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From Sean Wheller <>
Subject Docbook Conversion Tools
Date Tue, 26 Oct 2004 20:27:27 GMT
The following tools are already available to convert various source file 
formats to Docbook.

The list below is pruned from
Only tools I thought may be of use to the Forrest Docbook Plugin are listed. 
Each would need evaluation and voting before deciding to include.
The pipe would be 
someformat -> docbook -> xhtml

txt2docbook, converts plain text -

table.el, converts ASCII tables to CALS (DocBook) and HTML tables -

wt2db, converts plain text (Wiki text); see the Wt2Db page at this site for 
more info -

AsciiDoc, converts text documents to DocBook articles, books and man pages -

txt2docbook, converts plain text -

texi2db, converts Texinfo; see the Texi2Db page at this site for more info -

ooo2sdbk, converts OpenOffice Writer documents to SimplifiedDocbook (site in 
French) -

SO-to-DocBook converts StarOffice/ Writer documents to DocBook; 
written in Common Lisp -

Sean Wheller
Technical Author

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