Subject: DocBook to text
Hi, I'm a little bit lost about which DocBook to text solution works best. With the DocBook XSL stylesheets, I can generate HTML and use a text based web client for rendering HTML to text. So far, I'm not satisfied: elinks (0.11.3), html2text (1.3.2a), links (2.1pre36) and lynx (2.8.7dev9) all fail on UTF-8 or tables or both, which is - sad. The only text based web browser, which both support UTF-8 (e.g. for Chinese, Hebrew etc.) and tables is w3m (0.5.1). The output of this combination is not bad, but compared with the output of older SGML tools, let alone hand-crafted text, it still looks clumsy. E.g. I would like to have a left margin for <para> etc., or underlined <section>/<title>. My question: Are there any other solutions around? Requirements are: support of UTF-8 incl. CJK/RTL, tables, <book>, <article>, and <refentry>, free software, and runs on Linux. Maybe setting some parameters and overwriting some templates is all it needs? Many thanks in advance!