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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: docbook xml - paper based outputs?

Gershon L Joseph wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Jul 2001, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> > 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.
> Unless you're using Arbortext Epic Publisher, which gives you top-quality
> DocBook-based publishing. Epic uses FOSI stylesheets. I've used Epic (and
> its predecessor Adept) at several companies since I started doing
> XML/SGML based authoring. On projects that can't afford Epic, I use
> (Open)Jade for print and PDF output.
> Also, Epic is really good with outputing tables. You also have other
> page layout features not yet supported by Jade or the FO routes. Some of
> the FOSI features will probably never be supported by Jade or FO (though I
> think the DSSSL standard does deal with all of them)
> Alright, I'll get off the podium now.
> <disclaimer>I don't work for Arbortext. I'm just a satisfied customer.</>

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