[XeTeX] xetex vs. pages

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Thu Nov 17 01:05:24 CET 2005

On 17/11/2005, at 10am, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> One more thing ---
> XeTeX (and TeX in general) will break your paragraphs into  
> beautiful lines while Pages will always look much uglier. The only  
> piece of software that seems to come even close to TeX's ability to  
> make beautiful typography is InDesign which, I believe, has lifted  
> at least some of TeX's algorithms.

Actually, InDesign arguably is *more* capable than TeX, since it  
features optical kerning (that is, on-the-fly kerning between any  
arbitrary characters). This would be something worth investigating  
for XeTeX if anyone is looking for a research project :)


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