Re: [dev] A lightwieight and working typesetting system.

From: markus schnalke <>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 22:05:21 +0200

[2009-09-02 13:56] QUINTIN Guillaume <>
> Do you guys know a (working) typesetting system other than latex ?

I used Latex for most of my typesetting work, but I (also?) feel the
want for a smaller software. Don Knuth is great ... but `troff'
complies more with the Unix Philosophy.

Thus, in future, I want to work more with `troff' and its friends.

Here two pages that list various other tools:

> And a good soft to make presentations ?

For me, that come up to be the main problem to solve, as `troff' has
nothing like `beamer' ... however, this was was what I thought.

Last weekend, I came across `gpresent'. But I didn't try it yet.

The requirements are not so nice (groff, perl) ... but it might be a
base to start with.



Is PDF that bad? I don't think so. PS is great, of course.

What do you think?

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