Author image Kevin Ryde
and 1 contributors


HTML::FormatText::Zen - 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.


HTML::FormatExternal, zen(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.

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