[texhax] Translating into math-like symbols

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Apr 24 14:11:29 CEST 2006

On Apr 23, 2006, at 6:03 PM, WILLIAM D MARKEL wrote:

> OK, I joined TUG and got the disks.  Everything is installed.  What  
> I want to be able to do is translate stuff like what follows into  
> something resembling math.  So far, I haven't a clue about how to  
> do this.
> % This file was created by EXP Version 5.1.

The pointers to the beginner's pointers on www.tug.org are a good  
start. Short version is put this in your favourite .tex enabled  
editor and press the ``LaTeX'' button.

One thing which may not be covered there is that you'll need to  
import the support for this old Brooks-Cole editing system:

> \usepackage{exptex}
> \usepackage{expthmi}

So you'll need to track down the files


with the appropriate extension  (I don't think they were ever done  
in .dtx (documented tex) format).

Here's one copy:


A useful technique I've found is to copy the generic part of an error  
message out of the log and paste it into a search on a decent search  
engine (those which cover usenet:comp.text.tex like groups.google.com  
are especially helpful).


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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