Going beyond TeX (was Re: [OS X TeX] Using OTF-fonts for TeX)

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue May 16 15:13:58 EDT 2006

On May 16, 2006, at 2:55 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> I read Ogawa's piece, /TeX's Interface Challenges/, in PracTeX 2005  
> Vol 2 when it came out but it didn't mean much to this beginner. I  
> just reread it and it seems to make some points relevant to this  
> exchange but I am still in no position to assess their validity. I  
> would be curious to read what people on this list think of it.

Hmph. He didn't incorporate any of the suggestions / comments I made  

Interestingly a couple of things in it have already happened:

  - Latin Modern available as OpenType
  - LyX is able to author SGML, not just LaTeX

and some things were just inaccurate:

  - pdftex has always been able to directly access TrueType fonts  
(you just need to re-encode them 8-bits worth at a time if you want  
more than 256 characters at a time)
  - GNUstep can target Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, as can Runtime  
Revolution, TCL/TK &c.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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