Le 03/05/2011 13:33, Sebastian Rahtz a écrit :
> to be fair, I think we don't know whether the missing things in FO
> are needed for your critical editions or not, and whether or not you can model
> multiple footnote layers in XSL FO.
> You may find a look at http://www.djdekker.net/ledmac/ helpful
> to get an idea of the target if you want to try TEI -> Ledmac
Yes, it might be possible for the multiple layers of footnotes, but I
highly doubt FO could pull out the footnotes referencing the line number
instead of a footnote call.
Besides, I should make it clear trhat I'm not asking because of a direct
personal need, it's just a feature that I feel important.
> many many r-o-t-m scholars use LaTeX setups all day every day on their own,
> to my amazement, when you look at how primitive it seems in 2011.
Fair enough :)
> The problem is that the TeX world has a cycle of edit/preview/edit in which
> one makes many little fixes in a source to get a page just right. When a
> translation from XML intervenes, it becomes much harder to make that little
> linebreak or hyphenation which makes the difference between ok and beautiful.
> It is actually very hard to make beautiful pages automatically straight from
> a "semantic" XML like TEI.
> So I am wondering what the tool _looks_ like? a workflow of TEI -> XSL FO -> PDF
> can be nicely done within eg oXygen, but the TEI -> LaTeX -> PDF is rather harder,
> as LaTeX gives warnings and errors which you really want to read and act on (how?).
> Equally, a web service like OxGarage which concealed the whole LaTeX -> PDF
> part of the work from you is probably going to be frustrating.
I am not familiar with LaTeX myself, but could it be a step-by-step
- the scholar customizing the set of tei2latex XSLT, adapting it to
his/her use of the TEI to produce a standardised output in "LaTeX for
nifty critical editions",
- this standardised "LaTeX for nifty critical editions" is then
processed by a third party tool, which could be a desktop application,
or a web service like OxGarage, as long as you can have some sort of
But a solid tutorial covering the whoile process would be a nice first
Marjorie, official pain :)
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