[svlug] Dec. 20 Linux Users' Group of Davis: Typography, TeX and PostScript

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Wed Dec 8 01:05:01 PST 2004

The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD), will be holding a meeting on:

  December 20, 2004
  6:30pm - 9:00pm

The meeting will be held at a our regular location:

  Davis Public Library
  315 East 14th Street
  Davis, CA 95616

The topic will be:

  Typography, the TeX Typesetting System and PostScript
  presented by: Micah Cowan

    A general survey on writing documentation, including PostScript,
    TeX and DocBook, and possibly some brief comments on OpenOffice.org
    and/or AbiWord.

    PostScript is a device-independent page description language used
    primarily in electronic and desktop publishing.  Prior to the
    introduction of PostScript, printers were designed to print character
    output given only text as input.  As dot matrix and laser printers
    introduced 'raster' graphics to printing, PostScript stepped in to
    allow text and graphics to be mixed on the page.

    DocBook is a markup language for technical documentation, originally
    intended for authoring technical documents relating to computer
    hardware and software.  It is used many places, including the Linux
    Documentation Project, the Linux kernel documentation, GNOME, and the
    Solaris OS's manpages.

    TeX is a typesetting system popular in academia, especially in the
    mathematics, physics and computer science communities.  It generally
    considered to be the best way to typeset complex mathematical
    formulas, but, especially in the form of LaTeX and other template
    packages, is now also being used for many other typesetting tasks.

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About LUGOD:

  LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization dedicated to the
  Linux computer operating system and Open Source software,
  and which holds meetings twice a month in Davis, CA.
  Meetings are always free and open to the public.

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