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doclifter - Convert troff to DocBook… more info»
doclifter The doclifter program translates documents written in troff macros to DocBook. Lifting documents from presentation level to semantic level is hard, and a really good job requires human polishing. This tool aims to do everything that can be mechanized, and to preserve any troff-level information that might have structural implications in XML comments. This tool does the hard parts. TBL tables are translated into DocBook table markup, PIC into SVG, and EQN into MathML (relying on pic2svg and GNU eqn for the last two). Test loads are included in the distribution. The code has been tested in about the most brutal possible way; it has been run against every single man page in all sections of a full Fedora Core installation. It lifts over 95% of these pages without requiring any hand-hacking. There is a detailed change log in the NEWS file.