David Carlisle writes:
> > - What are the platforms that can compile TeX but cannot compile
> > Omega?
> platforms for which you don't have the TeX source, or (probably)
> if you only have a pascal compiler. Pretend I'm a Mac user and
> tell me how to install an omega-only-latex on textures.
if you cared, you'd be moving to the new Maccy/Unixy OS anyway, where
web2c will compile. you just have to forget Textures.
> > - Will things get harder or easier with Omega?
> If it isn't easier to handle unicode in Omega than in standard TeX then
> something is radically wrong with the world.
I have news for you, David.... the world has a lot wrong with it!
By the way, let's bear in mind that after 4 years of co-existence,
there is no sign at all of an Omega/pdfTeX merge. No-one has stepped
forward to claim they will even try it. Since I'd regard that as a
moderately easy task (in theory), it suggests to me that the starting
point (the ghashly mess called the Pascally Web code) is inimical to
future work. I know Thanh does not enjoy hacking it; I know John
Plaice hates it; yet here we still are. In theory, of course, we have
all the work put into NTS, but the assumption has to be that NTS is
We all *talk*, but who amongst us is really able to put serious coding
time into all this? (I exclude, for instance, Javier working on