Release of XMLmind XSL-FO Converter v6.4

January 23, 2023

Submitted by Hussein SHAFIE, XMLmind Software.

Release of XMLmind XSL-FO Converter v6.4

XMLmind XSL-FO Converter Evaluation Edition v6.4 can be downloaded from http://www.xmlmind.com/foconverter/downloadeval.shtml. Professional Edition users, please upgrade using this form: http://www.xmlmind.com/store/download.php.


  • XMLmind XSL-FO Converter engine: non-standard extension of XSL-FO property text-decoration. In addition to the decoration type (underline, overline, line-through, etc), it's now possible to specify the color, style (solid, double, dotted, dashed, wavy) and thickness of the text decoration. The syntax used for extended simple properties is identical to the syntax of CSS3 property text-decoration.

    Actual support of the “simple properties” comprising text-decoration by the RTF, WML, DOCX, ODT output formats varies, but this was already the case for the decoration type (e.g. overline not supported by RTF, WML, DOCX). More information in "Non-standard extension of XSL-FO property text-decoration".

  • XMLmind XSL Utility:
    • Added useful options "Use default viewer" and "Use text editor" to the "Helper Application Editor" dialog box and to its simplified variant, the "Helper Application Not Found" dialog box.
    • Updated FlatLaf to version 2.6. (On Linux, the FlatLaf light theme is used as the default Look & Feel of XMLmind XSL Utility.)
  • XMLmind XSL Utility and XMLmind XSL Server: upgraded the following software components:
  • All programs which are part of XMLmind XSL-FO Converter are now officially supported on Java™ 19 platforms and on macOS Ventura (version 13.x).

Bug fixes:

  • XMLmind XSL Utility and XMLmind XSL Server: when converting DocBook documents to RTF, WML, DOCX, ODT and PDF, images pointing to "data:" URLs were not rendered.
  • XMLmind XSL Server: the user interface was garbled when very long progress messages (such as messages containing "data:" URLs) were printed during a document conversion.

What is XMLmind XSL-FO Converter?

XMLmind XSL-FO Converter is an XSL-FO processor similar to Apache FOP, RenderX XEP or Antenna House XSL Formatter, except that it generates RTF, WML, ODT and DOCX file formats rather than PDF.

More importantly, this commercial product comes with a handy desktop application called XMLmind XSL Utility which makes it easy converting DITA, DocBook, XHTML and XSL-FO documents to a variety of formats (PDF, RTF, WML, ODT, DOCX, HTML, EPUB, Web Help, etc).

XMLmind XSL Utility also makes it easy customizing the deliverables it generates (PDF, DOCX, EPUB, Web Help, etc) and this, without modifying configuration files by hand and without prior knowledge of XSLT. See http://www.xmlmind.com/foconverter/_distrib/xslutil/doc/help/com.xmlmind.xslutil.ConversionEditor.html#customizing_xslt

Home page: http://www.xmlmind.com/foconverter/


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