[luatex] \U*spacing and pointer
zappathustra at free.fr
Sat May 21 10:13:58 CEST 2011
Le 20/05/2011 10:38, luigi scarso a écrit :
> On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 6:48 AM, Paul Isambert<zappathustra at free.fr> wrote:
>> That's not the answer I expected, Luigi.
> I understand.
>> I was rather expecting something
>> along the lines of: YES YOU'RE RIGHT! EVERYBODY TO THE WIKI!
> Yes, and it's not my point of view.
> Let's say that between wikipedia and
> scholarpedia I choose the last one, at least until now and for luatex
> (for LuaLaTeX and ConTeXt MkIV things are different).
> And, following this way, I find natural to see you as a kind of
> editor/reviewer of contributions
> (as a sort of PractTeX journal but for wiki) and maybe even stimulate
> selected contributors.
Well, no thank you. Not that I dislike Scholarpedia and have faith in
the ``true democracy'' of Wikipedia, but simply the wiki is not mine and
I don't want it to be.
The thing is I believe people willing to write for the wiki are advanced
users anyway. So by advertising the wiki here I am kind of stimulating
selected contributors, because well-informed people post here. There are
also questions by not-so-advanced users, but I doubt they'll want to
write for the wiki; but if they do, that might still be a valid
contribution (actually it would be encouraging: no need to be a wizard
to profit from LuaTeX). Comprehensive articles on a subject are one
thing, small pages with simple things are another, of no less value.
Anyway I will correct/edit articles if necessary, but as an ordinary
user (not an editor).
>> Kind of trying to advertise the thing a little bit :)
>> TIME MAGAZINE'S PERSON OF THE YEAR: THE LUATEX WIKI (http://wiki.luatex.org)
> Again, I understand and in some sense it's true ---
> my talk at EuroTeX meeting was about "here the news: LuaTeX. Look at
> what you can do with it". I'm still following this way, but it's not
> strictly about LuaTeX, it's more about applications (and I feel
> comfortable with MkIV, then).
I have encouraged articles to be low-level and to ignore formats. Since
I am *not* an editor but just a user, this point of view can be
disagreed with, or even ignored altogether. So anything dealing with
LuaTeX is welcome on the wiki, even though some loud-mouthed plain TeX
user (i.e. me) says otherwise. (Let's recall that the wiki was set up by
Taco in the first place, then populated by Patrick with articles from
What I wonder sometimes is whether wikis work for TeX; mailing lists or
similar are quite active, but the only wiki I know of is ConTeXt garden,
and I'd like to know if it is much read or not.
Perhaps TeX works better with big comprehensive books + fast Q&A (i.e.
mailing lists), but perhaps I'm completely wrong here.
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