Wed Mar 12 16:07:18 CET 2003
ErlGuten is a system for transforming XML -> PDF
It also provides a nice way of doing 'on the fly' transformations
from XML like parse trees into PDF.
In ErlGuten a document has threee parts, a layout, content and a map
which maps content onto layout boxes.
In LaTeX layout it is almost impossibly difficult - you type in your
stuff and LaTeX figures out where to put it on the page - ErlGuten is
the other way around - you start by defining precisely where all the
boxes on a page are to be, and all the fonts etc. and then you say
what text is to be put into which box etc.
ErlGuten combines several technologies - XML, Postscript/PDF and Erlang.
XML is a wide spread and easy to use mark-up language
Postscript/PDF is freely available and there are many beautiful Type1
Erlang is used for writing plug-ins and extensions.
It is my hope that I will be able to replace LaTeX with ErlGuten and
achieve better quality results with less effort.
On Wed, 12 Mar 2003, HP Wei wrote:
> >Very nice indeed.
> >So far I have been using Latex for my wordprocessing.
> >It will be nice to use erlang instead !
> I just want to know the reason for this.
> Is erlguten going to be 'Latex' plus more ??
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