[tex-live] Re: URGENT!!

Apostolos Syropoulos apostolo@ocean1.ee.duth.gr
Wed, 15 May 2002 22:30:08 +0300 (EEST)

On Wed, 15 May 2002, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:

> we have an English saying about "the tail wagging the dog". to
> delay the release of the CD because of Omega would be fairly
> odd. maybe when your book comes out, people will start looking at it,
> but are there seriously more than a dozen people making any use of it?

But that's what we are actually trying to do: to make people aware of
Omega and its capabilities. And of course people that use English or
any other language that uses the  Latin alphabet are quite happy with
TeX but we  (the majority?) who do not use the Latin alphabet
we are not so happy with TeX. Try to type Cherokee, Greek and Russian
with TeX and you will see what I mean. So we want to encourage the
non-english speaking people to adopt a real solution to their
multilingual typesetting business.

> many many thousands of people *have* it, of course, and many many
> people *want* it to succeed, but can anyone apart from Apostolos,
> Idris and Gregg claim to use in "production"? maybe Yannis does?
> but he seems to be under a vow of silence :-}

But if they don't try it or don't learn its features, how on earth it will
ever succeed?


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