Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: docbook xml - paper based outputs?
Jeffrey Franks writes: > I realize everyone is doing their best. However, this would be amusing > if there were not so much at stake. caveat emptor. who ever said it was all easy? > Seems applicable to the deplorable situation we face in order to > get high quality PDF from DocBook Xml. depends what you mean by "high-quality".some people are more than happy with FOP, others pick holes even in TeX output. > Flames may be in order, but > remember I'm a newbie (one month w/ DocBook Xml), I'm in the > trenches, and I'm trying to get work done. My focus is end product, > not process development. My belief is that there is no reliable, mature, easy-to-use product to make PDF from Docbook. The nearest might be the Framemaker route, perhaps via DSSSL, I suspect, but even that is a vale full of tears. face it, getting high-quality typesetting remains hard. sebastian
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