Wed, 18 Aug 2021 17:50:30 +0100
There were several talks at the recent TeX Conference that relied on XML to
TeX to PDF and related technologies. Tomorrow's TeX Hour provides a place
to discuss this shared theme. Briefly, it's a good idea if you want
multiple high-quality outputs from a single source file, and authors
willing to make the extra effort to achieve this.
This meeting is dedicated to the memory of Sebastian Rahtz, who was a great
advocate of XML and TeX. He was a major contributor not just to TeX (think
TeX Live) but also the Text Encoding Initiative and in particular their XSL
Here are the details for tomorrow's TeX Hour on XML to TeX to PDF.
Date and time: Thursday 19 August, 6.30 to 7.30pm UK time.
UK time now: https://time.is/UK.
Meeting ID: 785 5125 5396
Last week's TeX Hour was on Obstacles to accessible TeX. We had a good
discussion. The videos are available at
Next week's TeX Hour will be on Portable TeX Documents - reducing and
resolving dependencies of TeX source. The TeX Conference videos are now
available. The appendix gives links to the 8 accessibility talks at the
conference. I particularly recommend "Code and Math in the Dark" (which I
was privileged to host) and "Tactile Mathematics" (with a cast of 5).
with best regards
APPENDIX: Links to the 8 accessibility talks at 2021 TeX Conference
Andreas Papasalouros & Antonis Tsolomitis
latex2nemeth: A direct LaTeX-to-Braille Transcribing Tool
On the road to tagged PDF: about StructElem, Marked Content, PDF/A and
Taming the beast — Advances in paragraph tagging with pdfTeX and XeTeX
Jana Schroeder and Jonathan Godfrey ( host Jonathan Fine)
Code and math in the dark
Keiran Harcombe & Boris Veytsman
Creating TeXLive VPAT statement
Alexei Kolesnikov, Al Maneki, Michael Cantino, Rob Beezer, Volker Sorge
Tactile mathematics: Enabling Sighted and Blind People to Share
Michael Nolan, Dr. Todd Pagano, Suhas Chikkanaravangala Vijayakumar, Rahul
Publishing for all: Using LaTeX to help improve the accessibility of an
[This talk is split over 2 URLs.]
Ross Moore & Tom Price
Accessible research reports; case study, including acronyms and glossaries