Wed, 22 Sep 2021 18:31:05 +0100
Tomorrow's TeX Hour is a bit special, and also a bit sad. The UK TeX Users
Group is stagnant, and might very soon decide to dissolve itself. I've been
a member since about 1990 so that will hit me hard.
To help us make the best of what there is, I've taken the initiative to set
up an online forum for TeX users in the UK. The closest we've got to that
today is UK-TUG-Announce. I posted to that list (see below) reporting on
progress so far.
Tomorrow's TeX Hour won't be recorded, and people and issues from the UK
will have priority in speaking. Do come along if you think the meeting is
relevant to you. There's no fixed agenda.
Date and time: Thursday 23 September: 18:30 to 19:30 UK time.
UK time now: https://time.is/UK.
Here's the message to UK-TUG-Announce
Dear UK TUG Member
I've some good news. Fellow member Antoni Diller (author of LaTeX Line
by Line) wrote to me:
"I'm interested in being kept informed of the online UK-focused TeX
forum that you talk about in your email. I've found your emails concerning
the TeX Hour very informative, telling me things I didn't know about such
as various pretty-printing tools. I'd like to continue receiving these."
I thank Antoni for permission to quote his message. And another person,
an expert in math accessibility and not a member of UK TUG, has also
said they'd like to subscribe to such a forum.
BBC Radio 4 has a program "In Touch" which gives news, views
and information for people who are blind or partially sighted.
Yesterday's episode was The Return to University. Recommended. If you're in
the UK you can listen to it (18 minutes long) at
At last week's TeX Hour someone said that their UK-based university
was monitoring uploaded PDFs for accessibility. Their PDFs scored low,
although whether it was the LaTeX or the math that problem wasn't clear.
If you'd like to join Antoni, myself and others in an online forum
please let me know. Or if you have time, come along to tomorrow's TeX Hour
(6:30 to 7:30pm).
Here's Antoni's website: https://www.cantab.net/users/antoni.diller/