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RE: Typesetting for print

From: Waters, Michael, Springer US <Mike.Waters@springer.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 20:53:59 -0500
Message-ID: <D4735EBD435DF94A9E020238DE29CF6701A83193@SEUSNESP0015.springer-sbm.com>
To: "Wendell P" <wendellp@operamail.com>, <www-math@w3.org>
Although it's billed as a "LaTeX to XML translator", Tralics might be
worthwhile looking at:

http://www-sop.inria.fr/miaou/tralics/

There is some good online documentation, including a "Getting started
with Tralics" page:

http://www-sop.inria.fr/miaou/tralics/doc-step.html

Of special note, though, are the examples of math formulas in XML
(requires a MathML-aware browser) and PDF versions:

http://www-sop.inria.fr/miaou/tralics/quadrat/testmath.xml

http://www-sop.inria.fr/miaou/tralics/quadrat/testmath.pdf

According to the Abstract:

"The Pdf version was obtained by use of xmltex (a package by D. Carlisle
that makes TeX an XML interpreter), and a great number of
modifications to the file mathml2.xmt (that interprets elements in
the MathML namespace). All files needed to produce this document are
part of the Tralics bundle (version 2.10 or more)."

If you're starting with MathML, you might be able to skip the heavy
details on LaTeX to XML, and go directly to "Interpreting MathML and
related stuff in TeX":

http://www-sop.inria.fr/miaou/tralics/auxdir/tdoc2cid3.html

The full Table of Contents for the backend stuff is at:

http://www-sop.inria.fr/miaou/tralics/auxdir/tralics-rr2.html

You're still using TeX, but to process MathML not TeX code.

So, xmltex by David Carlisle might be the (an) answer. :-)

Regards,
Mike Waters
Received on Thursday, 19 January 2012 01:54:26 GMT

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