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Re: typesetting fractions

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg45946] Re: typesetting fractions
  • From: carlos at colorado.edu (Carlos Felippa)
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 04:16:29 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <bvaq5e$ag2$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au> wrote in message news:<bvaq5e$ag2$1 at smc.vnet.net>...
> In article <buqmch$raa$1 at smc.vnet.net>, Garry Helzer <gah at math.umd.edu> 
> wrote:
> 
<...>
> > Here's my question. TeX does an excellent job in this regard. TeX has been 
> > around since the '60s and is open source. 

For the record: TeX, as used now, was released in 1980  (the raw
Pascal version, not  WEB).   I know since I had to write some of the
earlier dvi-to-printer drivers on a Vax 780.

Before TeX there was troff, but that was in the mid-1970s, and
that tool ran only under Unix.


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