[OS X TeX] Re: Macintouch report on TeX versus Word

Franck Pastor franck.pastor at skynet.be
Sat Jan 24 09:36:01 EST 2009

Le 24-janv.-09 à 15:23, Alain Schremmer a écrit :

>>>> 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.)
>>> I thought that XeTeX had taken care of that until the issue of  
>>> accents came up.
>> Huh! I've certainly missed something. What is this issue of accents?
> [OS X TeX] Kanbun (漢文) and French... (unless I misremember).

Yes, I remember now. That was with XeTeX coming from teTeX, and it  
had been installed with Fink. And it has been noticed that XeLaTeX  
from MacTeX/TeX Live 2008 works flawlessly for French accents.

XeTeX/XeLaTeX remains the way to go if someone wants to use system's  
fonts directly.

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