[XeTeX] Localized XeLaTeX: was Greek XeLaTeX

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Oct 16 16:57:37 CEST 2010

On Oct 16, 2010, at 9:50 AM, Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) wrote:

> Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> I thought the symbols that are used for different units are set by international standards. Do you really want to spend time localizing something such that nobody else will ever understand it? Don't you think everyone should attempt to learn the standards so we can talk to each other?
> If the letter "m" doesn't appear on a Greek keyboard, Herb
> (which seems highly probable), entering a scientific,
> engineering or technical text in which "millimetres" had
> to be frequently specified would be a nightmare if they
> had to be entered as "mm".  My 0,02 Euro :-)
> ** Phil.

Most good editors have some sort of macro feature so that difficult things that are done repeatedly can be done easily. That has nothing to do with working with the international standards or localizing everything.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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