[texhax] Crosscompilation of TeX

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Mar 10 17:42:12 CET 2006

Re-sending this 'cause I didn't send a copy to texhax....

On Mar 10, 2006, at 10:17 AM, Torsten Wagner wrote:

> I am wondering whether it is possible to compile TeX and LaTeX for  
> a different platform. In particular I like to port TeX & Co. to a  
> Linux-based PDA (Zaurus). The clamshell versions of these PDAs  
> includes a full keyboard and would be perfect for TeX-on-the-road.
> The PDAs are based on ARM processors.
> However, I don't know whether this is possible or not. Maybe  
> someone did it already ?!
> As far as I know, TeX and LaTeX are not very ambitious. Since there  
> where running already before most people get aware of what is a PC,  
> I assume the hardware requirements are very low.

There's been some discussion of this in the past, and I believe  
someone did manage a port / compile.... Ah, here we are:


and here's a link:



William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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