Re: FrameMaker question - literate formatting

Subject: Re: FrameMaker question - literate formatting
From: "Koray Erkan" <koraye_freelance -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 19:26:23 +0200

Thanks for the reply, Chris. Yes, you're right to point out LaTeX. Perhaps I
should try that.


"Chris Gooch" <chris -dot- gooch -at- lightworkdesign -dot- com> wrote in message
news:269839 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
> Koray asked:
> ++
> I'd like to place sample code in a tutorial text for a programming
> and I want the code to look as "literate" (a la Knuth) as possible.
> I wonder whether it is possible to do the following automatically:
> - format certain words (i.e. reserved words of the programming language)
> bold: this means those reserved words need be fed to FM.
> - format all non-reserved words and non-operator symbols as italic: again,
> the operator symbols must be defined beforehand.
> ++
> Koray -
> not really a proper answer to your question I know, but as you
> mention Knuth it's maybe worth mentioning that you can do this
> very easily in (La)TeX, for example by using Carsten Heinz's
> "listings" package for LaTeX which gives language-aware formatting
> (I've tried it and it gives quite good results, although I decided
> against too much fancy formatting in my docs in the end and
> went with good old courier for all listings).
> Christopher Gooch, Technical Author
> LightWork Design, Sheffield, UK.


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