[scribus] WTactis and Scribus struggle
john at wexfordpress.com
Thu Jan 13 16:34:00 CET 2011
On Wednesday 12 January 2011 12:59:40 Lukasz Jastrzebski wrote:
> So I left with LaTeX and Scribus.
> Both "should work" theoretically. And LaTeX will never be easy for
> potential contributors or indie developers.
I should note that there are many forms of TeX. LaTeX, the most
popular version, is optimized for academic books and papers. It is
difficult to manipulate once you get out of that area. Other versions of
TeX have broader targets. I have used plain pdftex for everything from
serially numbered armbands to novels. I use Context for complicated
technical manuals with illos and tables.
In general you can do almost anything with almost any piece of
software. I get book covers prepared in PowerPoint for example. But
there are horses for courses and for a project like yours I would look
at a version of TeX other than LaTeX.
Contributors to TeX, past and present, must number in the hundreds,
perhaps the thousands. Most of these are "indie developers".
TeX is old enough to have many books written about it. Scribus has
just one so far plus my e-book AFAIK. So the resources are there for
TeX is a tagged input program, much like html. In html you can say
In plain pdftex you could do it thus:
LaTeX has more folderol before getting down to cases.
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