[IAEP] DrGeo user manual

mokurai at earthtreasury.org mokurai at earthtreasury.org
Fri Jul 29 01:17:48 EDT 2011

On Wed, July 27, 2011 5:47 am, Hilaire Fernandes wrote:
> Hello,
> I have seen many use cases of DrGeo in Spanish speaking countries, in
> the South American continent, mainly for teachers training and Sugar
> based XO laptop.
> But still the new DrGeo user manual[1] is not yet translated to this
> language. In fact both English and Spanish are lacking. I wrote the
> manual first in French because I know how to write it right in this
> language, I do not want to write an average version in another language
> teachers and kids may refer to, it will give a bad perception of the
> quality of the software.

I can do French to English, because I want to read and understand this
material regardless.

> The new user manual explains several aspects of the new DrGeoII paradigm
> of living objects and the way to interact in live with the DrGeo model
> to write programmed sketch or to add script in a living sktech. Even if
> new, these paradigms are old Smalltalk model found in the '70. Some
> other geometry software are implementing slowly these paradigms, but
> given their background language it is not as simple, clean and lean.
> Anyway I am looking for volunteers to translate the user manual. The
> sources is in LaTeX forms[2]. I have not planed to move it to a wiki, as
> I want the source of the manual to stick to LaTeX for optimal quality in
> both PDF and HTML[3].

I can handle TeX and LaTeX.

> Hilaire
> [1] http://documentation.ofset.org/drgeo2/fr
> [2] https://gforge.inria.fr/scm/viewvc.php/drgeo2/doc/?root=istoa
> [3] Or does someone knows reliable solution for online editing with
> LaTeX quality rendering to PDF or HTML?

Please look at the booki servers at http://booki.flossmanuals.net/
(Manuals for Free Software) and http://booki.treehouse.su/ (Sugar Labs
program for Replacing Textbooks). The booki software was designed to
produce high quality PDF and HTML output, among others, with collaborative
online editing and support for translation work. I have participated in
several book sprints with FLOSS Manuals, producing a book in a week or

We would have to run some tests, I think, on formulas and graphic formats.
You would also be welcome to join that discussion on the FLOSS Manuals
FM-Discuss mailing list at http://lists.flossmanuals.net/ . I'm copying
this message there.

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