[Aleph] general query

Idris Samawi Hamid ishamid at colostate.edu
Thu Nov 18 22:43:30 CET 2004

Hi François,

I think it is safe to say that, for all _practical_ purposes (emphasis on 
`practcal'), Aleph (formerly e-omega) is the successor to Omega. It 
features a combination of the most recent "stable" version of Omega (1.15) 
with eTeX. (Version 1.23 was a complete disaster and I don't advise you to 
depend upon it at all.) Its purpose is to provide a solid stable 
foundation for actual users who need an immediate practical solution for  
multidirections and large font needs under TeX, ConTeXt (where eTeX is 
crucial), and LaTeX; and who need it NOW, not at some indefinite point in 
the future.

Omega may well come back and replace Aleph someday with a much better 
framework; but for those with immediate typesetting needs Aleph is the 
engine of choice. I have typeset three issues of a multilingual journal 
with Aleph, so I can confirm that Aleph, very minor quirks aside, is 
usable for large-scale and very complicated multilingual projects.

Best wishes

On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 00:14:40 +0100, <Firmicus at ankabut.net> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I am new to this list, but I have been a longtime subscriber of the 
> omega-users list. I dropped out last year for lack of time generally and 
> also of patience regarding omega development. More than a year later I

Professor Idris Samawi Hamid
Department of Philosophy
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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