DAISY book format
Willem van der Walt
wvdwalt at csir.co.za
Thu Dec 1 09:58:06 UTC 2005
There is a tool to create daisy format books that is open-source. It is
perl scripts. There is also a facility to do it through a web site if you
do not want to install the scripts.
If you want I will dig up and send the url along.
There are some daisy 2.20 books on a downloadable iso at the speakup site.
It is called 5daisybooks.iso.
On Wed, 30 Nov 2005, T. Joseph CARTER wrote:
> Thanks for looking--the freedomscientific books are all MP3 audio though,
> so they won't help me with what I am trying to do. It's interesting
> enough, but these are pretty clearly generated--that or the DAISY format
> is so obnoxiously verbose that nobody in their right mind writes the XML
> by hand. *smile*
> On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 12:04:12AM -0500, Christopher Covington wrote:
>> I poked around the daisy consortium site and it's pretty unfriendly
>> and totally useless. I don't understand why an organization would not
>> want to allow the general public to access tools for the format they
>> are trying to promote. [After having surfed around more extensively, I
>> chalk it up to a website that doesn't direct normal linux hobbyists
>> such as myself to the right place.]
>> Anyhow, I learned html and my first programming language by copying
>> examples and editing them. Maybe you could figure out the DAISY format
>> by reverse engineering some books in that format (using perhaps the
>> specification as a reference). I found some example DAISY books at
>> Upon further looking into things, I happened upon
>> http://dsidtb.sourceforge.net/index.php which links to some tools
>> including a validator. That stuff probably can help but it's a bummer
>> I wasn't able to find a tutorial or whatever about writing in this
>> format. The specification seemed to have some examples though that
>> maybe you could work off of.
>> Chris Covington
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