Convert DocBook
to JSON (Pandoc)

Looking for a free text converter? Look no more, upload your DocBook files and convert them to Pandoc JSON files. Yes, it’s that easy.

Converting from DocBook

DocBook is a really good file format for writing technical books, that’s based on XML. It’s an open standard and widely used for open-source projects. It captures the logical structure of the content and can be published to many formats. Write the content in DocBook without thinking about the visual representation. Normally this is the part where I say something bad about the file format, but to be honest, I really like DocBook. Oh, just one thing: It’s very old. But that shouldn’t stop you from using the nice file format. Convert all your files to DocBook and convert them from DocBook to any other format. Just upload your file and we’ll see what we can do.

The files end with .dbk by default.

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Converting to Pandoc JSON

This free online converter is based on Pandoc, a command-line tool that is capable of converting nearly any text format to any other text format. Under the hood Pandoc converts text formats to an abstract tree. Pandoc uses the abstract tree to generate your desired format. That abstract tree can be stored as JSON, so that’s what we do here. Not sure why anybody would want a JSON file with a Pandoc AST, but probably you just need any JSON (JavaScript object notation) represenation. Try Pandoc JSON, it’s good to parse in any language. Hope that helps! At least it’s free.

The files end with .json by default. More about Pandoc JSON files