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LaTeX document processing framework in Python

plasTeX is a collection of Python frameworks that allow you to process LaTeX documents. This processing includes, but is not limited to, conversion of LaTeX documents to various document formats. Of course, it is capable of converting to HTML or XML formats such as DocBook and tBook, but it is an open framework that allows you to drive any type of rendering. This means that it could be used to drive a COM object that creates a MS Word Document.

The plasTeX framework allows you to control all of the processes including tokenizing, object creation, and rendering through API calls. You also have access to all of the internals such as counters, the states of "if" commands, locally and globally defined macros, labels and references, etc. In essence, it is a LaTeX document processor that gives you the advantages of an XML document in the context of a language as superb as Python.

Package version:0.9.2-1


Installation of this package is done just like any other Python package.
See the INSTALL file for details.

Once you have plasTeX installed, you can use the command-line utility,
called "plastex" just like latex or pdflatex.  For example, if you
have a LaTeX file called mybook.tex, simple run:

    plastex mybook.tex

This will convert mybook.tex into XHTML (the default renderer).  Of course,


plastex for Debian

The 'cgpdfpng' python executable has been removed from the distribution as it's not usable under debian, only under OSX

The reason for inclusion of simpletal in the source, is that some edits had to be made to make it better suited for plastex.


PLASTEX(1)                 [FIXME: manual]                PLASTEX(1)

       plastex - a collection of Python frameworks that allow you to
       process LaTeX documents

       plastex mylatex.tex [--config=config-file | -c config-file]
               [--kpsewhich=program] [--renderer=renderer-name]
               [--theme=theme-name] [--copy-theme-extras |


plastex (0.9.2-1) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Carl F├╝rstenberg ]
  * New upstream release
  * Added 


- Performance, performance, performance

Document Object
- XPath (?)


This package was debianized by Carl F├╝rstenberg <> on
Wed, 18 Jul 2007 20:07:24 +0

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