[NTG-context] on the fly TeX typesetting

Olivier billet at eurecom.fr
Mon May 26 21:32:34 CEST 2008


Hi all,

I'm just wondering how TeX labels in metapost pictures are generated
when using mplib: if the set of pictures are all build through the
library which saves loading time and hd read/writes, it would be strange
to launch another TeX compiler. 

At the same time, if it were possible to have a set of defines (some
macros, like for instance a set up of fonts) for TeX and be able to
typeset, say, a vbox on the fly (that is, without having to deal with 
pages and so on),  it would allow several application to take
advantage of the typesetting capabilities of TeX.
Any plan for a texlib?

Olivier



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