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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Show off what you've done with Docbook

On 9/13/2015 12:19 PM, Warren Block wrote:
On Sun, 13 Sep 2015, Gerard Nicol wrote:
2. The complexity of customizing the default look of the documents,
which look OK, but don't look as good as they would need to be to be
put in front of a client.

That is difficult.  Based on my unscientific sampling, XSL is not
well-regarded.  As languages go, it's rarely used and poorly understood.
And then there is the separation between print and other media, which
usually means also dealing with XSL-FO and Fop.  Fop has its own set of

FWIW, there is (at least) one alternative: dblatex (http://dblatex.sourceforge.net/). No XSL-FO, rather it uses XSLT to convert a DocBook doc to a LaTeX doc, then you run LaTeX. We've used it for book-length grammars (with a couple additions to support things that linguists need). The grammars are (if I may say so) nicely formatted, support right-to-left text, etc.
	Mike Maxwell
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