Kushal Das

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Localisation is important

It is not just a comment , it is a Truth.

It becomes difficult when someone tries to translate technical documents as we don't have proper words in our own language to describe all these technical/buzz words.

Few days back I suddenly got a mail from Jaganadh G telling that he started translated my small python book in Malayalam. You can see his ongoing work here. I am very sure that this is going to help many people to understand things easily as they will be reading in their mother toung.

Publican, me and fop

Publican helps you build books in DocBook XML. Thanks to jsmith and stickster who introduced me to this tool chain. Now I can write a book using vim :) I really loved the output it generated. But still in Fedora 8, it can only generate html, no pdf yet :(

So, I installed it in my rawhide desktop, but no luck :(. This bug is already filled.  I downloaded the required xsl files from here to do a manual try. Made changes to main-html.xsl and main-pdf.xsl in /usr/share/publican/xsl/ and pointed them to my local copy. It worked! now I can create HTML , but still no luck with pdf creation as fop failed with this.