[Haskell-cafe] More accessible papers
prstanley at ntlworld.com
Wed Nov 21 09:08:41 EST 2007
also, Latex source code is 100% accessible to screen reader users.
>You are completely right, 99% of the people will read the PDF, in
>exactly the same sense that Windows users prefer to download an
>installable EXE instead of building from source.
>But nobody here will argue that the *option* to build from source is
>useful no? So I don't see why this would not apply to compiling tex
>files into PDF. But I don't know anything about tex, so I can't
>really say. I'm using Microsoft Word, shame on me! Yes, I really
>should learn LaTeX though, because writing a lot of math equations
>in Word is tiresome...
>>>Yes, but why don't researchers just publish their TEX file? You can
>>>regard that as the "source code" for generating PDF/PS whatever no?
>>Building a .tex file can be rather hard with packages and what-not,
>>plus quite a few of us use lhst2tex as a preprocessor. It's not
>>impossible, but its not trivial either, and I can't imagine that
>>anyone would use a .tex over a PDF.
>>If there is a much better format than PDF as generated by the standard
>>class files, it should be the authors creating it, not other people
>>post-processing the tex.
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