Re: conversion from ASCII to HTML

Rudy Setiawan (
Thu, 3 Aug 1995 11:39:12 -0400 (EDT)

Hi. I'm still looking for ASCII text to HTML converter too, but in the mean
time a god converter to use is rtftohtml. You have to convert the ASCII
files to RTF first, but the one that we used here at Calvin to convert
the Calvin 1995-96 Catalog (,
rtftohtml for UNIX--it's not even an updated version--did a very good job
with basic HTML tags. The files were originally created with Pagemaker,
then we saved them in RTF format, converted them with rtftohtml to HTML,
then editted them in HTML (to add links and extensions to make it look
nicer). To convert from ASCII to RTF, you can just use any Word
processing program (we used WordPerfect 6.1). I think it would be very
difficult to try converting from ASCII to HTML directly, since HTML files
are basically ASCII text files with .htm or .html extensions.

Rudy Setiawan

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