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## Re: Equations

**From**: |
rodrigo vanegas |

**Subject**: |
Re: Equations |

**Date**: |
Tue, 06 Dec 1994 09:34:21 -0500 |

>* ]I must say, the equations in the manual distributed with Lout are not*
>* ]really up to snuff, at least compared to TeX. I would use Lout, since*
>* ]TeX seems awfully kludgy to me, except for this important point. The*
>* ]integral signs, for instance, are straight vertical and have ugly ends,*
>* ]rather than the graceful curves of TeX, and the square root doesn't close*
>* ]up correctly. Is somebody working on this? I know it's difficult, but*
>* ]it's necessary.*
>* *
>* It would be difficult to fix in Lout without a *lot* of work. The*
>* mathematical symbols in TeX were carefully hand-drawn, and a lot of*
>* work went into working out positioning very precisely so that the*
>* spacing was ideal for the math font.*
>* *
>* In Lout, we're using the symbols from the Adobe fonts. To get TeX like*
>* results, we'd have to hand-design a new math font, and work out the*
>* positioning to get it right.*
Isn't TeX itself public domain? Couldn't we simply *take* these fonts
for ourselves, giving credit where its due, and do only the
Lout-specific work thereafter?
rodrigo vanegas
address@hidden

**Equations**, *thursto1*, `1994/12/05`
**Re: Equations**, *Mark C. Chu-Carroll*, `1994/12/06`
**Re: Equations**,
*rodrigo vanegas* **<=**