[fpc-devel] Too big documentation images

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Sun May 25 18:33:27 CEST 2008

2008/5/25 Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org>:
>> It has been an issue for 10 years now.
> Exactly. There are 4 converters:
> Latex2html - a huge perl script which needs more time and memory than God
>     needed to create the earth, to convert the docs.  We dumped it because
>     it simply takes too long. It's good for small documents (articles), but
>     not for books.
> tex4ht - Was very good, but has some issues. Problem is that it's no longer
>         maintained, and is no longer included in e.g. SuSE.
> Hevea - also good, but is written in objective caml (and I thought Pascal was considered obscure)
>        so it also doesn't install easily on a SuSE system.
> tex2rtf - Very good, fast. But only supports a subset of latex, not enough for the documentation.

Is there a good latex to docbook converter?  DocBook to HTML seems
pretty good (well, the examples I have seen) If so, maybe it can be a
two step process. latex -> docbook -> html

 - Graeme -

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