This is the README file for the texi2html distribution. The primary distribution point is http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/texi2html/ Installation ============ For generic installation instructions on compiling and installing this Automake-based distribution, please read the file `INSTALL'. Installation notes specific to Texi2html: * Installation is fairly simple, no compilers are required. * You need to have perl version 5.00405, or higher installed on your system to run 'texi2html'. To play nice with encodings you need the Encode and Unicode::Normalize modules. It is likely that an older perl 5 version also works if File::Spec is present. * To generate Makefile.in etc., run `./autogen.sh' or autoreconf Getting Started with texi2html ============================== 'texi2html' converts texinfo documents to HTML. Texinfo is the official documentation format of the GNU project. It uses a single source file to produce both on-line information and printed output. For more details about texinfo, see http://www.texinfo.org. In contrast to the HTML produced by 'makeinfo --html' (the 'makeinfo' program is part of the Texinfo distribution), the HTML output of 'texi2html' is highly configurable. Among others, with 'texi2html' you can customize your entire page layout (like headers, footers, style sheets, etc), split documents at various levels and use 'latex2html' to convert @tex sections. 'texi2html' should reasonably convert all Texinfo 4.8 constructs. If not, please send a bug report to 'email@example.com'. To create HTML of texinfo documents =================================== Make sure that you have 'texi2html' correctly installed on your system. The general synopsis of 'texi2html' is texi2html [options] texinfo-source-file Without any options, this will create the file <docname>.html where <docname> is the basename of your texinfo files. Run 'texi2html -h' for a short overview of the most important options, or have a look at the texi2html man page. For more in-depth information see the texi2html texinfo manual. Customizing texi2html ===================== Initialisation options are read first from '/usr/local/etc/texi2html/Config' (the exact location being changeable with the '--sysconfdir=dir' option to the configure script), then from $HOME/.texi2html/Config, then any command-line options including -init-file options; with later settings overriding earlier ones. The default initialisation options are defined in the 'texi2html.init' file contained in the Texi2html distribution (in fact, a sed script pastes this file into the beginning of the perl file generated by `./configure' from texi2html.pl and generates the actual 'texi2html' script this way.). To customize 'texi2html' it is best if you copy the appropriate sections from the 'texi2html.init' file into an appropriate local initialization file, make the necessary changes there, and then have 'texi2html' read this initialisation file by one of the means described above. For an example on what you can produce with 'texi2html' have a look at the following sites: * http://www.singular.uni-kl.de/Manual/html/ (Please send me your sites, if you'd like to have them listed here). Documentation of texi2html ========================== The texi2html Texinfo manual should be rather complete. In addition, you might want to have a look at the comments in the 'texi2html.init' file for explanations about customizable parameters and at the (not up-to-date) texi2html man page for an overview of texi2html's synopsis. More information ================ Texi2html's home page can be found at http://www.nongnu.org/texi2html/ The home for development is at savannah at http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/texi2html The newest version of Texi2html can be obtained from http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/texi2html/ or, via anonymous cvs (see http://savannah.nongnu.org/cvs/?group=texi2html for instructions). Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for enhancement suggestions, authoring questions and general discussion. Send email to email@example.com for bug reports, patches, discussions about code. To subscribe to these mailinglists, visit http://savannah.nongnu.org/mail/?group=texi2html There are no corresponding newsgroups. Files ===== This distribution includes the following files, among others: README This file. NEWS Summary of new features by release. INSTALL Generic installation instructions. TODO Things which are yet to be done. Texi2html source files: texi2html Actual script to run. Generated by make and `buildt2h.pl' from texi2html.pl, texi2html.init, MySimple.pm, T2h_i18n.pm, l2h.init and translations.pl. texi2html.pl Main source file of the converter. texi2html_configured.pl File generated by `./configure' from texi2html.pl. texi2html.init Default values of configurable parameters. `buildt2h.sh' inserts this file into texi2html_configured.pl when it generates the actual `texi2html' script. MySimple.pm Perl module which handles the processing of command-line options. `buildt2h.sh' inserts this file into texi2html_configured.pl when it generates the actual `texi2html' script. T2h_i18n.pm Code used to handle strings internationalization. translations.pl translations of strings generated by the script `manage_i18n.pl' from source files and files in the `i18n' directory. l2h.init default configuration file for `latex2html' used to convert maths and TeX. i18n/ Directory containing one file per language with translation of strings. Helper scripts manage_i18n.pl Helper script used to regenerate translations from the source files and the files in the `i18n/' directory. buildt2h.sh Helper script used to regenerate the texi2html script. A simple wrapper around a sed one-liner. Documentation files: texi2html.texi Texinfo manual of texi2html. texi2html.1.in Template for generation of man pages of texi2html (`texi2html.1'). This man page is incomplete. Installation files: configure This file creates creates a Makefile which in turn creates an `info' or `makeinfo' executable, or a C sources distribution. configure.ac This is a template for creating `configure' using Autoconf. Makefile.in This is a template for `configure' to use to make a Makefile. Created by Automake. Makefile.am This is a template for Automake to use to make a Makefile.in. Reporting bugs ============== For bug reports, please include enough information for the maintainers to reproduce the problem. Generally speaking, that means: - the version number of Texi2html and the program(s) involved (use --version). - the contents of any input files necessary to reproduce the bug (crucial!). - a description of the problem and any samples of the erroneous output. - anything else that you think would be helpful. Patches are most welcome; if possible, please make them against the source files (e.g., against texi2html.pl, or texi2html.init) with `diff -c' or `diff -u' and include ChangeLog entries. Good luck and enjoy !!