[OS X TeX] TrueType-fonts in LaTeX...?

Scott Murman smurman at segosha.net
Fri Nov 26 09:42:16 EST 2004

> BV> So much for interoperability!
> Well, I got a Powerpoint presentation from one of my students a couple 
> of
> years ago, made on Windows. I tried to show it on a Windows laptop and 
> it
> didn't work. Fortunately it worked on a Mac!!!
> -- 
> Piet van Oostrum <piet at cs.uu.nl>

Keynote needs a lot of work but it is already so far ahead of ppt it's 
not funny.  I get ppt slides from Windows machines daily, and none of 
them work correctly, and trying to actually view them with the ppt 
client is a joke.
Windows and MS Office are the antithesis of interoperability.

As for the original topic, I work with many co-authors as well and one 
author controls the actual document format and the others contribute, 
so whoever is the lead decides what text formatting program to use.  I 
would love to see 16-bit in LaTeX even if it was only Mac-specific. 
XeTeX is the most promising choice.  It certainly can't handle 
production typesetting, and I doubt Johnathon wants to focus on this 
aspect, so some manner of taking the XeTeX technology and bringing into 
the main line would be required.


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