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Unicode text editor mined 2000 release 8


                         mined 2000 release 8

Mined was the first text mode editor with Unicode support.

New features in this release:
*	Major extension of CJK character set support: GB18030, 
	full EUC-JP, CNS (EUC-TW)
*	Vietnamese VISCII character set support
*	Auto-detection of UTF-8 / CJK terminal features
*	Flexible locale configuration for both text and terminal encoding
*	Smart dashes
*	Multiple paste buffers (emacs-style)
*	emacs command mode

Main enhancements:
(for details see the change log)
*	Revised Japanese input method tables

Mined offers

	Good interactive features
	* an intuitive user interface
	* command control and pull-down menus available
	* control and function key or mouse control

	Versatile character encoding support
	* extensive Unicode support, including double-width and 
	  combining characters, 
	  support for bidirectional terminals including Arabic ligature 
	  joining (LAM/ALEF), 
	  keyboard mapping and script highlighting
	* East Asian character set support: handling of major CJK 
	  encodings (including GB18030 and full EUC-JP) in either 
	  Unicode terminal or CJK terminal
	* support of CJK input methods by enhanced keyboard mapping 
	  including multiple choice mappings (handled by a pick list 
	* Auto-detection of UTF-8 / CJK terminal mode and detailed 
	* Encoding support tested with xterm, mlterm, hanterm, cxterm, 
	  linux console

	Many useful text editing features
	* many text editing capabilities, e.g. paragraph wrapping, 
	  smart quotes, 
	  multi-line support in search and replacement patterns
	* multiple paste buffers (emacs-style)
	* program editing features, HTML support and 
	  syntax highlighting, identifier search
	* systematic text and file handling safety, avoiding loss of
	* optional emacs command mode

	"Small-footprint" operation and portability
	* plain text mode (terminal) operation
	* instant start-up
	* cross-platform operation (Unix, DOS/Windows)

More information (with screenshots, feature overview and change log) 
and download are available from the mined web page at

Thomas Wolff

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