Archive for February, 2013
Firefox version 19.0 comes with an embedded PDF viewer. However, this viewer failed to properly display PDF files that have Greek text and have been prepared with XeLaTeX. I have contacted the PDF.js developers who were very helpful and suggested to install the development version: http://mozilla.github.com/pdf.js/extensions/firefox/pdf.js.xpi to solver the problem. Indeed, this version solved the problem and now I can read my PDF files with no problem. Thank you people for this great piece of Open Source software!
ShareLaTeX is a collaborative online LaTeX editor. It seems more and more people are getting disappointed with word processors 😉
PDF scissors is a site that allows users to crop a PDF file. This is particularly useful when working with pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX since these systems can include PDF files as images. One can download a link to her desktop. Note that the application should be opened with /usr/java/bin/javaws, just in case your browser does not know how to handle the application.
A friend of mine tweeted about a new site that allows people to prepare their LaTeX files online! The site is called writeLaTeX and it is free to everyone. From what I have seen, one cannot prepare XeLaTeX documents. Well, I believe it would not be that difficult to modify the page so to allow people prepare XeLaTeX documents.