BTW, Anyone know why my SGML -> PDF documents are turning out unreadable
under Windows? I'm Writing the SGML with LyX which does a nice job of
formatting LinuxDoc or DocBook but when I generate the dvi and do a dvipdf
on it, the pdf output looks fine in xdvi but 'orrible in Adobe Acrobat
reader on Win98. I presume it's something to do with fonts but I haven't a
clue how to go about all that. Maybe I should start writing raw instead!
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From: David Neary <dneary at informix.com>
To: valen at tuatha.org <valen at tuatha.org>
Cc: Irish LUG list <ilug at linux.ie>
Date: 22 June 2000 18:22
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Tex/SGML
>"John P . Looney" wrote:
>>>> I'd started learning some TeX stuff last year, and have forgotten a lot
>> of it (esp. simple things like turning a TeX file into a postscript one
>>latex file.tex (x2 or 3 possibly) ; dvips -o file.ps file.dvi
>I know that's probably a joke - but on the offchance you actually wanted
>to know :)
>>> Is it worth my while learning SGML, as it seems to have better support
>> for things like "turn into HTML/PDF/text" etc. Also, can you turn tex
>> files into SGML mechanically ?
>>I know very little about SGML, but I know that there are problems
>turning laTeX into it - there's no problem turning sgml into laTeX
>(sgml2latex (1):), but the other direction is a bit of a problem
>(symbols & equations in particular cause problems for conversion). I'm
>not sure what you mean by mechanically, though...
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