2009/5/26 Gary Kline <kl...@thought.org>:
> This may or may not be of interest to anybody who creates professional
> typeset-looking manuscripts. I use vi as I have for 30 years simply
> because my fingers know it. I can keep fingers on keyboard rather than
> switch back and forth to mouse. Last night I used a very short
> file that used HTML and converted it [[[EVENTUALLY]]] to the open
> format. Just now I wrote a one sentence file, a2oofile, using vi/nvi:
> "Good morning, people. It is so *great* to be back home."
> Then using File -> Export, saved it as a2oofile.odt.
> *) atom a2oofile [ creates a2oofile.html ]
> The a2oofile.html file is:
> <!doctype html public '-//IETF//DTD HTML//EN'>
> <!-autotranslation from ASCII or ISO-8859.1 by Gary Kline,
> <! @(#) a2oofile.html translated from a2oofile !>
> <TITLE> <!your title here --> </TITLE>
> <! your header lines here -->
> <META NAME="Keywords" CONTENT="whatever">
> <META NAME="revisit-after" CONTENT="7 days">
> <META NAME="author" content="Gary Kline">
> <META NAME="copyright" content="\xa9 Thought Unlimited">
> <BODY BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF" LINK="#00FFFF" VLINK="#006633"><FONT SIZE="4">
> “Good morning, people. It is so <EM>great</EM> to be back home.”
> *) Then switer a2oofile.html
> *) File -> Export [and select to save as the ODT] and you have
> I began writing my ascii to markup suite in 1994; it was designed to do
> ONE thing: to *word* into <EM>word</EM>. I've added only the left
> right quotes. atom does nothing else. i have tweaked it for 15 years;
> never gave to it ports because I hate writing the docs. Anybody
> interested in handing the port, please let me know.
> Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
> http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org
> The 4.91a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php
In a few days, I'll have a fair bit of spare time. I can make a port
then, if no-one more experienced wants to snap it up.
Like your Jottings, by the way.
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
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