Converting markdown to PDF

Dr Eberhard Lisse nospam at lisse.NA
Thu Jun 17 11:18:25 UTC 2021

I was going to write

	 What we need in the first instance is to to be able to generate
	 flowing formats (ePub and similar).

	 pandoc seems to be able to do that from DocBook, so tying this to a
	 LyX "Converter" should be possible, but otherwise a Makefile will
	 work for most.

If that works I will even pare down our handbook (850 pages, 25 child
documents) which uses a lot of stuff (Makefile of 500 lines) so it
compile to ePub and we can distribute it internally as such.

That said, Steve is not wrong, but this (at least changing LyX's native
format to XML) seems to be a major undertaking.

greetings, el

On 17/06/2021 10:24, Jean-Marc Lasgouttes wrote:
> Le 17/06/2021 à 03:24, Steve Litt a écrit :
>> What we need, and we've needed for over a decade is a real, style for
>> style, syntactically complete HTML export, or lacking that, finally
>> finish the job, started a decade ago, of making LyX' native language
>> format valid and well formed XML. Do that and I'll make a LyX to
>> (x)HTML converter that drops no styles nor adds styles for silly
>> stuff like not indenting the first paragraph in a sequence of
>> same-styled paragraphs, and is suitable for a high quality ePub and
>> other flowing text eBooks.
> DocBook5 is coming. Does this fit your needs?
> JMarc

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