[Scribus] Using TeX typesetting in Scribus
Wed May 2 14:25:30 CEST 2007
John R. Culleton wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 May 2007 06:27, avox wrote:
>> Jonathan Fine-2 wrote:
>> > Hello
>> > I am the manager of the MathTran project:
>> > http://www.mathtran.org
>> > MathTran now provides TeX typesetting as a web service.
>> > A friend pointed out to me your summer of code proposal:
>> > http://code.google.com/soc/scribus/about.html
>> > I think we should talk about this. It should already be possible
>> > for Scribus to use MathTran, although perhaps not with ideal
>> > results. You might want to look at my EuroTeX 2005 paper:
>> > http://www.pytex.org/doc/index.html#eurotex2005
>> I don't think we want math formulas in Scribus as a Webservice, but
>> your TeX-as-callable-function approach looks interesting. Do you
>> still recommend dvichop or could we use dvipng directly?
>> The technique to produce bitmap formulas from LaTeX is quite
>> standard since preview.sty came up (see Emacs-preview, LyX,
>> others). Our goals are * achieve a smooth integration with Scribus
>> * leave formulas editable
>> * convert to outlines for PS/PDF export
>> * allow selection of math fonts from Scribus
> IMO Scribus/TeX integration should not be limited to the traditional
> LaTeX variant. I find either plain pdftex or Context variant more
> flexible and less verbose. Of course if either dvi format or pdf
> format is used as the common format between TeX and Scribus the
> nature of the TeX variant may become irrelevant.
For math formulas only font selection and the AMS extensions seem relevant.
How does that work with ConTeX?
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