The Time of the Editor’s “Toolset 24” Has Come

Abstract: I am finally beginning to tame Emacs and Firefox has long been my browser of choice. Both are currently (as of September 24, 2013) at major version 24. Used together and in a certain way, they represent an extremely powerful and extensible toolset for editing, publishing and development in general. In particular, I use … Continue reading The Time of the Editor’s “Toolset 24” Has Come

A Response to The Document Foundation’s Open Letter to the City of Freiburg and to the Circumstances of the Letter’s Publication

Last year, I posted the following comment on a blog post from The Document Foundation. I post it here again, as I realize that I had neatly summed up my position in this small piece. I then augment the initial comment with more recent insights and personal experience. Comment on the “Open Letter to the … Continue reading A Response to The Document Foundation’s Open Letter to the City of Freiburg and to the Circumstances of the Letter’s Publication

Semantic Documents: the Relevance of LibreOffice and OpenDocument

I love LaTeX and nothing will ever completely replace it, but let us be realistic: although LaTeX’s goal is to create documents in which the focus is on logical structure and semantic content, in actual fact most people use markup and commands which pertain more to presentation than structure. Using semantic commands exclusively in LaTeX … Continue reading Semantic Documents: the Relevance of LibreOffice and OpenDocument

Pour des documents sémantiques: l’importance de LibreOffice et OpenDocument

J’adore LaTeX et rien ne pourra jamais le remplacer totalement, mais soyons réalistes: bien que LaTeX ait pour but de créer des documents où priment la structure logique et le contenu sémantique, dans les faits la plupart des gens utilisent un balisage et des commandes relevant plutôt de la présentation que de la structure. N’employer … Continue reading Pour des documents sémantiques: l’importance de LibreOffice et OpenDocument