CTAN has a new package: escapeTeXt

CTAN Announcements ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Sun Aug 27 16:05:28 CEST 2006

The program described below has been installed at tug.ctan.org and should
soon be at your favorite mirror.

Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by the package's contributor.

Name of contribution: escapeTeXt
Author's name: Jim Hefferon
Location on CTAN: /support/escapeTeXt
Summary description: Make plain text safe for use in LaTeX
License type: lppl

Announcement text given by the package's contributor: 
This program massages plain text to make it more likely to safely pass 
through LaTeX.

It can be run from the command line, so you can do drive-by LaTeXing.
Where it differs from other such scripts already on CTAN is that  
its internal routines can also be imported for use by other Python 
programs, for instance one that makes documents from text gathered on 
a web form. 

See this package at 
.  You may get a better network connection by using a CTAN mirror
near to you; see http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/README.mirrors .  
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