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caspar-typesetting - Makefile snippets for common typesetting tasks

In a Makefile, write

include caspar/mk/


include caspar/mk/


The caspar and files are Makefile snippets for common typesetting tasks, like typesetting LaTeX (see [3]), DocBook XML, DocBook SGML (see [2]) and POD (see [1]) documents. You just have to type make, instead of stuff like jade -t tex -d caspar/print.dsl /usr/share/sgml/declaration/xml.dcl foobar.dbx.

In a directory where you maintain .dbx (Docbook XML) or .tex (LaTeX) files, do

$ echo include caspar/mk/ > Makefile
$ vi karenina.dbx
$ make karenina.view
$ make karenina.print
$ vi svejk.tex
$ make svejk.view
$ make svejk.print
$ make
$ make clean

Other targets:, filename.pdf, filename.2ps, filename.html, filename.printbig, filename.dvi.

Variables you might like to set in your Makefile: XMLDCL (default is /usr/share/sgml/declaration/xml.dcl; if you're not on a Debian GNU/Linux system, you'll likely have to adjust this), HTML_DSL, PRINT_DSL.

In a directory where you maintain .pod files, do

$ echo include caspar/mk/ > Makefile
$ vi lire.pod
$ perldoc ./lire.pod
$ make lire.pdf
$ make
$ less lire.overstrike-txt
$ make clean

Other targets:, filename.html, filename.txt, ... (Similar to the ones supplied by

Some examples: Overriding the caspar-supplied DSSSL files: Create your own print.dls and html.dsl, in the same directory as your Docbook XML files. Your Makefile should read:

PRINT_DSL = print.dsl
HTML_DSL = html.dsl
include caspar/mk/

Overriding the standard html-to-text convertor:

$ W3M=lynx make svejk.txt


caspar/mk/, caspar/mk/

For files: XMLDCL, HTML_DSL, PRINT_DSL; utilities: JADE, PDFJADETEX, PDFLATEX, JADETEX, LATEX, W3M, DVIPS, PSNUP, LPR, GV; settings: JADE_MAXERRORS. These variables can get adjusted in Makefile, as well as in the shell environment. Uses no environment variables.

Joost van Baal-Ilić

caspar(7) [1] perlpod(1) about Perl's Plain Old Documentation format

[2] DocBook: The Definitive Guide on,

[3] The LaTeX Project Homepage on

Some comments on advanced usage are in the files and itself.

8 mai 2012 caspar-typesetting 20120508