Am 22.04.22 um 21:35 Uhr schrieb Erik Moeller:
That specific book is a good example of the problems
that we've always
had with PDF generation by way of LaTeX, such as complex tables. Also
note the intermittent appearance of unsupported tags in the output.
As far as I know, the renderer they use is still partially
proprietary. I'm not sure if it would still be seen as valuable to
open source fully, given that LaTeX is indeed probably a technical
dead-end for these kinds of conversions, and given that the codebase
is very old.
You might like to know that there is a more recent free
MediaWiki-to-LaTeX project that is actively maintained by Dirk Hünninger
and can be tried out on WMF Labs:
I understand that Dirk produced some PDF versions for German Wikibooks,
but I do not know whether he is still contributing.
I put Dirk in CC to let him know we speak of matters LaTeX. Maybe he
would like to join the conversation.