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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] GSoC Project Idea: integrated LaTeX output support for the stylesheets

Em 05-04-2013 22:16, maxwell escreveu:
One obvious disadvantage is that we've needed to understand LaTeX (not plain TeX), since many of the tweaks rely on changes to our LaTeX style sheets, or alternative LaTeX packages. But this has been an advantage at the same time, since the LaTeX typesetting is quite mature and has handled everything we've thrown at it.

Someone mentioned that dblatex uses Python. The amount of Python code in dblatex is quite small, and I've never had to do anything with it. The xslt code, otoh, I've had to deal with extensively, although most of that has had to do with odd things we're doing with the alignment of right-to-left text, and some linguistic data structures we've added to the standard DocBook structures.
Having this solution, would you still be interested in a more integrated solution that follows the conventions of the DocBook XSL stylesheets and allows tuning with parameters and easy customization? Are there any serious problems in dblatex that aren't solved for you? Any functionality that you preferred to be implemented in a different way?


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