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Re: groff for epub/e-books (was: groff 1.22.4 mandb 2.11.2 man -H tbl no

From: Brian Inglis
Subject: Re: groff for epub/e-books (was: groff 1.22.4 mandb 2.11.2 man -H tbl not rendered)
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2023 14:19:36 -0700
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On 2023-02-23 09:02, Deri wrote:
On Thursday, 23 February 2023 15:13:03 GMT Brian Inglis wrote:
So, if some entrepreneur wants to fund me for a year or two to move this forward, shoot me an email. ;-)

See awk script
and packages asciidoc, docbook-utils, ebook-tools, htmldoc, poppler,
texinfo. There may even be an emacs mode for that!
I've hacked text into directories and zipped into an ebook, then edited the
epub/zip using gvim.

I use groff to produce pdfs suitable for viewing on a kindle, i.e. custom page size to suit the kindle screen and my eyesight! The text file is from then I run a script to turn it into a troff file. This is an example (you need to transfer to the reader):-

Kindles now support epubs (v3 I think) which provide a much better and nicer experience on an epaper (eink is a TM) ereader (especially hi res 2-300dpi) with packages above.

If you can produce X/HTML chapters, converting most symbolic entities to UTF-8, with gif/jpeg/png/svg images, generate the metadata, and zip it all up properly, you get an epub you can flip onto your ereader.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis              Calgary, Alberta, Canada

La perfection est atteinte                   Perfection is achieved
non pas lorsqu'il n'y a plus rien à ajouter  not when there is no more to add
mais lorsqu'il n'y a plus rien à retirer     but when there is no more to cut
                                -- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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