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RE: Writing mathematical formulas

> From: Igor Pechtchanski []
> Sent: Monday, May 26, 2003 12:17 AM

> On Sun, 25 May 2003, Hannu E K Nevalainen (garbage mail) wrote:
> >  That was easier said than done... ;-)
> Hmm, <>? O:)
 <Yields at least one *.edu and one *.de site>
Why not try sourceforge too? ;-)

 =-) The sad part is that you will need to download the sources and
compile i.e. "port" it. Dunno how easy that is. At times it seems
that free software isn't that portable ;-7 .

> >  Why not tell to use
> > $ startx &;xdvi
> > instead, which seems to be bundled within cygwin...
> Well, for one, I use Yap (that comes with MiKTeX) as my dvi viewer, so I
> wasn't aware that xdvi came with some Cygwin package (turns out it does:
> <> -- whaddaya
> know?).  Thanks for enlightening me.

 N.P. I have gotten convinced that everyone, no matter how knowledgeable,
eventually get convinced on some subject. One simply can't keep up with
new that appears these days.

SIDENOTE: Here I wonder if I really make my self understood: The English
word "Convinced", according to my dictionary, has two very different
meanings. To me, they seem contradictory. In Swedish these two words are
'Overtyga' (make somebody change his/hers mind) and 'Overbevisa' (proof that
sb. has been wrong on a subject).

> So, if the OP decides to use LyX, he'll have XFree86 installed anyway, and
> it would also make sense to install the tetex-x11 package and use the xdvi
> that comes with it.  The "dvips" step may be skipped then, and only used
> to generate a PostScript file for printing.  OTOH, if the OP decides to
> work with LaTeX directly, he may not want to go to the trouble of
> installing the whole X subsystem just to view the resulting file, in which
> case installing either GhostView or Yap from MiKTeX would make perfect
> sense.

 Hmm... I wonder if ghostscript can help in printing PS to a non-PS printer?
I'll have to read up on that; unless you can give me a hint or two? :-)

/Hannu E K Nevalainen, Mariefred, Sweden, 59d14'N, 17d12'E. 25d C yesterday,

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