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+The help system uses docbook in order to have a single source for all 
+output types (HTML, PDF etc) and languages. If you want to modify the
+documentation, start with xml/panotools.xml
+
+I recommend that you use a validating XML editor -  currently I am using
+emacs with James Clarks' nXML macros.
+
+xsltproc is used to create the HTML documentation
+
+If you want to add additional languages, add your language code to the 
+ALL_LINGUAS variable in configure.ac ('pl' for polish, 'fr' for french etc), 
+rerun autogen.sh and then translate :-)
+
+happy translating,
+-- Doug