[XeTeX] xe(la)tex to epub?
khaledhosny at eglug.org
Tue Aug 17 16:36:10 CEST 2010
On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 10:37:18AM -0700, Michiel Kamermans wrote:
> Hi all,
> just wondering: is there an output driver that will generate an epub
> rather than pdf file from xe(la)tex source? I know it's less precise
> than pdf files in terms of boxing, but epub demand is high, and it
> allows reflowing much more naturally than pdf making it a far more
> suitable format for documents that are released for small screen
> devices (regardless of whether we call them ereaders, tablet pcs,
> slates, or etch-a-sketches). Basically it'd be a good compliment to
> the standard pdf output when generating public documents (parallel
> format generation makes users and customers happy) but I don't think
> I've seen an output driver for this... just custom "latex to .epub
> converters", which aren't really useful. Something that operates on
> xdv/dvi would be far superior.
AFAIK, epup is just a subset of xhtml with a subset of css2, so IMO not
a kind of output format that is very well suited for TeX (well, I hardly
consider html an output format at all, the output is what the browser
renders out of it).
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