[scribus] Typesetting of mathematical formula in Scribus

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Mon Nov 18 20:14:55 UTC 2013

On Sun, 17 Nov 2013 19:44:37 +0900
Hans Schmidt <z0idberg at gmx.de> wrote:

> Am 17.11.2013 05:08, schrieb john Culleton:
> > Although the various versions of TeX are not
> > as handy for creating magazines or coffee
> > table books compared to Scribus I think you
> > underestimate the ability of e.g., Context to
> > format pages. Specifically Context MKIV uses
> > Unicode as a default and  multilingual support
> > including right to left languages is
> > available. The handling of graphics, while
> > not nearly as handy as Scribus, is available.
> > There are TeX user groups all over the globe
> > including China. 
> Hello John,
> thanks for your reply. I have used Xetex at
> some point which uses Unicode natively (and is
> already a huge improvement over standard
> Latex), but I still think that Latex is a
> little bit old fashioned. I know that almost
> any formatting is possible, but the problem is
> the work in order to do that: I guess for
> graphics it is usually much easier than just do
> it in WYSIWYG style: Just arrange the graphics
> as you want them to.
> Of course, Latex has the advantage that
> development can go into the rendering engine
> and not into a GUI.
> A combination of a markup language like Tex and
> a DTP software like Scribus would have the
> advantage of using both parts where they are
> best suited: Writing longer documents in Tex
> and more free designing in a DTP software.
> Well, this is just my personal opinion. I like
> Latex, too, but I would gladly change it for a
> more (in my opinion) modern approach.
> ___

Well I don't like Latex very much. IMO it is too
verbose and confining. I much prefer pdftex and
Context. these are more modern forms of TeX.

John Culleton
Wexford Press
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