TeX - was Re: Summary: is there any word processing software for the pdp11?

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Tue Dec 2 08:56:51 CST 2014

On 02/12/14 9:53 AM, Jacob Ritorto wrote:
> Yes, Mark, it was a poor old ultra5 that I used for the Diablo last night
> as well, but running snv_65!  That hardware, while pretty cheap and rafty,
> does have a mysterious tendency to last a long time.
> I had thought TeX was line printer friendly at some point and only later
> evolved to support matrix-type devices?

No, it was designed for typesetters and bitmap printers, although people 
probably did hack dvi->ASCII previewers. You could still sorta read 
proofs that way...

> I had purchased Wordperfect for Linux some decades ago.  It was quite
> brittle, but mostly worked.  Didn't try the cli version, just gui, which is
> regrettable.  iirc it was ported via java, so maybe my old copy would work
> on other unixes (or whatever random java hosts) as well?


> On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 9:29 AM, Mark Wickens <mark at wickensonline.co.uk>
> wrote:
>> Jacob, I went along a similar journey with VAX to find a terminal based
>> word processor. ...

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