module translates Plain Old Documentation markup to DocBook. It
claims to translate every POD tag except the L<> italic tag.
The man page also says “Nested =over/=back lists are not supported
within DocBook”, but notes that the module has been heavily
A project called
TeX4ht can, according to the author of PassiveTeX,
generate DocBook from LaTeX.
man pages and other troff-based markups
These are generally considered the biggest and nastiest conversion
problems. And indeed, the basic
troff(1) markup is at too low a presentation
level for automatic conversion tools to do much of any good. However,
the gloom in the picture lightens significantly if we consider
translation from sources of documents written in macro packages like
man(7). These have enough structural
features for automatic translation to get some traction.
I wrote a tool to do troff-to-DocBook
myself, because I couldn't find anything else that did a tolerable
job of it. It's called doclifter. It
will translate to either SGML or XML DocBook from
me(7) macros. See the documentation
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