I was wondering if anybody has ever developed an AG006 PDF publication with APE (either using FOSI or XSL-FO).
The AG006 is a specification from the Canadian Department of Defense.
Basically, the principle is to publish two languages (english/french) in one document, on two columns. The difficulty is to align vertically languages content. Every content block is aligned to the other language one ; but content size is different between languages. Numbering is duplicated. For a better understanding, I have attached a sample.
From my background (several years developing publications), I know it is not an easy task and what I want to know if it is only feasible. I think I'd rather use FOSI than XSLFO for such a complexity.
Thanks for your advices !
Thanks for your replies.
I think I will go to FOSI and algroup feature.
The editing process does not reflect side by side content but it is not really important for my perspective.
Just for your information, data uses the DND CALS DTD. French text follows english text. Each text block contains english and/or french elements, like this for example: <para><english>English text</english><french>Texte en français</french></para>