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Archive for September, 2006
From the Consodoc forum:
* Running Consodoc under Windows
* What is the document input format:
* – What is the document input format? I know, it’s XML, but what “dialect”, e.g. ODF or DocBook or XHTML?
* – Do you support multilanguage input files, e.g. English text with citations in Greek, Hebrew or Chinese?
The symbols like “_” and “<SPACE>” are special for LaTeX, therefore using them for file names used by LaTeX isn’t a good idea. Anyway, we can’t control environment and a solution is required. A bookmark for me: Passing Underscore.
Finally, Consodoc publishing server is released as beta. Consodoc assist with getting beautiful PDFs from XML. The main features are:
* XML is converted to PDF through TeXML and LaTeX.
* It’s possible to manually tune the generated layout.
* Tunings are remembered and re-applied during re-generations.
I have several domains, some of them need a phpBB forum with modifications being added permanently. It’s inconvenient to maintain several copies of the same files. Therefore, I’ve developed a method to store only one copies of files.
I want to analyze an open source application by reading its source code. I don’t like reading from the screen. Instead, I’d like to print the code and read offline.
I’ve figured out how to combine include/exclude options of rsync to upload only HTML files:
rsync -n -a -v --exclude '.svn/' --include '*/' \ --include '*.html' --exclude '*' src_path dest_path
After the libxml/libxslt bug session, now it’s time of SCons: dots in file name, then suffix rules failure.
When I use programs, I get errors. This time I used xmllint and xsltproc. New bugs:
* text copy failed with XInclude
* XInclude rangeto() loses nodes
Fixed from the time of the last bug submit session:
* indent=”yes” doesn’t indent
* namespace collision with xsl:element and xsl:attribute
* namespaced parameters become unregistered
* namespace collision with namespace-alias
* nodeset sort fails on a namespace node
* LIBXSLT_PLUGINS_PATH doesn’t support separation by “:”
I’ve spent some time trying to nicely format an GPL excerpt in LaTeX. The problem is that the all-caps text of the “no warrantly” section doesn’t fit to the TeX rules well. Finally, I gave up and decided to find out how this problem is handled by other people. I found the GNU General Public License (GPL) in LaTeX format on the official site gnu.org. Surprise! They don’t have a solution, they have a workaround. The all-caps text is converted to normal text. I like it. The workaround is adopted.
Some TeX implementations or macro packages provide the facility to automatically include so-called “source specials” into a .dvi file. These contain the line number, eventually a column number, and the filename of the .tex source. This makes it possible to jump from a .dvi file to the corresponding place in the .tex source and back (also called “reverse search” and “forward search”). I’ve asked for the same for .pdf files, and have got an answer from Will Robertson in comp.text.tex: