AH Formatter V5

By: Antenna House  09-12-2011
Keywords: Windows Xp, Stylesheet, Html Document,

Now users can select the stylesheet language and content strategy that best suits their business needs.

In addition to the powerful formatting functions by using XSL-FO available with the V4.3, Antenna House V5.3 has added the ability for formatting HTML and XML with CSS.

The following illustrates Formatters workflow:

  • When an (X) HTML document is inputted, AH Formatter V5 formats it immediately using a default HTML stylesheet.
  • When an XML document or a (X) HTML document with a CSS stylesheet are inputted, AH Formatter V5 formats it immediately.
  • When an XSL Formatting Object is inputted, AH Formatter V5.3 formats it immediately.
  • When an XML document and an XSL stylesheet are inputted, AH Formatter V5.3 transforms them to XSL Formatting Object using XSLT processor and formats the XSL Formatting Object.

New Enhancements of AH Formatter V5.3 from AH Formatter V5.2 are as follows:

  • The following features have been added to the .
    • Fonts can now be specified whether embedded in PostScript by noembed-font in the Option Setting File.
  • The following elements have been newly added.
  • The following properties have been newly added.
  • The following properties have been newly extended.
  • The following child elements in the Option Setting File can now be cancelled: V5.2MR1
    • list-style-type
    • script-chars
    • space-after-punctuakton
    • space-before-punctuation
    • space-between-digit-and-punctuation
    • space-between-punctuation-and-digit
  • The following features have been added to the .V5.2MR1
    • Basic-link is made available to convert into FrameMaker ®hypertext.
    • Image files can now be selected whether embedded or external links by image-processing in the Option Setting File.
  • When multiple applicable page masters are found, level 2 warning is now outputted. V5.2MR1
Item Contents
Windows version Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows Server2003
Windows Server2008
Windows x64 version Windows XP x64 Edition
Windows Vista x64 Edition
Windows Server2003 x64 Edition
Windows Server2008 x64 Edition
Solaris version Sun Solaris 10 (sparc version)
Sun Solaris 10 (x86 version)
Linux version Built by GCC3.4.X. (required libstdc++.so.6 runtime libraries)
Linux 64bit version
Macintosh version Mac OS X Version 10.5, 10.6 (intel version)
HP-UX version HP-UX11i v1 (B.11.11) PA-RISC version
HP-UX11i v2 (B.11.23) IA-64 version
AIX version AIX Version 5.3, POWER version (required VXL C/C++ Runtime V7.0)
  • All but "x64 edition" and the "64-bit version" are compiled with 32 bit.
  • Hereinafter unless otherwise explicitly mentioned, the phrase "Windows version" includes both Windows version and Windows x64 version.
  • Hereinafter unless otherwise explicitly mentioned, the phrase "Linux version" includes both Linux version and Linux 64bit version.
  • Please confirm the necessary environment variables at "Environment Variable" in the online manual.
  • Please confirm the installed modules at "Installed Modules" in the online manual.
  • The printing function on the Windows version depends on Windows-based printer drivers.

Administration Rights

When you are going to install this software on Windows 2000, XP please login as a member of administrators. You cannot install on Windows 2000, without administration rights. In Windows XP, the following error message appears and installation may be failed. "The InstallShield Engine (iKernel.exe) could not be launched. Class not registered"

XSLT Processor

Antenna House Formatter uses an XSLT processor for converting XML documents and XSL stylesheets into XSL Formatting Objects (XSL-FO). In the Windows version, either MSXML4 or MSXML3 is used as the standard XSLT processor. Windows users have the option to use a different XSLT processor if desired. Solaris/Linux users set their desired XSLT processor through the "Environment Variable" or "Option Setting File". For Windows XP, Internet Explore 6 or later MSXML3 is already installed. There is no need for the user to separately install MSXML3.

Languages

  • Latn : Latin
  • Grek : Greek
  • Cyrl : Cyrillic
  • Arab : Arabic
  • Hebr : Hebrew
  • Deva : Devanagari
  • Thai : Thai
  • Kana : Katakana
  • Hira : Hiragana
  • Hang : Hangul
  • Hani : Han (Kanji)
  • Hans : Han (Chinese Simplified)
  • Hant : Han (Chinese Traditional)
  • Jpan : Japanese (Han+Hira+Kana)
code language script hyphenation
af afr Afrikaans Latn yes
ar ara Arabic Arab n/a
az aze Azerbaijani Latn no
bg bul Bulgarian Cyrl yes
ca cat Catalan Latn yes
cs ces Czech Latn yes
cy cym Welsh Latn yes
da dan Danish Latn yes
de deu German / Swiss German Latn yes
el ell Greek Grek yes
en eng English Latn yes
en-US eng-US American Latn yes
eo epo Esperanto Latn yes
es spa Spanish Latn yes
et est Estonian Latn yes
eu eus Basque Latn yes
fa fas Persian Arab n/a
fi fin Finnish Latn yes
fr fra French / Canadian French Latn yes
ga gle Irish (Erse or Gaelic) Latn yes
he heb Hebrew Hebr n/a
hi hin Hindi Deva n/a
hr hrv Croatian Cyrl / Latn yes
hu hun Hungarian Latn yes
id ind Indonesian Latn yes
is isl Icelandic Latn yes
it ita Italian Latn yes
ja jpn Japanese Hani, Hira, Kana, Jpan n/a
kk kaz Kazakh Cyrl / Latn no
ko kor Korean Hang, Hani n/a
la lat Latin Latn yes
lt lit Lithuanian Latn yes
lv lav Latvian Latn yes
ms msa Bahasa Malay Latn yes
mt mlt Maltese Latn yes
nl nld Dutch / Flemish Latn yes
no nor Norwegian Latn yes
pl pol Polish Latn yes
pt por Portuguese / Brazilian Latn yes
ro ron Romanian / Moldavian Latn yes
ru rus Russian Cyrl yes
sk slk Slovak Latn yes
sl slv Slovenian Latn yes
sr srp Serbian Cyrl / Latn yes
sv swe Swedish Latn yes
sw swa Swahili Latn yes
th tha Thai Thai yes
tr tur Turkish Latn yes
uk ukr Ukrainian Cyrl yes
ur urd Urdu Latn no
vi vie Vietnamese Latn no
zh-CN zho-CN Chinese Hani, Hans n/a
zh-TW zho-TW Chinese (Taiwanese) Hani, Hant n/a

Encodings

  • UTF-8
  • UTF-16
  • UTF-32
  • ISO-10646-UCS-2
  • ISO-10646-UCS-4
  • ANSI_X3.4
  • ISO_646.irv
  • ISO646-US
  • US-ASCII
  • ISO_8859-1
  • latin1
  • Windows-31J
  • Shift_JIS
  • EUC-JP
  • ISO-2022-JP
  • GB18030
  • GBK
  • GB2312
  • Big5
  • KS_C_5601-1987
  • iso-ir-149
  • korean

Windows-31J is regarded as Shift_JIS.

Regarding the XML document and the XSL stylesheet, it depends on the XSLT processor to be used.

Formatting engine and Interface

  • Command-line Interface

    The Command-line Interface is provided as an executable file. You can call it from Windows batch file or Solaris shell script.

  • COM/.NET Interface

    The COM interface makes it possible for XSL Formatter to function as a COM Server through the applications using COM-supported languages such as Visual Basic, Delphi. In the same way, the .NET interface makes it possible for AH Formatter to function as .NET Server through applications made by Visual Basic.NET, Visual C#.NET.

  • Java Interface

    This interface provides you with the Interface for AH Formatter V5.3 from Java. This program is availabe in the following Java environment.

    • Java version "1.4.1"
    • Java™2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.1-b21)
    • Java HotSpot™ Client VM (build 1.4.1-b21, mixed mode)

For further information, please refer to Q&A Page on our web site.

Antenna House provides the Formatter Mailing List. For subscribing please see:

Antenna House provides numerous XSL-FO samples for testing and learning purpose. Please see:

Antenna House provides CSS Tutorials and Samples for testing and learning purpose. Please see:

For more information, technical support and service needs, please contact us by e-mail.

Keywords: Antenna House, Html Document, Stylesheet, Windows Xp,

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