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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Two nagging problems with docbook2pdf in texlive 2019

Kevin Dunn <kdunn@hsc.edu> writes:
> Thanks, Dave. You were helpful to me 10 years ago. The XEP PDF output
> looks pretty nice with the default xsl stylesheet. There are some
> fancy things I achieved with dsssl and jadetex, and I'm not sure how

Thereâs a blast from the past!

Iâve been chatting, off and on, with Peter Flynn about working on a way
to use TeX as a formatting back end in the modern era. But itâs not in
the top couple of reams of the todo list, at the moment.

I expect the future is XML+CSS and thatâs what I have in mind for the
xslTNG stylesheets. It would be entirely possible, of course, to
generate XSL-FO, but it feels like custom-HTML output and custom-CSS fed
through Antennahouse would be the shortest path to victory.

PrinceXML would also work that way.

AFAIK, there are no free formatters that take HTML+CSS and produce
results comparable with FOP, which surprises me. (Not that the FOP level
of output would satisfy your requirements; but the lack of reasonable
open source print formatters is one of the things that leads me to
ponder generating LaTeX. You know, like we did in the 90âs when we were
young! :-))

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Tovey-Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>

> Linux. Because rebooting is for hardware upgrades.

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