Wiki conversion (was: Re: Lubuntu Manual - Getting Started With Lubuntu )

Jonathan Marsden jmarsden at
Tue May 14 06:33:46 UTC 2013

On 05/13/2013 11:13 PM, Nio Wiklund wrote:

> Do you know if there is a tool to make off-line manuals from the wiki
> pages (or from the moinmoin source code)?
> Or the other way around?
> I'm asking because I'm maintaining 'Lubuntu-fake-PAE' and need both the
> wiki pages and some kind of off-line manuals for it.

If you are comfortable doing a little PHP scripting, there is

which is a library of PHP code to do this sort of stuff that includes
LaTeX output, which would be good for printed manual type output (run it
through your local LaTeX setup to generate a .dvi, use dvi2pdf to get a
PDF, for example).

I don't see any really easy "just run it and it works" solutions.

You can go the other way easily, and use anything that can generate HTML
output (from your own hand coded HTML, to groff, to LibreOffice), and
then embed that HTML into a wiki page, but the resulting pages will not
look much like the other pages of the Lubuntu wiki if you do that!

If I had to do this, and needed a single set of source texts, I'd
probably try to get that PEAR Text_Wiki module to work.


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