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Bug#293741: debian-installer-manual: PDF output it ugly, inconsistent with other Debian documentation

On Feb 05, 2005 at 09:32:11AM -0500, Nick Lewycky wrote:
> After switching from debiandoc to jadetex, the Debian Installer manual
> PDF became rather ugly and different from the consistent look of other
> Debian documents such as the Debian Reference. In particular, it is
> using different fonts, the Table of Contents is not hyperlinked, the
> title page is Just Plain Ugly, and the page header runs well into the
> top margin.

This is being worked on. The problem is actually, that there is no
DFSG-free software out there that is capable of batch-generating PDFs in
good quality in all languages we'd like to support. The only feasible way
might be using LaTeX, for which I have some scripts in beta.  However, the
problem is still not solved completely, even if we have some nice looking
PDFs for most latin-based languages now 

To the matter of format change: as I see it, DebianDoc is an SGML format
while DocBook we are using currently is XML. I hope that we can produce a
good solution for PDFs soon, then we might as well propose a change
for the Debian Reference and the other documentation.

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

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