[XeTeX] XeTeX in lshort

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 12:46:02 CEST 2010

On 4 October 2010 12:25, Keith J. Schultz <keithjschultz at web.de> wrote:
>        TeX was developed as a subset of SGML or if you wish clone, variant,
> etc.

This is completely wrong, and anachronistic.  SGML was born long after TeX
and LaTeX.

It is true that LaTeX's syntax owes a debt to Scribe (as Lamport says
somewhere), and that
Scribe, Waterloo Script and similar systems were early forerunners of the
concept of structure/content distinction that
was later also taken up by SGML.

But in any case, none of this applies to Knuth's plain TeX, which was
developed independently as a software project
to typeset his own books.

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