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Re: Alternatives to LaTeX (Was Some comments...)

>   So is the suggestion that the LaTeX3 project should start use rescaled
> fonts, just because everybody else is doing so, or in favour of a fonts
> matching issue, or because the Springer typesetting is appaling in some
> other respects?

What a dotty suggestion!  I merely claimed that we have other more
pressing things to worry about than whether or not Fred Bloggs chooses
to use linearly-scaled fonts with LaTeX.  Sebastian did the same.

Michael Downes has since added that maths requires lots of use of
small fonts, and therefore implies a need for optical scaling.  I
presume he means `optically-scaled maths fonts' (or are there effects
on the text of mathematical publications that I wot not of?).  Which
would seem to me to imply that one may not use anything but CMR (or
publishers' private fonts, about which I know essentially nothing
apart from their existence) for maths...

Robin Fairbairns