[IPOL discuss] Typographic problem

Juan Cardelino juan.cardelino at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 13:19:51 CEST 2011

I mostly agree with everything that has been said. At the moment the
wiki is more a problem than a solution for the author, and I think we
need to urgently diminish the workload involved in preparing a demo.
Having said that, I still think that native web content is a good
option, better than pdf.
For me the ideal solution will be something that accepts a .tex as
input and renders a web page and a pdf.
Web content will be easy for a quick read, maybe while trying the
demo; and pdf will be nice for people reading it in-depth, maybe in a
printed form.
I'm not sure if there is a good solution for this, I'm only aware of
the good old latex2html.
The rest of the solutions I know are partial, like mediawiki for
instance, which has a better latex support than ikiwiki, but you still
need to input the formulas in special tags.
The alignment has its problems too in mediawiki, see this page I wrote:
After writing this, I found this post, which solves this using pandoc:
I will provide an example and let you know how it goes.

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 2:49 PM, Miguel Colom
<Miguel.Colom at cmla.ens-cachan.fr> wrote:
>> 2-Back to .tex + .pdf. My proposition would be to furnish like other
>> journals (simple) style files in .tex to authors. They would retain most
>> form features of the current web pages, but would of course lose some
>> functionality. That's as it is!
> For me this option makes sense, specially if we take into account that
> IPOL articles aren't modified once they're accepted, with the exception
> perhaps of erratas.
> In a normal Wiki (Wikipedia, for example), the contents are updated every
> second and there's no other option than using a interface that allows them
> writing in some tagged code that is automatically rendered into a HTML
> page.
> The IPOL case is just the inverse. The articles must be review and once
> accepted they're freezed, so there's no need, in my opinion, to keep or
> force using a dynamic editor.
> Best,
> Miguel
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