"John P . Looney" wrote:
>> I'd started learning some TeX stuff last year, and have forgotten a lot
> of it (esp. simple things like turning a TeX file into a postscript one ;)
latex file.tex (x2 or 3 possibly) ; dvips -o file.ps file.dvi
I know that's probably a joke - but on the offchance you actually wanted
to know :)
> Is it worth my while learning SGML, as it seems to have better support
> for things like "turn into HTML/PDF/text" etc. Also, can you turn tex
> files into SGML mechanically ?
I know very little about SGML, but I know that there are problems
turning laTeX into it - there's no problem turning sgml into laTeX
(sgml2latex (1):), but the other direction is a bit of a problem
(symbols & equations in particular cause problems for conversion). I'm
not sure what you mean by mechanically, though...
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