[Scribus] Docbook XML import

PLinnell mrdocs
Mon Apr 4 23:14:56 CEST 2005

On Monday 04 April 2005 22:44, Phil Hughes wrote:
<more snipping>
> Uninteresting stuff (that I wrote) deleted.
> > Hi,
> >
> > This one flew right by me and sorry for the slow reply.
> >
> > There is no native Docbook import filter yet for Scribus.
> >
> > That said, the Open Office importer works quite well and will
> > inherit OO styles. I have a suspicion this might work well given
> > the relative simplicity of the xml you have described.
> >
> > http://xml.openoffice.org/ has many different xml filters for OO,
> > which could used to transform Docbook > OO > Scribus Text import.
> > Note 1.2.2cvs which is a stable branch of CVS has added Open
> > Office 2.0 support.
> >
> > With some carefully created Scribus document templates, you might
> > find the text will import with your pre-set fonts,sizes and style
> > intact.
> >
> > All of this will work with 1.2.2cvs (stable). We have snapshots
> > of 1.2.2cvs on www.scribus.net and rpms and debs are available.
> >
> > Do let us know how you fare.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Peter
> This will be a production situation, TUX will be monthly starting
> in May and it is also the way we do Linux Journal so getting rid of
> the Open Office step would be a real plus. We have been using the
> same vi with key maps -> Docbook XML
> sequence for a while now. We wrote the other tools to product
> Quark, HTML, ... so I am not scared to tackle this as a programming
> project.
> My Scribus knowledge, however, is on the low end. So, what is the
> most logical approach would be the biggest help. Early on, it felt
> like doing this in two pieces made the most sense.
>  1. Clean up the Docbook XML getting rid of all the stuff that we
>     don't need.
>  2. Write import filters for the paragraph types.
> Does that make sense? If not, we (that means me or Mitch, the guy I
> will sucker into doing any hard work) are pretty fearless of having
> to write code in virtually any language--Mitch leaning toward C++
> and me toward Python.
> Thanks.

Yes, it does make sense and you can use python or c++ to write a 
custom scribus import plug-in.

The gettext plug-in has been written to facilitate additional text 

Please take a look here: 

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