[OS X TeX] An article about LaTeX and word processors

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Feb 3 10:08:53 EST 2017

It's about as real as the OP's linked article.

I think it would be far more interesting to pair someone up using LyX, and
another person/group using Word to have them re-create the defaults for
Article or some other LaTeX default.


On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 9:54 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>

> > On Feb 3, 2017, at 8:33 AM, Alain Schremmer <schremmer.alain at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Is that for real?
> >
> >
> > On , at 2017 Feb 3,7:46 AM, William Adams wrote:
> >
> >> https://xkcd.com/1301/
> >
> Howdy,
> ASCII has been stable for quite a long time and .tex files used to always
> be pure ASCII. Life is a bit more complicated now. With many 8bit encodings
> around it is necessary to have something in the file that is a clue as to
> what encoding was used (in LaTeX it's usually a \usepackage[xxxx]{inputenc}
> line and/or some directive for the editor/front end you are using). With
> multi-bite encodings, like Unicode (most often UTF-8) it is absolutely
> necessary to either use an engine that understands UTF-8 ((xe/lua)(la)tex)
> directly or use the proper inputenc line and editor directive. A bit more
> complicated but still very stable.
> PS: there are lots of file types that are pure ASCII so that cartoon is a
> bit out of date.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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