[OS X TeX] Who should use (La)TeX - who is able to use it?

Fernando Pereira fcnpereira at mac.com
Mon Nov 15 20:49:21 EST 2004

On Nov 15, 2004, at 5:23 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> Re. Making LaTeX simple enough. I am simply not convinced that it is 
> not feasible.

Many smart people have tried to put WYSIWYG front-ends on typesetting 
languages for over 25 years. They all failed. The reason is that the 
syntax and meaning of typesetting languages like TeX are too rich and 
subtle for simple-to-use visual metaphors. sooner or later, and 
typically sooner, the underlying language "leaks out" from under the 
visual interface.

-- F

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