The FreeBSD Documentation Project: Is it just me or anyone is interested in reading the FAQ and Hand
Michael B. Eichorn
ike at michaeleichorn.com
Sat Oct 24 15:29:15 UTC 2015
On Fri, 2015-10-23 at 22:29 -0600, Warren Block wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Oct 2015, John via freebsd-questions wrote:
> > I've been reading long articles, web pages on the Kindle for years
> > and
> > have no problems converting most HTML pages to Kindle format.
> > However,
> > I just learned the FAQ and Handbook are not plain simple [Single
> > HTML]
> > files converting fine with default settings with Calibre to ebook,
> > but
> > in 'XML DocBook' format (never heard of it before) which convert to
> > an
> > ebook containing its main content in a table with Calibre conversion
> > (with default settings), which less so readable.
> Sorry, having trouble following the question. The documentation
> are in DocBook XML. Several output file formats are generated from
> those sources, including split ("chunked") HTML, single HTML, PDF, and
> other formats. The HTML documents have a link at the start to choose
> the single or split form.
> > The reason I'm asking if it is only my interest, or, perhaps can be
> > in
> > the interest of many is, if the latter, then it would be useful to
> > make information on how to get the documentation in Kindle or EPUB
> > format more clearly visible on the page - or, perhaps even offer
> > direct downloads - , as I guess more people are familiar with these -
> > and maybe even find them more useful - than 'XML DocBook.'
> We should offer EPUB formats. I do not have a device that uses them,
> but understood they could be created from PDFs.
EPUB is a known project that is just awaiting the hands to do it:
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