[OS X TeX] overview of what TeX is producing
Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Tue Mar 1 13:28:20 EST 2005
Bob Kerstetter wrote:
> My short answer. TeX nicely formats text, tables and graphics by word
> paragraph and page. It does this because Donald Knuth and now the TeX
> open source community care about the way things look and they study
> typography before coding.
One and a half additional reason:
- I like things that are done "not for profit" and the kind of people
who do them even if, occasionally, they indulge in the "club" mentality.
So, while I am not particularly keen on the esthetics of TeX, I like the
idea of a collective enterprise that is only collective in its premisses
and its outcome but is not a gulag.
- And then, the inevitable, but half, utilitarian reason. I want
eventually to upload my book and, for a GPL, any proprietory software
is, rightfully, out.
Which by the way, would seem to rule out XeTeX.
And which calls for: what is a non-proprietory source drawing format?
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