[OS X TeX] LaTeX conversion to eBook?

Themis Matsoukas tmatsoukas at me.com
Thu Apr 26 13:56:00 CEST 2012

On Apr 26, 2012, at 7:39 AM, William Adams wrote:

> On Apr 25, 2012, at 11:35 PM, Themis Matsoukas wrote:
>> Unbelievable, but true... It seems only MathType will work with iBookAuthor. 
> which unfortunately, still circles around to my points:
>> ... the problem is one loses all the semantics and much of the expressiveness of the equation:
>> - it can't be broken if the text width is narrow and it falls near the margin
>> - unless one makes it as an SVG enlarging or reducing it is ugly
>> - it won't work for speech recognition, so isn't helpful for visually-impaired users
>> - it's not text, so it can't be copied or pasted for use in a student's notes
>> - it can't be made use of in a computer algebra system w/o re-keying

...and brings aesthetics back to the ugly MSW standards.  That's a shame because the visual and interactive elements of iBookAuthor are impressive.

tmatsoukas at me.com

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