[tex4ht] what is the fastest way to convert large document to HTML?
michal.h21 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 14:29:33 CEST 2018
> I am still struggling with very slow latex to HTML conversion
> for large document with lots of math.
> using svg for math, the bottleneck is always dvisvgm.
> For a document of 4,000 pages, with about 50,000 math expressions, it
> takes 8 hrs on Linux in a Vbox and 2.5 hrs on PC running Linux. It
> takes less than 2 minutes to compile it using lualatex to PDF.
It is just too long, it shouldn't take more than few minutes. Maybe
you can try to play with Dvisvgm options?
> So I want to get away from dvisvgm. Using png for math is no
> better. Still just as slow.
> What other options are there using tex4ht to speed the
> process of conversion that I could try? Even if the quality of
> math is not as good as svg.
> I am only familiar with using svg and png for math images. But
> I know tex4ht supports other formats and also mathjax. I now
> use make4ht to compile.
The fastest way for compilation is MathJax. Either MathML + MathJax,
or LaTeX math + MathJax. I prefer the first option. For second, see
mathjax-latex-4ht.sty from helpers4ht , sample usage .
It is also possible to precompile MathML to HTML + CSS using
MathJax-node-page . See mathjaxnode make4ht extension in the
make4ht doc. But from my experience, this may take also quite some
time, maybe more than Dvisvgm. But it produces best output, without
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