Co-developers wanted: document markup language

Wildemar Wildenburger wildemar at freakmail.de
Fri Aug 24 12:14:09 CEST 2007


Torsten Bronger wrote:
> Hallöchen!
>
>   
Yes, you're German. Have you ever noticed that (we) Germans are 
virtually the only ones that feel the need to rub our nationality into 
everyones faces? ;)


> Paul Rubin writes
>   
>> TeX/LateX have been around forever and are well established
>> standards, as awful as they are.  Why do we want ANOTHER markup
>> language?
>>     
> Well, because they are awful.  ;-)  I don't see that there is a
> bunch of already existing projects, in fact, I don't see anyone
> challenging LaTeX at all.  However, competition is a good thing, and
> I think there are enough aspects about LaTeX that can be done better
> so that this project is worth being done.
>   
Well there is ConTeXt <URL:http://wiki.contextgarden.net/>. I've never 
actually used it, but from reading the docs I deem it a very attractive 
alternative to LaTeX.

/W



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