Re: Documentation (was Re: [OS X TeX] Kanbun (漢文) and French...)
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sun Jan 4 11:47:55 EST 2009
On Jan 4, 2009, at 10:42 AM, Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:
> On lundi 05 janv. 09, at 00:25, cfrees at imapmail.org wrote:
>> Well, TNR is obviously not an option since it is not free.
> I only mentioned TNR because it was the font discussed in the quote
> I used.
>> The default must be guaranteed to be available on all the
>> platforms TeX runs on.
> No. It certainly must not. There are software ways to test which
> platform the application is running on to allow for settings
> specific to that platform. Which means you could have a Windows
> default font, a Mac default font and if the platform is not
> recognized for whatever reason, use the application embedded
> default font.
>> The default choices have to work in a huge variety of situations.
> Indeed. And that is not the case with Computer Modern. Computer
> Modern works for exactly 2 languages in the world. English, and a
> minority language that uses exactly the same characters. _That_ is
> very far from a "huge variety of situations".
>> These are not _MacTeX_ choices at all.
> Then what is the point of MacTex at all ? If MacTex is made for the
> OSX, then I can't see how changing the TeX default font to use a
> font provided by default by the OS is a problem ?
Exactly what I meant to say just a minute ago. (Must be the French in
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