Dante spring conference 2011

My personal notes from Dante spring conference in Bremen.

  • improved makeindex: Xindy

  • texdoc <FONT> helps including new fonts. i.e. texdoc bera

  • one complete font (with maths) is kpfonts

  • \showfont shows font used at the moment

  • use blindtext to get "lorem ipsum". But "Blindtext" is not Latin.

  • mathastext sets all text in formulars as text. To get variables in italic add [italic] at package loading time.

  • good Font catalogue: www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue.

  • try biblatex; don't use bibtex anymore.

  • with the option --wolfgang the capacity of bibtex8 will be increased to very huge

  • universal document converter: pandoc

  • new list typ for TeX: coollist; for strings coolstr and cool for maths

  • chronology to set time scales

  • with cntdwn a counter and a clock can be embedded in PDFs (using only with pdflatex or Acroreader)