The author of this book is available for helping with DocBook or other XML publishing projects. Installing FOP · Using FOP · Using other XSL-FO processors. Docbook is easy to learn, easy to write, and does things other text To output to PDF, tell FOP to register your fonts with your file. And since my entire DocBook chain was built from open source, I had to use Apache FOP. Apache FOP has a long history. For some reason, it.

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The problems is that these fonts do not have support for all the characters you are probably using if your are converting a document that is not written in English. FOP is more feature complete for example, callouts are processed inside literal layouts and arguably produces nicer looking output. FOP is also a Java program, so it is easy to install, especially if you already are using Java programs such as Saxon or Xalan.

After playing fore the most part of the day with DocBook and various utilities I decided to write it down for future reference. docblok

DocBook, FOP and Fonts

Languages, characters and encoding Document encoding Output encoding Saxon output character representation Special characters Special characters in output Space characters Missing characters Language support Using the lang attribute Using language parameters Language codes Extending the set of languages Text direction Chapter It may be that your system is not allocating enough memory to the Java Virtual Machine.

However, that has been solved with the latest versions, and I think the output generated by the DocBook stylesheets can be quite ok. If you are using the Arbortext processor, then set the arbortext. That message comes from a template named fkp. It is highly recommended that you not use version 0. With this in place, making the plugin use this font is pretty easy.


That extra code is understood only by a specific processor, so this feature is controlled by stylesheet parameters. Unpack the archive FOP is distributed as a zip file, which can be opened on almost all systems.

The commercial processors are assumed to provide their own documentation and support, so installation instructions for commercial processors are not provided in this book. It runs on MS Windows platforms and can be docbooi from http: In this example, the memory allocation is MB.

Part 2. FO Parameter Reference

If you want to see how the complete documentation set is processed take a look at the A-A-P script. Since I do not like to repeat myself I wanted a system that is capable of generating documentation in variety of docbiok, PDF being the most important one. However, if you are using Apache FOP, then simply referencing alternative fonts is not going to get you anywhere. See the a2x 1 man page for more details.

From DocBook to PDF using Apache FOP | Goran Jurić

These are examples of optional dblatex output customization and are used by a2x 1. I am using the directory structure he created as well as sample files, with little modifications. Converting DocBook to other file formats. This should be enough dop make the plugin aware of the existence of this font, and to have a way resolve its name to the required meta data.

DocBook files are validated, parsed and translated various presentation doocbook formats using a combination of applications collectively called a DocBook tool chain. Note For a long time, version 0.

The distribution comes as a compressed zip file with everything you need. In XEP, the extension element is rx: A software framework that allows software components to work together. If you find in their documentation an extension you want to use, you can write a customization layer that implements an extension. Lists List titles List spacing List vertical spacing List horizontal spacing itemizedlist options Different bullet symbol Print properties for itemizedlist orderedlist options Different numbering style Number continuation List starting number Print properties for docook variablelist options Multiple term elements Variable fopp formatting in print Variable list formatting in HTML simplelist options Chapter One of the biggest hurdles for new users is installing, configuring and using a DocBook XML toolchain.


On the other hand, HTML output directly from AsciiDoc is much faster, is easily customized and can be used in situations where there is no suitable DocBook toolchain for example, see the AsciiDoc website. Docvook as an agile vs waterfall metaphor. Profiling conditional text Marking conditional text Ddocbook small bits of text Multiple profiling conditions Processing profiled versions Single-pass processing Two-pass processing Customization and profiling Validation and profiling Custom profiling attribute Adding new profiling attributes Adding attributes to the DTD Adding attributes to RelaxNG Profiling with new attributes Using the role attribute for profiling Chapter Program listings Formatting listings Tab expansion Fitting text Full-width examples Reducing font size Breaking long lines External code files Missing text Using XInclude for text inclusions Annotating program listings Line annotations Line numbering Callouts Callouts docboo imported text Callouts on graphics Syntax highlighting Chapter Which script you use depends on the operating system: There are 14 most used fonts that you can use in your PDF files that do not require you to embedd the font file itself into the Docboook.