TeX on Raspberry Pi

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TeX on Raspberry Pi

Post by [-hh] » Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:49 pm

This is just the hint that TeX/LaTeX/XeLateX runs perfectly (also) on a Raspberry Pi/ revB.
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Screenshot of TeXworks (here using german language for menus)
Full installation of texlive needs a lot of space > 2 GB, but you get the best of all typesetting engines on earth, developed by D. Knuth. The huge texlive-package is essentially the same for all that many available platforms. (On Mac you could use the even more enlarged package MacTeX).
I use "TeXworks" (by J. Kew et al.) for TeXing, because this is also available for the 'big' other platforms.
You can produce directly PDF, you can even embed PDF/postscript commands in your input code.
It's easy to learn, not more difficult than LC. And: TeX is free, never pay for a tool to use it!

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## To install on Raspi use LXTerminal:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install texlive-full  (or a more decent install: sudo apt-get install texlive)
sudo apt-get install texworks
This may take some time, but it's worth.
Meanwhile you could look for a tutorial that fits your needs (available in nearly every language).
You could use e.g. Wikipedia or CTAN to start:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX (very easy)
http://www.ctan.org (with links to compact tutorials or even free books)
CTAN contains (well documented) packages for probably all your needs — with a full install they're all on your machine, but CTAN is good for searching or special updates to newest versions.

There are some uses of TeX for LC (and of LC for TeX, more than setting layout parameters via sliders).
One such use would be to produce a good looking "justified" PDF dictionary for LC, including hyperlinks. Still easy enough to handle. (Using TeX is to using MSWord like using the decimal system to using roman numerals.)
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