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Re: documentation: unreadable html tables

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: documentation: unreadable html tables
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 21:06:58 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 07:18:54AM -0700, -Eluze wrote:
> Graham Percival-3 wrote:
> > The languages involved are perl, texinfo, and html.  In
> > particular, the documentation is written in texinfo; a perl script
> > (called texi2html) interprets the texinfo files, and outputs html.
> > 
> i have some experience with html; texinfo and perl are fully new to me!
> furthermore i am working on windows - hope this is not a problem!?

Working on windows will be no problem.

> > The first step is to reproduce the problem in a small example.
> > Try making a tiny texinfo file, which contains the same kind of
> > table as in pitches.itely.  I think it's a @multitable, but I'm
> > not 100% certain.
> i will need to know where i can download this file from!

Please see the Contributor's Guide, particularly the section about
windows git.

> altogether i think it will take me some time to get familiar with these new
> components and surroundings!
> if anybody could advise a practical tutorial both for texinfo and perl this
> could help a lot.

You don't need a lot of texinfo; a seven-line file should be fine
for your testing.  As for perl, there are many tutorials on the
internet devoted to it.

- Graham

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