Re: [dev] Usable typesetting system?

From: Kurt H Maier <>
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2010 23:39:31 -0400

On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Martin Kopta <> wrote:
> Problem is designing page
> layout by your own will, which is kind of /unsupported/.

That's because TeX is supposed to do the page layout. If you want
such fine-grained control, use a desktop publishing suite like Quark
XPress or Scribus. If you want to typeset a document, use TeX.

> Everything with size of MB or more is just too big.

This is easy to say, but the only reason the alternatives are smaller
is because they leverage fonts and tools that people generally already
have on a linux or unix system. TeX doesn't, for a variety of
reasons, but it's foolish to pretend that (for instance)
is all you need to typeset and publish a document.

# Kurt H Maier
Received on Mon Aug 23 2010 - 05:39:31 CEST

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