[Ach] Checking for copy/pastability from the PDF

Arsen STASIC arsen.stasic at univie.ac.at
Wed Nov 20 08:28:24 CET 2013

Hi all!

* Adam Lewicki <adam at lewicki.at> [2013-11-20 07:09 (+0000)]:
> Quoting Pepi Zawodsky <pepi.zawodsky at maclemon.at>:
> >While these are typographically correct as an apostropohe (like in
> >a possesive case) they do break command line strings and config
> >lines that are meant to be copy/pasteable. Well, you can still
> >copy them, but they break the command or config file you paste
> >them in.
> If I may add my 2 cents. As a webserver guy here I'd suggest
> producing a document in more than one format. While PDF is nice to
> print out and put in a binder or show around in a management-esque
> meeting, it's not my preferred go-to-source for c&p-able code/conf
> snippets.
> I'm not really confident in TeX, but isn't there an option to
> produce plain-text documents or even simple html?
> Both formats are quite okay for copy&paste.
> You may now tear my arguments apart :)


latex2html could be a tool for that.

Let me introduce myself. I work as an DevOp since 2001 mainly on Linux,
FreeBSD and AIX. I my spare time I hacked a little bit on OpenBSD.

best regards,
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