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LinuxPR: Ted 2.7, an easy rich text processor for Unix/X-Windows released

Jan 05, 2000, 05:37 (2 Talkback[s])

"Ted is a text processor running under X Windows on Unix/Linux systems. Ted was developed as a standard easy word processor, having the role of Wordpad on MS-Windows, but more powerful. In my opinion, the possibility to type a letter or a note on a Unix/Linux machine is clearly missing. Only too often, you have to turn to a Windows machine to write a letter or an e-mail message. Teds function is to be able to edit rich text documents on Unix/Linux in a wysiwyg way...."

"Compatibility with popular MS-Windows applications played an important role in the design of Ted. Every document produced by Ted should be accepted as a legal .rtf file by Word without any loss of formatting or information. Compatibility in the other direction is more difficult to achieve. Ted supports most text formatting, as supported by the Microsoft applications. Advanced formatting instructions and meta information are ignored.*) By ignoring unsupported formatting Ted tries to get the complete text of a document on screen. Ted can be used to read formatted e-mail sent from a Windows machine to Unix, or as an RTF viewer in Netscape."

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