[OS X TeX] iOS and TeX

George Gratzer gratzer at me.com
Sat Sep 1 23:08:20 CEST 2012

Thanks, this was very useful.

But I do nor quite see why "Apple doesn't want application environments which allow others to bypass their tools" applied to 
" interpreted languages".


On 2012-09-01, at 11:52 AM, William Adams <will.adams at frycomm.com> wrote:

> On Aug 31, 2012, at 3:28 PM, George Gratzer wrote:
>> 1. I was told that the problem is that TeX is an interpreted language and Apple does not allow interpreted languages in iOS. Is this true?
> Apple doesn't want application environments which allow others to bypass their tools. There was a clause specifically forbidding such, but it has since been lifted.
>> 2. I believe that  OSX implementations of TeX use Unix commands to do TeX. What happens on an Android device?
> Android runs on a Linux architecture, so one can use native tools.
>> 3. If an iOX implementation has to be sandboxed to be sold in the App Store, could one use Textures to typeset? (Is it out of beta?)
> Textures is the model which one would have to follow to properly get TeX into the App Store AIUI. Textures took the public domain TeX algorithm, placed it w/in their Mac App Code and used it to directly typeset to the screen, which allowed them to have total awareness w/in the app of where a given bit of typeset text was on the screen.
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