the mediawiki2latex tool is still used see
it can handle complex tables. It is fully open source, distributed as a
debian package, which can run on an OS as a docker container. Currently
I am only investing little time to keep it working. Still I could do
more if demand rises in the furtuer
On 22.04.22 22:19, Juergen Fenn wrote:
> Dear Erik,
> Dear list,
> 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.
> Best regards,