[Color Computer] Re: [Coco] why you should stick with pdf

proteanthread at yahoo.com proteanthread at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 11 13:53:13 EDT 2005

I agree.  It'll be awhile before the pdf standard is knocked off its 
mountain.  Even Microsofts *.LIT (literature) format can't touch it.


-----Original Message-----
From: John W. Linville <linville at tuxdriver.com>
To: Michael Wayne Harwood <michael at musicheadproductions.org>
Cc: rtdos at aol.com; 'CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts' 
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Sent: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 13:28:18 -0400
Subject: Re: [Coco] why you should stick with pdf

  On Mon, Jul 11, 2005 at 11:00:39AM -0600, Michael Wayne Harwood wrote:
> I assume you mean that you personally would not want Rainbow on Disc 
if it
> were in the DjVU format - can I ask why?  Knowing your reasoning 
would be
> very valuable!

Using an open standard and avoiding proprietary lock-in come to mind.
I'd like to still be able to view the disks when djvu has disappeared
from the Earth.  And, I'd prefer to have some flexibility in using
whatever viewer or tools I need/want to use with the data in the
future.  PDF has been around a long time, and many tools can produce
(and even consume) it.  That is far more important than saving a
little space on a CD/DVD.

John W. Linville
linville at tuxdriver.com


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