[texhax] Underscoring

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Tue Nov 20 08:14:32 CET 2007

On Tue, 20 Nov 2007, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> Philip Taylor (Webmaster) writes:
> > what is being discussed is an /interruption/ to the
> > underlining to stop it just short of a descender, and
> > to resume it just afterwards.  If this is the case
> > (am I right, Ira), this would require information
> > on the /positioning/ of the descender, which TeX lacks.
> Ira, TeX is a very powerful typesetting program and even if you are
> very familiar with another program, it's worthwhile to explore TeX.
> TeX comes (at least) in three incarnations:
> 1. plain TeX.  A macro package provided by Don Knuth, good for people
>    who want to know how things work.  Everything is described in "The
>    texbook", which is the ultimate reference.
> 2. LaTeX.  A macro package written by Lesly Lamport.  Modular
>    approach.  You just include a macro package and pass some
>    arguments to it if you want to change the layout.
> 3. Context.  A macro package written by Hans Hagen, based on plain
>    TeX.  This is by far the most advanced incarnation of TeX.
> If you are completely new to TeX and want to have fine control about
> the layout, I strongly recommend to look into Context.
>   http://www.pragma-ade.com
> Your mail header tells me that you are on Windows.  If you want to
> install TeX, download it from:
>  http://www.fsci.fuk.kindai.ac.jp/kakuto/win32-ptex/web2c75-e.html
> W32TeX is a TeX distribution which provides everything Japanese need,
> but it's the only one I'm aware of which provides a beta version of
> LuaTeX at the moment.

LuaTeX is also part of the context standalone distributed by pragma-ade. 
That is the easiest way of working with context on windows. You also get a 
luatex enabled context. See 
http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Windows_Installation for more details about 
installing context on windows.


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