Hello! My name is Graham Douglas and I've worked in STM (Scientific, Technical and Medical) publishing, in one capacity or another, for some 20 years: from typesetting, book production/commissioning, electronic journal production/development, programming, contract publishing through to senior editorial positions. These days I work for myself as a consultant in the publishing industry – although not in programming, LuaTeX or any of the areas I write about here.
This blog reflects some of my interests in the low-level technical aspects of tools and technologies related to the authorship of technical content: graphics, PDF, typesetting, text processing, fonts, Unicode and digital/electronic publishing. As you might infer from this blog I'm interested in LuaTeX – simply because I can see so many applications of this incredible TeX engine, particularly through extensions via DLLs. I hope, one day, to find the time to bring eveything together and use the power of LuaTeX to produce/publish books of the very highest quality – though no doubt I'll first need to build some tools to produce EPUB and PDF from the same LuaTeX source files!
I've owned the domain readytext.co.uk for many years and purely on a whim, on 1 January 2011, I finally decided to make use of it. This site was launched, if you can call it that, on 1 January 2011, at around 3pm UK time. Stay tuned and, most definitely, don't drop out...
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