Marc Ernst Eddy van Woerkom
Wed Mar 12 19:00:57 CET 2003
> In LaTeX layout it is almost impossibly difficult - you type in your
> stuff and LaTeX figures out where to put it on the page.
That is a feature not a bug. In LaTeX you choose a style and settle
the big layout decisions by that choice and after this you can only
layout in a constrained way.
> - ErlGuten is
> the other way around - you start by defining precisely where all the
> boxes on a page are to be, and all the fonts etc. and then you say
> what text is to be put into which box etc.
So you code the style for that doc (in LaTeX terminology).
> It is my hope that I will be able to replace LaTeX with ErlGuten and
> achieve better quality results with less effort.
And I already hoped ConTeXt would do that .. :)
.. ok it is already 10 years old.
A very ambitious and exciting project!
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