GladTeX is a preprocessor that enables the use of LaTeX formulas within HTML files. The formulas, embedded in <eq>...</eq> tags, as if within $$..$$ in LaTeX, is fed through latex and replaced by images.
Additionally all images get an alt-tag for alternative texts that contains the LaTeX-equivalent of the image. This is handy for text-mode browsers or blind screen reader users.
This is a complete rewrite of the old GladTeX which was implemented in Perl and in C. The old version was not easily portable across platforms. The new version is purely implemented in Python, gets rid of the Ghostscript dependency and additionally offers the GladTeX functionality in a Python module called gleetex. to be embedded in other applications.
- both program and library: GladTeX and GleeTeX (both Python)
- easy-to-adjust font size of formulas through command-line switch
- customisation of commands using a custom LaTeX preamble
- automated replacement of non-ascii characters through LaTeX control sequences
- usage as Pandoc filter for export in HTML-based formats as for instance Epub
- (C) 1999-2010 Martin G. Gulbrandsen
- (C) 2011-2013 Jonathan Daugherty (especially release 1.3)
- (C) 2013-2018 Sebastian Humenda
This program is distributed under the LGPL-3, or at your option, any later version of the license; for details see the accompanying file COPYING.
The official project homepage is at http://humenda.github.io/GladTeX
On all derivatives of Debian (as Ubuntu/Mint, etc.), installing GladTeX is as easy as
# apt-get install gladtex
If you want to use the program without the Python library, you should download a pre-compiled binary from https://github.com/humenda/GladTeX/releases.
Just unzip the archive and move the files to a directory within
The following is required for installing GladTeX:
- Python >= 3.4
- LaTeX (2e), dvipng
- the LaTeX package preview.sty
Debian / Ubuntu
On Debian/Ubuntu systems the following commands will satisfy the dependencies:
# apt-get install python3-all texlive-fonts-recommended texlive-latex-recommended preview-latex-style dvipng
The package can then be installed using
# python3 setup.py install
Note: If your system ships
python as the command for Python3 you have to use
python in the above command instead.
You need to install a LaTeX distribution on your Mac. GladTeX was successfully run with MacTex.
You can download a zip source archive from GitHub or use git:
$ git clone https://github.com/humenda/GladTeX.git
cd to change to the GladTeX source directory and issue
$ python setup.py install
Compilation On Windows
To compile GladTeX on Windows, yu need a Python3 installation. Assumed is python3.4, newer versions should work fine as well. Only the paths need to be adjusted
c:\python34\scripts\pip.exe install py2exe
Given that GladTeX is located in c:usersusergladtex:
cd c:\users\user\gladtex c:\python34\python.exe setup.py install
That will install GladTeX as a library to
c:\python34\lib and the script to
c:\python34\scripts. It also allows py2exe to find the gleetex module. Now the executable can be build:
c:\python34\scripts\build_exe.exe -b 0 -c gladtex.py
That'll create a
dist/ folder containing the executable. If you have other python applications in your project it is useful to read about the
-b switch to share some python components included in the just-built executable.
man gladtex for further instructions or have a look at the file manpage.md.
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GladTeX – LaTeX equations in HTML
GladTeX is a utility that enables LaTeX equations within HTML code. You write HTML code as usual, but in addition you can include equations within the special tags <EQ>..</EQ>, as if within $$..$$ in LaTeX. Then you run gladtex, which replaces the equations by images. Features include image alignment (baseline of equations agree with baseline of text), GIF and PNG support, transparent backgrounds and antialiasing.
Additionally, GladTeX can aid the creation of accessible documents for the blind by providing the LaTeX equation in the alt attribute of an image. It also comes with a library which allows embedding GladTeX into other applications.
|Licenses||GNU Lesser General Public License 3|
|Copyright||1999–2010 Martin G. Gulbrandsen|
2011–2013 Jonathan Daugherty
2013–2016 Sebastian Humenda
Martin G. Gulbrandsen (inactive)