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Re: Software For Book Writing

On Sat, Nov 08, 2008 at 05:39:05PM +0100, Johannes wrote:
> Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 07:44:01AM -0700, TW wrote:
> > I think you can use a versioning system to merge latex files (since they
> > are plain text)  Editing a LaTex file is straight-forward for anybody
> > with half a clue.
> Well, it could still end up as a mess, if people either (arbitrarily)
> change the line breaks or insert characters with different encodings
> (outside of ascii / utf or whatever the document uses).
> That's leading OT now, but I haven't seen someone editing utf-latex on
> window$. (I don't use window$ myself, so I don't know if it is possible,
> though).

I use neither windows nor UTF.  I purged all the UTF stuff from my
debian boxes.  I don't need it slowing things down.  What's the point of
me seeing a Chinese font in iceweasel (for example):  I don't read
Chinese so its Greek to me anyway.


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