[OS X TeX] From LaTeX to TeX

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Dec 27 10:34:58 EST 2004

On 12/27/04 3:44 AM, "delanoy at igd.univ-lyon1.fr" <delanoy at igd.univ-lyon1.fr>

> Hello all,
> could anyone help me on this :
> although I'm fairly familiar with LaTeX, I know nothing about "plain TeX"
> (I learned LaTeX directly), and today this causes me a problem because
> I have to use MusixTeX for which use of TeX rather than LaTeX is hignly
> recommended. So I ask myself many questions :
> -given a source document originally written in LaTeX, is it easy and fast
> to convert it to a "plain TeX" file ?
> -what are the main differences between the two ?
> etc.
>            Ewan


According to the documentation for MusiXTeX there is a musixtex.sty package
file so technically you should have no problem with using MusiXTeX with
LaTeX. There is a warning that MusiXTeX uses lots of registers so you may
run out but that might not be a problem using the latest pdflatex since that
is really pdfelatex which, I believe, extends the register count at the cost
of time. I'd say try it out and then see if you run out of memory. You might
be able to set up a larger memory version of LaTeX and then use that too.

I don;t have the fonts loaded or any knowledge of the use of MusiXTeX so I
can't be much of a help outside of what I've already said.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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