[Blindmath] PDF to xhtml

Tim Arnold jtim.arnold at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 14:13:46 UTC 2015


Hi,
For some LaTeX files, you can use convertlatex.com .
It doesn't handle every LaTeX package or document though.

--Tim


On Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 7:13 AM, Maurizio Gabelli via Blindmath <
blindmath at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> Thank you guys!
> And, any good and simple latex to xhtml software?
> Maurizio
>
> 2015-11-25 15:17 GMT+01:00 White, Jason J via Blindmath <
> blindmath at nfbnet.org>:
>
> >
> > > On Nov 25, 2015, at 07:14, Abi James via Blindmath <
> blindmath at nfbnet.org>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > As suggested getting hold of the LaTeX source files is much better as
> > PDFs a
> > > generally difficult to extract back to an accessible format. If you do
> > try
> > > to use a convertor of PDF  to html check how they deal with the
> > equations.
> > > If the math is converted to MathML or LaTeX it will be editable and
> > probably
> > > accessible (depending on  the browser and A.T. you are using) but many
> > > convertors default to image output for equations.
> >
> > In my experience, PDF files generated by LaTeX don’t preserve the Unicode
> > values of the characters used, including mathematical symbols. Instead,
> > what you get upon converting to text reflects the position of the
> character
> > glyph in the font rather than the Unicode code point.
> >
> > The result is that non-ASCII characters such as mathematical symbols are
> > unreadable upon conversion.
> >
> > LaTeX does not create tagged PDF, though I understand that ConTeXt can.
> > Tagged PDF is much more accessible, as it preserves document structures.
> > Adobe tools under Microsoft Windows can interpret the structure, and
> there
> > was a project underway to enable Evince under Linux to do likewise, but I
> > don’t know how far this software development effort has progressed. The
> > Preview PDF reader under Mac OS X cannot recognize the structural tags.
> >
> > The best solution is always to obtain the LaTeX source file and work from
> > there, rather than to attempt to convert a PDF file.
> >
> > I find LaTeX to be a superb format for writing and editing documents. If
> > conversion to a greater variety of formats (HTML, EPUB 3, Microsoft Word,
> > etc., in addition to PDF) is desired, I usually write the document in
> > Markdown format and use Pandoc (http://www.pandoc.org/) to convert it.
> > Pandoc supports a subset of LaTeX mathematics, but I haven’t had any
> > experience with it as I am not writing mathematical material.
> >
> >
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