Changing glossary to ???
r.landmann at redhat.com
Mon Jun 21 00:31:10 UTC 2010
On 06/20/2010 01:58 AM, Eric "Sparks" Christensen wrote:
> I'm working on the Jargon Buster. The old XML contains tags that are no
> longer used. It appears to create a glossary. So what replaces the
> tags that are there?
The validity problem was that the <section> that contained the
<glossary> lacked a <title>. I've fixed the validity problem (and
cleaned up the rest of the XML a little) and it builds fine.
However, glossaries cannot be translated properly in a number of
languages -- notably Chinese and Japanese -- because we cannot yet sort
entries in those languages. The output from Publican ends up with
entries in a completely jumbled order. (In fact, the characters are
being sorted according to their unicode codepoints, but this appears
completely random to a human reader.)
We have a long-standing bug against Publican to find a solution , and
we're slowly chipping away at it as time allows, but it's non-trivial.
Note also its appearance on the Publican wishlist, that links to some
newly-found work that might help .
In the meantime, the only safe solution is not to use DocBook for any
such content, where information is simply sorted according to
alphabetical order. Until the translation issues can be solved, the Wiki
is a much better place for this type of material.
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