[sword-devel] Export CzeCSP to format which could be imported to InDesign

David Haslam dfhdfh at protonmail.com
Fri Dec 14 01:12:07 MST 2018

> Hi Matěj,

Do they know about the publishing software called PrinceXML ?

It can use OSIS as one of several XML input formats and thereby print a whole Bible with well designed page layouts.

Aside: Jim Albright of Wycliffe Bible Translators developed a preprocessing program called PrincessXML. I presume this works with ParaTExt USFM files as input.

Picked these snippets of information over the grapevine a few years ago.

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On Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 23:37, Matěj Cepl <mcepl at cepl.eu> wrote:

> Hi,
> people I got my sources for CzeCSP from, would like to publish
> their translation as a Book. Their publishing house uses
> InDesign, so I wonder whether it is possible to export OSIS XML
> somehow to something wordprocessor-like.
> The easiest solution seemed
> diatheke -b CzeCSP -f RTF -o fmhsinx -k Jn >jan-CSP.rtf
> but that produced something my LibreOffice Writer seriously
> doesn't know what to do with (https://da.gd/wtsPp is
> diatheke-generated RTF, and Writer generated ODT is
> https://da.gd/Vpa6). I guess Windows Western European ansi
> encoding is probably not the right one. Any ideas, how to fix
> it? HTML is generated correctly (https://da.gd/fZpue), but it
> doesn't contain any notes, footnotes, etc.
> Any ideas?
> Blessed Christmas,
> Matěj
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