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What software can open SGML files. I have some documentation files, in *.sgml format. If i open in some text editor it opens along with the embedded meta data, without interpreting it.

Using which viewer can i view these sgml files - On windows as well as Linux?

thank you,


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From What Is the File Extension Sgm?

Programs that can save files in the .sgm format and also can open .sgm files include Panorama SGML viewer, Adobe Framemaker, and Corel WordPerfect Office X4. These programs are only available on Windows-based operating systems.

An old version of the Panorama SGML viewer can be found in here, but it dates from Windows 3.1 and as it is mainly meant as plugin to browsers that no longer exist, this free version refuses to open files.

The best you could do is download trial versions of the other products and try to convert the SGML files to some more modern format, in the hope that they still support that format.

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+1 - SGM is oldschool, predecessor to .XML. Panorama is from the early/mid 90's and was originally a Win 3.1 app I think. – JNK Sep 13 '10 at 16:59
I had downloaded that file panofr10.exe. But when i execute it on command prompt, its strangely turns out that it is a pksfx compression program. Is there any other link where i can get the panorama executable. – goldenmean Sep 13 '10 at 18:08
The panofr10.exe file is a self-extracting archive. If you want to manually extract the files, you can rename the file to have a .zip extension. – Bavi_H Sep 14 '10 at 1:33
I found another download of the program, but it's not helpful. See my edit above. – harrymc Sep 14 '10 at 5:56

4 year old topic. I found a Linux tool docbook2html using the code below it creates an html file for each sgml file.

docbook2html -u filename.sgml

I had to first install docbook-utils for my particular ubuntu distribution using:

apt-get install docbook-utils
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This was helpful. I just used this successfully. To make HTML files out of my .sgml ones. I also found that the .sgml files I was looking at had a makefile with them and could be compiled into a .pdf using jade (OpenJade in my case). – TafT Apr 21 '15 at 8:16

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