Why TeX-based typography is better

For Vasudeva Server printed editions, we have been using LuaLaTex, which is based on TeX.

Why many consider TeX-based typography better?

Based on my personal experience:

  • Superior aestethical results
  • Finer-grained control
  • Version-controllable source
  • Macros. TeX is a programming language. Framemaker, InDesign or XPress are not. This makes possible long document style customization on a level GUI tools could never do.
  • TeX is excellent at micropositioning, which is why it can typeset text so nicely.