[Gllug] Last Night's Meeting

Nix nix at esperi.org.uk
Sat Jun 19 17:49:48 UTC 2010

On 18 Jun 2010, Roger Whittaker said:

> On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 9:31 AM, Tethys <sta296 at astradyne.co.uk> wrote:
>> I don't think it's quite that bleak. As I mentioned, free software is
>> very strong in many areas. It's just that it's very much lacking when
>> it comes to the actual layout and typesetting part. And even then, it's
>> fine for most textbook style layouts. It's just that we currently don't
>> have a valid answer for when more complex layouts are required.
> I've just been looking at the ConTeXt columns manual:
> http://www.pragma-ade.com/general/manuals/columns.pdf
> What do you think - you you have been able to do what you wanted with
> ConTeXt?

I just spent two hours trying to get LaTeX, XeTeX or ConTeXt to typeset
the 3/8 character already present in half of TeX's fonts (at least the
OpenType ones).

I failed.
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