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LyX is an advanced open source document processor running on many Unix platforms. It is called a "document processor", because unlike standard word processors, LyX encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents, not their appearance. LyX lets you concentrate on writing, leaving details of visual layout to the software. LyX automates formatting according to predefined rule sets, yielding consistency throughout even the most complex documents. LyX produces high quality, professional output -- using LaTeX, an open source, industrial strength typesetting engine, in the background.

With LyX, short notes or letters are a snap. LyX really shines, though, when composing complex documents like technical documentation, doctoral theses and conference proceedings.

Current Version:   1.1.6

License Type:   GPL

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Source Code Availability:   Yes (from Home Site)

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Targeted Platforms:

Unix (Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Solaris, IRIX, HP-UX, AIX), OS/2 and Cygnus/Win32 (experimental)

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Other Links:, this is a Chinese LyX patch to allow LyX accept Chinese input and display along with the math symbols. It depends on the LyX 1.0.1 and Chinput ( and CJK LaTeX macro.

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