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RE: Writing mathematical formulas
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: "Hannu E K Nevalainen (garbage mail)" <garbage_collector at telia dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 09:31:36 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: Writing mathematical formulas
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Mon, 26 May 2003, Hannu E K Nevalainen (garbage mail) wrote:
> > From: Igor Pechtchanski [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > 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, <http://google.com/search?q=ghostview>? 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 .
I meant the native Windows version of GhostView. Some people don't want
to take the time to install/run X[*]. Besides, IMO, the native version is
better for printing, too.
[*] I do run X, but I don't use it to preview PostScript, for example...
> > > 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:
> > <http://cygwin.com/cgi-bin2/package-grep.cgi?grep=bin%2Fxdvi> -- whaddaya
> > know?). Thanks for enlightening me.
> N.P. I have gotten convinced that everyone, no matter how
> knowledgeable, will eventually get convinced on some subject. One simply
> can't keep up with everything 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).
FYI, many languages, e.g., Russian, also have one word with these two
> > 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? :-)
Yes. The old "lpr" shell script used gsprint (which is just ghostscript
in disguise) to send PostScript files to any Windows printer.
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