PDF output

Format for print vs format for screen.


HTML output

LaTeX to HTML converters

There are scores of these swarming around.

Options worth considering

TeX4ht

URL
 http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/~gurari/TeX4ht/mn.html
Pros
  • I tried it and it sort of works (but needs tweaking)
  • is stable
Cons
  • docs are a bit confusing
  • customization may be hard
  • will need to enforce slightly stricter syntax rules than LaTeX requires. E.g, all the curlies are mandatory in "\( T_{\mathrm{eff}} \)"
  • is stable (not under active development)
  • forced to go latex->dvi route so PDF figs need special conversion

PlasTeX

URL
 http://plastex.sourceforge.net/
Pros
  • modern
  • clean design
  • actively maintained (last release Oct 2008 as of March 2009)
  • written in python, so customization should be easy for Will
Cons
  • haven't tried it yet

hevea

URL
 http://hevea.inria.fr/
Pros
  • modern
  • semi-actively maintained (last release August 2007 as of March 2009)
  •  sample output looks OK, but HTML source is a bit of a mess. Lots of nested tables.
Cons
  • written in Objective Caml
  • haven't tried it yet

Not worth considering

The rest:

latex2html
Horrendous monolithic perl hack from the 1990s, not maintained and pretty broken
t4h
Old, semi-commercial, and output doesn't look great

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