[texhax] Incorporating TeX into Custom-made Programs
will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Feb 16 13:11:44 CET 2006
On Feb 16, 2006, at 1:07 AM, Daniel Wyckoff wrote:
> I'm devoting the rest of my life to making a very complicated
> educational program that runs through abstract mathematical proofs
> and displays visual aids. Probably naively, I'm planning to write
> it in C and use OpenGL. Anyway, I need a way for the program to
> display mathematical symbols along with visualizations of the
> mathematical structures. So, I need a way to display math symbols
> graphically on the screen. I thought that somebody would have
> already written some library to achieve this, but I was wrong or
> just not thorough enough. How do you suggest that I incorporate
> TeX symbols into a graphical C program?
All the programs I'm aware of which do this sort of thing generate a
PostScript (or .pdf) representation and use Display PostScript (or
a .pdf imaging library) to draw the glyphs on-screen.
I'd suspect that you'd find something of what you want in ``dvichop''
and David Kastrup's Instant Preview.
or just use dvisvg (http://dvisvg.sourceforge.net/) and a library for
displaying SVG graphics.
But it's early, and I've quit drinking coffee and haven't had my
third cuppa tea this morning, so this is probably (certainly)
senior graphic designer
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