[XeTeX] Fwd: [OS X TeX] Wanted: XeTeX HOWTO
ak2.71 at gmx.net
Sun Jan 21 10:10:56 CET 2007
Hello Bruno, Peter, Will,
as so often I am concerned about your willingness to help (and your
But this thread has taken another direction than I had in view. I
must have formulated inexactly, so I shall try again:
My main reason to write was to point out a general problem: Many
programers create wonderful programs - the TeX world demonstrates,
what I mean - but they often do not create wonderful tutorials or
manuals or similar helping instructions. A beginner, an amateur in
general, has special needs and wants, totally different from yours -
Bruno, Peter, Will.
Take the man pages in Unix. They are written from experts to experts
who want to refer to a special command in a quick manner. For me
these pages are absolutely useless.
My disappointing experiences concerning XeTeX and fonts in general
(so I have bought Lucida fonts some months ago and despair, the lot
of instructions published on the Mac TeX mailing list appeal scaring
to me) were only meant as an example, I did not want to affront or
(Bruno wrote "I think it's a bit unfair to say XeTeX is useless,
without even mentioning if you did locate some doc and read it." -
sorry, I apologize, if I have made the impression to think that way.)
So, my wishes in a clear (I hope so) sentence: Please, do not only
develop (great) programs, but try to write understandable helps too -
understandable even for a beginner.
Another point: I do not like to write so much about my problems with
XeTeX and my further .tex files here because these special questions
are not interesting for the other readers. If there is anyone willing
to give me detailed instructions, please contact me privately. But
this is not necessary, I think I shall switch to OO or pages, there
are too many wasted hours and too many failings during the last years.
Again, many thanks again for your help - and excuse me, whether I
have articulated vaguely again.
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