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Re: enriched-mode and switching major modes.

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: enriched-mode and switching major modes.
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 15:49:28 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>> With something like WhyzzyTeX I get to edit while seeing (rather
>> than "looking at") the surface expression.

> I find that this does not work for most creative work (except

I'm not sure what "this" refers to, but I completely agree: I don't want to
use the same font while editing and while printing (I typically like my
screen fonts to be sans-serif, while I usually want to print with something
like computer-modern or times-roman).

> That's what preview-latex <URL:http://preview-latex.sourceforge.net>
> provides me with: terminal fonts where I am interested in the text,
> antialiased WYSIWYG where I am interested in more complex compositions
> like math formulas, graphs and similar stuff, where the input
> representation is so far from the represented content that thinking
> about the content without visual translation becomes difficult.

Yes, it's also a very interested point in the design space.
I don't think WhyzzyTeX and preview-latex should be considered as necessarily
opposed designs.


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