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Re: [Fwd: [Fwd: First Open Source Documentation Summit at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention]]
- To: Camille Bégnis <>
- Subject: Re: [Fwd: [Fwd: First Open Source Documentation Summit at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention]]
- From: Stephane Bortzmeyer <>
- Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 10:55:38 +0200
- cc: docbook-apps <>, LDP <>, docbook-tools list <>
In-reply-to: <397569CD.164E5132@mandrakesoft.com> (Camille Bégnis <email@example.com>'s message of Wed, 19 Jul 2000 10:41:49 +0200)
- Resent-Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 04:55:17 -0400 (EDT)
- Resent-Message-ID: <JGNDsB.A.DVH.b0Wd5@murphy>
On Wednesday 19 July 2000, at 10 h 41, the keyboard of Camille
=?iso-8859-1?Q?B=E9gnis?= <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I am personally not really happy with jadetex and some others too I
> Do the other people here use it?
Forced to do so.
> Are you happy with it?
No. It is buggy, it does not handle non-english languages (french typography,
> Do you use something else?
For smaller DTDs, I developed my own XML->LaTeX translator.
> Did you think in developing something else?
I vaguely studied doing the same for DocBook but it is not a one-afternoon
> I have unhopeful not the sufficient skills in TeX to initiate it myself,
It does not imply strong LaTeX skills. Just DSSSL or XSL knowledge (and
DocBook fluency, of course).
> but we, at MandrakeSoft, are interested in participating in the project
> of developing a new solution. A completely rewritten "print" stylesheet,
> generating true LaTeX seems to be the solution.
I agree. A DSSSL "stylesheet" can generate LaTeX and so can XSL with the output=text method.
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