I'm looking for some converter LaTeX -> ConTeXt and perhaps LaTeX <- ConTeXt (just in case). I can write simple script and implement translation of basic syntax, but perhaps someone did it?

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    You can try pandoc, which can parse LaTeX and generate ConTeXt output. – Aditya Sep 28 '13 at 23:49

If pandoc conversion fits your need, then you can directly use it in ConTeXt using the filter module:


      filter={pandoc -f latex -t context -o \externalfilteroutputfile},


  This is a \textbf{\LaTeX} document that includes a \emph{table}

    One & Two \\
    Three & Four \\

which gives

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Note that the conversion is not perfect because Pandoc's internal document model is not rich enough to store all LaTeX/ConTeXt documents.

  • Well, pandoc isn't perfect. Probably I need to write own script later. – random.nick Sep 29 '13 at 21:40
  • Writing a parser for tex isn't easy. Have a look at xii.tex :-) – Aditya Sep 30 '13 at 0:43
  • I have skills, but it is time consuming. And I'm not sure if I want to use ConTeXt, perhaps I will stick to LaTeX. – random.nick Sep 30 '13 at 0:50

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