Index of /sandbox/latex-variants

[ICO]NameLast modifiedSizeDescription

[DIR]Parent Directory  -  
[DIR]data/28-Jan-2012 09:50 -  
[DIR]docs/22-Mar-2013 08:17 -  
[DIR]latex2e_adaptive_preamble/28-Jan-2012 09:50 -  
[DIR]latex2e_external_stylesheet/28-Jan-2012 09:50 -  
[DIR]latex2e_listings/28-Jan-2012 09:50 -  
[DIR]tests/22-Mar-2013 08:17 -  
[DIR]tools/28-Jan-2012 09:50 -  

Latex Writer Variants

Latex Writer Variants

Author: Günter Milde <milde@users.berlios.de>
Date: 2015-02-16

This sandbox project is a place to try out and discuss latex2e writer extensions and alternative latex writers for special needs.

Contents

latex2e writer extensions

Proposed Changes

See also the notes in http://docutils.sourceforge.net/docs/user/latex.html#problems and the TODO list in http://docutils.sourceforge.net/docs/dev/todo.html#latex-writer

--stylesheet-path option

There are 2 use cases:

  1. files in the TEXINPUTS path ("installed", site-wide style files (standard or local))
    • specify only the filename
    • include literally
  2. files outside the TEXINPUTS path (not installed, local style files)
    • a relative path should be rewritten if the output document is in a different dir than the pwd

Currently, 1) is done with --stylesheet and 2) with --stylesheet-path.

But:

-1 having both --stylesheet and stylesheet-path makes things
complicated:

Explaining the two options and their interaction to the user is not straightforward.

This holds even more if you take into account the third related option, --embed-stylesheet.

-1

it is impossible to have some paths rewritten and some not, as in e.g.

--stylesheet=mathpazo -stylesheet-path=mystyle.tex

"mystyle.tex" would overwrite "mathpazo".

Proposal

Instead of two options, do "the right thing" based on simple rules, e.g:

  1. Use the "package" vs. "custom style sheet" distinction:

    Rewrite, if there is an filename extension and it is not .sty

    --stylesheet='mathpazo,mystyle.tex'
    

    will use 'mathpazo' verbatim and rewrite 'mystyle.tex'.

    -1

    will not work for latex packages in the pwd or outside the TEXINPUTS path.

  2. rewrite paths that have a directory part:

    --stylesheet='mathpazo,./mystyle.sty'
    

    will use 'mathpazo' verbatim and rewrite './mystyle.sty'.

    +1

    explicite and flexible

    +1

    the common case (files in the TEXINPUTS path) is the most simple

    -1

    need to document/learn special syntax

  3. rewrite path if this prevents errors:

    • Check for a given file (or relative path) relative to pwd and output dir.
    • If it is available relative to pwd but not relative to the output dir, rewrite the path.
    +1

    no need to explain any additional syntax

    +1

    does "the right thing" in most usual cases

    -1

    hidden automatism might lead to problems in corner cases

    -1

    mechanism depends on the availability of files at the time of the run, which is harder to explain and less predictable than b)

Require only standard packages

Provide fallback solutions for the use of "exotic" packages in case they do not exist on the target system.

Bibliography directive

Alan suggested a bibliography directive so that BibTex references are not automatically placed at the end (and bibtex for HTML via ... can be supported)

This would imply supression of the "Bibliography" or "References" header added by LaTeX which is possible with:

From: Martin Scharrer <martin@scharrer-online.de> Subject: Re: Literaturverzeichnis ?berschrift entfernen Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 06:30:33 -0700 (PDT)

On Mar 21, 11:10?pm, Elfish26111...@gmail.com wrote: > Hallo, > > ich benutze Bibtex und w?rde gerne die komplette ?berschrift, also > auch die daf?r reservierte Box entfernen. > Hat jemand eine Idee wie ich das machen kann? > > renewcommand{bibname}{} > > habe ich bereits versucht. Aber wie gesagt den reservierten Platz in > der Überschrift behält er immernoch.

Die Ueberschrift ist denk ich mal ein 'chapter*{bibname}' was du dann zu einem 'chapter*{}' machst. Die Loesung ist einfach das chapter macro umzudefinieren:

begingroup renewcommand{chapter}[2]{} % Literaturverzeichnis einbinden: ueber BibTeX oder manuell ... endgroup

Wobei der '*' hier einfach als ein zusaetzliches Argument genommen wird. Dann braucht bibname gar nicht mehr geaendert werden.

Gruesse, Martin

Tests

Test documents and unit tests highlighting problems with the LaTeX export and testing alternatives.

See tests