Call for Proposals – ebookcraft2017, Toronto, Canada 22-23 March
Latest commentsI'm really looking forward to seeing what CaSSius, Vivliostyle and similar open-source in-browser layout engines can do. For the demanding book-publishing PDF layouts we do, we use PrinceXML, which is proprietary. It is excellent, so it's worth checking out, but it's also important to support open-source alternatives in the meantime, so that one day we'll all have FOSS options with matching features.
CaSSius: heavyweight typesetting with lightweight technology2017-08-08 17:51:17 Arthur Attwell
We welcome contributions which focus on creating beautiful ebooks in the browser using HTML >> send to email@example.com
CaSSius: heavyweight typesetting with lightweight technology2017-08-04 06:10:32 Raewyn Whyte
Touche. Sound arguments. Keep up the good spirit.
Playing with letters2017-08-04 04:31:24 ig
I just came across your website and it is perfect for where I am right now. I handle 2 online medical journals and work with JATS files. I am trying to find the best and most cost effective solution for going from XML to PDF. We are currently typesetting everything by hand in Indesign, but it takes a lot of time and money to do. I have been building a PHP library that parses the XML into HTML for various stages of the process, but I really want to start working on a workflow that automates most of it. I've also been messing around with converting to markdown and using pandoc to convert. I am wondering if you have any suggestions for me as you seem to be in the thick of it all. I am really good with CSS so it is very appealing to me to go this route. Thank you for the great articles!
CaSSius: heavyweight typesetting with lightweight technology2017-07-11 18:57:44 Jonathan Shroyer
hey Eric, Weasyprint is pretty interesting and we are hoping to get some posts about it. Would you be interested in writing something?
CaSSius: heavyweight typesetting with lightweight technology2016-10-07 06:05:33 adam hyde
In 1998, I did this with Framemaker. Fun times. More recently, I've done this with the python package xhtml2pdf, whose github repo now says "Use Weasyprint" which appears to have a lot of the functionality you're hoping for. http://weasyprint.org/ You have to do JATS->HTML for web; makes sense to use the same toolchain for print.
CaSSius: heavyweight typesetting with lightweight technology2016-10-03 14:28:15 Eric Hellman
You’re right Dave, thanks for this insight! What’s also interesting is to see how the CSS working group chose to go along the Adobe road to describe the drop cap. For now the attribute is not really supported, but let’s keep an eye on this. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/initial-letter And, while looking at it W3C also thought of the alignment of those drop cap. Maybe we can start to think about hanging punctuation. https://drafts.csswg.org/css-inline/#aligning-initial-letter
Drop Cap : A smallest history of the drop cap2016-09-22 17:49:09 Julian Taquet
Note the CSS Working Group now has a proposal for declarative drop caps: https://drafts.csswg.org/css-inline/#initial-letter-styling This has already been shipped by Apple (with a -webkit- prefix). It's currently being implemented in Firefox.