xerif

transpect user group, 16.9.2022

Foundations


  • aspect

  • aspect discontinued
    transpect

  • docx2tex/xml2tex

  • V&R/transcript

  • common-Framework

  • xerif

Architecture

Manuscript

  • DOCX (other styles optional)
  • style catalog
  • editing conventions

xml2tex

  • conversion from XML to TeX
  • configurable for other formats
  • support for MathML, XML tables

TeX-Configuration

  • transpect-tex framework
  • htmltabs
  • customer-specific style

Features

Writing systems

  • european Alphabets, Kyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic, CJK
  • Language is derived from style settings
  • natural language detection (experimental)

Float objects

  • style classes for tables and images
  • rotation, splitting
  • figure groups

Listings

  • multi-level, complex indices
  • automatic listing generation, e.g. LoT, LoF
  • footnotes or endnotes (chapter-wise possible)

Equations

  • Support for MathType and MS Word equation editor
  • Rendering to MathML and TeX

Citation Manager

  • Citavi
  • Zotero

Conversion to BibTeX, BibTeX style needed

Issues

  • PDF-Accessibility
  • many Float-Objects
  • Chunks

Customers

Brill, Campus, C.H.Beck, transcript, Universit√§t Potsdam, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, wbg Wissen verbindet

Why not PrintCSS?

Why not PrintCSS?

  • many features missing
  • standard development seems to be delayed
  • PrintCSS-Renderer as black box
  • no browser adoption, only polyfill paged.js available

Perhaps a bit PrintCSS?

  • formatting language for xerif
  • CSS extensions to include xerif-specific features
  • just in discussion, no roadmap yet

Thank you for your attention!