[OS X TeX] latex2rtf: A developer's perspective

Jan Eden lists at janeden.org
Sat Apr 24 04:22:29 EDT 2004

Adam Maxwell wrote on 23.04.2004:

>On 23 Apr, 2004, at 16:56, Jan Eden wrote:
>> in my experience, latex2rtf (actual version) does not even recognize 
>> the German quote marks (\glqq and \grqq), which makes it relatively 
>> useless for me.
>These are part of the babel package, correct?  It isn't likely that all 
>of babel is supported in latex2rtf.  However, you can edit the file 
>/usr/local/share/latex2rtf/cfg/direct.cfg as root and add these lines:

Thank you! That's valuable information.

>> If it could convert at least simple text documents with some quotes, 
>> footnotes and markup like bold, italic... I would give it a second 
>> try.
>Oooh, that sounds like a threat.  At least open source project 
>developers don't have to be worried about losing marketshare :).  Bold 
>and italic get converted just fine in my experience (although perhaps 
>not in TextEdit).  The only way the situation will improve is if people 
>file detailed bug reports.
It's not intended to sound like that. I should have marked frustrated intonation with the remark ;) Simple markup is converted correctly, of course.


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