SGML: Free Software: MtScript (multilingual editor)

SGML: Free Software: MtScript (multilingual editor)

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 09:19:23 -0500
From: "Jean Ve'ronis" <>
Subject: Free Software: 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

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