XSLT can't do the job alone, but with a good XSL:FO processor it
probably can. For something with a layout as complex as this, I suspect
the open-source FOP would be a little inadequate (although it's been
making great strides in the last few years). You could probably use XEP,
though. It's not cheap, but it's good. So:
TEI -> XSLT -> XSL:FO -> XEP -> PDF.
On 11-05-02 02:58 PM, Marjorie Burghart wrote:
> Dear list,
> What solution would you recommend to someone willing to publish a
> traditional-looking printed version of a critical edition from a TEI
> file, with features like:
> - several layers of footnotes (one layer for textual variants, another
> for biblical references, another for the sources, another for
> "historical" notes, etc.)
> - notes referring to line numbers in the text (instead of footnote calls)
> It seems XSLT cannot do such a job alone. Is Latex the only other solution?
> In this case, are there any packaged solutions, (TEI+XSL -> LaTeX ->
> PDF/RTF/whatever) or at least tutorials that would make this basic task
> accessible to TEI users?
> If not, I suggest that developping such a tool should be a top priority
> of the TEI community.
> Best wishes,
University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre
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