This post is also available in PDF format. Out of the box, the DITA Open Toolkit (OT) looks as though it’s localization-ready. The HTML and PDF plugins contain strings for over 50 languages. So it would seem that all you have to do is specify … Read More
A few weeks ago, the blog post DITA for learning content introduced the DITA Learning and Training specialization and described how the specialization can help those creating content for electronic delivery through a learning management system (LMS) or other eLearning tool. This post gives a … Read More
Training organizations can use DITA for learning content. The DITA Learning and Training specialization makes it possible.
This article shows how Scriptorium helped one company use XML to integrate information in a database with desktop publishing content. In most enterprises, useful content exists in a number of different tools or databases. To include that content in your publications, you might use traditional … Read More
Since Scriptorium first announced the availability of LearningDITA.com, we have had more than 1,100 subscribers to our free online DITA courses. To complete the exercises in LearningDITA, we have recommended that students install an XML editor. This has presented a difficulty to some because they cannot … Read More
Thank you all for your great response to our free DITA courses at LearningDITA.com (over 500 registrants and counting)! Now that you’ve got your feet wet with the Introduction, concept topic type, and task topic type courses, are you ready for the next challenge?
The first step in DITA localization is to translate the actual content of your DITA files. The second step is to address DITA localization requirements for your output. This article provides an in-depth explanation of the localization support in the DITA Open Toolkit.
Every image format has its promises, foibles, and shortcomings. We make up for those foibles and shortcomings by understanding how best to work with each format.
In this webcast recording, Simon Bate discusses the pros and cons of using the DITA Open Toolkit. Topics include localization, automation, open standards, and plugin architecture on the pro side; plugin architecture, PDF configuration, open standards, and documentation on the con side.