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Re: typesetting fractions


Incorporating what's been done with (La)TeX would be consistent with 
what Wolfram Research has begun to do in with the version 5 kernel: 
employing well-established, widely-used third-party libraries rather 
than relying on in-house development.


Garry Helzer wrote:

> ...TeX does an excellent job in this regard. TeX has been around
> since the '60s and is open source. Why doesn't someone at WRI just look
> at how TeX does it and incorporate the rules? Why reinvent the
> wheel especially if the wheels you produce in house always seem to have
> corners on the rim?


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