Summary

Lift documents in nroff markups to XML-DocBook.

Lifting documents from presentation level to semantic level is hard, and a really good job requires human polishing. This tool aims to do everything that can be mechanized, and to preserve any troff-level information that might have structural implications in XML comments. This tool does the hard parts. TBL tables are translated into DocBook table markup, PIC into SVG, and EQN into MathML (relying on pic2svg and GNU eqn for the last two).

Resources


NEWSproject news
TODOto-do file
doclifter-2.19.tar.gzgzipped source tarball
COPYINGproject license
READMEroadmap file
doclifter-2.19.md5source tarball MD5 checksum
manlifter.htmlHTML rendering of manlifter.1
doclifter.htmlHTML rendering of doclifter.1

You can browse a report on manual-page bugs found by doclifter.

The project repository is at https://gitlab.com/esr/doclifter.

This is packaged for Debian and derivatives as: doclifter

If you appreciate this code (and especially if you make money by using it) please support me on Patreon.

Recent Changes

  Handle .Bf/.Ef in mdoc. 

Supporters

This work is funded by...

My Bronze supporters on Patreon: Martin Hohenberg, Jae Yang, Daniel Garber, Kyle Burkholder, Mike Nichols, Mark Ping, Tom Taylor, Arnold F. Williams, George Brower, Michael Nygard, Brendan Long, Sven Dowideit, Dave Witten, Jonathan Cast, James Cronin, David L. Jessup, Christopher Chang, Killer Delicious, Jacob Lyles, Neil Anuskiewicz, Mordant, Clemens Ladisch, Wojciech Woytniak, Masa Bando, John Carmack, Xingyu Wang, Jane Tang, Steven Evans, Jan Roudaut, Hsueh Sung, Ken LaCrosse, taishi28012, John Simpson, Jerod Tufte, Paul Abbott, Stan Witherspoon, Donald Greer, Gratiela Chergu, Michael Ciagala, Dale Carstensen, Chip Davis.

My Institutional supporters on Patreon: Jason Azze and the DEVOPS team at his $DAYJOB, Mark Atwood, Christoph Happle.

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