# Convert Chinese LaTeX Source to HTML and PDF

I am going to write a book in Chinese. I hope that I can publish its chapters on my blog, so I can get feedback before it is printed. This requires that I can convert my manuscript into HTML format (for publishing in my blog) and PDF format (for printing).

I tried to write in Emacs Org mode, Wiki and Markdown. However, none of them support equatons well. So I decided to use LaTeX.

I tried several tools to convert LaTeX source into HTML, including htlatex and pandochtlatex does not support Chinese well, and pandoc supports only few LaTeX syntax. Finally, I decided to use Hevea, which works good to me.

I use XeLaTeX to convert LaTeX to PDF. Compared with PDFLaTeX, XeLaTeX works better with UTF-8 and TrueType Chinese fonts.

However, Hevea and XeLaTeX have different requirements with the preamble of LaTeX source. So I created tempaltes for them respectively. These templates use LaTeX’s \input directive to include a LaTeX source file containing the real text.

An example project is at https://github.com/wangkuiyi/hevea-xelatex.