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    Converts mediawiki collection bundles (as generated by mw-ocg-bundler) to beautiful PDFs (via XeLaTeX).


    Node version 0.8 and 0.10 are tested to work.

    Install the node package dependencies.

    npm install

    You will need to have a C compiler installed in order to build the sqlite3 and icu-bidi packages (ie, apt-get install g++).

    Install other system dependencies.

    apt-get install texlive-xetex texlive-latex-recommended \
                    texlive-latex-extra texlive-generic-extra \
                    texlive-fonts-recommended texlive-fonts-extra \
                    fonts-hosny-amiri fonts-farsiweb fonts-nafees \
                    fonts-arphic-uming fonts-arphic-ukai fonts-droid fonts-baekmuk \
                    texlive-lang-all latex-xcolor \
                    poppler-utils imagemagick librsvg2-bin libjpeg-progs \
                    djvulibre-bin unzip

    Note that up-to-date LaTeX hyperref and fontspec packages are required. If your LaTeX installation is old, you can find recent versions of some of the necessary packages in texdeps/, but it's best to use an up-to-date TeXlive distribution.

    If you prefer, the inkscape package can be installed to do SVG->PDF conversion in place of rsvg-convert (from the librsvg2-bin package).

    In older versions of Ubuntu, the Nazli font was provided by the ttf-farsiweb package instead of fonts-farsiweb.

    In Ubuntu 12.04, the lmodern package must also be installed manually.

    Generating bundles

    You may wish to install the mw-ocg-bundler npm package to create bundles from wikipedia articles. The below text assumes that you have done so; ignore the mw-ocg-bundler references if you have bundles from some other source.


    To generate a PDF named out.pdf from the en wikipedia article "United States":

    mw-ocg-bundler -o --prefix en "United States"
    bin/mw-ocg-latexer -o out.pdf

    For debugging, preserving the XeTeX output is often useful:

    bin/mw-ocg-latexer -o out.tex
    TEXINPUTS=tex/: xelatex out.tex

    For other options, see:

    bin/mw-ocg-latexer --help

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