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  • by vsergu (505) on 2005.08.05 17:06 (#42430) Journal
    Seems to error out if the posts have JPEGs, and it doesn't seem to handle Unicode characters like curly quotes (non-Microsoftian), which are all over the place. But those are presumably soluble problems.

    I'm curious what you find it so useful for, though. Even if it worked on the sites I tried it on, I wouldn't have much use for the PDFs.
    • Given a full text feed, rss2pdf makes a simple, convenient archival copy for later perusal.

      Also, there's a meme I saw a few weeks ago about putting pretty much everything into an RSS feed and seeing what happens with it. Blog entries and news stories are the most obvious and most heavily used instances, but aggregations of feeds, server messages (that really don't belong in your mailbox), data collection and pretty much anything else makes sense because it can plug into an aggregator.

      But not just aggre