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RE:MmaToHTML_for_Macs

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  • Subject: [mg2116] RE:[mg2107] MmaToHTML_for_Macs
  • From: Ed_Donley <HEDONLEY at grove.iup.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 01:53:28 -0400
  • Organization: Indiana University of Pennsylvania

>I know there's a perl-based Mma2html converter. Is there a utility 
>that translates Mathematica notebooks on a Mac into html?

>David Fowler
>dfowler at unlinfo.unl.edu

>Thanks for any help on this.

There is a version of Perl available for the Macintosh called MacPerl.  So 
parts of the Unix-based converter will easily port to the Macintosh.  However,
the Unix-based converter makes system calls to several Unix programs for
converting graphics--ppmtogif and mpeg_encode.  If you comment out these system
calls, you might be able to run math2html (the program formerly known as
mma2html) using MacPerl to convert all of the text to HTML.  I guess that you
would also have to change all of the "/"s to ":"s in the path names for files 
to conform to the Macintosh file system convention.

Math2html is available at ftp://ftp.ma.iup.edu/pub/math2html and on MathSource.
MacPerl is available at various places including 
ftp://ftp.cis.ufl.edu/pub/perl/CPAN/ports/mac/.

If anyone does decide to port math2html to the Macintosh, let me know.  I might
be able to give some assistance.

Ed Donley
Mathematics Department
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA  15705
U.S.A.

hedonley at grove.iup.edu
http://www.ma.iup.edu/MathDept/Professors/HDonley.html



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