[fpc-devel] FPC 2.2 online documentation problem

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 11:09:22 CEST 2007

On 05/09/07, Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:
> In the beginning we used latex2html. The problem is that the documentation
> is simply too big. It takes days to convert (what do you expect from a perl

That's no good in this day and age!  :)

> program...) so we switched to tex4ht.

I was just looking at this, for some of my documents.  The default
output is a bit ugly, but luckily by just changing a few settings in
the .css file it already looks much better.

> Personally, I would drop the HTML support completely and simply provide
> PDF for the manuals. I must spend far too much time on it. And unless
> someone takes over the conversion effort, this probably is what will
> happen.

I guess that wouldn't be so bad either.  Since having the issue with
the HTML versions, I downloaded the PDF ones. They look great, support
hyper links and I can search the content.  Doesn't Google support
viewing PDF documents online? - for those that don't want to download

> Note that I do not propose to drop HTML support for the unit reference
> guides; The HTML support of fpdoc is not under question.

I agree, the fpdoc HTML looks and works great!  :-)  I was just
referring to the big manuals.

I'll try what Schindler suggested and generate the HTML locally with
my copy of htlatex and see how it goes.  Just to experiment.

  - Graeme -

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