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See BLT.

TeX: "TeX is a typesetting system written by Donald E. Knuth, who says in the Preface to his book on TeX (see books about TeX) that it is "intended for the creation of beautiful books - and especially for books that contain a lot of mathematics"." -- from http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?keyword=&question=1.

As I understand it, you write text to be processed by TeX in a plain text editor adding certain markup codes to the text. You then run it through a processor which converts the text plus markup to a .dvi (DeVice Independent) file, which, IIUC, is binary rather than human readable. This file can be processed by other processors which convert it to printed text with the fancy formatting.

I have never used TeX -- I have used KLyX / LyX, and I think they also work with .dvi files, or there are other similarities I'm sure I will remember as I continue with this BLT exercise.

See TextMarkupInLinux.



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