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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Best practice for multilanguage Docbook?

On Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:31:25 +0100
Mathieu Malaterre <mathieu.malaterre@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>   I am looking for help/suggestion on the following issue: what is the
> best practice for writing a multilanguage docbook document ?
>   docbook support the lang attribute in all elements, so I could use
> the profile mechanism to select generation of a target language based
> on that (*).
>   However looking at the implementation in publican (**), they have
> preferred the 'pot' mechanism.
> Any comments/feedback on that ?

If you're publishing for Fedora then I guess use publican (far more than
simple docbook from a quick skim of the guidebook?) 
If you want broader use, then lang (xml:lang) and process the docbook
using your own customization.




Dave Pawson

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