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Re: What is "base" LaTeX

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Fri, 27 Nov 1998 12:23:42 +0000

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 Hans Aberg writes:  > Using raw TeX (with macros) is of course what many pure mathematicians did                                                       ^^^^ presumbly the applied ones are lesser mortals?  > and do because of the past problems with LaTeX. in what sense is LaTeX something over than "raw TeX with macros"??? oh, you mean where you write all the macros? i am interested to hear that you don't use such commonplaces as \alpha and \sqrt.  > Whereas the low computer screen resolution of today is a problem, it is its amazing how the tens of millions of Web users out there happily use this inferior technology, isn't it. of course, many are not 20th century mathematicians... if you want a document to read on the screen, why not design for the screen? of course, if you work towards an A4 page with 1 inch margins and 10 pt Computer Modern math, and display it in PDF with the full page, it looks like a set of bird tracks. sebastian