[Aleph] Development of an Open Source typesetting system for scholarly texts: Job postings

Marc klists at saphor.de
Fri Dec 4 06:57:05 CET 2009

Dear Colleagues,

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) funds a joint project of the
University of Applied Sciences Worms (Germany) and the University
Trier (Germany) for the development of an Open Source typesetting
module for (primarily) scholarly texts.

We will jointly develop a typesetting system for XML-based texts with
complex layout requirements that meets the stringent requirements for
the typesetting of (potentially heavily multilingual) academic texts
(e.g. critical editions). The end user will work directly with
semantically annotated data, without having to use explicit layouting
instructions. In this the system will build on the experience of
existing typesetting systems such as Omega / Aleph --- the system I
used myself to publish the Geordnetes Weltbild --- and apply it to new

Based on a WYSIWYG user interface (to be integrated into the TextGrid
Lab, cf. http://www.textgrid.de) the system will support end users in
the development of style-sheets for the rule-based formatting of their
texts and will master the production of PDF (including PDF-A for
longterm archiving).

For this work we look for two motivated research assistants with a
strong skill set in software architecture and development, one
primarily focussing on the design and development of the core
typesetting system itself (based in Worms) and one primarily looking
at the end user interface (based in Trier). Applications should be in
by December 31st.

You can find the full details of the call under
http://www.budabe.eu/print_stellenausschreibung.pdf (in German) and
http://www.budabe.de/print_stellenausschreibung_en.pdf (in English)

We are looking forward to your applications!

Best regards,

Marc Küster

P. S.: Please feel free to forward this application to any interested

FH Worms - University of Applied Sciences
Fachbereich Informatik/Telekommunikation
Erenburgerstraße 19 * D-67549 Worms

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