Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] DocBook to text
On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 07:32:39AM +0200, Rasmus Kaj wrote: > tor 2008-06-05 klockan 05:00 +0200 skrev W. Martin Borgert: > > 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: > > I would probably use the "manpages" output from xsl stylesheets, as > there is nice rendering of those to plain text (i.e. by the "man" > command). > > Not sure if it covers all your requirements, but I think it's worth a > try. Thanks for the hint, I thought about that, too. But: AFAIK, the manpages output covers only <refentry>, but not <article> or <book>. Further, the support of UTF-8 in the free roff tools was poor, last time I looked. Maybe I'm wrong in both respects? I'm thinking about post-processing the XHTML before letting w3m render it to text format. Does anybody have an example XSL file for processing DocBook XSLs XHTML, so that I do not need to start from zero? Thanks in advance!