1 Nov 2008 yosch   » (Master)

Modern typesetting on *BSDs

At the last EuroBSDcon which happened in Strasbourg, FR, there was a talk about using TeX in an *BSD environment (initially focusing on OpenBSD) by Ed Barrett. (Slides and audio are available).

A rather nice introduction to the wonderful world of typesetting with TeX with mentions of the great work going on porting TexLive to OpenBSD including Jonathan Kew's XeTeX and TeXworks along with demos of using various native OpenType fonts from the Open Font Library or from SIL with all the corresponding font freedom and Unicode goodness :-)

IMHO such cross-OS efforts around the Free Software typesetting stack are incredibly useful for everyone.

So another big shout out from me over here to the various maintainers for their dedicated efforts in porting/testing/packaging the whole stack like Karl Berry of TeXlive, Norbert Preining and Frank K├╝ster of Debian and obviously Edd Barret from OpenBSD. And also Yellowshift who know about the profound meaning and benefits of giving back! Thank you all.

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