adityam at umich.edu
Tue Nov 20 08:14:32 CET 2007
On Tue, 20 Nov 2007, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> Philip Taylor (Webmaster) writes:
> > what is being discussed is an /interruption/ to the
> > underlining to stop it just short of a descender, and
> > to resume it just afterwards. If this is the case
> > (am I right, Ira), this would require information
> > on the /positioning/ of the descender, which TeX lacks.
> Ira, TeX is a very powerful typesetting program and even if you are
> very familiar with another program, it's worthwhile to explore TeX.
> TeX comes (at least) in three incarnations:
> 1. plain TeX. A macro package provided by Don Knuth, good for people
> who want to know how things work. Everything is described in "The
> texbook", which is the ultimate reference.
> 2. LaTeX. A macro package written by Lesly Lamport. Modular
> approach. You just include a macro package and pass some
> arguments to it if you want to change the layout.
> 3. Context. A macro package written by Hans Hagen, based on plain
> TeX. This is by far the most advanced incarnation of TeX.
> If you are completely new to TeX and want to have fine control about
> the layout, I strongly recommend to look into Context.
> Your mail header tells me that you are on Windows. If you want to
> install TeX, download it from:
> W32TeX is a TeX distribution which provides everything Japanese need,
> but it's the only one I'm aware of which provides a beta version of
> LuaTeX at the moment.
LuaTeX is also part of the context standalone distributed by pragma-ade.
That is the easiest way of working with context on windows. You also get a
luatex enabled context. See
http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Windows_Installation for more details about
installing context on windows.
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