[OS X TeX] Re: Macintouch report on TeX versus Word
dac at panix.com
Fri Jan 23 18:20:54 EST 2009
Two breif comments:
First, even if the command-line character were not off-putting to
everyone but the geeks, the serious bummer that is fonts is enough to
relegate TeX to the margins. (I'm astonished this point has not figured
more prominently in this discussion.)
Second, to me one of the principal virtues of TeX is that I expect my
tex files to be as comprehensible 100 years from now as they are today.
I sincerely doubt that can be said of (*shudder*) Word documents, or
Vive la plain text!
Any front-end to TeX (a la Lyx? TeXtures?) that would undermine this
virtue is of no interest to me whatsoever.
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