Re: Help systems

Subject: Re: Help systems
From: Sean Wheller <sean -at- inwords -dot- co -dot- za>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 23:09:52 +0200

On Tuesday 03 January 2006 14:54, Broberg, Mats wrote:
> Seasons greetings!


> We plan to build an application that transforms XML files to the
> necessary topic files, project files, TOC files and index files that are
> needed to compile help systems for our PC programs in 21 languages. We
> have looked into HTML Help at first, but the more we dig the worse it
> seems to be with regards to language support.

You may want to take a look at Yelp from the GNOME project. Many ideas can be
taken form there.

> Does anyone have experience of creating JavaHelp or MS Help help
> systems? Those two systems seem promising with regards to
> internationalization and language support.

Just use Docbook and most of your production prayers are answered.

The rest needs a bit of twisting, turning, squeezing, and some nifty work on

Hope this helps,

Sean Wheller
Technical Author
sean -at- inwords -dot- co -dot- za

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