[NTG-context] EPUB woes

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Nov 18 13:21:14 CET 2013


On 11/18/2013 10:00 AM, Keith J. Schultz wrote:

> 	2) Now, what a EPub-READER must implement to handle is very
> 	     little. There are HARDLY ANY provisions that a certified EPuB-READER has
>               to implement any particular engine or features therein to display/render
> 	     the information contain in the EPub-file/wrapper.

right, and I'm not going to waste time on it till i have a decent ebook 
reader that behaves well

>> 3. Modify the way in which ConTeXt generates the XML files. Ideally, I should be able to write something like
> 	Would be nice if there where commands in ConTeXt or a module for defining what should go into the CSS and a
> 	mode "epub" where the ConTeXt commands are converted to suitible HTML5 structures that are suitiable for
> 	most ereaders.
> 		Features:
>                         1) margins in percentages
>                         2) font sizes based on em
> 	               3) a new file for every chapter optional for sections user defined
> 	Just a few. Lots more can be found in any decent documentation on writing ebooks.

context outputs xml and as a bonus provides a css too ... one can always 
convert that xml to his/her ebooks liking .. maybe at some point the 
mtx-epub script will do that

Hans

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