[texhax] clas brief

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Wed Jan 19 17:25:38 CET 2005

On Jan 19, 2005, at 3:42 AM, Aldo wrote:

> Btw there is another major problem: as blind and Lynx browser user, 
> when
> I surf the net, I only see manuals in pdf, so I still have to transform
> them in txt or html (I'm a Linux console (textmode) user only). And 
> when
> doing that some layout informations is lost; so searching for the exact
> info is quite heavy.
> Question: how can we ask for implementing info inside a file? or
> providing more examples? And how to contact Johannes braams who seem to
> be the newer brief.cls maintainer?

For .pdf, the prevalent view of ideal would be to use Windows or the 
Mac OS and have Adobe Reader present its concept of a tagged .pdf. How 
well does Adobe Reader work in Linux? does it interact w/ 
screen-viewing programs?

Unfortunately, while it's been discussed, pdftex doesn't generate 
tagged pdf, so may be a non-starter for this sort of thing (and that's 
_if_ Adobe Reader works well w/ screen readers in Linux).

I guess the real question here would be if there would be some what to 
automatically get from a .dtx to a structured text-oriented format --- 
can it be made to work w/ hyperref and tex4ht or something along those 
lines? If so, we could render a .html version which would work?


William Adams, publishing specialist
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