Roozbeh Pournader writes:
> > the mass users use Microsoft software. Internet Explorer 5 renders XML
> > natively
> I can't understand, XML is good or bad? If it is good, why does Microsoft
> support it?! ;)
so that they can suck people into using it, then change it in ways
incompatible with the standard, and hope you stay locked in. cf the
> LaTeX input syntax to become SGML-compatible (or XML-compatible), and write
> SGML directly in it, or you are speaking of a complete
> (i.e., fully complete) support for equivalents of SGML things in LaTeX
> and a convertor from SGML to LaTeX?
> But what about a math interface, which a big part of TeX community
> are users of? Please don't speak of MathML, ok? ;)
hard not to
> I don't like neither those <mrow> things which look unnecessary,
> nor putting <mo></mo> or <mi></mi> around every math atom. All
> these, also make my files very large.
who cares about file size?
anyway, we have to assume that we'll use structured math editors. i
know most people on this list will scream, but interfaces like
MathType (which exports MathML) are not at all bad
> What I currently do, is typing Persian using local keyboard
> in an editor my colleagues in the FarsiTeX project have written,
contradicing the above, where you say you rely on plain ASCII editors!
> user doesn't like loading a big editor for simple tasks such as
> typing a memo, which previously could be done using old dear `vi'.
> Got it?
no. you use a special editor for special input, why not do the same
> Also, someone who has grown up with TeX input language,
> loves the input syntax. :)
i reserve my love for humans and plants :-}
> Specially, U.S. government and Iranian government can't bear
> each other
but you won the footbal match. well done, i enjoyed watching it