[texhax] (La)TeX with Flash

Ivan Ramos Pagnossin ivan.pagnossin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 20:18:37 CEST 2009

James, thank you very much for the answer. I'll check your suggestions.

My intention is to produce interactive Flash/ActionScript applications for
teaching mathematics and physics. Sometimes I need to write some equations.
When the symbols are static I usually use LaTeX and convert them to curves,
but when I need to write "dynamic" expressions... that is quite a problem!

So I think of using the TeX font metrics files to draw each symbol. Yeah, I
know... too much work, but this was my first thought. Alternatively, I think
of using XeTeX fonts, whose format (OpenType, TrueType ...?) may be easily

As you can see, I'm not very sure how to start... But thanks again for this
first step.

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 12:26, James Quirk <jjq at galcit.caltech.edu> wrote:

> Ivan,
> On Tue, 29 Sep 2009, Ivan Ramos Pagnossin wrote:
> > Hi there. I'm wondering if it is possible to use TeX/LaTeX/XeLaTeX/...
> fonts
> > in ActionScript/Flash programs. Can anyone give me a hint to start?
> > Thanks
> > Ivan
> Can you give some indication of what it is you're wanting to do? If you're
> just wanting to add some equations to a SWF then you can use pdftex to
> produce a PDF which is then converted to a SWF using pdf2swf from
> swftools, which can then be sucked into another SWF as normal.
> On the subject of (La)TeX with Flash, you might be interested in:
>   http://www.amrita-cfd.org/wip/jfk-9-12-1962.pdf
> it's still very much work in progress, and so not really fit for public
> consumption. But it shows how it's possible to synchronize a LaTeX
> document with a YouTube video. It also includes an interactive source code
> browser that at shows how the was programmed. The code browser currently
> has some bugs that limit its usefullness, especially in the syntax
> highlighting. Nevertheless it gives some idea of (La)TeX+FLASH is an
> interesting developement.
> James
> >
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