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Re: Several questions to sgml-tools

John Lapeyre <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu> wrote:

> antkai>How do you generate plain text from LaTeX?

> I can't find the tool now. I may be mistaken. I have definitely see
> something that strips tex commands from tex source, but I don't know
> how good it is.

It is readable (like the TeX source is, too), but not more. If you
want to convert LaTeX to ASCII, the "best" way seems to be using
latex2html to convert it to HTML and then using lynx or Netscape to
convert HTML to ASCII. Yes, this is uggly and it doesn't work optimal
in all cases, but it is the best way I found jet :-|

What we would need is a program like latex2html which directly
generates ASCII from LaTeX, but I didn't see something like this.

The only way is to use texinfo instead of LaTeX and then you can do
all you want, but texinfo doesn't have to do much with LaTeX.



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