[NTG-context] BachoTeX 2015: Various faces of typography

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 22:24:25 CET 2015


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From: Jerzy Ludwichowski


BachoTeX 2015: Various faces of typography
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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
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Of course we look forward to the normal mix of TeX, MetaPost, ConTeXt,
LaTeX, and friends related presentations. Please not not forget fonts!

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

The normal channel of offering papers is emailing proposals to the
Program Committee, but before rushing off to the mailer, please
consult the info for authors
(http://www.gust.org.pl/bachotex/2015-en/submissions).

Workshops and tutorials
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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
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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
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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
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The deadline for “regular” abstracts and other proposals is
March 28th 2015. The deadline for final papers to appear in the
conference materials is April 11th.

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).

For the Organizing Committee
--Jerzy Ludwichowski
(http://www.gust.org.pl/bachotex/2015-en)


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