[Humanist] 26.300 XML Print 1.0

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Sep 13 08:27:20 CEST 2012


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 300.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 07:29:42 +0200
        From: Marc Küster <marc at budabe.eu>
        Subject: Re: XML-Print: Release of version 1.0
        In-Reply-To: <CAAVHrN+2JoM-p0aDhXetqKfHBgZa0c-742WVLP91HATf64wgZA at mail.gmail.com>

Dear Colleagues,

as pre-announced at DH 2012 we've officially released XML-Print 1.0
this week, an open source XML formatter designated especially for the
needs of the Digital Humanties.

XML-Print allows the end user to directly interact with semantically
annotated data. It consists of two independent, but well-integrated
components, an Eclipse-based front-end that enables the user to map
their semantic structures to typesetting styles, and the typesetting
engine proper that produces the PDF based on this mapping. Both
components build as much as possible on existing standards such as
XML, XSL-T and XSL-FO and extend those only where absolutely
necessary, e.g. for the handling of critical apparatuses.

XML-Print is a DFG-supported joint project of the FH Worms (Prof. Marc
W. Küster) and the University of Trier (Prof. Claudine Moulin, Dr.
Thomas Burch) in collaboration wiht  the TU Darmstadt (Prof. Andrea
Rapp). It is released under the Eclipse Public Licence (EPL) for the
front-end and the Affero General Public Licence (APGL) for the
typesetting engine. The project is currently roughly half-way through
its intended duration. In its final incarnation the PDF that is
produced will satisfy the full set of requirements for the typesetting
of (amongst others) critical editions including critical apparatuses,
multicolumn synoptic texts and bidirectional text. At this stage it
can already handle basic formatting as well as multiple apparatuses,
albeit still with some restrictions and rough edges. It is work in
progress with new releases coming out regularly.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via our
website http://www.xmlprint.eu or directly to print at uni-trier.de. Any
and all feedback is welcome. Moreover, if you know some people you
think could benefit from XML-Print, please feel free to spread the
news amongst your peers.

Best regards,

Marc

Links:
Project homepage: http://www.xmlprint.eu
Source code: http://sourceforge.net/projects/xml-print/
Installers for Windows, Mac and Linux:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/xml-print/files/





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