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   Re: possibility of an RTF, LaTex XML conversion process

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  • From: Marcus Carr <mrc@allette.com.au>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 08:05:04 +1000

Baden Hughes wrote:

> Both Don Park and David Megginson mentioned this in the last few posts:
> conversion mechanisms from RTF and LaTex to XML. Anyone know of any work on
> either of these ? I'd be very interested to hear about it. If not, is there
> any other interest in these conversions besides mine ?

Rick Geimer wrote a conversion from RTF to XML that uses OMLE - OmniMark's free
version. You can get Rick's code at  http://www.sesha.com/omlette/ and OMLE at
http://www.omnimark.com/develop/index.html. I have test-driven it and find it to
be very good - it gives you something like what Rainbow did, but has support for
CALS tables, etc. If you were to write another conversion stage on to the end,
you could have some fairly specific XML with minimum pain.


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