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Re: Texinfo with latex

From: Christopher Dimech
Subject: Re: Texinfo with latex
Date: Fri, 7 May 2021 21:22:02 +0200

Am trying to get ob-latex to do the same with regards to mathjax.
Have been doing some review of things these few months.

> Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2021 at 6:52 AM
> From: "Gavin Smith" <>
> To: "Christopher Dimech" <>
> Cc: "help-texinfo gnu" <>
> Subject: Re: Texinfo with latex
> On Fri, May 7, 2021 at 5:59 AM Christopher Dimech <> wrote:
> >
> > Would it be too difficult for texinfo to start accepting latex command
> > structured, in addition to plain tex?  Currently texinfo and org-mode
> > do not work very well together - texinfo in mainly "plain tex", whereas
> > org-mode in clearly "ob-latex".  It makes sense to allow copying code
> > between the two and be able to render and preview equations.
> We discussed this a few months ago and it is not possible to support
> LaTeX in Texinfo files. If writing equations you need to stick to
> plain TeX. A small number of LaTeX commands, such as \frac, can be
> provided as a convenience, but proper LaTeX compatibility should be
> considered a complete impossibility.

Was it because of a parser problem?  Forgot some details on that.

> > With the latest texinfo mathjax improvements, texinfo works better with
> > preview in emacs, than with ob-latex.
> That's good to hear.

Christopher Dimech
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