These tools are known to work with
DocBook. If you know of other applications or
tools that support DocBook, please let
The following applications are known to
support DocBook “out of the
These free tools (in no particular
order) are known to support DocBook:
ThotBook is a visual editor for
DocBook SGML/XML and derivatives,
based on the Thot toolkit. [20 Sep 2001]
docbook2X is the collective name
for a bunch of tools for converting
DocBook documents into the
traditional Unix documentation
formats: roff -man pages and
An SGML/XML editing mode for
DSSSL stylesheets for
XSL stylesheets for
Written by Fred Dalrymple,
contributed by the X Consortium
Conversion scripts for Omnimark,
contributed by Robert Lockwood of
A Perl class library for use with
sgmls and nsgmls.
Includes an example which translates
DocBook Articles into LaTeX.
The FreeBSD documentation is being
migrated to DocBook. Several DocBook
tools are available as packages for
easy installation on FreeBSD
KDE is migrating all its
documentation to DocBook SGML. It is
already the format for all new
documentation (LinuxDoc SGML is not
used any longer).
SGMLtools grew out of the Linux
Documentation Project. Several
DocBook tools are available as
packages for easy installation on
Peter Flynn provides the SGML
source (an extension of DocBook) for
the XML FAQ along with stylesheets
for Panorama and Multidoc Pro.
Converts POD (Perl's Plain Old
Documentation format) into
IBM's Java-based XML editor.
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