[OS X TeX] eBooks with LaTex and ... ?
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 11:43:15 EST 2012
On Jan 28, 2012, at 11:27 AM, David Derbes wrote:
> For several years now I've been working on the Great American Teach
> Yourself Physics text which I plan to give away on line. It's all
> in LaTeX (of course), with diagrams via Mathematica and Illustrator.
> Since I expect that readers (if any) will probably read it
> electronically, it would be helpful to include dynamic
> illustrations (as you might expect, there's quite a bit of basic
> calculus in it). My interest was increased by the recent release of
> Apple's iBooks Author. So I'm looking into various formats. It then
> occurred to me that quite a bit of expertise was to be found right
> The early indications with respect to Apple's Author are not good.
> There seems to be no LaTeX support at all. There are also noxious
> aspects to the End User License Agreement; see John Gruber's blog
> Daring Fireball for some discussion and links.
> Another possibility is Mathematica's CDF. The downside is that the
> reader is huge (half a gigabyte) and it seems not to render text
> all that well.
> Maybe this is simply an idea that has yet to be well implemented.
> I'm hoping for an Open Source ebook creator that supports LaTeX and
> execution of some sort of code, maybe Python. If there isn't such a
> tool, maybe someone is working on one?
I looked a bit into it as I have two books on freemathtexts.org which
I thought I might try to convert to e-books. It seemed that the
conversion path was LaTeX ––> html ––> epub and it did not look easy.
However, this was a couple of years ago.
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