[OS X TeX] current math fonts for TeX

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Jan 28 05:33:59 EST 2008

Am 26.01.2008 um 18:33 schrieb André Bellaïche:

> The LaTex companion has done a good job in this regard. But more is  
> needed. Consider the "survey" file you have indicated to David  
> Oliver. Even if I had an alphabetical listing showing the title  
> "survey", I would not be curious about the content. But don't you  
> agree with me?

I don't agree completely. The kind of TeX makes it necessary to have  
a brain working in sponge mode: recording (at least trying to do so)  
everything, it could be useful in some future, even or because it is  
not connected with the current problem one has. And since TeX is not  
delivered from one big company it is not sufficient to rely on some  
big volume, you need to research constantly. (I am trying to  
understand how using UTF-8 with standard LaTeX might work, seeing  
that one dead option and two alive options exist giving not much  
help. Exchanging XeTeX with LaTeX is the topic, being able to do some  
PDF trickery, which is much to often based on pdfTeX.) Another option  
would be what the German TUG (dante) journal (Die TeXnische Komödie)  
is offering: reviews of newly to CTAN submitted LaTeX packages.  
Again, your brain needs to work in some sort of sponge mode ...

The problem with books is that their author(s) can't be neutral. It's  
the same with us list members. No-one will have used (all) the  
packages to the same extent, so we are prejudiced. And our writing  
will reflect this.



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