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[opensuse] Re: Writing a small book... what should I use?
  • From: Joachim Schrod <jschrod@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 01:44:47 +0100
  • Message-id: <jeim1v$pn7$1@dough.gmane.org>
John Andersen wrote:
On 1/9/2012 9:09 PM, Charles Philip Chan wrote:
John Andersen<jsamyth@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features
designed for the production of technical and scientific
documentation.

You mean TeX. LaTeX is simply a set of macros to make the
production of
documents easier. There are other newer systems available, for
example,
XeTeX.

Sigh...

I took that quote directly off the Latex web page, so NO I DON'T
mean Tex.

Please stop arguing we me and go to http://www.latex-project.org/
and argue
with them and explain to them how they don't have a clue what their
own project
is all about.

No, please don't go there, continue to issue your opinions here...

After all, I'm one of those who would have to answer, and I don't
indent to. ;-) FWIW, John, you're right with your answer in the
context of this question, and Charles regretfully doesn't grok it.
While newer developments like XeLaTeX and luaTeX are exciting,
they're not there for a beginner who wants to write a "small book".

Cheers,
Joachim
(active in TeX development since 1982,
owner of latex-project.org,
one of the CTAN maintainers, xindy maintainer,
TL upstream for several projects :-))

PS: For those of you who want to know more about TeX vs. LaTeX,
http://www.tug.org/levels.html has links availabe.

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