[fpc-devel] Too big documentation images
Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Sun May 25 18:55:00 CEST 2008
On Sun, 25 May 2008, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> 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
The process usually is docbook -> latex, not the other way round...
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