The software that DITA-OT requires depends on the output formats you want to use.
Software required for core DITA-OT processing
- Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK)
DITA-OT 4.1 is designed to run on Java version 17 or later and built and tested with the Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK). Compatible Java distributions are available from multiple sources:
Software required for specific transformations
- Microsoft Help Workshop
- Required for generating HTML help. You can download the Help Workshop from msdn.microsoft.com.
- XSL-FO processor
- Required for generating PDF output. Apache™ FOP (Formatting Objects Processor) 2.8 is included in the distribution package. You can download other versions from xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop. You can also use commercial FO processors such as Antenna House Formatter or RenderX XEP.