Unicode text editor mined 2000 release 6

Unicode text editor mined 2000 release 6

Post by Thomas Wolf » Thu, 20 Mar 2003 16:49:53



                              ANNOUNCEMENT

                          mined 2000 release 6

Mined was the first text mode editor with Unicode support.

New features in this release:
*       bidirectional terminal support handles Arabic ligature joining
         (LAM/ALEF)
*       new command to go backward and forward along text positions
         after search and other operations

Main enhancements:
(for details see the change log)
*       Added recognition of mouse wheel control sequences and attached
         according behaviour - untested as I don't have a mouse wheel.
*       New key interpretations for shift-Return (shift-Enter) and
         control-Return (control-Enter) to insert Unicode paragraph
         separators and line separators respectively if Unicode
         line-end handling is enabled.
*       Improved coded and mnemonic character entry on prompt line.
*       Fixed display problems in separated display mode
         (for Unicode combined characters) on the status line.
*       Reviewed various commands for remaining fixes in UTF-8 handling.

Mined offers

         Good interactive features
         * an intuitive user interface
         * command control and pull-down menus available
         * control and function key or mouse control

         Many useful text editing features
         * extensive Unicode support, including double-width and
           combining characters,
           support for bidirectional terminals including Arabic ligature
           joining (LAM/ALEF),
           keyboard mapping and script highlighting
         * many text editing capabilities, e.g. paragraph wrapping,
           smart quotes,
           multi-line support in search and replacement patterns
         * program editing features, HTML support and
           syntax highlighting, identifier search
         * systematic text and file handling safety, avoiding loss of
           data

         "Small-footprint" operation and portability
         * plain text mode (terminal) operation
         * instant start-up
         * cross-platform operation (Unix, DOS/Windows)

More information (with screenshots and change log) and download
are available from the mined web page at
         http://towo.net/mined/

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Thomas Wolff

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