[scribus] Typesetting of mathematical formula in Scribus

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Tue Nov 19 19:25:36 UTC 2013

On Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:32:35 -0500
William Adams <will.adams at frycomm.com> wrote:

> On Nov 18, 2013, at 3:14 PM, john Culleton
> wrote:
> > 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.
> Lest anyone be confused by this apples to
> oranges comparison.
> TeX is a typesetting system developed by Donald
> Knuth pdfTeX is a variant of TeX which
> makes .pdfs directly developed by Hàn Thế Thành
> LaTeX is a macro package which runs on top of
> TeX and TeX variants ConTeXt is another macro
> package which runs on top of more recent TeX
> variants such as pdfTeX, XeTeX and luaTeX
> William
Absolutely correct. Too often the words TeX and
LaTeX are used interchangeably. Scribus would be
better served if it used pdftex or luatex as its
render target instead of LaTeX. The same math
formulas will be expressed in the same way.

John Culleton
Wexford Press
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