[TUHS] TeX/troff/typesetting markups - Re: SunOS 4 documentation

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Fri Apr 14 12:59:33 AEST 2017


On 2017-04-13 8:40 PM, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Friday, 14 April 2017 at  1:22:59 +0200, Steffen Nurpmeso wrote:
>> Toby Thain <toby at telegraphics.com.au> wrote:
>>
>>> Indeed, as a typographer, I believe details matter, no matter what the
>>> audience. I think Knuth feels the same way. :)
>>
>> It is really perfectly looking.  Maybe too perfect, in the
>> sense of, maybe even aseptic.
>
> My issue with TeX output using standard parameters is that it reaches
> out, grabs you by the throat and says "I was formatted with Tex".
> That would be mainly the Computer Modern fonts, but I haven't seen
> that with any other text formatting software.

Yes, the font uniformity is unfortunate. Personally I think we're long 
overdue for a replacement default typeface family, or better yet, 
diversity (but the underlying engine I think is fine -- and so does 
Adobe -- it powers InDesign's paragraph composer :)

--T

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