You can typeset the LaTeX/PDF version of ‘Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality’ with TeX in Termux on your Android tablet or smartphone as a 1985 page long PDF document! That is a lot of reading. An audiobook is available. Listen along with espeak, play-audio or termux-tts-speak. If you are a beginner, or advanced user of LaTeX ‘Material for UK-TUG’s LaTeX for Beginners Course’ is available here.

'Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality'

Install TexLive with packages install texlive or apt install texlive.

Run 🏃 tlmgr install scheme-full to install ~2500MB of typsetting goodies! You will find you can typeset from a simple one page letter to books hundreds of pages long with TeX in Termux on a smartphone or tablet in various languages and formats.

Create a symbolic link:

ln -s /data/data/com.termux/files/usr/opt/texlive/2016/bin/custom/xetex /data/data/com.termux/files/usr/opt/texlive/2016/bin/custom/xelatex

Copy the source code of this book to your device:

$ git clone

Change directory:

$ cd hpmor/

Use make to build this pdf:

$ make

There are missing programs from Texlive, issue #966 in Termux. More about TeXlive in Termux 😀 😊😋⛵ is here. Can you help with enabling these programs on your tablet or smartphone? Then please contribute.



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