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task #13895: Manual in DocBook, EPUB and MOBI formats too

Submitter:  Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
Submitted:  Tue 16 Feb 2016 02:32:41 AM UTC
Should Start On:  Mon 15 Feb 2016 03:00:00 PM UTC Should be Finished on:  Mon 15 Feb 2016 03:00:00 PM UTC
Category:  Book Priority:  9 - Immediate
Item Group:  Enhancement Status:  Postponed
Privacy:  Public Percent Complete:  0%
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Effort:  0.00

Tue 16 Feb 2016 02:32:41 AM UTC, original submission:  

The current gendocs.sh script output doesn't include DocBook which Texinfo can produce. DocBook might not be used too much any more, but it can easily be converted to other commonly used e-reader formats, for example EPUB and MOBI, so it is useful to have.

To generate the DocBook format, this command should be run.

makeinfo --docbook $BASENAME.texi

"Since DocBook 1.74, they included a ruby script dbtoepub to convert xml file to epub format." (from https://kanru.info/blog/archives/2010/11/18/convert-texinfo-to-mobi/ ). So using that script and the corrections suggested in that webpage, we can make EPUB. I have attached the mobi.xsl file explained in that webpage here.

To generate the MOBI format, that webpage suggests using kindlegen from amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000234621 ). This is not a free program.

There is also another program called "Calibre" ( http://calibre-ebook.com/ ), which is GPLv3, but appears to be very hard to install from source, it seems to also have command line tools for the conversions.

Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
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file #36353:  mobi.xsl added by makhlaghi (11KiB - application/xslt+xml)


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