Updated: Unicode text editor MinEd 2014.24

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Fri Jun 6 18:06:00 GMT 2014

                           MinEd 2014.24
                            (June 2014)

Major enhancements in this release:

This is a major update with a list of new features and enhancements.

Internationalization and Character information:
* Revamped smart quotes feature.
  * Revised Quotes menu according to investigations of international styles.
  * Supporting opening quotation mark repetition for new paragraphs.
  * Automatic French quotation marks spacing.
  * Primary/alternate styles controlled by locale environment or option.

* Tuned special title casing (Shift-F3) e.g. for Dutch "IJsselmeer".

* Updated to Unicode 6.3.

* File tabs and file name tab titles for quick file selection and browsing.

* Revamped rectangular text selection.
  * Toggle with Alt-mouse-move during click-and-drag.
  * Consistent selection to mouse position (even on shorter lines) 
      including shifted lines.

* Revamped and enhanced HTML and scripting highlighting.
  * Distinct highlighting for HTML/XML/JSP attributes and values.
* TAB width 2 enabled in addition to 4 or 8.
* Smarter clipboard pasting (cygwin/Windows).

User configuration:
* Enhanced user configuration features.
  * Preferences specific for file name pattern or terminal type.
  * Consistent handling of preferences when editing multiple files.
  * Added cursor style setting preference.

File handling improvements

Terminal interworking improvements
* (mlterm, tmux, older xterm, missing terminfo, CJK in 'screen')

Bug fixes:
* File handling: Various pipe handling fixes.
* File handling: Detecting "quota exceeded" write error.
* Case conversion function fixes.
* Handling search expressions with ^M or \r.
* Keyboard: Ctrl-Backarrow again deleting only one character.
* Fixed some menu handling cases.
* Fixed input of typographic apostrophe in some cases.
* Made file basename visible in long prompt lines.
* HTML highlighting cases, especially after insert.


Mined is a powerful text editor with a comprehensive yet concise and 
easy-to-use user interface supporting modern interaction paradigms, 
and fast, small-footprint behaviour.

Mined provides both extensive Unicode and CJK support offering many 
specific features and covering special cases that other editors 
are not aware of (like auto-detection features and automatic handling 
of terminal variations, or Han character information).

Mined supports full mouse control and menu system in plain-text terminals 
(and it was the first editor supporting Unicode in xterm).

Mined offers a full set of text and file management features, like 
data loss prevention (<img align=absmiddle src=new.gif title=2011.19>
using backup, recovery files, and file locking 
interoperable with other editors, and file change monitoring), 
an interactive file chooser, and 
an interactive file switcher.

Basically, mined is an editor tailored to reliable and efficient 
editing of plain text documents and programs, with comfortable 
features and intuitive interactive behaviour designed for this purpose.


To install mined on cygwin, run the cygwin setup program, 
in the "Select Packages" menu, open the "Editors" category and 
select the mined package.

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

Mined is co-hosted at sourceforge and has a mailing list 
which can be subscribed at

Thomas Wolff

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