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Re: Emacs as word processor

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: Emacs as word processor
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2013 03:16:46 -0800
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On 11/16/2013 11:28 PM, Richard Stallman wrote:
25 years ago I hoped we would extend Emacs to do WYSIWG word
processing.  That is why we added text properties and variable width
fonts.  However, more features are still needed to achieve this.

Text properties are very useful on their own.

Could people please start working on the features that are needed?

I don't think that would be a productive use limited resources. Emacs' feature set is either already at a place suitable for "word processing" or astronomically distant depending on how you think about the problem: Emacs already works _very_ well for document preparation using auctex, nxml-mode, and so on. LibreOffice already covers the more conventional WYSIWYG space and is free software.

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