[OS X TeX] LaTeX on iPad?

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Sat Mar 6 21:21:24 CET 2010

On 6 Mar 2010, at 16:45, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:

> On Mar 6, 2010, at 7:15 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> It'd be easy to port TeX/pdfTeX/LaTeX/etc to the iPad. (We showed e-TeX and a prototype DVI viewer running on the iPhone last year; see Kaveh's presentation from TUG '09, for example.)
> Just out of curiosity, how did you do this?  My understanding is that you can't fork/exec on iPhone, so I didn't think the task approach used by TeXShop and others would work.

The TeX engine is essentially turned into a library and linked directly with the viewer application, so as far as the OS is concerned, it's a single executable.


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