[OS X TeX] TeX and the wild wild world out there

Massimiliano Gubinelli mgubi at mac.com
Thu Nov 30 05:16:42 EST 2006

On 30 Nov 2006, at 10:54, Franck Pastor wrote:

> Le 30-nov.-06 à 10:24, Massimiliano Gubinelli a écrit :
>> "serious documents requires LaTeX" (a previous post)
> It was mine. I meant only that raw LaTeX is necessary even when you  
> use Lyx. And I often use TeXMacs (when I use Maxima, precisely).  
> Its only problem seems to be the lack of choice for fonts...

I didn't meant to criticize your statement, it was just to have a  
starting point. I use LaTeX (emacs+TeXniscope or TeXshop) myself and  
I'm just learning TeXmacs but it came to me as a revelation the  
possibility of "freeing" TeX typesetting algorithms from the crypting  
TeX language.

As far as I understand Lyx is still a two-headed system (you write on  
one side and the you see the "real" result), much like  latex-preview  
mode in emacs. In TeXmacs you edit and see the same thing: i.e. the  
tree of boxes laid out by the typesetter. The markup language is  a  
complete serial representation of this tree structure.


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