[XeTeX] xe(la)tex to epub?

Michiel Kamermans pomax at nihongoresources.com
Tue Aug 17 01:42:29 CEST 2010

Hi Rob,

> I'm not sure if there is a driver which works directly with xelatex, but you might want to take a look at LaTeXML or TeX4ht.  Both of these tools allow you to create xhtml.  If you use a custom style sheet, you can even specify extremely strict compliance.  Converting from XHTML to epub  is pretty straightforward.

The last time I checked, TeX4ht was rather terrible at working with 
xelatex source code. I hadn't looked at LaTeXML, but any tool that 
implements its own interpretation engine for TeX source is basically 
going to be "not good enough".

Building an epub file from the boxes and typesetting as found in a 
dvi/xdv file means all the computations have already been performed (and 
are, presumably, correct!) and will allow the generation of an 
alternative format document with the same (default) layout as the 
dvi/xdv or a PDF generated off that dvi/xdv.

- Mike

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