Linux Software Map: mined


  • Version: 2000.12
  • Entered-date: 2006-03-30
  • Description: Powerful text editor with extensive Unicode and CJK support. Mined is a powerful text editor with a comprehensive and easy-to-use user interface and fast, small-footprint behaviour. Mined provides both extensive Unicode and CJK support offering many specific features and covering special cases that other editors are not aware of (like auto-detection features and automatic handling of terminal variations, or Han character information). It was the first editor that supported Unicode in a plain-text terminal. Basically, mined is an editor tailored to reliable and efficient editing of plain text documents and programs, with features and interactive behaviour designed for this purpose. Mined Overview Good interactive features * Intuitive user interface * Logical and consistent concept of navigating and editing text (without ancient line-end handling limitations or insert/append confusion)
  • styles:orts various control styles: Editing with command control, function key control, or menu control Navigation by cursor keys, control keys, mouse or scrollbar * Comprehensive menus (driven by keyboard or mouse) * "HOP" key paradigm doubles the number of navigation functions that can be most easily reached and remembered by intuitively amplifying the associated function * Immediate adjustment if the window size is changed, in any state of interaction Versatile character encoding support * Extensive Unicode support, including double-width and combining characters, script highlighting, various methods of character input support (mapped keyboard input methods, mnemonic and numeric input), supporting CJK, Vietnamese, Hebrew, Arabic, and other scripts * Support of bidirectional terminals, Arabic ligature joining
  • support:Asian character set support: handling of major CJK encodings (including GB18030 and full EUC-JP with combining characters) * Support for a large number of 8 bit encodings (with combining characters for Vietnamese, Thai, Arabic, Hebrew) * Support of CJK input methods by enhanced keyboard mapping including multiple choice mappings (handled by a pick list menu); characters in the pick list being sorted by relevance of Unicode ranges * Han character information with description and pronunciation * Auto-detection of text character encoding, edits files with mixed character encoding sections (e.g. mailboxes), transparent handling of UTF-16 encoded files * Auto-detection of UTF-8 / CJK / 8 bit terminal mode and detailed features (like different Unicode width and combining data versions) * Comprehensive and flexible (though standard-conformant) set of mechanisms to specify both text and terminal encodings with useful precedences. * Flexible combination of any text encoding with any terminal encoding.
  • with:coding support tested with: xterm, mlterm, rxvt, cxterm, kterm, hanterm, kde konsole, linux console Many useful text editing capabilities * Many text editing features, e.g. paragraph wrapping, auto-indentation and back-tab, smart quotes (with quotation marks style selection and auto-detection) and smart dashes * Search and replacement patterns can have multiple lines * Cross-session paste buffer (copy/paste between multiple - even subsequent or remote - invocations of mined) * Optional Unicode paste buffer mode with implicit conversion * Marker stack for quick return to previous text positions * Multiple paste buffers (emacs-style) * Program editing features, HTML support and syntax highlighting, identifier and function definition search, also across files; structure input support * Text and program layout features; auto-indentation and undent function (back-tab), numbered item justification * Systematic text and file handling safety, avoiding loss of data * Visible indications of special text contents (TAB characters, different line-end types, character codes that cannot be displayed in the current mode) * Full binary transparent editing with visible indications (illegal UTF-8 or CJK, mixed line end types, NUL characters, ...) * Print function that works in all text encodings * Optional password hiding * Optional emacs command mode Small-footprint operation and portability * Plain text mode (terminal) operation, supporting wide range of terminals * Instant start-up
  • platforms: many platforms: Unix (Linux/Sun/HP/BSD/Mac and more), DOS (djgpp), Windows (cygwin, Interix) * Makefiles also support legacy systems
  • http://towo.net/mined/
  • http://towo.net/mined//mined-2000.12.tar.gz (3324734)
  • Keywords: text editor Unicode editor UTF-8 editor CJK editor
  • Author: mined@towo.net (Thomas Wolff)
  • http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/apps/editors/mined-2000.12.tar.gz
  • Platforms: Unix (Linux/Sun/HP/BSD/Mac and more), DOS (djgpp), Windows (cygwin)
  • Copying-policy: GPL with comments
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