Edrx's page on TeX and LaTeX
This page is very obsolete!
Please go to my pages about
Lua(La)TeX, or to:
(This is just a stub at the moment, sorry - 2007oct17)
I discovered very recently (to my shock and horror - but that's
just because I have a 300dpi printer) that the default for dvips,
dvipdf and pdflatex nowadays is to use Type1 fonts (BlueSky)
whenever possible. This makes the pd/pdf output more scalable, but
uglier - and lighter, and it makes bold fonts more similar to normal
I am trying to discover how to make dvips use metafont by default.
The old page (very old):
Some of my tools:
- My e-scripts on Tex.
eelatex, a version of
eev to typeset TeX chunks embedded in a text file. See my notes on Emacs.
- I wrote a short program in Icon to make it
easier to typeset deduction trees. It converts files with trees
drawn in beautiful ascii art into ugly stuff that TeX
understands; for example, this becomes this and this becomes this (and the first screenshot at my Emacs page shows how a TeX chunk with embedded
deduction trees appers at my screen). I used this program a lot in
my thesis and never quite had the nerve to document it... if you
plan to use it you will certainly need some other files from my home machine, and will also need to contact me for
- My first Tcl/Tk program was something to edit the diagrams that
appear on my thesis... Here it is: diaglib.014. Here is a file with the code
for the actual diagrams; I use the function
eediag-bounded (bounded to F3) to launch a diagram into
- An e-script on using testfont.tex.
- Notes on using some TeX docs, including an online
copy of the TeXBook...
Troff (but I use pod whenever I can!):
Unclassified TeX links: