HTML::FormatText::Zen(3) format HTML as plain text using zen


use HTML::FormatText::Zen;
$text = HTML::FormatText::Zen->format_file ($filename);
$text = HTML::FormatText::Zen->format_string ($html_string);
$formatter = HTML::FormatText::Zen->new;
$tree = HTML::TreeBuilder->new_from_file ($filename);
$text = $formatter->format ($tree);


"HTML::FormatText::Zen" turns HTML into plain text using the "zen" program.


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

See "HTML::FormatExternal" for the formatting functions. The margins options work but nothing else.

As of zen version 0.2.3 there is no right margin option.
"input_charset", "output_charset"
As of zen version 0.2.3 the input charset is always latin-1 and output is always latin-1. Entities in the input seem to be truncated to 8-bits for the output.


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

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