# TeXwasher

TeXwasher is a program originally written for use at the on-line mathematics
journal Topology Atlas.
Designed to wash TeX-code from the abstracts of mathematics papers,
TeXwasher tries to replace TeX-code with appropriate HTML code,
without the use of images. This means that certain code, say "\to", will be
replaced with "-->", while other code, say "\alpha", is left untouched.
Because the abstract of a mathematical paper is generally not overladen
with special math symbols, TeXwasher makes such short TeX-coded documents a
bit more readable in HTML than if no substitutions were attempted.
Folks looking to translate mathematics into a more beautiful HTML document
might find the PERL script
latex2hmtl
helpful. It replaces
*all* math symbols with a suitable image.

Please send any observations or helpful comments regarding this script to
John Schommer.

Last modified March 11, 1998