Pod::PseudoPod::LaTeX - convert Pod::PseudoPod documents into LaTeX


This module is a Pod::PseudoPod subclass, itself a Pod::Simple subclass. This means that this is a full-fledged POD parser. Anything those modules can do, this can do.

Perhaps a little code snippet.

    use Pod::PseudoPod::LaTeX;

    my $parser = Pod::PseudoPod::LaTeX->new();
    $parser->emit_environments( sidebar => 'sidebar' );
    $parser->output_fh( $some_fh );
    $parser->parse_file( 'some_document.pod' );



The generated LaTeX code needs some packages to be loaded to work correctly. Currently it needs

    \usepackage{fancyvrb}  % for Screen and Verbatim environments
    \usepackage{url}       % for L<> URLs
    \usepackage{titleref}  % for A<> generated code

The standard font in LaTeX (Computer Modern) does not support bold and italic variants of its monospace font, an alternative is



Currently we support:


LaTeX usually joins some pairs of letters (ff, fi and fl), named ligatures. By default the module splits them. If you prefer to render them with ligatures, use:

    my $parser = Pod::PseudoPod::LaTeX->new( keep_ligatures => 1 );

Set this flag to a true value if you prefer that figure and table captions are placed below the object and not above (the default).


Create a standalone document which can immediately be run through latex or pdflatex.


The emit_environments method accepts a hashref whose keys are POD environments and values are LaTeX environments. Use this method if you would like Pod::PseudoPod::LaTeX to emit a simple \begin{foo}...\end{foo} environment rather than emit specific formatting codes. You must define any environments you use in this way in your LaTeX prelude.

You can define your own environments easily. First you need to define the =begin...=end environment with:


Then, you can use the emit_environments method to tell Pod::PseudoPod::LaTeX what LaTeX environment to emit:

    $parser->emit_environments('my_environment' => 'latex_env');

Also, if my_environment is used in POD with a title, it is passed as the first argument to the LaTeX environment. That is,

    =begin my_environment Some title

Will generate

    \begin{latex_env}{Some title}


chromatic, <chromatic at>


Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-pod-pseudopod-tex at, or through the web interface at I'll hear about it and you'll hear about any progress on your bug as I make changes.


Read this documentation with the perldoc command:

    $ B<perldoc Pod::PseudoPod::LaTeX>

You can also look for information at:


Based on Allison Randal's Pod::PseudoPod module.

See also perlpod, Pod::Simple and Pod::TeX. I did not reuse the latter because I need to support the additional POD directives found in PseudoPod.

Thanks to multiple contributors, including (but not limited to) Dean Serenevy, Moritz Lenz, Alberto Simões, and Jerome Quelin.

Thanks to Onyx Neon Press ( for sponsoring this work under free software guidelines.


Copyright (c) 2006, 2009 - 2019, chromatic.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl 5.30.