[tex4ht] several bugs and a query

Alexandre Roberts alexandre.roberts at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 18:24:14 CET 2019

Dear Michal,

Wonderful, thank you again!


On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 4:37 AM Michal Hoftich <michal.h21 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Alex,
> I've been busy in the last week, so I was not able to take a look at
> these issues yet. I hope that things will settle down soon, I will
> start to process the issue queue then. No need to worry about the
> number of issues.
> Best regards,
> Michal
> > Just a follow-up about the bug reports/feature requests I sent out a
> week ago. I realize I asked for a lot all at once, so I thought I would
> single out a couple that are highest priority:
> >
> > 1. Superscript (and subscripts) not working in footnotes (
> https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/474005/superscript-not-working-in-footnotes-in-tex4ht-output).
> This is the main one because it can't be fixed by find/replace. I use
> superscript to refer to the "recto" and "verso" of folios in medieval
> manuscripts (e.g., `folio 2\textsuperscript{r}` for the recto side of folio
> 2), and I use subscript for line numbers when referring to manuscripts or
> critical editions (e.g., `22\textsubscript{1-24}` for lines 1-24 of page
> 22). Especially in the latter case, information is actually lost in the
> conversion, since "221-24" means something quite different from "22, lines
> 1-24".
> >
> > 2. Less important because it's about formatting rather than information,
> but still problematic because it can't be fixed with find/replace, is the
> problem of spuriously italicized (or boldface) footnote hooks (
> https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/474003/spuriously-italicized-footnote-hooks-in-tex4ht-output
> ).
> >
> > The rest are less important. The section break issue can be fixed with
> find/replace in MS Word (find ^b = Section break, replace it with nothing).
> The section numbering issue is not an issue at all (I was confused). As for
> formatting footnotes, that is certainly not urgent!
> >
> > I hope this helps. I would also like to express my gratitude to all who
> work on and maintain tex4ht, which is a life-saver for those of us working
> with publishers who are still in the Word world!
> >
> > Best wishes,
> > Alex
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