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BLAHTEXML(1) General Commands Manual BLAHTEXML(1)

blahtexml - Converts TeX equations into MathML

blahtexml [options] files...

This manual page documents briefly the blahtexml command.

blahtexml converts an equation given in a syntax close to TeX into MathML. Blahtexml is a simple extension of blahtex. In addition to the functionality of blahtex, blahtexml has XML processing in mind and is able to process a whole XML document into another XML document. Instead of converting only one formula at a time, blahtexml can convert all the formulas of the given XML file into MathML.

These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see the online documentation.

Show summary of options.
Enables use of commands that are specific to texvc, but that are not standard TeX/LaTeX/AMS-LaTeX commands.
This will print out a list of all error IDs and corresponding messages that blahtex can possibly emit inside an <error> block.

These options control the MathML output of the blahtexml program.

Enables MathML output.
This allows one to embed TeX equations in an existing MathML code, using a special notation. The equations are given as attributes (inline or block) in the namespace. Whenever blahtexml meets such an equation, it expands it into the equivalent MathML code.

For more information check
or the blahtexml manual.
Produces TeX annotations in the MathML output.
Produces PNG files and annotates the MathML output with the PNG file name.

The program is documented fully by the online manual available at:

blahtexml was written by Gilles Van Assche.
blahtex (whose superset is blahtexml) was written by David Harvey.

This manual page was written by Abhishek Dasgupta <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

March 17, 2010