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Re: Word processors
> At Jean's request, I tried out abi-word.
> At the moment, almost all features are unimplemented.
> Basically , it's a text editor that allows you to choose different fonts
> and choose right/left/center alignment.
> On the positive side, the fonts rendering doesn't suck too much and the UI
> looks nice. The package doesn't look that ugly even if it doesn't do much.
> It exports postscript OK, so I guess it should print just fine.
> I haven't made it crash, but then, I haven't done very much with it.
> At this early stage of developement, it seems unlikely that one would do
> much with it.
> It looks like kword is beating it on features. Kword already allows one to
> do a lot formatting wise ( super/subscripots, headers, frames , embed
> other koffice components. )
> I think they might have
> some kind of word filter, though I haven't checked carefully.
> IMHO, koffice probably has more potential, but maybe abi is more reliable
> right now. The only thing that doesn't look good about Abi is you click on
> something and get a dialogue saying "not implemented". They don't want to
> release binaries until 0.7 and I respect their judgement.
What I infer from this is that it would be wiser to keep Maxwell in
next edition along with one or both of LyX/KlyX
Jean Francois Martinez
Project Independence: Linux for the Masses