[TUHS] [groff] Brian Kernighan on the evoution of eqn, pic, grap into troff

Steve Nickolas usotsuki at buric.co
Sun May 6 13:36:17 AEST 2018

On Sat, 5 May 2018, Doug McIlroy wrote:

>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TeX#Pronunciation_and_spelling
> Yes, TeX is supposed to be pronounced as Germans do Bach. And
> Knuth further recommends that the name be typeset as a logo with
> one letter off the base line. Damned if an awful lot of people,
> especially LaTeX users, don't follow his advice. I've known
> and admired Knuth for over 50 years, but part ways with him
> on this. If you use the ready-made LaTeX logo in running text,
> so should you also use flourished cursive for Coca-Cola and
> Ford; and back in the day, discordantly slanted letters for
> Holiday Inn. It's mad and it's a pox on the page.
> Doug

TeX drives me up a damn wall sometimes.  It certainly is better suited 
than, say, LibreOffice or M$ Word for what I do with it, but I still 
frequently find myself butting heads with it.


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