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[HTML/CSS] Web-Fonts - Don’t let “them” get you

Posted 02-25-2020 at 01:56 PM by Michael Uplawski
Updated 02-13-2022 at 10:43 AM by Michael Uplawski (13/02/2022 url of the handwritten version updated)

Thread: ttf works, why should I use woff?
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One of my bosses once said that, when things start to become complicated, it means that an error has been committed.

Where programming is concerned, I usually arrive to back-trace my actions...
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Word-Processor File-Types for Scripting

Posted 05-29-2019 at 06:30 AM by Michael Uplawski
Updated 09-19-2020 at 01:46 AM by Michael Uplawski (SoftMaker Office 2021 has improved xml standard-compliance)

The Big Unification
Current Word-processors read and write different XML-based file-formats. The standards which are more or less implemented by these programs, are OOXML and/or OpenDocument. I write “more or less”, because for diverse reasons, Office-suites differ in the way that they compose documents of one certain type. The variations can result in a completely valid document or one that diverts from the standard and the existing schema-definitions (xsd). There is always the risk that
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download radio broadcasts in mp3 format

Posted 01-26-2019 at 07:11 AM by Michael Uplawski
Updated 03-09-2019 at 01:44 AM by Michael Uplawski (remark on general interest)

Edit: I just mention that the procedure used in the below script is generally applicable in any situation where you want to get a piece of “Web” while avoiding a downright Web-Browser and wherever you can replace it by curl or wget.

No this is not spectacular.

When I try to listen to a precise broadcast on France Culture (, because I have missed it in the morning, I am confronted with a page that wants to open more than 25 connections to sites external...
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Transform HTML to LQ markup or -down

Posted 10-13-2018 at 05:37 AM by Michael Uplawski
Updated 11-10-2018 at 12:32 AM by Michael Uplawski

Again, I have written a XSL stylesheet.

This time, it serves me to facilitate writing posts and blog entries, here on, by transforming HTML to the markdown-syntax supported by LQ.

Taken the html-version of a man-page, like for HTML2Index, which is generated automatically alongside the other file-formats (PDF and man), I can call an xsltprocessor, like xsltproc with the new stylesheet and get a text-version of the HTML-page, ready to be copied&pasted...
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(OOXML/XSL) Write man-pages in a modern text-processor

Posted 09-08-2018 at 12:56 AM by Michael Uplawski
Updated 09-08-2018 at 05:54 AM by Michael Uplawski (Corrections. Style sheet improved.)

On the topic of writing man-pages as reStructuredText, see also simple-write-man-pages-docutils-and-tweaks (in this blog).
In short, I have written an XSL-stylesheet to transform the XML-code from an OOXML document (M$ Word® format docx or SoftMaker®'s tmdx) into a reStructuredText file.

The current edition produces enough formatting for a man-page, although some enhancements should allow the inclusion of tables.
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In the original OOXML
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