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       sgml2xml-isoent - Convert SGML to XML with support for ISO entities


       sgml2xml-isoent [sgml-document]


       sgml2xml-isoent converts an SGML document to XML, with support for the ISO entities.  This
       is done by using sgml2xml(1) from the SP package (or osx(1) from the OpenSP package),  and
       the  declaration  for  the  XML  version of the ISO entities is added to the output.  This
       means that the output of this conversion should work as-is with any XML tool.

       This program is often used for processing SGML DocBook documents with XML-based tools.  In
       particular, db2x_xsltproc(1) calls this program as part of its --sgml option. On the other
       hand, it is probably not helpful for migrating a source SGML text file to XML,  since  the
       conversion mangles the original formatting.

       Since  the  XML  version of the ISO entities are referred to directly, not via a DTD, this
       tool also works with document types other than DocBook.


       The    ISO    entities    are    referred    using    the    public    identifiers     ISO
       8879:1986//ENTITIES//...//EN//XML.   The catalogs used when parsing the converted document
       should resolve these entities to the appropriate place (on the local filesystem).  If  the
       entities  are  not  resolved  in the catalog, then the fallback is to get the entity files
       from the Web site.


       Steve Cheng <>.


       sgml2xml(1), osx(1)