On 4 Apr 2013, at 22:49, Serge Heiden <[log in to unmask]>
> For those of us who have chosen to invest in open-source software for their academic activities,
> ODT to TEI is important also. Would it be possible to evaluate the cost of aligning docx2tei conversion
> possibilities to odt2tei conversion ones?
For a good XSLT programmer, I think 2-3 weeks (FTE) work might be needed to bring my XSL which does
odt to TEI to the same level of sophistication as the docx to TEI. That might equate something rather longer if it was,
say, a student intern.
_However_, let us consider:
a) We could (all together) improve these two sets of stylesheets, but keeping them really _aligned_ is going to be pretty hard.
To some extent one can use common code but the two languages do differ in nasty ways.
b) Its important to me to also consider keeping TEI to DOCX and TEI to ODT aligned, which is also hard
My question to you (and others) is this: what can I do, in practice, to make it easier for a (much) wider group of people
to develop and maintain these stylesheets?
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