Tomaszewski's exhibition of book designs will make the backgroung of the talks.

Besides presenters already known to those frequenting BachoTeX, we will, for the first time, have with us Robert Oleś, a well known Polish typographer and book designer.

08:00 Breakfast
09:00Jean-Michel HufflenRevisiting Lexicographic Order Relations on Person Names
09:30David KastrupState of the ‘bigfoot’ package
10:15Grzegorz MurzynowskiA bibliography style: ‘pl64.bst’
10:30Jacek KmiecikThe tuning of LaTeX to one’s purposes
11:00 Coffee break
11:30Piotr Krakowiak, Tomasz ŁuczakThe Dragonia Magazine backstage
12:00Grzegorz MurzynowskiThreefold on typesetting of E. Szarzyński's letters: æstetic-, XeTeX-, and a little hacker-wise
13:30Andrzej TomaszewskiExhibition of book designs
13:30 Lunch
14:30Robert OleśProblematic elements of typograhic style influencing the æsthetic of the result
16:00Andrzej TomaszewskiApplied “footnoteology” — prolegomena
16:30 Coffee break
17:00Andrzej TomaszewskiDesigning a book on history of books
18:00Adam TwardochWhat is the difference between pretty and ugly books?
19:00 Dinner

Sunday, May 4th

For desert, on the last day, we have reserved a few interesting presentations, with the intention to keep from going those who might be toying with an idea of leaving early.

08:00 Breakfast
09:00Paweł JackowskiTeX: beauties and oddities
09:30Piotr Pianowski, Piotr StrzelczykPS_View, a new edition of a known program
10:15Joanna Ludmiła RyćkoThe secrets of an old wardrobe … a.k.a. long-term archiving
11:00Jerzy LudwichowskiConference closing
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Free time
13:30 Lunch