[OS X TeX] Macintouch report on TeX versus Word
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Sat Jan 24 07:51:30 EST 2009
On 24.01.2009, at 02:26, Jason Davies wrote:
> Finally -- people have mentioned switching to XeTeX. How easy is
> that for someone who knows only some fairly basic LaTeX?
The good news is: it is very straightforward. You will simply save
your files in a different encoding (Unicode) and adjust your editor
to run the xelatex command on your documents. Then you will read a
few pages of pdf documentation about the fontspec package and also
add the xunicode package to your preamble and that's basically it.
Oh, polyglossia will replace the babel package but that also will
take you just minutes to figure out.
All in all you might have to invest something like 30 min to
successfully create your first xelatex-based document but the
benefits will be enormous, esp. for you as an ancient historian. You
will, for example, be able to write Greek directly in your source tex
file and you will be able to easily switch fonts within your document.
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