10.0051 new multilingual editor

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Thu, 23 May 1996 18:31:18 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 51.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Jean Ve'ronis <veronis@univ-aix.fr> (24)
Subject: Soft: MtScript (Multilingual editor)

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 11:45:13 +0000
From: Jean Ve'ronis <veronis@univ-aix.fr>
Subject: Soft: MtScript (Multilingual editor)


MtScript - The Multext multi-lingual text editor

We are pleased to announce an alpha release of the multi-lingual text editor
developed within the MULTEXT project, which provides facilities for creating and
saving files in a wide variety of languages and corresponding character sets.
MtScript provides the following main capabilities:

o the use of several different writing systems (Latin, Arabic, Cyrillic,
Greek, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc.) in the same document;

o interspersing left-to-right and right-to-left writing systems
(e.g. : Arabic - French - Hebrew - English);

o explicit association of portions of a text with a particular language;

o the definition of user-modifiable writing rules for each language;

o use of a standard keyboard for any language and character set;

o co-mingling of one-byte and multiple-byte character sets (ISO 8859
series, GB_2312_80, BIG_5, JISX0208, KSC5601).

MtScript is freely available for non-commercial, non-military purposes (see our
User agreement). A compiled alpha version (v1.1) for Sun Sparc stations under
Solaris 1.x or 2.x can be downloaded from the URL


Note that MtScript is an alpha version with bugs and limitations It is
being distributed "as is" in order to solicit feedback. We invite the
user community to send comments and advice, provide additonal fonts, help
write language rules, etc.

Jean Ve'ronis
Multext project Coordinator_______________veronis@univ-aix.fr