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

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 16:45:25 EST 2009

On Jan 24, 2009, at 4:01 PM, david craig wrote:

>> It certainly should have been mentioned even if 100 years might be  
>> asking a bit much.
> If 100 years is asking too much then we are all in BIG trouble.
> Print everything!   [?!]

Well, there is a lot of writing from a long time ago that has survived.

>> You are alluding to something I don't know: is the output of, say,  
>> LyX not quite TeX?
> I know squat about Lyx.  I was just reacting to a comment someone  
> else made about Lyx's file format being some kind of xml.  I'm  
> actually ok with that so long as it's not Microsoft-Word type xml.   
> What matters is that it's human readable, that the information is  
> reasonably easily to extract.

And, regarding your earlier

> I am unclear on the level of compatibility between XeLaTeX and  
> LaTeX. Will LaTeX files compile under XeLaTeX precisely as they  
> would under LaTeX?  If yes, why does TeXShop not default to XeLaTeX  
> now?

I am equally unclear.

One thing though: I believe—I have not checked, that using Mac fonts  
is not acceptable for a GNU free doc license.


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