[NTG-context] Samples updates and bibtex entries

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sat Jun 7 21:53:05 CEST 2014


On 6/6/2014 11:19 PM, Rik Kabel wrote:
> Hans,
>
> The file samples.tex requests updated bibliography data for some of the
> samples. Since the file is a few years old, it is not clear if this
> information has already been provided.

no, so feel free to provide more

> If it is still needed, here are entries for three of the sources and a
> note on the source of another, along with corrections for a few typos.
>
> The first bibtex entry was lifted from Google Boooks, the other two from
> the ACM Digital Library.
>
>      @book{dawkins2000unweaving,
>        title={Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite
> for Wonder},
>        author={Dawkins, R.},
>        isbn={9780547347356},
>        url={http://books.google.com/books?id=ZudTchiioUoC},
>        year={2000},
>        publisher={Houghton Mifflin Harcourt}
>      }
>       @book{Hofstadter:1985:MTQ:537101,
>        author = {Hofstadter, Douglas R.},
>        title = {Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and
> Pattern},
>        year = {1985},
>        isbn = {0465045405},
>        publisher = {Basic Books, Inc.},
>        address = {New York, NY, USA},
>       }
>      @book{Tufte:1990:EI:78223,
>       author = {Tufte, Edward},
>       title = {Envisioning Information},
>       year = {1990},
>       isbn = {0-9613921-1-8},
>       publisher = {Graphics Press},
>       address = {Cheshire, CT, USA},
>      }

ok, we now have samples.bib (needs completion)

> reich.tex is a list of the voice samples from Steve Reich's 1995
> composition /City Life/.
>
> Corrections for dawkins.tex, douglas.tex, and knuth.tex:
>
> In each set, the first line is taken from the current sample file and
> the second is a correction. The dawkins.tex and douglas.tex corrections
> are based on scanned images on Google Books, the knuth.tex correction is
> based on my personal copy of the book (first edition second printing).
>
> dawkins.tex is from pages 145 and 146 of the book
>
>     come down head. Everybody on the right had to will it to be
>     come down heads. Everybody on the right had to will it to be
>
>     to sit down. Then those who remained were divided into two,
>     to sit down. Then those that remained were divided into two,
>
>     I also note that all of the quotes in the Dawkins source are
>     single-quotes, not double-quotes as in dawkins.tex, \quote{}, not
>     \quotation{}. This is unusual for a book printed in the USA by an
>     American publisher, so perhaps Dawkins wanted it that way.
>

I wonder if there are differences between UK english and US english (I 
once saw the same book in a shop, oen from the uk, one from the us, and 
although they looked nearly the same (size, font) the pagebreaks were 
different ... do they really bother about these things?

> douglas.tex is from page 260 of the book
>
>     of his forthcoming books, from the typesetting and layout
>     of his forthcoming books|=|from the typesetting and layout
>
>     not become as well known or available.
>     not become as well known or as available.
>
>     Not only is the concept exiting and clearly well executed,
>     Not only is the concept exciting and clearly well executed,
>
>     There are a few other differences, but these are most likely due to
>     publisher's style sheet and the lack of availability of logotypes
>     for TeX and Metafont.
>
> knuth.tex is from page 50 of the book
>
>     from the chaff and separate the sheep from the goats.
>     from the chaff, and separate the sheep from the goats.

that's tufte ... let's leave that one as-is because it could break 
examples when we fix it

>
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