The author of this book is available for helping with DocBook or other XML publishing projects. Installing FOP · Using FOP · Using other XSL-FO processors. Docbook is easy to learn, easy to write, and does things other text To output to PDF, tell FOP to register your fonts with your file. And since my entire DocBook chain was built from open source, I had to use Apache FOP. Apache FOP has a long history. For some reason, it.

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You can change what the message says in a customization layeror you could define it as an empty template there to turn off the message entirely.

If you are using XEP, then set the xep. Program listings Formatting listings Tab expansion Fitting text Full-width examples Reducing font size Breaking long lines External code files Missing text Using XInclude for text inclusions Annotating program listings Line annotations Line numbering Callouts Callouts on imported text Callouts on graphics Syntax highlighting Chapter FOP is more feature complete for example, callouts are processed inside literal layouts and arguably produces nicer looking output.

It is highly recommended that you not use version 0. As I said, the font metrics files are required to get something done. The following example assumes the FOP.

I will explain later why the language attribute is important. To download FOP, go to http: I will not contemplate on the DocBook syntax as there are various sources on the internet that will teach you how to use the DocBook syntax for writing. Replace any version strings in the example below with the actual version numbers on the files in your FOP distribution. The commercial processors are assumed to provide their own documentation and support, so installation instructions for commercial processors are not provided in this book.

This XML file is the one you want to edit if you want to change the output strings used for creation of the PDF document. In Antenna House, the extension element is axf: You probably want the binary version rather than the source version. Feel free to plough through the FOP documentation to understand what it is about. Sometimes it is a project requirement but more often than that it is just more efficient having a document to which you can refer users to and stop waisting you precious time explaining the fundamentals of content management systems to novice users instead of actually doing what you are payed for.


Linux users can also download a gzipped tar file. A wide range of user output format requirements coupled with a choice of available tools and stylesheets results in many valid tool chain combinations.

These drivers are also used by a2x 1. Since the Apache FOP will probably complain about hyphenation, grab the hyphenation patterns and copy the jar file fop-hyph.

DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide

Gop How this book is organized Online resources for finding solutions to problems Chapter 2. Preface What is DocBook? However, if you are using Apache FOP, then simply referencing alternative fonts is not going to get you anywhere. Stylesheet options Chapter 6. If the DocBook lang attribute is set then things like table of contents, figure and cop captions and admonition captions will be output in the specified language setting the AsciiDoc lang attribute sets the DocBook lang attribute.

FOP will convert a. Most of them are commercial products, but they are in serious competition on price and features, which benefits the user community.

Another thing I needed to add was language information for my so for Croatian docvook it now looks like this:. Glossaries Glossary formatting Glossary formatting in print Linking to a glossary entry What about link and xref? DocBook Consulting Services available. Using stylesheet parameters Parameters on the command line Parameters in a file Chapter 7. Now the refactored version has been released, with the first stable version 0.

If ofp want to see how the complete documentation set is processed take a look at the A-A-P script. Lists List titles List spacing List vertical spacing List horizontal spacing itemizedlist options Different bullet symbol Print properties for itemizedlist orderedlist options Different numbering style Number continuation List starting number Print properties for orderedlist variablelist options Multiple term elements Variable list formatting in print Variable list formatting in HTML simplelist options Chapter Copy it to the lib subdirectory of the FOP installation.


Toolchain processing performs link and document validity checks. Profiling conditional text Marking conditional text Marking small bits of text Multiple profiling conditions Processing profiled versions Single-pass processing Two-pass processing Customization and profiling Validation and profiling Custom profiling attribute Adding new profiling attributes Adding attributes to the DTD Adding attributes to RelaxNG Profiling with new attributes Using the role attribute for profiling Chapter Use the stylesheet parameter fop1.

From DocBook to PDF using Apache FOP

DocBook files are validated, parsed and translated various presentation file formats using a combination of applications collectively called a DocBook tool chain. When you view a PDF file’s document properties in the reader, it may show title, author, subject, and keywords information.

Not all extension functions in each product are used by the DocBook stylesheets. This example is run on MS Windows from a Cygwin shell prompt:. Languages, characters and encoding Document encoding Output encoding Saxon output character representation Special characters Special characters in output Space characters Missing characters Language support Using the lang attribute Using language parameters Language codes Extending the set of languages Text direction Chapter Setting up the tools Chapter 1.

You also need to make sure the font dovbook can be found. Converting DocBook to other file formats. You can make the change permanent by adding it in the FOP convenience script, such as fop.