[pmwiki-users] pmwiki to epub ebooks

michael paulukonis xraysmalevich at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 08:35:52 CST 2014

I don't think I have the time to test now, but it does sound interesting.

Throw it up as a cookbook recipe and mark it "beta"

-Michael Paulukonis
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On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 6:03 PM, John Rankin <john.rankin at affinity.co.nz>wrote:

>  I have been experimenting with a recipe to produce ebooks from pmwiki. In
> essence:
> - add (:epub:) to a trail page and save
> - press the resulting EPUB button and wait a few seconds
> - the recipe assembles the trail pages into an ebook
> - the page refreshes with a link beside the button to an EPUB in the
> group's uploads directory
> - click the link and if the browser supports EPUB (eg via a FireFox
> add-on), the ebook opens in a new tab
> - pressing the EPUB button again over-writes the ebook with the latest
> pmwiki content
> Is this of interest to others and if so, would anyone like to help test
> it? In particular, the CSS needs testing and refining with a range of
> inputs. Testers would need:
> - time and patience (it's experimental and not as plug-and-play as one
> would like)
> - calibre <http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/cli/ebook-convert.html> (it
> uses the ebook-convert command line capability)
> - if the book includes maths, LaTeX with the svg converter (people
> recommend svg for equations in EPUB)
> - pmwiki 2.2.56 or above and php 5.3 or above
> - a skin tweak to show the EPUB icon next to the link (optional)
> In theory, it will also be possible to produce an ebook from a
> (:pagelist:). The resulting EPUB can be opened, debugged, and edited in
> tools such as Sigil <https://code.google.com/p/sigil/>.
> JR
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