i noticed that you co-authored a couple of the LaTeX companions, one of them dealing with LaTeX and web technologies .. in there one can find various relevant topics, do you think it will be helpful, or is it dated?
have a great day :)
On 14 Νοε 2013, at 12:47 AM, Sebastian Rahtz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 13 Nov 2013, at 18:40, Andreas Triantafillidis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> i would appreciate any suggestions for articles, posts, software, books (!), etc related to transforming (?) and formatting TEI documents via LaTeX
> The XSL stylesheets at https://github.com/TEIC/Stylesheets/ implement a reasonably complete
> transformation of TEI to LaTeX. I am never _very_ happy with them, because they are half way between
> using TeX as a formatting engine (doing a lot of the work in XSL), and generating high-level
> LaTeX (and doing a lot of work in LaTeX macros). I probably verge towards the latter, generating
> LaTeX closer to what a human would write, and depending on LaTeX packages. So, for example,
> I (and a few other people) do presentations by writing simple TEI XML and converting it to input for
> the excellent LaTeX "beamer" package, where all the look and feel is dictated by beamer.
> The TEI Guidelines PDF version is prepared using TEI to LaTeX, FWIW.
> I don't think there are special magic tricks about XML to LaTeX - it's mostly obvious, if you know
> LaTeX well.
> going from LaTeX back to XML? yurgh. It's "easy", _if_ you have very constrained LaTeX,
> but I never met a LaTeX author yet who didn't descend into low-level trickery, lazy
> use of presentation markup, and abuse of features. Systems like TeX4ht will do the job
> for you, on a good day, with a following wind.
> As ever, it all depends what you're trying to achieve.
> Sebastian Rahtz
> Director (Research) of Academic IT
> University of Oxford IT Services
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