[OS X TeX] Re: Preparing large non-tex text for use in latex

Steffen Wolfrum mactex_ab at st.estfiles.de
Sat Jul 2 07:31:56 EDT 2011

Hi Joachim,

Am 02.07.2011 um 10:03 schrieb Joachim Kock:

> Alpha has a nice functionality called "filters" for this sort of
> purpose.
> [In case you wonder whether Alpha still exists, the answer is yes,
> and the release of AlphaX 8.2 is imminent, as far as I understand.
> The current version, 8.2rc2, can be downloaded from
> http://bdesgraupes.pagesperso-orange.fr/alphabinaries.html]

I would love to use Alpha's filters for this kind of purpose, too.
The only reasons why I hesitate are ...

... can Alpha deal with UTF-8 today?
... can Alpha do a non-irrevocable line wrap ("soft wrap")?

Best, Steffen

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