[tex4ht] latex -> mediawiki

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 11:46:21 CEST 2011

On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 5:08 AM, CV Radhakrishnan <cvr at river-valley.org> wrote:
> On 07/23/2011 06:23 AM, Victor Ivrii wrote:

> However, I don't make any promise to write one as I am struggling to finish
> html5 and mathml3 packages for TeX4ht for months now. Couldn't complete yet
> owing to the pressures at the day job.

> TeX4ht is an ingenious piece of software ever written in TeX macro language.
> It is infinitely complex since it is infinitely configurable and flexible
> except for its incompatibility with unicode input. TeX4ht can generate any
> kind of html, XML, MathML, custom formats like mediawiki, mathjax, jsmath,
> etc. Hence, all the above formats can fit well into the scheme of TeX4ht.
> Best
> --
> Radhakrishnan
> They that govern the most make the least noise.
>  -- John Selden (1584-1654)
>  -- Power

Thanks! I understand that output formats multiply faster than the rabbits :-)

One thing of the paramount importance for mediawiki: output should be
easily read and edited by humans; otherwise wiki will lose it function
as a collaboration tool. While tex->html conversion by htlatex made
html looking exactly like pdf at the expense of ability to edit, in
tex->mediawiki the fidelity is far less important, IMHO.

There is another interesting (but not very related) question: htlatex
produces one html page, looking like all pdf pages glued together (and
if it is long enough javascript takes eons to process it). Any plans
for pagination?


Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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