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Feb
16
comment LaTeX Markup Options?
I think is answer covers the gist best. A final point I'd like to note is that I never intended to replace tex with a MarkDown syntax completely. Just that I'd love to see more MarkDown features included. MarkDown is in no way a substitute for a lot. But could make writing TeX easier--having to resort to TeX only on special needs.
Feb
16
comment LaTeX Markup Options?
@Ulrich Schwarz I'll take that as a definite hint that my question touches areas outside of the scope of what tex is designed for and capable of. Somewhat sad. But maybe in the same way people start targeting JS as IL, TeX can serve as IL for some higher level typesetting system that compiles to TeX. Which as far as I can tell would bring me full circle back to pandoc. Or alt least partially to pandoc.
Feb
16
comment LaTeX Markup Options?
@frabjous yes, the implicit encoding of the style to use for *this* or **this** or _this_ is something I've never been happy with with MarkDown. Still if used consistently and not tied to a specific style but merely as a markup it is a valid approach from my point of view. I think that emphasis are part of the content. How these emphasis are styled obviously not. Thus *this* turning into \emph{this} would be right I think. I'm on the edge though whether or not two different emphasis markup forms are needed.
Feb
16
comment LaTeX Markup Options?
I've seen that on the pandoc side I think. The gripes I have with pandoc are that, once it finds a tex part it just ignores, there's no way to keep using markdown with in that section. Or I'm doing it wrong and for some weird reason pandoc does not pick up lists and _..._ or **...** inside of \begin{env}...\end{env}.
Feb
16
comment LaTeX Markup Options?
Yes that is true. But I'd prefere the source document to be editor independent. The conceal mode if vim does quite a bit to "tidy up" the document. To me, adding complexity to the editor to cope with structural weaknesses of the underlying system is like boilerplate code generation with annotations. It doesn't solve the problem it merely adds a cosmetic fix on top.
Feb
16
comment LaTeX Markup Options?
@frabjous absolutely, a good texteditor can do that. I think it was ed which already did some transformations like those. But these days, when you never know what system you end up and which editors are present, I'd prefere to be able to write documents without resorting to cumbersome writing without a texteditor.
Feb
16
comment LaTeX Markup Options?
@Seamus true, but what if the keyboard does not provide a compose key?
Feb
16
comment LaTeX Markup Options?
@Ulrich Schwarz that is definitely true but should as of today it seems like a constrain that can be lifted. Not to say forgetting history is meaningless.
Feb
16
comment LaTeX Markup Options?
@Leo Liu listings indeed looks interesting.
Feb
15
comment LaTeX Markup Options?
The problem with the unicode-math package is. Though this is not to be understood as a contradiction to the original question. That writing something like is not so easy manageable while -> can be easily types. The example of picking greek above was due to the fact that changing keyboard layout with hot keys is very easy and writing greek symbols as such is quite painless. But changing the keyboard layout to support a certain set of unicode characters, thus creating a custom keyboard layout is infeasable to me :/
Feb
15
comment LaTeX Markup Options?
Ok, so that basically defeats the in-TeX purpose. Which would basically mean that one creates a preprocessor that transforms the document previous to feeding it to (La)TeX, which would be very close to what pandoc does. pandoc though seems to focus a lot--and that is good--on it's core idea of being a document translation tool. Otherwise I guess it's support for advanced LaTeX features would have increased more I think.
Feb
15
comment LaTeX Markup Options?
thanks for pointing out the typo, fixed :) Yes I know about tikz and have used it extensively. But didn't mention it to not distract the point I was trying to make. I will definitely have a look at nicetext though.
Feb
13
comment How to remove the self-reference of the ToC from the ToC?
I'll accept this as the answer as it's memoire specific which was my initial problem. It should be noted though that both answers provide a working solution.
Jan
19
comment How to prevent MnSymbols from aliasing \emptyset=\varnothing=\diameter?
Thanks for the solution. Though the empty set looks different then it looks without MnSymbol used at all. The \emptyset looks like a Stop-Sign, while the \MnEmptySet looks like a the \diameter sign. The regular \emptyset looks more oval.