[luatex] Outdated Website

Jan Tosovsky j.tosovsky at email.cz
Sun Dec 8 19:36:26 CET 2013

On 2013-12-06 Paul Isambert wrote:
> "Jan Tosovsky" <j.tosovsky at email.cz>:
> >
> > Btw, I also suggest slightly enhanced wording in the Welcome page -
> > from user benefit perspective: ...
> >
> I can't resist adding my grain of salt. Take it with yours :)

All my proposal was meant as an example of short description for somebody knowing nothing about LuTeX/TeX - who just entered the website. I am not experienced user hence many inaccuracies.

> > command line
> Man, you want to scare everybody? Especially Adobe addicts?

In my current project I've chosen ConTeXt as I can typeset the complete book from my source XML data. There is no easy way to do it in InDesign. And forget about automating it. Inspite of this many InDesign users do it - somehow, inefficiently - as they believe it is the ONLY solution to produce excellent typography from structured data.
> People interested in LuaTeX per se are interested in what it can do
> when compared to other engines, not the promotional speech. 

> People interested in a good typesetting software will probably find 
> ConTeXt or LaTeX first, and it is worth telling them how wonderful 
> those formats are, especially compared to your usual word processor, 
> but that's another niche, as it were.
> In other words, to benefit the users (that was the point of your
> rewording), LuaTeX must be adopted by programmers, and the basic 
> description on the website is intended for them (as far as I can tell, 
> I'm not in charge of the website).

Nicely written. I agree. Thanks for clarification.


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