Release of free, open source, XMLmind Ebook Compiler v1.3

August 21, 2018

Submitted by Hussein Shafie, XMLmind.


  • In addition to HTML, an ebook page may now be written in Markdown.

    Many “Markdown dialects” and many Markdown syntax extensions are supported, thanks to flexmark-java, the software component used to implement Markdown support in ebookc.

    However for this to work, you must be using a Java 1.8+ runtime. More information in Markdown support.

  • In a <pre class="role-listing-XXX">, tab characters are now expanded by default to up to 8 space characters. “Tab stops” may be controlled using new -tabN specification. Example: <pre class="role-listing-1-java-tab4"> means expand tabs to up to 4 space characters in this line-numbered Java listing. Other example: <pre class="role-listing-tab0-shell"> means: do not replace tabs in this Bourne shell listing. More information in Program listings.
  • Upgraded XMLmind Web Help Compiler (whc for short) to version 2.1.3_01.
  • Upgraded Saxon to version
  • Distribution ebookc-N_N_N-plus-fop.zip now contains Apache FOP 2.3 (including hyphenation and MathML support). This XSL-FO processor is automatically declared and thus, ready to be used to generate PDF or PostScript.

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