15 Feb '17, 8am

A great overview of LaTeX via @nushackers

This article will be structured in two parts. The first discusses reasons to use or not use LaTeX to typeset your document, while the second discusses the current landscape of TeX engines, document typesetting systems, and distributions. 1. Introduction: do you really need to use TeX? Back in its early days, the TeX typesetting system may have been the premier typesetting solution. This is no longer true for many use cases. Popular, commercial typesetting systems have matured considerably over the last decade. Word 2007 incorporated native equation composition which markup is actually more semantically expressive than TeX’s, and Word 2010 incorporated support for ligatures. Barring mathematical typesetting, I believe (but cannot testify) that solutions offered by Adobe (especially InDesign) and Apple come close to, or surpass, the TeX system. In addition, the WYSIWYG natur...

Full article: http://nushackers.org/2017/02/digest-summary-of-the-curre...

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