Monthly Archive for August, 2010

The World of Don Knuth

I was often astounded by the tastes, particularly the choice of literary works and movies, of Don Knuth who is a mathematician and computer scientist by training and profession. Most of the computer scientists I know are wary of reading anything outside their realm of knowledge. If you tell them anything about existentialism or postmodern literature, they will pay scant attention to you. Continue reading ‘The World of Don Knuth’

Write registers in TeX

The io registers in TeX are often a matter of severe limitation. When we try to typeset a document that loads a lot of packages, it becomes a non-trivial task to satisfy register requirements of various packages that compete each other. Continue reading ‘Write registers in TeX’

Plain TeX and TeX4ht

If you try to generate html version of your plain TeX document using a combination of pdfTeX and TeX4ht, you will find terrible mismatches and html version will not be generated. Continue reading ‘Plain TeX and TeX4ht’

My Dreams

I have two dreams — one is the sustainable community and the other is an autobiographical manual of TeX programming.

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