Saturday, January 05, 2013

AFT to EPUB or MOBI?

Every year or so I brush off my dusty Perl interpreter and mess a bit with AFT. I am not sure how relevant the system is these days. I still use it once in a while (I still resist using word processors).

I've been thinking about writing an AFT config/rule file to generate EPUB or MOBI formats for e-readers.  I don't have a tablet or e-reader myself (yet -- ever?), but this looks like a useful exercise.  I've also been thinking about standing up an online version of AFT where you can submit your files (or type them in) and generate HTML, PDF or EPUB/MOBI.

So much copious free time...yeah, right.

/todd

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a great idea. I don't know how many people actually use AFT, but I've used it before to write some quick documentation. Anything that makes writing EPUB easier is a good thing. Now, if you could only get your changes into the debian repository (which means immortality for computer programs).