Programs & Packages Related to X-Symbol
- You have complete control over the LaTeX source. X-Symbol supports more characters.
- You can read any LaTeX source and you write normal LaTeX code, i.e., package X-Symbol does not use any special format.
- It also supports HTML and TeXinfo documents and BibTeX entries.
- You can use your favorite editor, i.e., Emacs or XEmacs.
There are similar Emacs packages in the "LaTeX area" which provide features which are orthogonal to X-Symbol: while X-Symbol lets you change and view the source in a more abstract way (you are interested in characters, not their TeX macro representation), the other Emacs packages help you getting a quick feedback how the LaTeX result looks like (while you still have to edit plain LaTeX).
Thus, for a maximum WYSIWYG-like document creation, you use X-Symbol with one or more of the following packages:
- Package preview-latex runs LaTeX on equations and other environments of your source and replaces the source by an preview image. In the "edit mode" for equations, you see the normal LaTeX code.
incrementally updates your
dviviewer file according to your source.
Package iTe consists of a
LaTeX style for the placement/rotation of LaTeX fragments and a Emacs file to
do so interactively with simultanous updating of your
If you edit LaTeX with Emacs, you definitely want to use the following packages:
Package AucTeX, is the
LaTeX major-mode. The file
texmathp.elin its distribution improves X-Symbol's input method Electric.
- Package RefTeX provides support for doing labels, references and citations in LaTeX.
There are major modes which offer special support based on package X-Symbol:
- Package ProofGeneral defines the token language Isabelle symbol.