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Re: Bug#271951: debian-installer-manual: please document how to typeset manual in PDF using free tools

On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 07:46:09PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:

> I have one question for you.
> Do you have any idea if it will be possible to use your method for other 
> languages than English? I'm thinking especially of Japanese, and to a 
> lesser degree Russian, Czech and Greek because of the different character 
> sets.

Maybe I can answer this. I have played with this a bit today and have some
good and bad news:

1. Bad news: I have just noticed that cyrillics get converted to entities after using
xsltproc. For example, it's (hope it doesn't get converted)

&#x443;&#x441;&#x442;&#x430;&#x43D;&#x43E;&#x432;&#x43A;&#x435; Debian
GNU/Linux <title>

instead of expected

<title>Руководство по установке Debian GNU/Linux </title>

2. Good news: after playing a bit with jade etc. I have got a complete
russian doc with right characters, BUT: with all formatting, margins and
newlines removed, an A4 page full of equally big text. So we can have
cyrillic and so on going this way, but we'll have to play with it a little

3. Neither good nor bad: generated LaTeX looks more like Postscript, but
seems to be functional (at least in JadeTeX)

Nikolai Prokoschenko 
nikolai@prokoschenko.de / Jabber: pronik@jabber.org

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