[XeTeX] XeTeX, fancy headers and htlatex

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Jan 30 21:54:09 CET 2007

Am 30.01.2007 um 15:29 schrieb Rene Borgella:

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htlatex uses latex to run the LaTeX source three times. Then the  
tex4ht programme reads the DVI output – which you won't get even if  
you would substitute latex with xelatex in the htlatex script.

It makes no sense to use a XeTeX or XeLaTeX source to create HTML  
from it. What makes XeTeX or XeLaTeX so fascinating? It's the non-TeX  
look of its output, coming from the use of special system fonts. And  
it's the typographical features of a font that can be used to set the  
PDF output (sub and superscripts, lining or old-style digits, small  
caps, swashes or other alternate glyph forms, ligatures, text  
mappings, and activating particular features of the font for the  
language used (Arabic with Latin ligatures would not look good). I am  
sure that both can't be seen in an HTML file.

Make use of Robert's "bilingual" template. For PDF you would use all  
of the features available in XeTeX, for output from LaTeX you could  
include micro-typography and for conversion to HTML make it even  
simpler. More effort won't be seen (IMO).

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