[OS X TeX] overview of what TeX is producing

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Mar 2 03:47:03 EST 2005

> On 2 Mar 2005, at 9:56 AM, Maarten Sneep wrote:
>> On 1 mrt 2005, at 20:33, William F. Adams wrote:
>>> InDesign gets one TeX's H&J w/ a couple of bells and whistles.
>> I've put up a page with a small comparison between various H&J engines.
>>     http://www.nat.vu.nl/~sneep/ars/type/
>> (the "ars" is not a description of what most of them look like, but a
>> reference to
>> ArsTechnica.com, where some of the samples come from). Further samples
>> are
>> welcome.
> Wow, very nice!
> Some comments:
> Shouldn't the descriptions of the two TextEdit samples be reversed?
> (Why is the "non-hyphenated" sample trying to score extra points?)
> It doesn't look like the LaTeX protrusion and expansion sample is what
> it claims to be...it at least doesn't seem to use char protrusion but
> my eyes aren't good enough to judge whether it uses expansion (could it
> have been turned off because font embedding wasn't turned on?). But
> it's set differently to the other LaTeX examples. Hmmm, puzzling.
> Also, you don't specify if \sloppy was used for the prot/extrude
> samples. Was it?
> I think I saw a typo somewhere: "teh" :)
> It would be good (I'm not nominating you! just hypothetically:) to
> create some sort of poster sheet with several examples and big red
> circles around the ugly things with some explanation...provided there
> weren't too many red circles around the TeX examples :)

I agree that this is great. Maarten, shouldn't we add something like this
to http://tug.org/texshowcase?


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