GladTeX is a utility and library to display formulas on the Web and in
HTML-based formats such as EPUB. Formulas are embedded within
converted automatically to a scalable SVG image using LaTeX. The images
integrate seamlessly into the output documents, work with any browser and are
accessible for visually impaired and blind users as well.
- LaTeX-quality formulas with partial unicode maths support
- Pandoc support to convert from any format with LaTeX-formulas (MarkDown, …) to any HTML-based format, e.g. EPUB
- Cache formulas to speed up subsequent document conversion
- Python library GleeTeX to embed into other applications or to tailor to a specific workflow
- cross-platform, written in Python, comes with Windows executables.
- (C) 1999-2010 Martin G. Gulbrandsen
- (C) 2011-2013 Jonathan Daugherty (especially release 1.3)
- (C) 2013-2018 Sebastian Humenda
This program is distributed under the LGPL-3, or at your option, any later version of the license; for details see the accompanying file COPYING.
The official project homepage is at http://humenda.github.io/GladTeX
On all derivatives of Debian (as Ubuntu/Mint, etc.), installing GladTeX is as easy as
# apt-get install gladtex
If you want to use the program without the Python library, you should download a pre-compiled binary from https://github.com/humenda/GladTeX/releases.
Just unzip the archive and move the files to a directory within
The following is required for installing GladTeX:
- Python >= 3.4
- LaTeX (2e), dvisvgm (optionally png)
- the LaTeX package preview.sty
Debian / Ubuntu
On Debian/Ubuntu systems the following commands will satisfy the dependencies:
# apt-get install python3-all texlive-fonts-recommended texlive-latex-recommended preview-latex-style dvipng
The package can then be installed using
# python3 setup.py install
Note: If your system ships
python as the command for Python3 you have to use
python in the above command instead.
You need to install a LaTeX distribution on your Mac. GladTeX was successfully run with MacTex.
You can download a zip source archive from GitHub or use git:
$ git clone https://github.com/humenda/GladTeX.git
cd to change to the GladTeX source directory and issue
$ python setup.py install
man gladtex for further instructions or have a look at the file