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   Re: The problem with typography (with or without flow objects)

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  • From: Marcus Carr <mrc@allette.com.au>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 19:05:36 +1000

Sebastian Rahtz wrote:

> Yes, definitely. But how big a job is that, compared to translating the
> style rules from (say) LaTeX to Framemaker. If I have to switch to a
> new FO formatter, I have a not inconsiderable task on my hands,
> if I want to rerun old jobs. But the effort I put into instantiating
> design rules as FOs remains, and I claim that I am ahead of the game.

No question, as a common typesetting syntax and even as something that handles
part of the migration, FOs are useful, but I think that's where it ends.

If we're going to continue with this, you're going to have to start getting up
earlier - you keep sending responses through at 7:00 pm when I'm trying to get out
of here...:-)


Marcus Carr                      email:  mrc@allette.com.au
Allette Systems (Australia)      www:    http://www.allette.com.au
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
       - Einstein

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