[texhax] [pdftex] DVI to HTML mechanism demo

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Oct 29 18:14:15 CET 2007

On Oct 28, 2007, at 11:13 AM, Graham Toal wrote:

>> Wow - no, they're not passing it to TeX on the fly - it looks like
>> they're written a complete maths layout package in javascript that
>> duplicates what TeX does.  I'm impressed!

On Oct 29, 2007, at 11:44 AM, Chris Rowley wrote:
> That is precisely what they(he, in fact) claim to have done, plus an
> interpreter for quite a bit (and growing) of non-primitive LaTeX.  But
> it only produces a bitmapped image of the whole of each bit of maths
> emebedded in the HTML, not the actual maths.

Wow! I'm impressed too.

One obvious improvement that could be made here would be to use svg  
instead of bitmaps --- convert the glyphs to paths to work around the  
current inability of browsers to access fonts embedded in an svg and  
one would have a nice, resolution-independent ability to print / zoom  


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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