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- To: developer at arabeyes dot org
- Subject: mined-2000.5 released
- From: Nadim Shaikli <shaikli at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 17:57:09 -0800 (PST)
- Cc: thomas at towo dot net
Salam all. I'm forwarding this on behalf of Thomas Wolff to let you
know of mined's recent release.
In order to use mined with Arabic, you should -
+ Invoke/use mined within mlterm (mined doesn't Bidi/shape)
+ Start mined as follows,
$ mined -UpoX filename.utf8
(check mined's man page for what the options mean/do)
+ Be aware that combining characters (LAM+ALEF) as well as harakat
(eg, U+FE7D) aren't accounted for properly when you enter Arabic
within mined. They are, though, displayed properly upon startup.
+ To switch to an Arabic keymap (ie. to write in Arabic), do Alt-K
(that's capital-K, ie. Alt-shift-k) and select "Arabic" from the
Let's hope the combining characters/harakat get fixed soon (anyone
interested into solving this or pointing things out - its a question
of proper line/column count accounting) ?
Thanks Thomas & Enjoy.
--- mined towo net wrote:
> mined 2000 release 5
> Mined was the first text editor to support Unicode in text mode terminals.
> New features in this release:
> * Keyboard Mapping for international scripts
> * Script Highlighting for Unicode script ranges
> * Bidirectional terminal support
> 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, 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
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