Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/03/04[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
The capabilities for producing and printing multiple script has always been there with computers but it always took more work... *just like with typewriters*. If there was some sort of learning experience with changing ribbons and making footnotes with typewriters I would challenge you to do the same thing using TeX on any classic or modern computer. The real issue to me is that when people refer to "word processing" right now they are referring to MS Word. When we allow one company to control the toolchain as much as MS does we will always suffer when we need to do something outside of their world view. Not long ago people writing farsi were still complaining about support for their language in word processors (read: Word) especially when they needed to throw in a word from a left to right Western language. The amazing thing was that there were already easy-to-use word processors available that could do just that but they were not on Windows :) Dave On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 12:41:19 +0100 (MET), Daniel Ridings <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Word processing has been a great gift to all of us, ... > > Actually, for me, at the time, word processing was a royal pain in the > rump. If you didn't write in English only, you could run into problems.