Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Re: Future of jadetex (Was: First OpenSourceDocumentation Summit at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sebastian Rahtz a écrit : > > > 1) currently, DocBook -> professional print is not convenient > > "convenient" is a vague word. clearly, many many people do > professional work with DocBook, from O'Reilly downwards. From what I heard O'Reilly uses non-free tools. Which one BTW? > well, not so. LaTeX has many problems (come to TUG 2000 next month and > find out!), does not deal with all language, and not all of it is free > (eg the "french" package). a lot of what one traditionally associates > with languages in LaTeX (Babel) is not appropriate in this environment > anyway Like what? > > proposal: > > > > 1) Define the mean to pass from DocBook to LaTeX: > > - perl/Python > > - DSSSL > > - XSL > to write the simple transformation from DB to LaTeX would be easy in > XSL, and would allow for multiple platforms and degrees of > embedness. A french academic contacted me to tell me he is working on such a system. I saw an output example, it seems promising. Unhopefully, France is a dead country in summer (well, speaking of work ;-) and these XSLs won't be available before september. Anyway there are some more work to be done on that, I suggest then we wait until then... Bye, Camille. -- Get your head off the keyboard and look behind the screen.
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