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       HTML::FormatText::Html2text - format HTML as plain text using html2text


        use HTML::FormatText::Html2text;
        $text = HTML::FormatText::Html2text->format_file ($filename);
        $text = HTML::FormatText::Html2text->format_string ($html_string);

        $formatter = HTML::FormatText::Html2text->new;
        $tree = HTML::TreeBuilder->new_from_file ($filename);
        $text = $formatter->format ($tree);


       "HTML::FormatText::Html2text" turns HTML into plain text using the "html2text" program.


       The module interface is compatible with formatters like "HTML::FormatText", but all
       parsing etc is done by html2text.

       See "HTML::FormatExternal" for the formatting functions and options, with the following

           Currently this option has no effect.  Input generally has to be latin-1 only, though
           the Debian extended "html2ext" interprets a "<meta>" charset directive in the HTML

           Various "&" style named or numbered entities are recognised and result in suitable
           output.  The suggestion would be entitized input for maximum portability among
           "html2text" versions.

           If set to "ascii" or "ANSI_X3.4-1968" (both case-insensitive) the "html2text -ascii"
           option is used, when available ("html2text" 1.3.2 from Jan 2004).

           If set to "UTF-8" then Debian extension "-utf8" option is used (circa 2009).

           Apart from this there's no control over the output charset.


       HTML::FormatExternal, html2text(1)




       Copyright 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015 Kevin Ryde

       HTML-FormatExternal is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
       terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation;
       either version 3, or (at your option) any later version.

       HTML-FormatExternal is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
       WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with HTML-
       FormatExternal.  If not, see <>.