On 06/08/18 12:46, Rosanna Cantavella wrote:
> Dear list,
> Would anybody kindly tell me if advances in automatic conversion of
> files from TeX to TEI-XML have been made?
Not that I am aware of, and certainly not for plain TeX. For
http://latex.silmaril.ie/formattinginformation/latexto.html and the note
Iff the LaTeX is well-formed (no custom macros, no redefining of
primitives, etc) and uses the standard default commands as described in
the LaTeX Book, then Pandoc will do an excellent transformation to a
variety of XNL formats including TEI Simple.
However...(you saw that coming :-) most LaTeX is anything but
well-formed in that sense. On the VERY rare occasions when I have to do
this (and I have one pending at the moment), I use a combination of
Emacs macros, global replaces, Linux shell scripts, and maybe Pandoc.
> We would be interested in converting a synoptic edition of the
> complete works of the Catalan poet Ausiàs March (many thousands of
> lines on many witnessess) using this process.
If it is regularly-formed (does things the same way every time) then it
is certainly possible.
One route you might want to investigate, if the volume is large, and if
there is some money available, is using one of the many companies in the
Pacific Rim who do this kind of conversion.