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

From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2009 11:52:03 +0200

On 9/5/09, markus schnalke <> wrote:
> [2009-09-05 10:35] Szabolcs Nagy <>
>> all printed documents are obsolete
>> [...] and ligatures which [...] provides no gain [...]
> I don't agree on these two statements.
> When it's about ease of reading, then typography is very important.
> Well typeset paper books are much easier to read than other kinds of
> documents. And there is a huge difference between good and bad
> typography.

well i have read documents with good typography (eg discrete
mathematics from don knuth et al.) and with bad typography (eg old
university lecture notes written by typewriter) and it didn't make
much difference in readability

easy processing and searching of digital documents made a huge
difference, but copy pasting from a pdf is a pain when there are
ligatures and hyphenation etc.

so based on my personal experience typography is not the main issue
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