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jEdit is a "mature programmer's text editor". Combining "the best functionality of Unix, Windows, and Mac OS X text editors", jEdit launches a high functioning software suitable for advanced text editing. jEdit is comprised of a core software with a wide variety of plugins that expand the capability and specificity of the basic editor. jEdit provides a rich and user-intuitive interface with auto-indent and syntax highlighting for over languages. Both "highly configurable and customizable", jEdit "beats many expensive development tools for features and ease of use" but the tool is entirely free.



XMetaL is a structured authoring XML editor. XMetaL allows users to create and collaborate on XML document efficiently and effectively. The optimal integrating and transformation abilities, XMetaL allows for information to be repurposed and reused in multiple platforms. XMetaL's "extensibility enables you to integrate with content management and publishing systems to create an end-to-end solution—from authoring to reviewing, publishing, translation, and management". XMetaL is a flexible program that allows for customization while still maintaining the "most important XML standards".


Stylus Studio XML Editor

The XML Editor developed by Stylus Studio is a robust program with a wide range of applicable features. "Designed to make working with XML documents as easy as possible, Stylus Studio XML Editor includes fully intuitive editing and integrated XML troubleshooting applications. Stylus Studio XML Editor facilitates "multiple synchronized XML editing views" including tree, text, and grid. Its Sense:X technology - "an intelligent, XML-aware editing feature" - provides XML sensing, tag completion, and syntax colouring. The integrated XML schema/DTD validator "automatically finds and highlights errors, and provides detailed error messages" making corrections simple and straightforward. As one component in a suite of Stylus Studio editors, the XML editing tool provides a comprehensive and sophisticated program for creating XML documents.


PTC Arbortext Editor

"PTC Arbortext Editor enables the authoring of structured content with real-time validation". Arbortext Editor creates data that can be reused and repurpose by formatting it in compatible XL and SGML component-base content models. With a focus on maintaining industry standards and internal consistency, Arbortext Editor relies on "rules for content and stylesheets for formatting". Arbortext Editor features real-time validation in a "familiar, intuitive user interface with common word- processing capabilities, such as change tracking, drag-and-drop and keyboard macros". Arbortext Editor also comes equipped with highly configurable and customizable tools.



"T‑PEN is a web-based tool for working with images of manuscripts". T-PEN is an "open and general tool for scholars of any technical expertise level". The program facilitates user's attaching data transcription to actual lines of text in a manuscript document. With a simple and flexible interface, T-PEN "allows transcriptions to be created, manipulated, and viewed in many ways". With the ability to export documents as a .pdf or an XML file, T-PEN caters to documents that are final drafts or are still in a working state. T-PEN abides by all the disciplinary standards for text and image storage and annotation.


Lime Text

"Lime Text is a powerful and elegant text editor primarily developed in Go that aims to be a free and open-source software". Developed by a team at Google, Go is a programming language designed to make it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software.Lime Text is designed with a few, selective frontend workspaces and a pluggable backend. With features like find and replace; multiple selection options, batch edits, and a sophisticated Goto Anything function, Lime Text is a simple editor with great capabilities.



OxGarage is a web service that manages the transformation of documents between a variety of files formats. OxGarage uses TEI-XML as its pivot format and is a great tool for converting TEI-XML into Word and Word into TEI-XML. However, it is also capable of converting many other file formats, such as .txt, .rtf, Word Perfect, xHTML, PowerPoint, Excel, and many more. To use the program, users upload their base document and select their target format. OxGarage then computes and executes the necessary transformation steps to render the new document.



"Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online". Scalar is designed to accommodate "small to moderate amounts of structured content" that "need a lightweight platform that encourages improvisation with your data model". Combining standardization with flexible structure, Scalar is a web authoring tool that integrates and balances a variety of media sources. Scalar is ideal for formatting and publishing "essay- and book-length works in ways that take advantage of the unique capabilities of digital writing, including nested, recursive, and non-linear formats". Scalar supports collaborative authorship and reader responses. Scalar is a project of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture (ANVC).