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Subject: RE: DOCBOOK-APPS: About FO (was db2latex)

Matthias Gutbier writes:
 > Is`nt it better to have an inadequate implementation with adequate results,
 > than to to live with adequate implementations, which have not even
 > rudimentary knowledge of typesetting basics ? 

a moot point, but I incline to your view. obviously, since its me who
maintains the TeX implementations for DSSSL and FO...

 > of fonts, page layout and other language depending issues. I personaly doubt
 > that these native FO renderers will ever succeed in their balancing act
 > between the overwhelming XSL spec. details and the art of automatic
 > typesetting. 

I don't entirely agree. They can just copy the algorithms of TeX if they like
(as they already do, for hyphenation)


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