For my parents’ 26th anniversary, I decided to convert an online religious text they read into a beautiful, well-typeset book.
The online text was built by volunteers using an archaic version of Microsoft Word and looks like this:
Anyone who has read science or math literature is exposed to the high-quality output LaTeX produces.
Fortunately LaTeX’s abilities extend far beyond the domain of mathematical symbols.
I was able to combine Clojure’s excellent HTML processing infrastructure (enlive) and LaTeX to produce a nice looking document.
The entire process took a few hours.
Here are two pages from the final output:
This blog post contains latex and clojure snippets to produce that output. I am not good at designing books or combining typefaces and would appreciate advice.