[texhax] Using XeTeX to select fonts

Jim Diamond Jim.Diamond at acadiau.ca
Mon Jan 28 22:29:08 CET 2013

On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 18:32 (+0000), Philip TAYLOR wrote:

> William Adams wrote:

>> David Kastrup I think it was, had a great analogy
>> about using Plain TeX like to controlling a car using
>> sets of reins attached to a car's engine and steering
>> and brake systems so that one couldn't close the hood
>> lest one cut them off)

> Whereas using LaTeX is like trying to drive a racing car
> with flat tyres, an automatic gearbox with no manual
> override, a steering wheel that decides for you where
> it thinks you want to go, with the brakes permanently
> half-engaged, and all this whilst wearing a Michelin-man
> inflatable suit.
*Before* the Michelin-man lost weight (which, at least in Canada, he
did in spectacular fashion a couple of years ago).

Don't forget the many pairs of add-ons which are subtly incompatible
with each other.


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