[Foxet] minimal install steps for foXet ?

Michael Smith smith at xml-doc.org
Mon Nov 22 18:17:27 CET 2004


Have you already added unic-032.tex to the source at the site you
pointed me to rysnc with? If not, can you?

The reason I ask is, I'd like to let the other developers from the
DocBook project know about foXet so that they can start trying it
out and maybe also let the wider DocBook user community know (via
the docbook-apps mailing list) so users can give it try too.

But if you think it's too early for that and you worry about
getting bombarded with bug reports, let me know and I'll hold off.

However, though I've not tried with any big test examples yet,
from the limited testing I've done this far, it seems like foXet
is far enough along that DocBook users can start trying it and
even using it for "real world" production of docs on the scale of
what I've been testing with at least.


Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> writes:

> Michael Smith wrote:
> >One problem I've noticed: If I have the string "--" in my FO
> >source, one of the dashes gets gobbled and only a single dash
> >shows up in output.
> This is a result of the fact that -- is a ligature; a next version of 
> pdftex will provide a feature to deal with this (a few days a go i played 
> with it and extended context to support it)
> >PassiveTeX shows the same behavior, so we put a workaround in the
> >DocBook stylesheets to instead have "-&#x200b;-" generated when
> >output is destined for processing with Passivetex.
> >But if I feed foXet a test doc containing "-&#x200b;-" instances,
> >they show up in PDF output with a black square box between the dashes:
> >
> >  http://sideshowbarker.net/docs/xmlcatalog-man.boxes.pdf
> >
> >So is there another solution to prevent the dashes from getting gobbled?
> hm, i need to complete unic-032.tex -)
> attached is a quick patch, put this in tex/context/base (kpsewhich 
> unic-032.tex) and regenerate the format (vectors are preloaded)
> Is this zerowidthspace supposed to break?
> >Also, does foXet support generation of PDF bookmarks yet?
> all that stuff will be added, the underlying engine can do all that 
> trickery already
> Hans

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