[racket] Documentations in PDF/PS format

From: Ryan Culpepper (ryan at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Wed Jan 4 14:14:55 EST 2012

You could also use scribble to render a manual as a single HTML page 
(plus CSS files and images). Then you can use a program like Calibre to 
convert the HTML to ePub.

Here's the command I used to render the Racket Guide:

raco scribble \
   --html \
   --dest /tmp/guide/ \
   ++xref-in setup/xref load-collections-xref \
   --redirect-main http://docs.racket-lang.org/ \

And here are instructions for Calibre:

When I tried it, the ePub version looked reasonable in the Calibre 
viewer, although there were some spacing problems with typeset code. The 
HTML->Mobi version was unusable on my actual Kindle (left margin way too 
big), but HTML->ePub->Mobi looks okay.

You might have to replace some of the CSS files to hide unnecessary 
parts, fix the formatting, etc. See the scribble manual for 
changing/adding CSS. If you (or anyone else!) would like to contribute 
ebook-friendly CSS for scribble, I'm sure we can find a place for it.


On 01/04/2012 08:20 AM, nitralime wrote:
> Thank you!
> For reading on an eBook Reader an overall larger font  (e.g. at 14pt)
> would be more pleasant! "Times" is terrible for sizes smaller than 12pt!
> I would generate a pdf version with a font size at 14pt
> using Palatino/Consolas, if I could do it myself.
> (An ePub format, if possible at all, would be even better.)
> Regards
> Nik
> PS: By the way, how did you get to http://pre.racket-lang.org/
> <http://pre.racket-lang.org/docs/pdf/guide.pdf> from Racket's main site?
> On 01/04/2012 03:07 PM, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
>> It exists in PDF, e.g., http://pre.racket-lang.org/docs/pdf/guide.pdf
>> On Jan 4, 2012, at 9:00 AM, nitralime wrote:
>>> Hello folks!
>>> Is there a (simple) way to convert Racket documentations (e.g. Racket
>>> Guide) into PDF/PS format?
>>> Regards
>>> Nik
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