converting XML CALS table to LaTeX

It looks there is a need for a converter from CALS tables to LaTeX. Here is yet another ask in comp.text.tex. Jonathan Fine answers a bit enigmatic, and I answer pessimistic.

I wrote:

I harly believe in such a script. First, there are issues with tables support in LaTeX. Second, CALS tables can be very complicated. Even mature tools don’t support the standard in full.

Anyway, such tools exist.

* Some time ago I wrote an XSLT for CALS to TeXML conversion. It even worked for spanned columns and rows, but I finally have thrown the script off. I’m going to try again with more powerful conversion tools, but I don’t know when.

* An XSLT converter from David Hedley: http://www.vistair.com/newtbl/XSLTableCode.html

* I remember a Perl converter from SGML CALS tables, but I don’t remember an URL.

Update

The same day, now in the xsl list: CALS table model to HTML table conversion

15 Oct 2010, Update

CTAN now has the package cals, which is exactly for CALS tables.

2 Responses to “converting XML CALS table to LaTeX”

  1. Jagath Says:

    The links seems to be broken. Could you please guide me the link to XSLT file by David Hedley.

  2. Oleg Says:

    I don’t have this file either.

    In one month, I’m going to report about XML to PDF conversion on DANTE meeting, http://www.dante.de/events/dante2016/Programm.html . Among other things, I’ll upload my XML to PDF conversion script, including CALS tables converter, to the git repositry http://github.com/olpa/tex

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