ANNOUNCE: erlguten

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 .. :)

  http://www.berenddeboer.net/tex/#from_latex_to_context

.. ok it is already 10 years old. 

A very ambitious and exciting project!
Regards,
Marc




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