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Various faces of typography

Theme teaser

Since several years we are trying not to forget what TeX/MetaFont and their variants and combinations are for. Remember why Prof. Knuth set out to create TeX? We will continue in this spirit also during the forthcoming BachoTeX conference. Here is Andrzej Tomaszewski's rationale:

Texts formed into direct or abstract writings and pictures are inseparable elements of the visual presentation of thought. During the millennia of our civilization this method of peoples communication reached the ability to record precisely scientific, social and artistic statements. Typography is an art of organizing text and in a broader context - publications as a whole. Text structures receive different shapes: from a sequence of simple sentences through futuristic poetry, statisticians tables, mathematicians formulas linguists dictionaries and even programmers listings. Sequences of alphanumeric signs require proper treatment -- for once as a material for data processing and second, as a communique created for human readers consumption.

This is what we will be talking about during BachoTeX.

Papers/presentations

Of course we look forward to the normal mix of TeX, Metapost, ConTeXt, LaTeX, and friends related presentations. Please do not forget about fonts!

Please note the “Call for TeX Pearls” further down.

The normal channel of offering papers is the emailing of proposals to the Program Committee, but before rushing off to the mailer, please consult the info for authors.

Workshops and tutorials

Especially welcome are proposals for TeX-related tutorials or introductions. If you have suggestions for tutorials or workshops by others than yourself or about specific topics, please let us know.

The following are in initial planning:

  • calligraphy,
  • book binding,

Poster sessions

Participants will be given the opportunity to present their TeX and typographic results in the form of posters for which we provide exhibition space.

TeX Pearls

We continue the tradition of the “Pearls of TeX Programming”. MetaFont/MetaPost do also fall into that category. Details and previously collected pearls can be found at http://www.gust.org.pl/projects/pearls/.

Deadlines and addresses

The deadline for “regular” abstracts and other proposals is March 27th 2015. The deadline for final papers to appear in the conference materials is April 10th.

Contributions should be send by email to the Program Committee: prog-2015 at gust dot org dot pl. The PC is chaired by Bogusław Jackowski (b underscore jackowski at gust dot org dot pl).

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