Going to have to convert XML to LaTeX
calkina at ece.curtin.edu.au
Fri Feb 14 16:33:29 PST 2003
Aren't all the commands available to TeX _also_ available under LaTeX? From
my experience, any tricks I saw in TeX for handling different scenarios
could be applied "as is" in my LaTeX file, and they worked. I thought LaTeX
just contained other useful stuff, the foundation of which is in predefined
Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
P.S. Everything I had found in TeX, I subsequently found a way using LaTeX
commands, but mostly long after the fact. Just my $0.02 .
On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 03:45:44PM -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> >Well, that's a lot of text to simply say "I'm converting XML to LaTeX in order
> >to create a proper PDF file for publishing". But I thought I'd give the
> >rationale behind it so ya'll know why and stuff. In case you care ;o)
> Just a comment,
> Its been a while since I used TeX, but at one time I was very familiar
> with it. When I first started, I tried LaTeX, but there were just some
> things that I wanted to do that LaTeX wouldn't let me do (or at least I
> couldn't figure it out easily.) I then went to straight TeX and never
> looked back. Creating macros for TeX is not very hard if you understand
> the principles that Knuth used when formulating the system. It does
> take some time to get up to speed, but I feel that plain TeX gives more
> flexibility and is, at least for me, easier to understand than LaTeX.
> The best reference is Knuth's own TeXbook.
> -- Bruce
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