Software update: LyX 2.1

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LyX is an open source and cross platform system for formatting documents. In short, it is a graphical user interface for TeX and Latex. It is mainly used in academia, because it can easily compose formulas and shows an overview of the document structure. Unlike regular word processors that use the wysiwyg principle, LyX uses wysiwym. More information about LyX can be found on this page are being found. Version 2.1 was released on Friday and the announcement looks like this:

LyX 2.1.0: LyX 2.1.0 released.

LyX 2.1.0 is the culmination of more than three years of hard work. You can find an overview of the new features here. Among the most important of these are:

  • Native IPA inset and IPA toolbar
  • New supported languages
  • Tex Fonts Additions
  • Basic support for Math OpenType fonts
  • Document class categories
  • Enhanced support for LaTeX options
  • Much improved Beamer support
  • New supported LaTeX commands
  • New export command line option
  • Table rotations
  • Layout enhancements
  • New modules
  • Equation Editor “fashion”

Version number 2.1
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, BSD, Windows XP, macOS, Windows 8
Website LyX
License type GPL
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