[texhax] TeX -> epub

Yuri Robbers yuri.robbers at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 16:28:26 CEST 2009

Hi Doc,
I think this would be the right forum to ask. I have no personal experience
with this type of conversion, but I would suggest the following:

1) convert TeX to html using one of the many available converters (tex2html,
tex4ht, etc.)

2) convert the html file you obtained in step 1 to epub using either getepub
(http://www.bookglutton.com/api/docs/d/getepub) or Calibre (

Since epub is an xhtml+css+mathml based standard, I'm sure this qould at
least get you something decent to work with that you can then improve upon,
if needed.

I remember having read about an effort to write an opensource tex2epub
program that is close to completion, but the source eludes me at the moment.
I'll write again if I remember the source...


On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 3:08 PM, D. R. Evans <doc.evans at gmail.com> wrote:

> I can't think where else to ask this question, although it seems a bit
> off-topic. If there's somewhere better, please tell me.
> Nearly all my work for publication has been written using plain TeX. Now I
> want to try to make one text available as an epub document, and I find
> myself completely at a loss as to the best way to proceed. What tool(s)
> is/are available that would take plain TeX input and produce some kind of
> usable epub output?
>  Doc
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