Cookbook: Docbook vs. LaTeX

Matthew East mdke at
Tue Jun 13 17:18:31 UTC 2006

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Hi Nicolas,

* Nicolas Pettiaux:
> 2006/6/13, Matthew East <mdke at>:
>> Yes, please join the docteam and get your work going in that context.
>> The advantages:
>> 1. kubuntu and xubuntu do it
>> 2. you just adopt our build system so you get pretty html docs on
>> (example -
> going on with this example, could you please let us know how to
> translate this document into any other language, as simply as
> possible. (I would like to help with the translation of this very
> document for example)
> Is it registered in rosetta ? can the usual gettext tool chain be used
> (= use kbabel or gtranslate) to speed ?

The process which we have used successfully for ubuntu, kubuntu and
xubuntu documentation is converting the xml into po using "xml2po" (from
gnome-doc-utils) and registering the templates in Rosetta.

The same approach could be set up for the school-advocacy document, when
it is completed.

>> 3. the docteam can help you with content and formatting
>> 4. collaboration = good
>> By the way - note that if you continue working on the wiki for now, you
>> will be able to take advantage of the Moin2Docbook processor which will
>> instantly and reliably transform the work into a docbook book or
>> article. This is part of a summer of code project which is already
>> working really well.
> where can I find more information about this tool Moin2Docbook ?
> Google has only 10 entries that lead to now usable code.

I wrote about it on my blog, and included an example of an article from
the wiki I converted to docbook:

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