[OS X TeX] Imposing Latex on authors of articles

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Feb 27 07:16:42 EST 2008

On Feb 26, 2008, at 5:10 PM, Thomas Käufl wrote:

> That was already the case, when I used FrameMaker (or WriteNow --
> does anybody remember this text processor?)


That's one of the things which I really miss 'bout my NeXT Cube having  
finally given up the ghost --- can't do rough drafts in WriteNow.app  
on it, w/ Webster.app available at a <command>=....

Anyway, the biggest reason for having authors typeset stuff as people  
have alluded to is that finding graphic designers / compositors to  
typeset mathematics is well-nigh impossible, training them is almost  
as difficult, and the pay differential which such people demand is not  
(quite) insignificant.

For those who still like the idea of hand-written mathematics, Dmitri  
Linde's InstantTeX.app on NeXTstep actually allowed for math character  
input using a graphics tablet, and there are other, newer systems  
which now allow this such as InftyEditor and MathJournal --- FFES  
could probably be compiled for Mac OS X.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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