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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] DocBook -> PDF paths that aren't hugely expensive?
On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 01:00:55PM +0100, Jirka Kosek wrote: > On 22.3.2012 11:11, Robin Lee Powell wrote: > > > I don't mind paying for software but I can't afford the > > thousands that XEP costs, for exmaple. > > According to http://www.renderx.com/download/shop.html XEP costs > 360 USD which is not free, but far from thousands. *facepalm* I didn't page down in http://www.renderx.com/files/documents/RenderX_Published_Price_List.pdf ; Sorry. > Antenna House is for similar price if your documents are bellow > 300 pages. Heh. It's not, but good to know. > > I'm feeling a bit grumpy about the whole thing because I was > > under the impression from the DocBook site that I could, ya > > know, use it to produce books. And so for that hasn't > > actually worked out very well. > > I know about many books which had been directly typesetted from > DocBook sources (I made dozen of such books myself). Usually > commercial XSL-FO rendering engine like XEP or AntennaHouse was > used. (FOP is almost there, but not quite yet, it certainly > improved in past years.) If you have strong XSLT and TeX skills > you can build on top of dblatex or db2latex, or even write your > own transformation to TeX covering just DocBook subset used. Yeah, I was getting to the point of considering that last option, or using ConTeXt's new XML stuff. -Robin -- http://singinst.org/ : Our last, best hope for a fantastic future. .i ko na cpedu lo nu stidi vau loi jbopre .i danfu lu na go'i li'u .e lu go'i li'u .i ji'a go'i lu na'e go'i li'u .e lu go'i na'i li'u .e lu no'e go'i li'u .e lu to'e go'i li'u .e lu lo mamta be do cu sofybakni li'u