[NTG-context] Current status of epub export and documentation

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Tue Dec 1 18:57:52 CET 2015

Am 2015-12-01 um 21:54 schrieb Jan U. Hasecke <juh+ntg-context at mailbox.org>:

> Hi all,

Hi Jan,

> I am interested in the epub export feature of ConTeXt/MKIV.
> ...
> I am looking for a more detailed example (or documentation) to learn
> what is possible and what not.
> Does anybody already made a full validated epub ebook with ConTeXt
> including cover, titlepage, appendix etc. ?

> Background of my question is that I am looking for a single source
> publishing tool for printed books and ebooks.

The current bad documentation on the Wiki is by me.

I produced two commercial ePubs with ConTeXt, but it’s really no fun, and I needed my own scripts that replace ConTeXt’s ePub script.

I’m starting with the "raw" XML export and use XSL (Saxon) to transform it to HTML plus the ePub special ePub files.
After all, a Python (or whatever) script would have been the better solution for this complex conversion.
A CSS that works with most important readers needed also a lot of time. (But that’s a problem of ePub/Readers, not of ConTeXt, of course.)

I can’t recommend ConTeXt as a source for ePub. But I would try it again - and probably start to rewrite the wiki anew, because ConTeXt is a moving target…

Greetlings, Hraban
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