Typography

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Japanese TeX User Meeting – Support for Japanese in TeX (Live) – present state and future?

Tomorrow the Japanese TeX User Meeting 2015 will be held in Tokyo. Since I have come to Japan I have attended more or less every year this meeting, and in 2013 we could get the (international) TeX User Group Meeting to Tokyo and had a joint conference TUG 2013, which was a great success. (update 2015-11-09: slides added at the […]

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Updates for OSX 10.11 El Capitan: cjk-gs-integrate and jfontmaps 20151002.0

Now that OSX 10.11 El Capitan is released and everyone is eagerly updating, in cooperation with the colleagues from the Japanese TeX world we have released new versions of the jfontmaps and cjk-gs-integrate packages. With these two packages in TeX Live, El Capitan users can take advantage of the newly available fonts in the Japanese TeX engines ((u)ptex et al), […]

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In Memoriam Adrian Frutiger

Just a few days ago another great font designer has passed away, Adrian Frutiger, 24 May 1928 — 10 September 2015. Famous in particular for his fonts Frutiger, Avenir, and the Univers family. His fonts are used throughout the worlds for visual communication like road signs. Much has been written about him: Linotype’s excellent obituary, Adam Twardoch, David Airey, New […]

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Tribute to Hermann Zapf

Last weekend Hermann Zapf, one of the greatest font designers and typographers of our times, has passed away at the age of 96. Much has been written about his life, his immense sphere of influence, his excellent typefaces, and some of the links to other obituaries can be found here at the end. There is nothing of value I can […]

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Writing Japanese in LaTeX : Part 2 – Characters and Encodings

After the very brief introduction to Japanese typesetting and the available options in the , let us now dive into some technical explanations concerning character sets and encodings. In this blog post we will discuss character sets and encodings, something one has to think about already when using non-ASCII characters in e.g. European languages, but even more when writing Japanese […]

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PDF is not eBook

Nowadays the eBooks market contributes a ever growing share to publishers revenue. According to the BookStats report 2013, it constitutes about 20% of the whole book market in the US (source: Association of American Publishers News). But it seems that many of the publishers just jumped onto the ebook train, and ship out ebooks in hurry. I have seen many […]

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