David T. Lewis
lewis at mail.msen.com
Sat Sep 29 17:04:01 UTC 2007
This looks really nice, thanks for making it available. I don't have
Latex on my computer at the moment, so I'm looking forward to trying
this next week when I get home.
On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 01:59:36PM +0100, Simon Guest wrote:
> Hello Squeak Hackers,
> I've made a LatexMorph, which uses Latex and Ghostscript to format
> Latex commands and display the output on screen. The reason I did
> this was to get beautiful mathematical formulae in Squeak, but it
> enables you to do any Latex formatting, not just maths.
> The Latex output is anti-aliased, courtesy of Ghostscript, and can be
> used with a transparent or solid background, borders, and stuff.
> It uses OSProcess to do its business, so you'll need that installed
> first. And of course, you need to install Latex and Ghostscript on
> your system.
> On Unix, Latex and Ghostscript run invisibly in the background.
> However, on Windows, I'm interested in any suggestions to make the
> console window not appear when the batch file is run in the
> background. I'm thinking this needs a change to Win32ProcessPlugin,
> since there's possibly a flag that can be passed to CreateProcess().
> Who knows? In this respect, the Unix version is much nicer.
> A screenshot here:
> Get the LatexMorph from SqueakMap. Works in 3.10 and 3.9, and
> also in 3.8 if you get this bugfix:
> I learnt a lot about Squeak from doing this. I am beginning to
> suspect that Squeak is a bit like my wife. I love her dearly, and am
> very glad we got together, but from time to time and in various ways,
> she drives me nuts.
> Happy hacking!
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