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Amaya for Epub files.

John Culleton-3
It is alleged that the new Epub format is just xhtml5 with certain
restrictions. Has anyone considered using Amaya as a vehicle for creating
Epub?
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John Culleton
Wexford Press
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"
Printable E-book 38 pages $5.95
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Re: Amaya for Epub files.

Dominique Meeùs-4
John Culleton a écrit ce qui suit, le 07/08/10 16:36 :
> It is alleged that the new Epub format is just xhtml5 with certain
> restrictions.
Yes and no. The content is indeed xhtml but an EPUB file is a package.
There is the xhtml content + metadata + structural information (table of
contents, etc.). These parts have to be in the right folder with due
links. The whole has to be compressed in ZIP format. (Think of the Open
Document format that OpenOffice.org produces, some mydocument.odt, also
a ZIP package.)
> Has anyone considered using Amaya as a vehicle for creating
> Epub?
>    
You may write xhtml content with Amaya, take an existing EPUB as an
example, unzip it, replace the existing content with yours, edit the
others files accordingly with the help of some information over the EPUB
standard, and zip everything again. There you are: you made your own
EPUB with Amaya.
Producing not only the content but packaging it automatically into EPUB
format, is something more specialised, that Amaya does not do at
present, as far as I now. You could consider using Amaya to write the
content and some other software for the packaging.