Re: [dev] Usable typesetting system?

From: Jacob Todd <>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 08:17:53 -0400

On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 01:15:40PM +0200, Martin Kopta wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I wrote my bachelor thesis using LaTeX and now I am going to write my
> master thesis. I would rather avoid TeX and everything TeX based this time.
> The PDF output of (La)TeX is awesome and I really like that part of it, but
> writting itself was painful, since the language is pretty cryptic and complex
> for 'simple document like thesis'. Overhelming compilation output completely
> hides any warnings and errors, which are too fuzzy and useless anyway. Also,
> work with images is pretty much impossible and texlive package is too big in
> size.
> I am currently looking for some replacement with:
> * input as plain text (NOT xml)
> * simple syntax/commands/language
> * output as PDF (acceptable as thesis), may be indirectly
> * usable compilator (readable overall output, warnings and errors)
> * overall good design
> I guess my demands are too high, but if you know about something interesting,
> please, let me know.

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