back-translation and round-tripping

Milian Wolff mail at
Wed Oct 18 08:17:09 EDT 2006

Am Mittwoch, 18. Oktober 2006 02:28 schrieb Bowerbird at

> i'll be doing some experiments myself,

> but i thought i'd ask here first about

> back-translation and round-tripping

> with markdown and its xhtml output.


> the object is to take markdown output,

> reduce it back to a markdown text-file,

> then regenerate the output again and

> compare it with the "original" output,

> repeating if necessary until there exists

> a pair of files that give perfect agreement.


> has anyone done such experiments already?


> is aaron's back-translation tool the best one?


> >


> anyone know if/when/where it has problems?


> thanks in advance...


> -bowerbird


> p.s. anyone here have reaction to the

> analysis of markdown from ivan kristic

> for the one-laptop-per-child project?





> ocument-format.txt

I ported html2text to PHP and did some improvements myself:

I have not looked into it for quite a while now, but I think I'll hunt those
bugs down in the future.

Take a look there, I achive pretty good results.

Milian Wolff

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