inkscape + textext on Mac os x mountain lionPosted: July 25, 2013
I’m a regular user of Inkscape for creating illustration of my papers. And one of the convenient Inkscape extension is Textext. Textext allows to write directly your latex formula in Inkscape and to re-edit them later (see website for more precisions).
I spend many hours on the web to find a way to install the Textext extension on my mac (10.8.4), tried almost lots of tricks, but I always faced an issue with the ““The fantastic lxml wrapper for libxml2 is required….” issue when I try use it !
[Edit 07/17: an alternative/better solution than the following can be found Here, thanks fsfarimani ]
I finally, I found the solution ! Here is the workflow:
Inkscape ( note that you need Xquartz 2.3.4 or higher installed on your Mac)the last RC of native os X version of Inkskape HERE
- Download Textext last version from here
- Download/install the Eggbot extensions for Inkscape (This is the magic trick !)
- Browse inkscape package contents, find the extension directory and copy the 2 Textext file into
- Now you can use Textext extension on your mac !
I hope it works for you too !