Bookworm running in emacs w3m

By Liza Daly
February 17, 2009 | Comments: 3

Nice to see some old-school text-based browser action, and as Bookworm was written exclusively using emacs, it seems appropriate:

Emacs / Bookworm screenshot by Kamen Nadev

Screenshot via kamen.nadev.

This isn't just geek cred, though. For the same reasons that the site is usable in a text browser, I've gotten reports that it is equally usable with screen readers and other assistive technologies. We have a few tweaks to make to improve the screen-reading experience, mostly related to text positioning, but one blind user told me that it was already "quite accessible."


It's an excellent news, fantastic

Is there an epub "extension" or "mode" for emacs?

Also, we have a number of books in emacs/latex and was wondering if you have any ideas on how to convert them to epub?

There isn't an epub mode (you'd need to call out externally to a 'zip' executable), but it's certainly possible. I've thought about it for sure.

The closest thing I've found is using oXygen to edit epubs; it will parse and validate most of the XML and open and re-close the epub on the fly. But of course, it's no emacs.



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