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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: db2latex

On Mon, 23 Jul 2001, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:

> Peter Toft writes:
>  > My main reason for looking at an SGML/XML to Latex
>  > converter is that the PDF/PS output I can make using
>  > openjade is not nearly as nice looking compared to what
>  > I can make using native Latex.
> That is 99%  due to familiarity with the tools, I suspect. I too can
> make a better book using LaTeX than XSL FO, but the gap is closing the
> more I use XSLT and XSL FO (it helps that I format FO using TeX!).

Cool - yes I run DSSSL and JadeTex.

Can you point me to a friendly guide for the the person
(MEEEEE :-)))) who wants to which horses to XSLT/XSK
FO - I have not tried any of these tools .... yet :)

> pragmatically, you are right, especially if you are stuck using DSSSL
> and JadeTeX. But I still believe that the future is not LaTeX-shaped.

LaTeX is IMHO the old work horse, which works nicely,
but I agree with you regarding the future.

Peter Toft, Ph.D. [pto@sslug.dk] http://www.sslug.dk/~pto

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