Wendell Piez wrote:
> (What's TeX implemented in,
>C? So it can never be more standard than C
>... or is there a TeX
>specification that abstracts it away?)
not really. specification of what? TeX is a programming
language, which compiles its programs into a binary
format with instructions for a machine makes pages.
>But what does TeX/LaTeX do about fonts? Are these packaged with it too?
TeX doesn't care about fonts per se, just their metrics. It generates
a device-independent page description. The renderer of *that*
needs to find actual fonts. In practice, Type1 fonts are the
most likely things to use.
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