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Re: [Groff] Eric Raymond on groff and TeX

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: [Groff] Eric Raymond on groff and TeX
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 00:58:45 -0400
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Peter Schaffter <address@hidden>:
> Larry's correct, too, about transforming groff markup to other
> languages.  As Steve can attest, I think, it's generally simpler to
> convert groff markup into acceptable XML than to produce good pdfs
> from XML filtered through groff.

Automated groff to XML is hard, but with enough work on the translation
logic you can actually get very high-quality structural conversion.  groff
to XML to HTML via doclifter produces better HTML than any of the direct
groff -> HTML tools.
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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