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Re: [jadetex] French typography with the Modular Stylesheets?
- To: Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian dot rahtz at computing-services dot oxford dot ac dot uk>
- Subject: DOCBOOK: Re: [jadetex] French typography with the Modular Stylesheets?
- From: Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at pasteur dot fr>
- Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 09:53:33 +0100
- cc: dssslist at mulberrytech dot com, docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org
- Reply-To: docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org
On Tuesday 23 November 1999, at 16 h 34, the keyboard of Sebastian Rahtz
> sure. DSSSL is all about re-inventing the wheel! Its inevitable, if
> you think about it. All the man years of careful work that has gone
> into LaTeX and similar software has to be reimplemented in new systems
> like this. Hopefully, two steps forward after that one step back.
Well, DSSSL never made the two steps forward and we have now to reinvent the
wheel in XSL :-(
> > (else (bullfcn "dash" ilevel))))
> > ;; The original one had "bullet" here
> I wonder what "dash" expands to?
It does not seem documented in the Modular Stylesheets. The DocBook documentation just says that these values are not specified.
> do you know what Unicode character you want?
en-dash (lib/dblib.dsl translates "dash" to em-dash instead), U-2013. I changed for:
(define (BULLTREAT bullfcn ilevel override mark)
(override (bullfcn override ilevel))
(mark (bullfcn mark ilevel))
(else (bullfcn "en-dash" ilevel))))
and it is much better. See the "dingbat" function in lib/dblib.dsl for a list of values. I did not find a way to enter the Unicode directly, since the "dingbat" translates everything it ignores to "bullet".