[metapost] Does MetaPost catch on?

Stephan Hennig mailing_list at arcor.de
Thu Sep 2 18:34:00 CEST 2010

Am 02.09.2010 16:25, schrieb Hans Hagen:
> On 2-9-2010 3:25, Stephan Hennig wrote:
>> for OTF fonts, that probably wouldn't include mathematics. So again, a
>> full TeX installation were needed. Too bad.
> well, mp is not tex and meant for simple graphics; if you want the
> fullpower of tex (and typesetting) you need to look at other tools

The problem is, MetaPost is for technical graphics, but those in turn 
often call for mathematical typesetting.  Just think about graphs ...  A 
troff + MetaPost bundle would fill the gap.  But this is all 
theoretical, since, personally, I'm fine with TeX.  I just wonder if 
such a bundle could bring more people to MetaPost.

> or follow the reverse approach: use mp inside tex which is what mplib
> is for

Yeah, but what typesetting system are you suggesting that is portable 
and easy to learn?

Best regards,
Stephan Hennig

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