Thierry Bouche’s TeX Home Page
When my main occupation leaves me some time, I used to support our
secretaries that typeset everything we write with (plain)TeX.
This led me to install & maintain TeX on our unix
platforms. Initially from scratch (web2c) but more recently from
teTeX. This still needs some customizing, and recompiling. I also had
to adapt plain TeX to T1 fonts in order to hyphenate french properly
(from macros by D. Taupin & Y. Haralambous).
I have investigated rather deeply the problem of the diversity of
fonts in (La)TeX, this led to some publications available on the
They range from
showing (with sources) that one can obtain a layout quite different
from the somewhat overseen one cloned from the TeXBook... with a
little extra work. And that one can in turn beat good old style hand
I also wrote a commissioned paper that appeared in Cahiers
GUTenberg, available here.
It has been translated by Christina Thiele and republished in TUGboat, and later MAPS.
After that, I wrote other papers, and was elected on the GUTenberg
board since 1997. I was chair of GUT’99. I am the
current editor of the Cahiers GUTenberg.
I also maintain a list of my publications related to TeX.
June 17, 1996 (quick edits December 20, 2006),