[metapost] Does MetaPost catch on?
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Tue Sep 7 19:42:05 CEST 2010
Am 07.09.2010 18:51, schrieb Hans Hagen:
> On 7-9-2010 5:12, Stephan Hennig wrote:
>> Without a typesetting engine MetaPost is incomplete as the built-in
>> typesetting capabilities are too limited (no kerning, no maths). The
>> idea is not about pushing troff, but about preventing the impression of
>> failure at first sight.
> if you want to bring typesetting into mp then you need a full blown one
> and you end up with something like tex (after all, you want to typeset
> formulas, use modern fonts, use color, do proper hyphenation) and of
> course you then end up with different users wanting a different
> typesetting engine
Users with typesetting needs can always migrate to TeX /when/ they got
caught by MetaPost. That is the idea.
> given the relative small size of mp it then makes more sense to bring mp
> into a typesetter and that already happened and it works quite well
I'm sorry I haven't found the time to reply to your other mail so far.
I like separating text and graphics better than in-lining graphics into
document sources. Is it possible (with ConTeXt) to in-line MetaPost
graphics into an empty TeX file and compile that into separate graphic
files with proper bounding box? What about SVG output?
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