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1 How to get started
Assume that you have a file, ``a.tex'', written in LATEX, using the article, book or report style. Then, translation is achieved by issuing the command:
# hevea a.tex
Probably, you will get some warnings. If HEVEA does not crash, just ignore them for the moment (Section 4 explains how to correct errors).

If everything goes fine, this will produce a new file, ``a.html'', which you can visualize through a HTML browser. If a.tex contains math symbols you need to instruct your browser to use symbol fonts (see section C.2).

If you wish to experiment HEVEA on small LATEX source fragments, then launch HEVEA without arguments. HEVEA will read its standard input and print the translation on its standard output. For instance:
# hevea
$x \in {\cal E}$
<I>x</I> <FONT FACE=symbol></FONT> <FONT COLOR=red><I>E</I></FONT>
You can find some more elaborate examples in the on-line documentation.

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