Fop, no hyphenation pattern

by Sebastien Mirolo on Sat, 9 Jun 2012

As I was mucking around with my install of fop to generate PDFs out of MathML, I decided to also fix a long standing warning about hyphenation pattern not found. read more...

Docbook, MathML and PDF

by Sebastien Mirolo on Fri, 8 Jun 2012

I finally decided today to convert an old Microsoft Word documents to docbook. This document contrary to previous ones I converted recently is full of mathematical formulas. I thus ended-up trying to get the docbook MathML extension to work on my system.

Using FOP, I managed to get a .fo followed by a .pdf output relatively quickly. Unfortunately where there should had been equations, there were only blanks. Trials and errors invariably lead to a blank page or one of the following two errors: read more...

Embed SVG graphics into Docbook documents

by Sebastien Mirolo on Sat, 6 Nov 2010

HTML and the <img> tag

When you process a docbook formatted document into HTML, <imagedata> tags are transformed into <img> tags by default. Unfortunately the HTML specification does not support SVG content in <img> tags and thus browsers render an error instead of the svg graphic. read more...

Running fop on an headless server

by Sebastien Mirolo on Sun, 31 Oct 2010

fop is a useful tool in the process of formatting documentation as pdf when you start with docbook marked-up documents. Unfortunately on some machine you end-up with the following result when running the tool. read more...