[OS X TeX] latex2rtf bug?

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Fri Aug 3 16:49:43 EDT 2007

On Friday, August 03, 2007, at 01:30PM, "Peter Dyballa" <Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE> wrote:
>Am 03.08.2007 um 17:23 schrieb Nathan Paxton:
>> \usepackage[osf,sc]{mathpazo}
>Won't work. RTF has no idea of such typographic subtleties, although  
>it knows about capitals and (Microsoft Word?) small capitals. It has  
>an idea of animated text ... (Las Vegas lights, blinking background,  
>marching black ants, shimmer, ...) And then the question is: which is  
>the mathpazo font in RTF? Arial?
>> \linespread{1.05}
>Text can be positioned on a grid, though I have no idea how fine or  
>coarse the grid can be.
>> \usepackage{pdfsync}
>What has this to do with RTF?!

Nothing, but it will be ignored by latex2rtf, so why remove it?  The \usepackage commands that aren't interpreted are ignored with a warning, so your comments here are pointless.  Have you ever used latex2rtf?  Commands that aren't recognized end up being inserted in the RTF output with a warning.

>> % Use utf-8 encoding for foreign characters
>> \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
>Since when is Unicode defined in ANSI? (ANSI 7 bit is the "text" base  
>of RTF, which was state of the art 20 years ago when DEC developed  
>RTF which was then bought by Microsoft.) There is Unicode support in  
>RTF, but when was Unicode allowed in TeX? When became MS products  
>Unicode aware?

This paragraph makes little sense.  However, see <http://latex2rtf.sourceforge.net/rtfspec_6.html#rtfspec_9>, which is a copy of Microsoft's spec from 1999.


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