BrlTex Installation instructions

There are two ways to install BrlTex now, either with the install script or manual install. NOTE: Other packages, such as python and plasTeX, are written by other authors and may have different licenses to BrlTex.

Installation script

For this you will need python from, and a copy of BrlTex from or the latest development version from SVN.

To install, go to the BrlTex directory, and run, NOTE: you may need administrator/root permissions on some systems to do this. This will download all other components and install them, if it is successful it will inform you that you can then run After this, if you got BrlTex from SVN, you can update it just by running "svn update", you will not need to run again. If it was unsuccessful, either you will need to try and work out what went wrong or follow the manual install instructions

Manual install instructions

You will need python from, plasTeX from and liblouis from, as well as a copy of BrlTex from or the latest development version from SVN. There is also a copy of liblouis at the BrlTex website which includes a precompiled windows binary.

Follow the install instructions for python. Now decompress plasTeX, and modify the file in plasTeX/Base/LaTeX/. You need to comment out the last line of, by putting a # at the beginning of the line. Now install plasTeX as usual. If you are using Windows and have liblouis from the BrlTex website, you can copy liblouis.dll from that into the liblouis directory in the BrlTex directory, otherwise compile liblouis for your platform, and move the created dynamic library (shared library) into the liblouis directory in the BrlTex directory. Now you should be able to run

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