The electronic document generator


Requirements: Java 6.

First, download the latest version of Novelang, and unzip it in some directory we’ll call $NOVELANG_HOME.

First document

Just create a file with your favorite text editor and name it hello.novella. Content could look like this:

Hello, world!


Then, from the directory where the file is located, launch the Novelang dæmon:

java -jar $NOVELANG_HOME/lib/Novelang-bootstrap-$VERSION.jar httpdaemon

Open your favorite Web browser at this address: http://localhost:8080/hello.html

And you should see your text, with correct formatting! Even more: the same source text may render to a PDF document: http://localhost:8080/hello.pdf