I have been reading this article and started to think about the position of LaTeX amongst the current competitors. Currently, I am using it (or XeTeX) even for ‘casual writing’ and sometimes I spend free time by exploring its possibilities and various solutions based on specific packages. When I have to write an article or a report, I consider it to be quite easy (well, in a geeky Open Source way) to use and as I am not an expert on typography (rather an advanced self-learner), the microtypography features via
microtype appear to be professional enough. However the article mentioned hereinbefore states otherwise.
Therefore I would like to ask you, the experts, what is your opinion on these points (I am quoting from the same article):
- Typography rules are not supported well.
- Microtypography ("all lines on fixed page positions") is not professional.
- Hyphenation is bad and hard to use.
In short, Latex misses two things: (1) Ease of use; and (2) Quality of
typesetting is not as good as it could be.
Does the LaTeX3 project aim to solve any of it?