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P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Mon Nov 14 13:15:39 CET 2011
Chris Travers wrote:
> But what's the point of putting non-breaking spaces between a word and
> the end of a line? or for that matter what if I alternate spaces and
> special unicode spaces? Do I get a word space for each of them?
In (e.g.,) HTML, it is by no means unusual to interweave
spaces and s. just before end of line is
less common, but I am sure someone has a use for it.
> I think one of the key strengths of TeX is that it can be edited
> gracefully by ANY basic text editor. I would hate for that to be
Indeed, that was indeed one of the great strengths of TeX 2.
Sadly DEK lost the plot in 1999 and allowed those nasty
Europeans to start using /accented characters/ (spit,
vomit) in TeX 3, at which point half the editors in the
world were made useless overnight. Now JK has gone even
further down the same road and is actually allowing /Unicode/,
so by now perhaps 90% of the existing "basic text editors" are
useless. So we may as well disenfranchise the remaining 9.99999%
and allow invisible markup as well.
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