What purpose does the tag serve?

From Wikipedia:

Typesetting is the retrieval of the stored letters (called sorts in mechanical systems and glyphs in digital systems) and the ordering of them according to a language's orthography for visual display.

Hence it is what TeX does internally, though I think the process of writing a TeX file is usually also called typesetting. Reading through the list of questions tagged I see several questions that should be tagged , some where is entirely superfluous and some where it is applied as a catch-all tag.

Should be removed?

  • I agree. Some could be merged into {typography}, some others require a different tag, especially those with {typesetting} as the only tag.
    – Stefan Kottwitz Mod
    Commented Mar 26, 2011 at 14:00
  • This seems to be accepted. Let me take a couple of days to go through the {typesetting} questions, then a mod can do the merging.
    – Caramdir
    Commented Mar 26, 2011 at 17:59

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I went through and retagged anything that is not about typography. Could a mod please merge into and delete afterwards (in order to avoid future confusion).

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    I merged {typesetting} into {typography}. I kept {typesetting} as an alias. It's not very visible, since it redirects to {typography}. This way recreation of {typesetting} is prevented.
    – Stefan Kottwitz Mod
    Commented Mar 29, 2011 at 18:33
  • I tagged this thread as {status-completed} as requested. Thanks for the retagging! Commented Mar 30, 2011 at 11:16

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