Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Miscellaneous/Bring back PDF book rendering

Bring back PDF book rendering

  • Problem: PDF book rendering has been "ŧurned off for a short term in September 2017" but never brought back. It was an useful feature.
  • Who would benefit: Anynone wanting to collect pages into a book and then download PDF for printing.
  • Proposed solution: Get PDF book rendering back to life. We know it's doable. Maybe it's a lot work, but it would be so nice to have this feature back!
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Tchoř (talk) 16:33, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

Discussion

Wikisource has some relevant tools, automatically making PDFs but also EPUBs etc. out of any page and any source text. For groups of pages, there's Creator, which seems to be down but was being worked on in 2019 (clarification welcome. Could you use that, Tchoř? HLHJ (talk) 02:49, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

Voting

  •   Neutral MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 20:01, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Frettie (talk) 23:04, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support 5225C (talkcontributions) 00:10, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support OrCer (talk) 10:45, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support I miss it, too. Jjkorff (talk) 13:47, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support There are people that would use this, I believe, so yes. Ján Kepler (talk) 14:29, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Lirazelf (talk) 17:00, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Tylwyth Eldar (talk) 18:49, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support NaBUru38 (talk) 21:13, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support OwenBlacker (Talk) 21:33, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Alexcalamaro (talk) 15:26, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Aristeas (talk) 16:43, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Somej (talk) 21:10, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support SarahSV talk 04:48, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support — AfroThundr (u · t · c) 05:04, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support  Klaas `Z4␟` V:  15:55, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Mds08011 (talk) 04:43, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Boehm (talk) 22:20, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Túrelio (talk) 20:01, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support and how about zim, btw. Kku (talk) 07:40, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support i found the feature nice, but the results terrible without editing, if there is a save-LaTex-Option i am in (there are tools that does these) -- A1000 (talk) 21:25, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Valerio Bozzolan (talk) 14:42, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Quedel (talk) 21:41, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Afernand74 (talk) 13:17, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support 郑洲扬 (talk) 14:55, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Nachtbold (talk) 12:48, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support S8321414 (talk) 14:17, 21 December 2020 (UTC)