[OS X TeX] Imposing Latex on authors of articles

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Wed Feb 27 14:33:56 EST 2008

On Wed, 27 Feb 2008, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 26 févr. 08 à 23:10, Thomas Käufl a écrit :
>> That was already the case, when I used FrameMaker (or WriteNow --
>> does anybody remember this text processor?)
> The name yes I do remember, though I've never used it. But I do remember 
> using ChiWriter under DOS,

At its time it was highly superior to the coexisting Word. Do you know about 
some way to convert ChiWriter typesetting into Latex (if feasible at all)?

I typeset my dissertation in ChiWriter under DOS. There is no way for me 
to forget the ordeals of incompatibilities between font drivers from a PC 
to a PC and between ChiWriter versions on the PCs in Sofia and those in
Moscow (Sofia -> Moscow -> Sofia ...; all that combined with electricity 
blackouts in Sofia winded by The Wind of Changes). But, typesetting 
mathematics and all the other formatting results with ChiWriter, in 
compare to what one would get with Word, powered the efforts. LaTeX was a 
great relieve after ChiWriter variations and dependency on DOS computers, 
and screen and printer drivers.


> and even a similar scientific word processor 
> called Mathor which I think never made it outside France. That was before 
> getting my first Mac, a beloved SE/30, and switching to MacWrite II for the 
> text and Expressionist for the equations.
> Bruno Voisin

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