[OS X TeX] Next generation TeX

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Wed Sep 8 09:27:28 CEST 2004


On 8 Sep 2004, at 4:20 PM, Jérôme Laurens wrote:
>
> Another aspect was raised at TUG 2004 and concerned high quality 
> typesetting on screens and any kind of devices (from the smaller 
> mobile phone to the biggest TV) It seems natural that these screen 
> typesetters will improve and there might be room for TeX alike 
> technology there. But let us focus particularly on paper output.

I agree here - XHTML+CSS (there's XML again!) is shaping up to be a 
very flexible format for achieving "non-fixed" layouts in very diverse 
situations. Save TeX for those occasions when you know the size of your 
layout and you don't need real-time output.

On the general subject, I still believe that there are great strides 
that can be made unifying the huge number of packages required for a 
basic LaTeX setup; and I believe there is still a very large scope for 
editor innovations for displaying the text-only logical content of our 
documents.

Will

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