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Achim Blumensath’s ANT
aims not to replicate TeX with a different implementation
technique, but rather to provide a replacement for TeX which uses
TeX-like typesetting algorithms in a very different programming
environment. ANT remains under development, but it is now
approaching the status of a usable typesetting system.
ANT’s markup language is immediately recognisable to the
(La)TeX user, but the scheme of implementing design in
ANT’s own implementation language (presently
) comes as a pleasant surprise to the jaded FAQ
writer. This architecture holds the promise of a system that avoids a
set of serious problems with TeX’s user interface: those that
derive from the design language being the same as the markup language.
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This is FAQ version 3.27, released on 2013-06-07.