### G Changes in release 1.3

In this release Star2HTML has been upgraded to include LATEX2HTML versions 98.2 and 97.1. Since the time of the last Star2HTML release LATEX2HTML itself has been under constant development (by a keen group of users organised using a discussion group) and there have been many changes which produce a generally better translation. The key features of these changes are:

• Much improved image generation. Images are now anti-aliased, resulting in much clearer text, and are generated much quicker.
• Images of the same text are now shared. This reduces the number of images required.
• LATEX tables are now translated into HTML ones.
• HTML 3.2 is now generated (this allows improved formatting like: centering, left-right justification, table captions etc.).
• LATEX2$\epsilon$ is now supported.
• Many more LATEX2$\epsilon$ classes and packages are now supported (this means less images and more intelligent translations). *
• Large speed and memory usage improvements. These mean less waiting around for a translation to complete.
• Maths formulae are more carefully translated (e.g. plain text is used whenever possible, HTML superscript and subscript are also used).
• \providecommands can now be more complex (i.e. can include other newcommands). This means existing documents can be translated with less effort.
• The HTML produced is generally much cleaner (redundant <P>’s have mostly gone).
• HTML 4 support is available. *
• ISO-Latin and unicode characters are now translated. *

Changes in Star2HTML, other than to support LATEX2HTML, are the addition of the “-s” and “-c” flags and a new command latex2html.

The “-s” flag (which is on by default) greatly speeds up document conversion by splitting it up into smaller parts. The “-c” flag (which has no effect by default) adds a copyright statement to the document footer (this can be set permanently by the HTX_COPYRIGHT environment variable).