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  • Phil Dobbin
    Apr 10, 2012
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      On 10/04/2012 16:59, Andre Majorel wrote:

      > On 2012-04-05 22:32 +0100, Phil Dobbin wrote:
      >
      >> There doesn't seem to have been much of a positive response however to
      >> the idea in general so taking that into account if the vim list is
      >> ambivalent towards it, I'm not so sure it'll pan out with anyone else.
      >>
      >> It wouldn't take an Everest type effort to typeset it to a degree (Lulu
      >> accept pdf files) & it should, of course, look as well set as possible.
      >
      > A straight conversion to PostScript of the help files would not
      > be very difficult but it wouldn't be very good either.
      >
      > I've written a hack that darkens the colours and replaces the
      > default font by something less rotten than courier (my beef is
      > not with the fixed spacing, it is with that particular font).
      >
      > psbind -2 to print 2-up (4 pages per sheet).
      >
      > To do : a form-feed per chapter, global page numbering and
      > everything else I'm forgetting. Maybe a page number after each
      > link but that would mean reflowing.
      >
      > The manual is not very useful without the reference, IMO.
      >

      I've also been looking at Pandoc (been pretty busy of late so haven't
      had much time).

      I'm still very keen on the idea however so if you want maybe we can pool
      resources (along with anybody else of course)?

      Cheers,

      Phil...

      - --
      But masters, remember that I am an ass.
      Though it be not written down,
      yet forget not that I am an ass.

      Wm. Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing


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