[texhax] clas brief

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Wed Jan 19 18:42:27 CET 2005

On Jan 19, 2005, at 11:39 AM, Carlos Oliveira wrote:

> Just as additional information, I know that the acrobat reader for Mac
> has speech
> support:  it can read text from the pdf files, which could simplify 
> you task.

And this helps a person using Linux on an Intel box how? Sorry if I 
sound strident, but I'm getting really tired of the vendor lock-in 
angle on Mac OS X and how its existence foreclosed on OPENSTEP. Even 
with the new Mac Mini there are going to be lots of people who don't / 
won't / can't use Macs and ignoring that fact in one's responses is 
_not_ helpful.

and On Jan 19, 2005, at 11:56 AM, Karl Berry wrote:

> Regardless of how well Adobe Reader works in [GNU/]Linux (I don't know
> the answer myself), it cannot be incorporated into TeX Live and other
> free distributions:
> (1) Adobe places onerous restrictions on redistribution which make it
> impractical to include.
> (2) Even if we accepted its not being libre software.
> So from the free distributions' point of view, a solution cannot 
> require
> Acrobat.

Good point.

How does xpdf work then? Does it have support for tagged .pdf?

> HTML sounds much more plausible to me for accessibility.

Is there an easy way to make HTML from a .dtx? I've been reviewing the 
options for getting HTML out of LaTeX w/ hyperref and things like this 
are not obviously possible AFAICT.


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