CTAN update: BaKoMa TeX 8.0 - Unicode (UTF8) support, TeXWord: Handling TeX Errors, User Macros, etc.

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Sun Jun 17 13:21:08 CEST 2007

On Fri, 15 Jun 2007 at 16:08 +0400, Basil Malyshev submitted version 
8.0 of the



Location on CTAN: systems/win32/bakoma
License: shareware

 > Most important improvements:
 >  * BaKoMa TeX 8.0 supports Unicode (UTF8) input encoding.
 >    To edit UTF8 encoded documents you can choose 'UTF8'
 >    option among other encodings of the parameter 'Document Input Encoding'.
 >    BaKoMa TeX supports UTF8 via complete Unicode
 >    (there is no restrictions related with current code page).
 >    Also, many features in BaKoMa TeX 8.0 internally works via Unicode.
 >    It includes spell checker, search, keyboard input, displaying, etc.
 >  * TeX Word Improvements:
 >    + Handling TeX Errors - new feature.
 >      Buttons with red arrowsa are appeared at right bottom corner
 >      of main window when error messages exist in console window.
 >      These buttons allow browsing throght error messages and sources
 >      with accuracy of a single character.
 >    + User - new program menu with user defined macros.
 >      User/Manage User Macros - dialog for adding macros to User menu.
 >    + Search in Text Source Window
 >      It is available as option of context menu (when no selection)
 >      or via shortcut keys: F3, Alt+F3, Shift+F3.
 >      Search in Preview window is redesigned for more consistency.
 >    + Input focus in source window is now stable
 >      Focus is returned to source window after all operations
 >      (invoking menu, opening dialogs, clicking toolbar and panel buttons,
 > etc.)
 >      and even after switching to another application.
 >      This feature enables using all TeXWord input tools
 >      at editing in source window.
 >    + Speller Dialog is redesigned and have two
 >      additional commands to install more dictionaries:
 >         'Install from Internet', 'Install from Local Disk'.
 >    + Openning *.TEX files prompts to use TeXWord or Centaur.
 >    + Mouse wheel scrolls window under mouse cursor.
 >    + Menu and dialog accelerators work with any keyboard.
 > More details about changes and another bug fixing see at:
 >  <
 > http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/win32/bakoma/programs/changes7.html>
 > -------------------- About BaKoMa TeX 8.0 ------------------
 > BaKoMa TeX 8.0 supports two coexisting IDE:
 >  1) BaKoMa TeX Word - True WYSIWYG LaTeX Editor.
 >  2) Text Editor + DVI Viewer - Clasical IDE.
 > About BaKoMa TeX Word.
 > BaKoMa TeX Word is True WYSIWYG LaTeX Editor.
 >  The word `True' is used to highlight two following facts:
 >  1) It is True WYSIWYG Editor.
 >     It means that display shows precisely the same what will be printed.
 >     It looks such that you edit your document immediately in DVI Viewer.
 >  2) It is True LaTeX Editor.
 >     It edits LaTeX source text without any import/export procedure.
 >     It means that you can load and edit any LaTeX 2e document.
 >  BaKoMa TeX Word is built on top of BaKoMa TeX graphic engine and
 >  consequently it inherits all features of BaKoMa TeX related
 >  with import graphics, font support, and document export.
 >  It supports processors:
 >     (1) Standard TeX and (2) e-TeX.
 >     Other processors such as Omega may be added in future.
 >  It imports:
 >       MSP, BMP, WMF, EMF, FIG, HPGL, and DXY.
 >  It supports fonts:
 >       OpenType (OTF/TTF), TrueType, PostScript Type1 (including MM),
 >       PostScript Type 3, and TeX PK/VF.
 >  It exports:
 >       DVI, PDF, SVG, PS, PNG (with HTML wrapper), and HTML (TeX4HT).
 >  It includes built-in PostScript interpreter accessible via DVIPS
 >  compatible special interface that supports such macro packages as:
 >     PSTricks, PSFrag, graphics (psfig), draftcopy,
 >     PowerDot, Prosper, Beamer, etc.
 >  Most important application of BaKoMa TeX Word is
 >     final step corrections of LaTeX papers before publishing.
 >  Editing slides in WYSIWYG interface
 >     (with such packages as PowerDot, Prosper, Beamer, etc.)
 >     is another impressive feature of `BaKoMa TeX Word'.
 >  TeXWord dramatically simplifies editing complex formulas and tables.
 >  TeXWord is transparent for cooperation.
 >     TeXWord don't use additional macro packages.
 >     It uses only standard LaTeX packages, so that documents made up
 >     in TeXWord may be compiled in any LaTeX setup without any adaptation.
 >     In other side, TeXWord can handle arbitrary LaTeX documents.
 >     So, that your coleagues may even don't know that you use
 >     powerful WYSIWYG tool to edit your part of common work.
 >  Beginner users of LaTeX may consider TeXWord as
 >     good start point for learning LaTeX together with writing papers.
 > More information about `BaKoMa TeX Word' is at:
 >  <
 > http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/win32/bakoma/programs/texword.html>
 > Some snapshots are available at:
 >  <http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/win32/bakoma/snapshots/>
 > Root of BaKoMa TeX distributions is at:
 >  <http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/win32/bakoma/>
 > ------------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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