[XeTeX] XeTeX in lshort

Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sun Oct 3 10:00:41 CEST 2010

Philipp Stephani wrote:

> Here (in German):
> http://www.golatex.de/latex-mathe-font-fuer-bildschirm-t3664.html
> Although I have to admit that in that case the quality is more related to the font and not so much to the typesetting. But see Ulrik's article for an overview of the improvements made possible by OpenType math.

Yes, two points emerge from that :

1) The questioner admits that he is a beginner at LaTeX :

	bin LaTeX Anfänger

2) The question was about fonts rather than how to accomplish
    something maths-related in LaTeX that could be better done
    in Word 2007.

Whilst I am willing to accept that Word 2007 & 2010, for the first
time in the history of Word, are now capable of typesetting some
mathematics with a reasonable degree of sophistication, I have
yet to see any evidence that either can surpass TeX for complex
mathematical formulae.

As an aside, the Unicode Nearly Plain-Text Encoding of Mathematics,
Version 3 (Unicode Technical Note #28) [1] makes very interesting reading.

Philip Taylor
[1] http://www.unicode.org/notes/tn28/UTN28-PlainTextMath-v3.pdf

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