[ Followup-To: comp.text.sgml ]
> I believe what is desperately needed by SGML novices is a set of
> answers to some very basic questions.
these answers in readable english ;-)
I am only able to tell you something about my GNUish Linux system; theQuote:> 5) Is SGML truly device independent? Are there low- or no-cost readers
> for every platform? Is formatting retained across platforms? Can
> everything be printed?
following packages are needed:
If you like Emacs ...
FTP source from: prep.ai.mit.edu:/pub/gnu
Source file: emacs-19.28.tar.gz
Lennart Staflin's PSGML: Emacs Major Mode for editing SGML files.
FTP source from: ftp.lysator.liu.se:/pub/sgml
Source file: psgml-1a5.tar.gz
(That's alpha, but one of the best Emacs packages I know.)
DTD: I am using the qwertz collection.
FTP source from: ftp.ifi.uio.no:/pub/SGML/Format
Source file: sgml2latex-format.1.3.tar.gz
Texts written with this DTDs could be parses by
FTP source from: ftp.ifi.uio.no:pub/SGML/SGMLS
Source file: sgmls-1.1.tar.gz
to produce*or roff (ascii) output; some minor things (mail, fax)
are also supported.
To do the final typesetting a TeX/LaTeX environment is necessary; I
recomment the new teTeX distribution, which is heavily based on web2c by
BTW the qwertz collection was adopted by Matt Welsh for the Linux
Documentation Project (LDP); there is a nice package with nice
FTP source from: ftp.gwdg.de:/pub/linux/sunsite/utils/text
Source file: linuxdoc-sgml-1.1.tar.gz
Patch file: linuxdoc-sgml-1.1.FIXES
Some warnings: right now the*styles coming with the qwertz
collection are based on latex-2.09; I do not know, if anybody is working
on an update (me of course, but do not count on me and my small*
Maybe there are DTDs suitable to produce output for the 'lout'
formatter ('lout' produces postscript):
ftp.gwdg.de:/pub/ (and any other CTAN mirror)
1561023 Nov 14 94 ./dante/support/lout/lout.3.02.tar.gz
372881 Nov 14 94 ./dante/support/lout/lout.3.02.user.ps.gz
If you do not like Emacs ...
I can't help you. This section has to be written by somebody else. Of
course, everything but 'psgml' should work with 'vi' an 'vi' clones ...
No no, this newsgroup (comp.text.sgml) is for you and me, too.Quote:> I understand that this newsgroup is for the
> SGML professional, but I think perhaps your jobs may be a lot easier if
> more people understood these basics.
Karl Eichwalder | 2:2437/209 | (*)/'(*)